Gaming motherboard

October 22, 2009 at 02:56:10
Specs: Windows XP Pro
I have a basic gaming PC that is now about 4
or 5 years old and needs replacing, currently
with an ASUS P5VD1-X motherboard. I have
been offered a choice of two motherboards for
my new PC which I am a bit confused about.
The 2 new mobos are a Gigabyte G31M-ES2C
and ASUS P5KPL-AM SE. I found a
comprehensive review on the G31M but cannot
find any comprehensive review for the ASUS
board in order to assist me in purchasing the
correct one. Is it possible for someone to
please tell me which new one is better and if
any of the new ones are as good as my
present ASUS motherboard? Thanx

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October 22, 2009 at 05:34:40
intel g31 is old chipset, if u are building new pc buy mobo with p43,p45 chipset. Example asrock p45ts mobo.

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October 22, 2009 at 11:52:59
I don't blame you for wanting to replace that crappy old board.

Are you using the onboard video, AGP or PCIe? Hopefully you realize that you'll need new RAM to go with your new board & possibly a new video card - onboard sucks for gaming. You may also need a new power supply. If you're sticking with socket 775, a P45 or P43 board as mentioned by kuwese is the way to go. And get yourself a new probably have a P4 now?

EDIT: I just realized that you're probably not building this new rig yourself? The board recommendation still stands...P43 or P45. If you insist on onboard graphics, have a look at one of these G41, G43 or G45 boards:

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October 26, 2009 at 02:16:02
Thanks for the responses. Aiming to stick to socket 775 and
have a P4 at the moment, looking at Intel Quad 2.5GHz. Am
getting complete new system, so yes will be using PCIe and will
be getting other new components. Was looking at the GeForce
GTS250 for graphics. Thanks for the help.

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