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Old 01-22-2007, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have decided to go with an intel core 2 duo 1.8Mhz. I want to buy a decent motherboard with at least 4 PCI slots. What would you reccomend? Please look on scorptec.com.au because that is where I am buying all of my parts. Thanks
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Asus or Gigabyte are probably the main two people are going for with the C2D CPU's. Well from what they have at Scorptec anyway. Most of them seem to have 3 normal PCI slots.
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What would you reccomend out of the 3 PCI slot scorptec range?
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Depends how much you want to spend.

Asus P5B Deluxe - $299
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/20283

Asus P5B-E - $265
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/20572

Gigabyte GA-965P DS3 - $240
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/19646

All are great boards. If you want to save money go with the Gigabyte. It's around the same as the P5B Deluxe.
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I'm extremely pleased with my Gigabyte.
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Old 01-22-2007, 03:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What about: scorptec.com.au/product/21019

What does this mean: "* Only supported with BIOS P1.20 or higher "

i am also going to use a tv tuner card, do all motherboards support them?

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I don't know much about ASROCK, someone else will have to have a go at that one.

The TV Tuner card should work fine.
I assume this isn't a gaming machine?
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no, i will not use it for gaming, mainly music and video. Do you know what * Only supported with BIOS P1.20 or higher means?
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It just means that the bios might need to be upgraded in order to support Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors
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