Originally Posted by Hippyguy7
Thank you. Though I will be sticking with my Quad for future-proofing.
If you had the time, would you please explain what the performance difference is between the cheaper and the more expensive board is, as well as the two different GPU's, and what to look for when choosing a product in the future?
Resolution dictates the GPU and CPU requirements of your computer
1440x900 and below: Single budget GPU, high speed dual core
1680x1060 approx: Single powerful GPU/Dual budget GPU, overclocked high speed dualcore/quad
1920x1200 approx: Dual powerful GPU/Tripple budget GPU, overclocked 45nm quad or 4Ghz 45nm dual
2560x1600: Enthusiast class GPU(Tri-SLI GTX 280/dual R700 or 4 HD4870s) Enthusiast class CPU(QX9650/QX9770 overclocked to at least 3.5Ghz)
This table is what I go by. Sometimes I'll stray from it a little, but I go buy it more or less.
X38/X48 are for dual high end GPU cards. So is the 780i/750i FTW edition(The only NVidia board I actually recommend)
P45: budget CFX, ie: HD3870 and below Resolution max for this board is 1680x1050, anything higher and I suggest an X38/X48
P35: Cheapest best overclocking board that I can think of besides a 965P(E8400 is the only CPU I recommend with this board) It has a single PCI-Ex16 slot. I do not recommend CFX on this board. It is good for resolutions equal to(powerful GPU) or less than(single budget GPU) 1680x1050.
This table isn't concrete.