Both of these boards are really far behind. You can get much much better boards for a comparable price. First of all these two boards only support 8GB max memory at 1333mhz? That is because there are two slots. Lots of boards out there have 4 slots and support much more memory, especially if you want to run Windows 7 64 bit which supports more.
You should be looking for a board that can support speeds of 1600 or 1866mhz... possible 2000mhz if you over clock.
These boards also have the old VGA video ports which are useless. Typically you will be running a new LCD monitor of some sort so you will be hooking up through AVI or HDMI through your video card.
It only has 3 to 4 USB ports also... two will probably be used for your mouse and keyboard assuming you have some wireless. That is half your ports. You can get boards which have a lot more.
This doesn't have to be dreadfully expensive either. Below is a typical board that you can get for 119CAD (that is about 90 or so pounds) and this is still considered a low end board.
I would say choose neither and look for boards that have the following things...
1. More USB ports (with some being 3.0)
2. Supports more than 8 GB of RAM with probably 4 RAM slots (DDR3 or higher in 1600 or 1866 + mhz speeds)
3. Built in the last year (Good brands I have seen are ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI)
4. AM3+ capable
You will be wanting to spend a decent amount on your motherboard (200-300 CAD usually). This and your graphics card are two of the most important pieces for investment.
This post has been edited by Martyr2: 27 November 2011 - 03:26 PM
Thanks good job i didn't buy.
I was told by the seller he is selling 200 a week ( of the first link )
Im looking for a bundle e.g memory board and cpu.
Any thing cheap around ? got around 150 - 160 to spend in pounds
You might also wish to get a card that supports the new Intel chipsets, that way you can stay up to date with the technology for the time being. Like Martyr2 said, it should hold at least 4 sticks of DDR3 ram. It should have a high clock speed - it will help Random Memory Access.
Teaching moment (thanks Lemur)
Currently, 32-bit Windows 7 can only address 3GB of ram.
64-bit Windows 7 can address a theoretical 16 billion gigabytes, however currently most just use 16GB.
Minimum requirements are 1 gigabyte of RAM.
i know id have to get the memory and cost a bit more but got to get the right one.
I noticed the Cache is lower than the other one
4 x 64 KB instruction caches
4 x 64 KB data caches
L2 Cache:4 x 512KB
and the other one which is here http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649
has 2000 od.