In this video James, computer hardware training coordinator for Interconnection,
shows you how to buy a motherboard.
Things you want to keep in mind when buying a motherboard:
• Will the motherboard support 64-bit processors? • What are you going to use it for?
If you want all the toys like audio and having your iPod plugged in, you want
to get a motherboard with few more slots. PCI slots or PCI Express slots will
allow you to add more features, like a T.V. capture card, a high-performance
sound card, or a video surveillance card.
• What type of hard drive are you going to be using, an
old IDE drive or an SATA drive? • How much RAM can the motherboard handle? All motherboards have
a limit on the maximum amount of RAM that you can install.
• check out motherboard reviews online.
All motherboards come with a manual and a backing Plate. You'll need a case that can
handle the motherboard and the backing plate. Most motherboards use the ATX form factor.
• Make sure the connector for the power supply fits your power
supply and any existing cards you have.