Top 10 Motherboards for Gamers

By soumitra, Gaea News Network
Friday, August 28, 2009

moboTrue gamers would always want the best CPU, best graphics card and lots of RAM capacity for the best gaming experience from their desktop or laptop. And to hold all these and boost up the system performance you need to have a good motherboard. But if you think that grabbing a high priced mobo will do the job, you’re wrong. You have to choose the right motherboard to get the optimum performance. You can get a mainboard that supports latest SLI Cards and DDR3 RAM to take your system’s performance to a new level without costing an arm or leg. More pricey mobos will only improve one or two fps improvement in graphics performance of the games. Here is a list of the top 10 motherboards that has the best blend of price and performance.

1. Asus Rampage II Extreme

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  • Processor Socket : Intel Socket B (LGA 1336)
  • Supported Processor : Intel Core i7
  • Memory Technology : DDR3
  • Max System Memory : 12 GB
  • Multi GPU Support : ATI CrossFire|nVIDIA SLI

Price
$359

2. XFX NVIDIA GeForce 9300 Desktop Board - MI93007AS9

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  • Processor Support : Celeron, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Pentium D, Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core, Pentium Dual-Core
  • Maximum Memory : 8GB
  • Memory Standard : DDR2-800/PC2-6400

Price
$113

3. Intel DX58SO Motherboard

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  • Supported Processor : Intel Core i7
  • Memory Technology : DDR3
  • Max System Memory : 8 GB
  • Multi GPU Support : ATI CrossFire

Price
$209

4. ASUS Republic of Gamers Series Rampage Formula ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Processor Supported : Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2-Phase DDR2
  • Higher Overclockability

Price
$207

5. MSI P45D3 Platinum Motherboard

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  • Intel P45 Express
  • Socket 775
  • Dual-Channel DDR3
  • CrossFireX
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
  • SATA

Price
$179

6. eVGA 141-BL-E760-A1

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  • Supported Processor : Intel Core i7
  • Memory Technology : DDR3
  • Max System Memory : 24 GB
  • Multi GPU Support : ATI CrossFire|nVIDIA SLI

Price
$399

7. GigaByte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard

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  • Processor Socket : AMD Socket AM3
  • Memory Technology : DDR3
  • Max System Memory : 16 GB
  • Multi GPU Support : ATI CrossFire

Price
$173

8. Asus P5Q SE PLUS

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  • Processor Socket : Intel Socket T (LGA 775)
  • Memory Technology : DDR2
  • Max System Memory : 16 GB

Price
$98

9. MSI P6NGM-L Motherboard

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  • NVIDIA GeForce 7050/610i
  • Socket 775
  • MicroATX
  • Audio
  • VGA
  • PCI Express
  • 10/100 Ethernet LAN
  • USB 2.0
  • Serial ATA
  • RAID

Price
$49

10. Asus M4N78 PRO Motherboard

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  • Socket AM2+
  • Geforce 8300
  • ATX
  • HDMI
  • SATA
  • Gbit LAN
  • Hybrid SLI

Price
$99

If you like to own a gaming laptop you may consider seeing our article on top 10 things to look for in a gaming laptop.

Discussion

kos
December 23, 2009: 4:28 am

I want to exchange my old MOTHER BOARD (intel 945GCPE) which i brought at cost of 4200 RS.(INDIAN CURRENCY) beforeb one year.
In how much price i can get new MOTHER bord of same compony now?


tim bowers
October 30, 2009: 2:16 pm

i looking to build labtop and desktop for other poeple and family

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