Choosing a High-End Motherboard
Obviously socket type is crucial when picking a Motherboard, but it is not the only thing to consider. For a powerful system, the Mobo should support PCI-E 3.0 for graphic-intensive PC’s and Sata 3.0 allowing high transfer-rates for your drives.
It should also support faster DD3 speeds, like DDR3-1866, 2133 or 2200. Modern logic-boards are also unlikely to feature PS/2 sockets for keyboard/mouse, with more USB sockets instead. Lastly, consider a motherboard with two or more 16x PCI-E slots when building a gaming PC, for eventual Sli/Crossfire purposes.
Something like the Asus Rampage II is an example of an extremely high-end feature-rich board for the 1366 socket, particularly if there is an interest in overclocking. However, a unit like the Sabertooth P67, with its thermal armor designed for better heat-dissipation, is still a good board for the 1155 socket.
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