Motherboards are the main boards found in computer systems and other expandable systems. Pixmania provides you with a wide range of motherboards to suit your needs.
The essential motherboards
Motherboards are the main printed circuit boards (PCBs) that hold all the crucial hardware components of the system. They are a hub for CPU, the memory, and devices such as the video cards, sound cards, network cards and hard drives. They also contain slots for adding external graphic cards, sound cards, TV tuners, additional RAM’s etc. They also contain ports for connecting more peripheral devices to the computer. These ports include USB ports, Serial and parallel ports, and input-output slots.
Get a fresh motherboard
There are only two types of motherboards that are available. Integrated motherboards are the ones that have all the slots for peripheral devices, input-output ports, serial and parallel bus ports, all mounted on the board itself. Connectors for hard drives, flop drives, CD-ROM’s are directly installed on the board. They are highly space efficient boards and are cheap too. Non-Integrated motherboards only have RAM slots built into the boards. Other than this, all the other slots for peripheral devices and various connectors are integrated into the expansion boards. They use more space than the previous types and are costlier too. The advantage with these types of boards is that if one of the parts fail, only the board containing that part needs to be changed instead of the entire set up. Brands like Gigabyte, and Asus different types of motherboards.
Need to check for your motherboard socket
The most important thing to look for is the CPU slot. The motherboard you want buy should be compatible with CPU you have or plan on buying. It should provide various types of drive connectors to ensure compatibility with the different drives you might be having. As there are a wide variety and speeds of memory available, the motherboard should have slots for the ones you desire. Other slots like PCI, AMR, CNR and PCI Express should also be looked out for.