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ASUS motherboards: The P5K3 Deluxe Socket 775 Motherboard

ASUS P5K3 Deluxe Edition Socket 775 MotherboardThere are plenty of motherboard manufacturers out there. The one that doesn’t need an introduction (at least for those that know) is ASUS. They have been setting the standard for quality and customizable motherboards for years. The P5K3 Deluxe edition Socket 775 motherboard is no exception. In fact, it’s as impressive as anything else they’ve produced.

The P5k3 series is designed to provide outstanding features for dedicated PC enthusiasts. The Deluxe version (awesome.) has built in native DDR2 support for 1066 FSB speeds. It’s also overclockable via ultra high frequency–all to achieve DDR2 speeds of 1400. And that still leaves the board running quiet thermal solutions. Those solutions include the 8 phase power design, as well as Stack Cool 2 (An ASUS technology) and advanced Heat pipe design for quick temperature dissipation.

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Video Review: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P Motherboard

p35-ds3p.jpgWant to run only the newest and best machine around? You’d better start with the right motherboard. The Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P motherboard is designed for the upcoming 45nm processors as well as Intel Core 2 Duo and multi-core series processors. Desire DDR2 1066 memory? This board supports it-up to 8GB across 4DIMM slots. It also has 2 PCI express x16 slots and 3 PCI express x1 slots.

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Industry Introduction: Gigabyte Motherboards

gigabyte-motherboard-p35.jpgGigabyte is one of the most well known brands in the IT industry, but has recently swarmed into the home performance PC arena with a new lineup of impressive performance motherboards. Gigabyte started two decades ago as a motherboard technology research laboratory, armed with only the passion of a few young engineers. Now they have become one of the world’s largest motherboard manufacturers.

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This is the Board Your Mother Warned you About: The EVGA nForce 680i SE-SLI Motherboard

EVGA nForce 680i SE SLI-TR versionThere are quite a few 680i motherboards on the market, which can make it hard to choose which one to go with when building your system. The answer, as always, lies in what kind of computer you’re trying to assemble. When putting together a Multimedia PC, HDMI and other inputs and outputs for home theater equipment are essential. When gaming, you’ll either want to overclock now, or want to overclock later, once you’ve put the whole thing together. If you want to get the most out of your build, you should consider the EVGA nForce 680i SE-SLI Motherboard. Keep reading, and I’ll give you an e-cookie.

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Biostar Showcase: The Biostar TA690GAM2 MicroATX Motherboard

This motherboard by Biostar is must-have for Multimedia PC builders.Are you ready to build your own media capable PC? If so, you’ll need one of these Biostar TA690GAM2 motherboards. That’s because there’s an all-digital HDMI port right on the board! There’s a host of other connections as well. If you want to know more, read on, or check out TigerTV host Logan’s video review!

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Biostar Showcase: The Biostar TForce TF570 SLI Motherboard

The Biostar TForce TF570 SLI motherboardLooking to build a great system? The Biostar TForce TF570 SLI ATX motherboard is the ideal platform for Socket AM2, AMD Athlon 64/FX/X2, and Sempron CPUs with HyperTransport Technology up to 2G. And with the comprehensive Biostar design intended to maximize usability and potential, you’ll have a PC worth talking about in no time! We’ve got the specs on this impressive motherboard below!

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Industry Introductions: BIOSTAR–User Friendly Solutions to Motherboard Applications

Biostar Microtech International Corporation was founded in 1986, and continues to provide innovative products today.The founder of BIOSTAR Group started the company based on his experience amassed during the IT industry explosion that started in the early 1980’s. Combining a careful study of the anticipated demand for mainboards and add on hardware in the future with combined experience buying and selling electronic parts and components, BIOSTAR MICROTECH INTERNATION CORP was established in 1986.

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ECS AMD690GM-M2 Motherboard

ECS AMD690GM-M2 MotherboardThe AMD690GM-M2 micro ATX motherboard supports the most powerful and energy-efficient AM2 CPUs like AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core, Athlon 64 FX, and Athlon 64 processors. It is based around the AMD 690G CHIPSET with ATI RADEON X1250 Graphics. The integrated graphics features a DVI connection, enabling users to experience faster graphics performance and higher video quality.

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The MSI P6N SLI Platinum Motherboard

The MSI P6N SLI Platinum MotherboardThe MSI Platinum is built to run the fastest Intel processors. With a Socket 775 geared for Intel Core2 series including Core2 Duo, Core2 Quad, Core2 Extreme, the Intel Pentium series including Pentium D, Pentium 4, Pentium XE/Celeron D processors, this is the board specifically designed for 32 and 64 bit computing architecture. With an NVIDIA nForce 650i Chipset, the MSI P6N Platinum Motherboard is capable of FSB speeds from 533MHz to 1333MHz (this requires 1333FSB CPU and manual FSB adjustment in the BIOS)!

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Motherboard Mayhem!

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! … This post has nothing to do with Monster Trucks. Furthermore, I will never post anything about Monster Trucks.

It’s time to upgrade the rig. Some people start with the case, some start with the graphics cards, but I start with the motherboard. I’ve always been an AMD guy… And I’ve always used Asus. Times have changed. Intel’s processors are so much faster than AMD’s and there is some very healthy competition for Asus.

I’ve decided to go with an nForce 680i SLI motherboard of which there are three I am considering. The Asus Striker, the EVGA nForce 680i SL, and the Intel 975XVX2KR. These motherboards run the latest Intel processors including the extreme series and the core 2 duo. Let’s compare them.

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