Originally Posted by Tarun
things are not easy as in US buddy
At least you guys have those things over there, overpriced as they are, but you have them
If i mention "Sandy Bridge" over here, all i get is
faces. The most modern parts over here, not counting branded PCs, aree 1st gen i3, H61 mobos and 1-2 GB Kingston ValueRAM.
Originally Posted by karthik316_1999
I'm basically looking for a mobo with atleast 3 pci slots & 4 Dimm's.. n the DH61ww has only 1 pci & 2 dimm slot's ..
I'd look at some other manufacturers then. Biostar and Foxconn aren't too bad, but they are not the best either. I've had Biostar
mobos on various PCs with different builds i've made for customers, and so far none have failed me (almost always they get fried by thunder, excessive heat or crappy PSU, but very few mobos wouldn't die because of that regardless of brand).
is another good brand in my book. Good performance (sometimes exceeding the big guys) and cheap prices are a nice combo.
MSI does fail on the lower end. Had 3 MSi boards (one is truly mine on my HTPC) and they're not-so-cheap, finicky, and for a true enthusiast on a budget, very limited. Plus their VRM's are made of fail (the horror list
on the VRM Info thread is more than half made of MSI boards, and i've had an Intel mobo dying on me because of that)
Most mobos i just linked have 2 PCI slots, but unless you shell out a bit more, you won't get the 4 RAM slots. But a 2x2 GB set will cover you. 4 GB is the sweet spot for gaming and general computer usage, and 8 GB is the top. 12 GB will harm you more, unless you really plan to use themEdited by Starbomba - 8/13/11 at 11:42am