January 8th, 2005, 06:28 AM
building system with Intel 915PBL MoBo any opinions on this Mobo??
Hi, New to this BB.
I am building a rig that I want to use for games (half life 2 etc..) as well as general use but needs to be reliable as well (no overclocking).
How does this sound. Components are purchased, just waiting for the ram to arrive before I assemble.
Intel 915PBL MoBo
P4 530 (3ghz) @ 800mhz w/ht
2 sticks of crucial 512 4200 DDR2
eVGA Nvdia 6600 GT
(1) 120 Maxtor SATA
your thoughts would be appreciated.
January 8th, 2005, 14:54 PM
Offhand it sounds like a good system. Don't forget about getting a good power supply though.
January 8th, 2005, 16:58 PM
that looks funny a post from conanman and from conan but ya looks like a rgeat system and i agree with conan dont skimp on the power supply
January 8th, 2005, 17:06 PM
It's not conanman, it's canonman.
Originally Posted by Nate89
January 8th, 2005, 19:03 PM
o my bad didnt even notice
January 8th, 2005, 21:36 PM
I am actually pulling my old system apart to build this one so my power supply will be the same one I already have in the case. It is a ANTEC 350 WATT dual fan for P4 that supports SATA drives. I also will be using my memorex CD/DVD+/- R/RW & Sony CDR/RW drives and directron ATX case with sliding front panel (case was cheap but is a slick case). My big concern was the use of the Intel MoBo I chose. At the store two people tried to talk me out of buying the Intel board, but for the price and features it came with I didn't think it was a bad purchase. I have an ASUS board (CUSL2-C) in the case that I am disassembling and it didn't seem all that special to me, then again I didn't do any overclocking with it. I know that Intel has a history of very limited features (pretty much bare bones) on their motherboards, but this one seemed pretty feature rich to me. Do you know of anyone who has had any issues or experiences with an Intel MoBo that may cause me to exchange the board for another manufacturers brand??? It would be of a great help. Also if you know of any good reviews for this board that you could direct me to.
Thanks again for answering post.
January 9th, 2005, 00:17 AM
I was also considering the Gigabyte; GA-8I915PDUOPRO
it uses the same ram I already ordered for the Intel Mobo
January 9th, 2005, 01:27 AM
People are normally discouraged from buying Intel motherboards due to the lack of overclocking options. There's nothing wrong with them and they are high quality. It's just that as you get more experienced with computers, you start fiddling around with settings looking for speed gains here and there and that's when Intel motherboards get boring. If it were up to me I would get an Asus motherboard. You can run it at stock speed or overclock later on.
January 9th, 2005, 03:29 AM
Conan is right on the money here.
Originally Posted by Conan
Asus makes great motherboards. Just get the ones with the intel chipset.