Before settling on the right motherboard, you need to determine exactly what task it is that you want to accomplish with your computer. Whether you require your PC for multimedia or gaming usage, or you’re in need of something satisfactory for the office space, different machines have different requirements and that includes what sort of motherboardyou select.
Motherboards should be carefully chosen after you’ve picked out your CPU, RAM and power supply. All models are designed for a specific CPU slot as well as specific RAM speed and type. Then you find the motherboard that meets your specifications. Remember, every motherboard is designed for a specific CPU slot, so it’s not a one size fits all. For example, an AMD CPU can have AM3, AM3+, FM2 OR FM2+ sockets while Intel CPU might have LGA 2011, LGA 1156, LGA 1155 or LGA 1150 sockets. The power supply also needs to be able to support the motherboard. If your motherboard has 24 pins then your power supply also needs 24 pins. The hardware compatibility centers around the motherboard - it’s the body of the PC.
At Forum Direct, we offer a wide range of motherboards for different PC requirements. Shop online today, or give us a call. We’d be happy to assist you.