Motherboard suggestions @ 60 - 100 pounds

j3ff3

Novice Member
I've got between about 60 and 100 quid to spend on a new motherboard. I'm not really that fussed about SLi or Xfire as I personally think its a bit of a gimmick unless you are using two top of the line cards. I'm going to be overclocking my processor to around 3 gig (its a year old so might be very clockable), and thats about it.

Basically I'm after a cheap card that makes the most of below:

My set up:

q6600 quad 2.4
4 gig ram ddr2 800/pc2 6400
sapphire HD4870 1 gig
4 x HDD sata
antec case + 500w PSU



The ASUS p5Q boards have been recommended to be - especially the pro, but at around 110 quid I don't think I can afford it.

The P5Q SE looks ok at 80 quid - ASUS P5Q SE PLUS iP45 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

but I'm ultimately unsure why say a 60 quid Asus board is not good enough.....


Please! I know very little about MB, which is a bit of a hinderence!!!!!

Cheers,

J3ff3
 

j3ff3

Novice Member
i know its only been an hour but I'm desperate to get this in before ebuyer.com closes next day delivery - if anyone could give me some basic advice it would be appreciated
 

Iccz

Member
I've got between about 60 and 100 quid to spend on a new motherboard. I'm not really that fussed about SLi or Xfire as I personally think its a bit of a gimmick unless you are using two top of the line cards. I'm going to be overclocking my processor to around 3 gig (its a year old so might be very clockable), and thats about it.

Basically I'm after a cheap card that makes the most of below:

My set up:

q6600 quad 2.4
4 gig ram ddr2 800/pc2 6400
sapphire HD4870 1 gig
4 x HDD sata
antec case + 500w PSU



The ASUS p5Q boards have been recommended to be - especially the pro, but at around 110 quid I don't think I can afford it.

The P5Q SE looks ok at 80 quid - ASUS P5Q SE PLUS iP45 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

but I'm ultimately unsure why say a 60 quid Asus board is not good enough.....


Please! I know very little about MB, which is a bit of a hinderence!!!!!

Cheers,

J3ff3
Slightly off topic but...
You're running 4 HDD and a HD4870 off a 500W PSU :confused:
 

j3ff3

Novice Member
Slightly off topic but...
You're running 4 HDD and a HD4870 off a 500W PSU :confused:
Well not yet, but i was planning to. Its the one that comes with the Antec Sonata III case. Theres so much debate about what draw pcs take that I thought it would do.
 

broona

Moderator
Slightly off topic but...
You're running 4 HDD and a HD4870 off a 500W PSU :confused:
Easily if it's a decent, branded PSU, total power draw for his spec at full load will only be about 400watts.
 

booyaka

Moderator
wouldn't sweat it either - you'll be fine power wise.
 

j3ff3

Novice Member
thanks alot, invaluable.

got the 1meg 4870 in the end, bout to set it all up.

awesome.... :thumbsup:
 

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