Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:06 AM
Edited by Slamman, 24 February 2012 - 02:18 AM.
CC, it's "hard DISK", DISC variant of the word is used most notably if not solely for optical read media, where as Hard Drives pre-date that.
LaserDisc, the precursor to Compact Disc is optically read, the first of it's kind, oddly though, David Paul Gregg was using the word Disk at one point, but seeing as how the terms have been used for decades now, there is a clear distinction
That Q6600 would still serve gaming well, since it's 4 core, but older gen 45nm? 775 socket T
If you chose Sandy Bridge however, you can easily put it up for auction, but moving your Windows or other OS to a new hardware environment is the trickiest part of the equation, it's best if you can move your personal data onto a new fresh HDD format.
A BSOD is not caused by mobo issues, as far as any I ever encountered, that's more Windows errors causing things like that. Mobos failure means no POST, no boot, or shut downs, as noted, graphics acting erratic, loss of audio, of course Windows or Linux and drivers are lines in the process that have to be addressed, but the hardware failure will effect any drive used on it.
I own both MSI and Biostar, as mentioned, Asustek has been used in HP Media Center rigs, Foxconn has made products for OEMs as well as even Intel offering their own boards, read plenty of reviews to see how they all stack up. PCIe2.0 will be good for some time, if you evolve to Ivy Bridge or newer, then make sure you have USB 3 and PCIe 3 on board for the ride