3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2011 11:57 PM by Harm Millaard

    Choosing a motherboard


      I've been going back and forth trying to choose a good motherboard. I had my heart set on a mATX  but, after
      thinking for a couple of days I decided to go with a standard ATX motherboard. So far I have two boards
      in mind: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R and ASUS P6X58D-E. What are the key features a person should be looking
      for in choosing a motherboard for video editing, for a budget and economical build?





      My purpose system:

      Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366


      EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16


      G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)-$134.99


      COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


      CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Core i7 Power Supply


      SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"-Bare Drive


      Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"-Bare Drive x 2



      Thank you