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Old 02-11-2008, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how much does having a good motherboard rreally affect gaming?
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not much at all if you are running the components at stock.
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Depends on the game and operating system.
But not much.

The performence in games now a days, say crysis and farcry 2 are affected by the GPU than anything else.
Then CPU and memory come next in line and then the motherboard.

But for overclocking and benchmarking, the motherboard makes most if not all the difference.
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whats a good motherboard to get with an 8600 card?
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Whats your max budget?

8600 is a horrid card... Terrible, Just terrible..
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a p35 would be fine.

i concur, go with a 7900gt or an 8800 card.
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