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Old 03-12-2006, 02:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Cheap Motherboards.....

Do cheap motherboards really decrease performance by a noticable amount, cause they can get pretty expensive.
I have a $70 motherboard (ECS) and it seems fine.....
Should i upgrade?
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Old 03-12-2006, 04:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not much if at all. A better board will have more features, more connectors, better sound... They will also overclock better and for the most part, they should be more stable.
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So obviously i should just stick with wat i have... ok cool
Dont mean to be mean but can i get some more opinions.....
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i got a $60 chaintech board that performs excellently. nice and stable good enough sound for my needs. supports all my hardware and NO issues
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Well it all depends. If your tired of your board, if it's giving you problems or you want to get a board with more features such as overclocking then go ahead. A new board won't give you enough of a preformance boost to spend $80+ on.
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yeah, a new motherboard will just give you more options. my personal philosophy, if its not broken don't fix it. stick with what you have, you don't need to spend any more. i have a $60 gigabyte in one of my comps, and it supports everything just fine.
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