factors to consider when buying mobo

iffy

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So far I know to look for the following:

1. brand
2. sufficient memory slots
3. decent fsb speed (circa 1500mhz)
4. sata connection for max hardrive speed
5. compatible socket for the processor
6. enough usb ports!

Anything else I need to know? And what principles should I adhere to when matching components up?
 

iffy

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im hearing that award is a good one to have for the chipset

"Number of pci-e slots and sli/crossfire compatibility"
can you elaborate please?
 

dudelewis1

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If you plan on adding multiple graphics card those are important. They go in pci-express slots and sli/crossfire are nvidia's/ati's solutions for using multiple cards at once.
 

its snoodles

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if you happen to go with the AMD side i would suggest the 880G chipset i have one now and i have nothing to complain about very fast
 

GibsonSGKing

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Amount of PCI-e ports, Nvidia chipset if you want to SLI, maybe the amount of fan headers, RAID compatibility.
 

iffy

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whats the going rate of fsb speeds nowadays, and am i right in matching fsb speeds of components or is it actual speed I should be looking to match
 
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