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Canberra Motherboards Gigabyte Mobos 

  New Core i7 Series 2 Canberra PCs   New Core i5 for Canberra Computers     Core i7 Canberra PCs        

 

Intel Motherboards

Intel LGA1155 - for Core i7, Core i5 & Core i3

  Gigabyte

  ASUS
  Intel

 

Intel LGA775 - for Core 2 Duo & Pentium DC
  Gigabyte

  ASUS

 

Intel LGA1366 - for Core i7 (X58, Triple-channel)

  Gigabyte

  ASUS

 

Intel LGA1156 - for Core i7, Core i5 & Core i3

  Gigabyte

 

AMD AM3 - for AMD Phenom / Athlon / Sempron

 

Intel Socket 478 - for older Pentium 4

 

AMD Socket A - for older Athlon XP

 

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Gigabyte LGA1155 Core i7/i5/i3 Motherboards Compared

What is a motherboard \ chipset?

What do the abbreviations mean?

 


 

Intel LGA 1155 Motherboards

  New Core i7 Series 2 Canberra PCs   New Core i5 for Canberra Computers    Gigabyte UD3

Compatible with LGA1155 Core i7 & Core i5 CPUs

Gigabyte Logo   LGA 1155, Dual Channel DDR3, PCI-E
$AU
Stock?
 
Gigabyte H67 Motherboards
Motherboards compatible with Core i5-2xxx & Core i7-2xxx, includes onboard graphics/GPU in CPU
 
Micro-ATX
GA-H67MA-D2H  
159
Low
GA-H67MA-UD2H  
208
1-3 days
 
ATX
GA-H67A-UD3H  
244
1-3 days
 

 

Gigabyte P67 Motherboards
Motherboards compatible with Core i5-2xxx & Core i7-2xxx, with dedicated PCI-E graphics card/GPU
 
ATX
GA-P67A-UD3R  
233
1-3 days
GA-P67A-UD3P  
249
Low
GA-P67A-UD4   
273
1-3 days
GA-P67A-UD5  
369
1-3 days
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GA-P67A-UD7
 
438
1-3 days
       

 

Gigabyte Core i7/i5 LGA1155 Motherboards Compared

..updating soon ...

 


 

Intel LGA 1155 Motherboards
  Core i7 Canberra PCs   Core i5 Canberra PCs   Core i7 Canberra PCs  ASUS mainboards mother board


Compatible with LGA1155 Core i7 & Core i5 & Core i3 CPUs

 

ASUS Logo   LGA 1156, PCI-E,
       Dual Channel DDR3
$AU
Stock?
 
Asus H67 Motherboards
Motherboards compatible with Core i5-2xxx & Core i7-2xxx, includes onboard graphics/GPU in CPU
 
Micro-ATX
P8H67-M LE  
183
1-3 days
P8H67-M  
192
1-3 days
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P8H67-M PRO
 
217
1-3 days
P8H67-M EVO  
244
1-3 days
 
ATX
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P8H67 V
 
244
1-3 days
P8H67  
248
1-3 days
       

 
Asus P67 Motherboards
Motherboards compatible with Core i5-2xxx & Core i7-2xxx with dedicated PCI-E graphics card/GPU
 
Micro-ATX
P8P67-M  
223
1-3 days
P8P67-M PRO  
241
1-3 days
 
ATX
P8P67 LE  
233
1-3 days
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P8P67
 
245
1-3 days
P8P67 PRO  
294
1-3 days
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P8P67 EVO
 
319
1-3 days
Sabertooth P67  
373
1-3 days
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P8P67 DELUXE
 
383
1-3 days
Maximus IV Extreme  
559
1-3 days
 

       

 

Intel LGA 1155 Motherboards
  Core i7 Canberra PCs   Core i5 Canberra PCs   Core i7 Canberra PCs  


Compatible with LGA1155 Core i7 & Core i5 CPUs

 

Intel Motherboards
  LGA 1155, DDR3, PCI-E
$AU
Stock?
 
Intel Brand H67 Motherboards
Motherboards compatible with Core i5-2xxx & Core i7-2xxx, includes onboard graphics/GPU in CPU
       
ATX
DH67CL  
211
1-3 days
 

       
Intel Brand P67 Motherboards
Motherboards compatible with Core i5-2xxx & Core i7-2xxx with dedicated PCI-E graphics card/GPU
       
Micro-ATX
DP67BA  
228
1-3 days
 

       

 

Intel LGA 1156 Motherboards

  Core i7 Canberra PCs   Core i5 Canberra PCs   Core i7 Canberra PCs Gigabyte UD3

Compatible with LGA1156 Core i7, Core i5 & Core i3 CPUs

Gigabyte Logo   LGA 1156, Dual Channel DDR3, PCI-E
$AU
Stock?
 
Gigabyte P55 Motherboards

Motherboards designed for Core i5-7xx & Core i7-8xx with dedicated PCI-E graphics card/GPU
 - Also compatible with Core i5-6xx & Core i3-3xx when also used with PCI-E graphics card/GPU
ATX
GA-P55A-UD3 4xRAM, 2xPCI-E x16[x16, x4 ], 2xPCI-E x1, 3xPCI
8xSATA(incl.8x RAID), 8xUSB2(UpTo12)
2xUSB3

199
Low
       

 

 



  

Intel LGA 1366 Motherboards

            Core i7   Gigabyte UD3

Compatible with LGA1366 Core i7-9xx Bloomfield CPUs

Gigabyte Logo   LGA 1366
$AU
Stock?
 
Gigabyte Motherboards

ATX Motherboards for Core i7 - Triple Channel DDR3- LGA1366
ATX
GA-X58A-UD3   
288
1-3 days
GA-X58A-UD5   
399
1-3 days
GA-X58A-UD7  
479
1-3 days
       

ASUS Logo   LGA 1366
$AU
Stock?
 
Asus Motherboards

ATX Motherboards compatible with LGA1366 Core i7 & Triple Channel DDR3
P6X58D-E  
308
1-3 days
Sabertooth X58  
319
1-3 days
Rampage III Gene  
368
1-3 days
P6X58D-Premium  
425
1-3 days
Rampage III Formula  
442
1-3 days
Rampage III Extreme  
548
1-3 days
P6T-SE  
375
Ask
P6T  
389
Ask
P6T-DELUXE-V2  
486
Ask
     

 

 


Canberra Computer Motherboards in stock sometimes 2009, but it's not a live webcam so the picture may be a little old!!

Intel LGA 775 Motherboards

           

Compatible with Core 2 Duo \ Core 2 Quad
and Pentium Dual Core \ Core 2 Extreme CPUs

Gigabyte Logo  LGA 775, DDR3 or 2, PCI-E
$AU
Stock?
 
Gigabyte Motherboards
 
Micro-ATX Motherboards - with onboard video (no video card needed)
 
G41M-COMBO  
99
Ask

 


 
ASUS Logo LGA 775, DDR3 or 2, PCI-E    
 
Asus Motherboards
Micro-ATX Motherboards - with onboard video (no video card needed)
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P5G41C-M LX
 
99
Low
       

 


 

- All new motherboards include 1-3 year manufacturer warranty

- Not all Motherboards kept in stock, lead time usually 1-3 days

- Contact us for pricing on other models/brands e.g. Intel, DFI, XFX, eVGA, MSI, Foxconn, ...

 

Back Panel I/O ports ASUS

 


 

    

AMD AM3 Motherboards

    AMD Phenom  AMD Athlon     AMD Logo 

Compatible with AM3 CPUs

Gigabyte Logo Socket AM3, DDR3, PCI-E
$AU
Stock?
 
Gigabyte Motherboards
 
Micro-ATX, DDR3, onboard video
GA-MA78LMT-S2  
107
1-3 days
GA-880GM-UD2H  
135
1-3 days
GA-880GM-USB3  
149
1-3 days
GA-880GMA-UD2H  
172
1-3 days
 
ATX, DDR3
GA-MA770T-UD3P  
149
1-3 days
GA-MA770T-USB3  
149
1-3 days
GA-890FXA-UD5  
283
1-3 days
 
ATX, DDR3, onboard video
GA-870A-UD3  
166
1-3 days
GA-880G-UD3H  
153
1-3 days
GA-880GA-UD3H  
175
1-3 days
GA-890GPA-UD3H   
217
1-3 days
 
XL-ATX, DDR3
GA-890FXA-UD7  
372
1-3 days
       

 

ASUS Logo Socket AM3, DDR3, PCI-E
$AU
Stock?
 
Asus Motherboards
 

 
Micro-ATX, onboard video
M4A78LT-M LE  
97
1-3 days
M4A88TD-M  
138
1-3 days
M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3  
176
1-3 days
 
ATX
M4A87TD/USB3  
160
1-3 days
M4N98TD EVO  
199
1-3 days
Crosshair IV Formula  
378
Ask
 
ATX, onboard video
M4A89GTD Pro  
227
1-3 days
M4A89TD Pro  
246
1-3 days
 

 
       

 

 


 

Belconnen Motherboards Mobos

Refurbished / Second Hand / Used Motherboards

Socket 478 and Socket A / 462 Motherboards

P4 AMD Athlon
Compatible with older Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP CPUs

Used Motherboards
$AU
Stock?
     
Intel Motherboards
S478, DDR1, AGP
 

Socket 478
for Intel P4 / Pentium 4 and Celeron CPUs up to max 533 MHz
From 77
Low
Socket 478
for Intel P4 / Pentium 4 and Celeron CPUs up to max 800 MHz
From 99
Yes
     

     
AMD Logo
SocketA, DDR1, AGP
 
Socket A / 462
for AMD Athlon XP, Thunderbird, Duron, Sempron CPUs
From 89
Low


- 7 day warranty on used / refurbished motherboards
- All Socket 478 & Socket A motherboards are used and no longer manufactured new!



 

 


What is a motherboard / socket / chipset?

The motherboard is the main printed circuit board in a computer. It contains sockets/slots that all other internal PC components are plugged into, either directly such as the CPU, graphics card and RAM, or with a cable such as the hard drive, power supply and power button on the front of your computer.

 

Sockets

The CPU/processor plugs into the socket of a motherboard. Current Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad and Pentium Dual Core CPU based motherboards use socket LGA775, officially known as Socket T, but the new Core i7/Nehalem CPUs use a different socket called LGA1366 or Socket B. Older Pentium 4 and Celeron PCs use Socket 478.

AMD, another CPU manufacturer and competitor to Intel, use Socket AM2 for their Phenom CPUs and newer Athlon 64 CPUs. Older Athlon 64s used sockets 939, 940 and 754. Socket AM2+ adds more features to AM2 but is compatible either way (you just lose any extra features). Socket AM3 has been delayed but should replace AM2 in 2009. Socket AM3 CPUs will work on AM2 motherboards but not the other way round, while DDR3 will also be supported along with DDR2 (not at the same time).

This website lists all the current and previously available sockets,

 

Chipsets

The computer chips on a motherboard which determine most of its capabilities and features is called the chipset. A motherboard will have 1-2 chipsets whose designs are given by the CPU manufacturer (e.g. Intel/AMD) to the motherboard manufacturer (e.g. Gigabyte/Asus) to make.

The motherboard manufacturer will then create different models based on these chipset reference designs. e.g. Gigabyte has the EP45 series of boards including GA-EP45-DS3, GA-EP45-DS4P, GA-EP45-UD3R, and many more, which are all similar in design but offer different features. These motherboards all based on the P45 (northbridge) and ICH10/R (southbridge) chipsets.

 

The motherboard's chipset mostly determines what other PC components/parts are compatible with a computer. The northbridge will accept only one type of CPU (in the socket), and determines the type of graphics/GPU and RAM that is usable. The southbridge connects the rest of the motherboard (to the northbridge) including ports for PCI expansion cards, hard drives, DVD/optical drives and USB, controlling most of the slower data I/O (in/out) functions on the motherboard.

 

Older PCs will have motherboards using chipsets which need DDR1 RAM, AGP graphics, IDE hard drives (no SATA), along with maybe an Intel Pentium 4 (Socker 478) or AMD Athlon XP (Socket A) CPU. Some PCs also have a mix of technology such as e.g. newer PCI-E graphics but use only older DDR1 RAM.

New PCs usually have motherboards using chipsets requiring DD2 RAM, PCI-E graphics and SATA hard drives (also most have at least one IDE port), along with a Dual Core CPU such as an Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon64.

Recently released is the X58 chipset which uses all new DDR3 RAM and the new Intel Core i7/Nehalem CPU using socket LGA1366. The X58 still uses PCI-E graphics and SATA.

Future chipsets from Intel, due near the end of 2009, will use Nehalem based CPUs but with socket type LGA1156. This will be when Core i7  drops in price and goes mainstream, with dual-channel DDR3 and Dual Core CPUs in addition to the Quad Core.

 

Current Intel chipsets

Current chipsets for Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad CPUs include P45, G45, P43, G43, G31, X48. While the new X58 chipset is for new Core i7/Nehalem CPUs. The G indicates integrated graphics (e.g. on the GA-G31M-S2L ) while X are performance motherboards for high-end use.

The most popular chipset today (end of 2009) are called P45, which replaced the P35 chipset motherboards. The EP45 series of motherboards is a newer version of the P45 from Gigabyte indicating better Energy savings. The P43 cuts a off just a few features from P45 but other lower number chipsets such as G31 are much more basic motherboards.

Older Intel LGA775 chipsets were based on 965 and 945, but there were also some 945 chipsets which used the Pentium 4 Socket 478. The oldPentium 4 CPUs had chipsets such as 955, 945, 865, 840, 810 and many others.

Current chipsets from Nvidia include nForce/GeForce 610i/7050, 630i/7100 and nForce 650i and 680i. Nvidia are most popular for their graphics/video card designs but have also designed motherboards for many years. Their graphics chipset is called GeForce and their motherboard chipsets are called nForce.


 

Belconnen Motherboards Mobos

 

Abbreviation Key

 

CPU - Bus rates

FSB = Front Side Bus, motherboard supports up to this speed CPU in MHz. Aussie PC Fix now only sell LGA775 motherboards which support at least 1333MHz CPUs, covering all mainstream CPUs (some of the pricey extreme CPUs run at 1600Mhz). If your motherboard only supports e.g. up to 800MHz then an E8400 running at 1333MHz will not work - you must upgrade to a 800MHz CPU only such as E5300 or replace the motherboard for one with better support.

Some motherboards say e.g. 1600 FSB (O.C.) which means compatible with overclock but the CPU may not actually run at this higher speed, check motherboard CPU and RAM compatibility before attempting to run a performance CPU at 1600 MHz.

QPI
= New LGA1366 motherboards use 'Quick Path Interconnect' instead of a FSB. It runs at up to 25.6Gbsec which is theoretically up to twice as fast as vs. 1600 FSB.

 

RAM


DDR2-1333 = Supports e.g. DDR2 RAM up to the speed of 1333 MHz. All DDR2 mainboards listed support at least 800 Mhz which is the most common type of RAM in 2008-2009. All new computers use DDR2, expect the brand new Core i7 and some AMD based PCs which use DDR3 but these platforms are not mainstream yet due to their recent release and cost.

Most users do not need to be concerned with DDR2 speeds as long as the board supports a minimum of DDR2-667 or DDR2-800. Most Intel dual core CPUs run at quad-pumped 1333MHz which is equivalent to dual-pumped DDR2 RAM running at 667MHz, so you should use this speed RAM or faster.

DDR-800 is the most common type of RAM, so it is best if your motherboard supports at least this speed (most do). You only need any faster RAM if you want the fastest possible speeds in your computer - but at a high expense, or if you will overclock past this speed (overclocking voids your warranty!).

 

Integrated Graphics / onboard video


DVI-D = Video output connector from the onboard video to LCDs with DVI connector

VGA/D-SUB
= As above but for older monitors (most CRT and some LCD)

HDMI
= New LCD monitor or TV connector becoming popular especially with LCD TVs.

Display Port
= A brand new LCD monitor or TV connector that is not yet widely used

- Having onboard video means you do not need a separate graphics card. This is fine in most cases for video, graphics and many games, but to play the latest 3D type games then a graphics card will give better performance or is required. Motheboards with onboard video also include a graphics card slot so you can upgrade in the future if needed.

 

Graphics Cards / Video Cards

AGP = Older type of Graphics Card Slot still in use by many PCs tooday. AGP cards are rare and cost more than newer PCI-E cards.

PCI-E
= Graphics Card Slot that is most common since approx 2006-2007. Not compatible with AGP.

 

Hard Disk Drive \ Optical Drive ports


IDE
= Older type of drive port, for hard disk drives and optical drives such as DVD. Two drives per IDE port.

SATA2
= Most common type of disk port. Nearly all SATA mobos have at least one IDE port too. One drive per SATA port.

SATA RAID
= SATA2 but also has extra RAID function for hard disk redundancy (RAID1\5) or increased disk speed (RAID0)

eSATA
= an external SATA hard drive port used in some new external hard drives. Faster than USB but not widely used yet.

 

Other Ports


LAN =
RJ-45 Network connection. All new mothboards above have one or two gigabit (10/100/1000mbit) LAN ports
USB2.0 = Very common external port for USB devices/peripherals such as Printers and external drives.

1394
= Firewire is a less used external port for firewire devices such as video camcorders

- Motherboards usually also include headers for addtional 1394 or USB ports - ask us if you need any more of these ports!

Legacy Ports


Serial
= Older port mostly used for dial-up modems and other serial devices. Mostly replaced by USB

Parallel
= Older port mostly used with older Printers. Mostly replaced by USB

PS/2
= Older mouse and keyboard connector (round and green/purple!) but can still be more reliable and convenient than USB (especially when troubleshooting PCs and the BIOS!).


- All motherboards listed above have 1x PS/2 mouse and 1x PS/2 keyboard connector unless otherwise stated


- Most new motherboards do not include legacy serial or parallel connectors as standard, but offer a header to attach an external port at the back of the PC at extra cost. Ask if you would like these ports, or additional headers for extra USB ports.

 

Form Factor


ATX
= Standard sized motherboard of size 30.5cm x 21.0cm to fit standard midi-tower case. Will usually have more PCI-E and/or PCI slots than a Micro-ATX motherboard.

Micro-ATX
\ uATX = Smaller sized motherboard of size 24.4cm x 19.3cm which also fits in smaller mini-tower cases (as well as larger cases of course!). Usually cheaper and with less features than full ATX motherboards, but also commonly include integrated graphics for non-gaming computers.

Mini-ITX
= Tiny motherboards used mostly for HTPCs (Home Theatre PCs) or when smallest fooprint is needed, with size of 17cm x 17cm. Also known as EPIA, most mini-ITX motherboards include a processor already soldered on to the board.

XL-ATX
= Massively large motherboard with dimensions of 34.5cm x 26.2cm. Few PC cases fit this huge motherboard.

 

Canberra PC Parts


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Hard Disk Drives (HDD)
Keyboards & Mice
KVMs
LCD Monitors
Memory (RAM)
Motherboards
Networking
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Software/Applications
Solid State Disks

Video/Graphics Cards (GPU)

Laptop/Notebook Parts


Keyboards (we also install)
Power Adaptors / Batteries
Hard Disk Drives (HDD)
Memory (RAM)

 

 

If you're not sure which product best suits your needs, if the part is compatible with your computer, or if you need any other help or other computer parts then contact us for advice.  

 

Any advice and recommendations given on the website is general in nature and to be used for information purposes only - use at your own risk.

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