Originally posted by Yoad
Mate, I Like Intel for their STEADY MBoards... usualy have a lot better DDR2 Support..
there's nothing wrong with AMD boards. Via and especially Nvidia do a good job making the chipsets.
there are extremely good AMD motherboards out there
and AMD hasn't even got DDR2 support yet, so Intel's don't really have "better" DDR2 support.
anyway, not having DDR2 is not really an issue for AMD anyway. their onboard memory controller gives them very fast memory access. with DDR1, they are right up there in memory bandwith against Intel's with DDR2.
but the decision is yours...
if you do get an Intel, I'd recommend you get an Asus motherboard. they probabbly make the best Intel boards.
I'm not a big fan of Gigabyte motherboards. I mean, they're not bad, but they're not the best... it's kinda hard to explain, but their architecture isn't the best for performance.
but if you decide to switch to AMD, I'd recommend an MSI motheroard with an Nforce3/4 chip (Nforce3 = AGP, Nforce4 = PCI-E)
or if you have a bit more money, go for a DFI NF4 series motherboard (Ultra-D or SLI-DR)