Motherboard Price List 2011

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When going to stores to buy hardware, its best to have a rough idea about the current prices of various hardware available. This price list is meant to do just that, it gives you a rough idea about the current hardware prices,so now the shop owners cant take you for a ride!! Here is a list of over a hundred motherboards, their features and approximate prices :

Socket Selection

LGA 775 - Core 2 series
LGA 1156 - Core i3/i5i7
LGA 1155 - Core i3/i5/i7 (sandy bridge based)
LGA1366 - Core i7
AM2+ - Sempron/Athlon II/Phenom 2(few boards)
AM3 - Sempron/Athlon II/Phenom 2
AM3+ - FX series/Sempron/Athlon II/Phenom 2

These are some of the sockets that are used on different boards for different processors. It is crucial that you select the right one, as selecting the board with the wrong socket will make it useless for you and even worse, could damage the processor if you try to force it in to the wrong socket! So please sure of what you are buying.

Compatibility

Please make sure that the board you have is compatible with your processor. Apart from the socket, there are other parameters that you need to match. If you get an AMD Hexa core processor, make sure you board supports 125W processors. These kind of mistakes are easy to make, so please take extra care in this respect. Its better to ask around before you go and buy it, for this, we have our forums where you can get expert advice from fellow members.

Upgradeability

Make sure you buy something that is not near its end of life (until unless your on a real low budget). Make sure you get the latest revision of the board and it can have some important design and feature improvements over the earlier revisions. A perfect example will be the case of Sandy bridge processors, which require a newer revision of motherboards (known as B3) to avoid a possible issue with the sata controller. Even in case of gigabyte AMD motherboards, the Rev 3.1 carry a black socket, which means they are AM3+ compatible and can be used for their next gen processors code name the bulldozer. 

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Stigma31 5 years ago from Kingston, ON

I know a lot about motherboard and found this article very confusing. It seems you are trying to put a lot of information without explaining it. Take time explaining and the article will be much more understandable. Voting up hoping for a rewrite!


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rajan1311 5 years ago from bangalore, India Author

ok buddy....will try to simplify things...

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