Hi all, building my first computer and am currently deciding on four different motherboards.
Hardware consists of:
AOPEN 17in QF50A mid-tower case 300W P4 W/ Front USB and sound
P4 2.8GHz 512K 800FSB
Kingston HyperX Dual Channel PC3200 2x256 DDR400 ram
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120GB 8MB hard drive
Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB
Deciding on the four following motherboards:
1. INTEL D865PERL http://indigo.intel.com/mbsg/details.aspx?compID=2013
2. Abit IS7-E http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/...ies=1&model=80
3. Asus P4P800 http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/sock...0/overview.HTM
4. Asus P4P800 Deluxe http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/sock...d/overview.HTM
All are similar in specs with on board sound, 800FSB, USB 2.0. AGX 8.0. LAN. But some have other programs, over clocking, etc.
Should I maybe get a board that supports firewire? (I don't use it now, and unknown plans in the future)
Any thoughts on the better choice? More reliable?