What is the difference between MB's?
I am in the very preliminary stages of planning a new general purpose linux desktop. In looking at Tiger direct I see AM3 motherboards from $53 to $245. I am on a tight budget, and wondering what should I be looking for in mother board descriptions? Different sites I have tried to find an answer at seem to recommend different MB's itn the $100 to $120 range, but don' explain why those boards are worth the extra money. Is it just the onboard video, or number of PCI or PCI express slots, or is there a real performance advantage to the more expensive boards? By the way, I don't game or overclock.