Server Motherboard vs Gaming Motherboard?

It should also have plenty of fan headers and temperature sensors built in so you can do things like monitor voltage, current, fan RPM’s, and temperatures with a program like HWMonitor.

This board has all the power you need for overclocking since it is made for gaming but also has excellent voltage regulation and will be able to handle the extra power you get from overclocking.

Server Motherboard vs Gaming Motherboard

Motherboard 1
Server Motherboard
Motherboard 2
Gaming Motherboard
Product
Product
Server Motherboard
Gaming Motherboard
CPU socket
CPU socket
LGA 1151
LGA 1200
Chipset type
Chipset type
Intel C246
Intel Z590
Memory Speed
Memory Speed
2666 Mhz
5333 MHz
RAM memory
RAM memory
DDR4
DDR4
Wireless Standard
Wireless Standard
‎801.11ac
‎802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11ax
Memory Storage
Memory Storage
64 GB
128 GB
Series
Series
WS C246 PRO
DDR4 128GB; INTEL 11 10 GEN;aura sync;RGB lighting
Graphics card
Graphics card
PCI-E
PCI-E

I looked up the actual specs of both, but I’m still confused as to why there are so many differences besides having more RAM slots (I have 8 sticks total). Server motherboards have a lot more incoming power options. I’m not really overclocking, and my system specs are not listed yet but here is what I have so far: Intel Core i7-3930K 4.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) 64 Bit 3 x Corsair Vengeance 16GB RAM 1600MHz Quad Channels XFX Radeon HD 7990

Server Motherboard

Server motherboards cost a lot more than gaming boards. They are high quality and take power surges better but most of them cannot overclock very well. So why would anyone pay $300 for one when they can get the same performance from an $80 overclocking motherboard? That is like buying an engine rated at 350 horsepower and then complaining that the car only has 300 horsepower.

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Gaming Motherboard

Overclocking is about getting more performance for your dollar. The dual GPU’s in a 7990 cost as much as some gaming motherboards, so why would you use a cheap $50 motherboard on them? You wouldn’t and neither would most other gamers. The board I recommended has all the power and speed you need for overclocking with a nice price.

I recommend buying a motherboard, CPU, memory, and power supply from the same person if possible to save money on shipping. Sometimes one product has free shipping for other products when ordered together.

You will have the best chance for getting good overclocks with a motherboard that has its own BIOS and not UEFI which is on most newer motherboards. The only way to know what it is is to read the specs carefully, but if it says “

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