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Old 09-26-2011, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have a KN3 SLi2 motherboard that has died and I looked around for a straight replacement but it looks like that they no longer make them, so I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on what motherboard I could get that wouyld take all the components from my old board.

On my old board I have a AMD 64 Dual core CPU
4 RAM slots in which I have 2 x 2 GB 667 DDR2 and 2 x 1GB 667 DDR2
nVidia 9800 graphics card (1GB I think)
7.1 audio
2 x IDE ports supporting 4 IDE devices
6 x SATA ports
2 x LAN ports
6 x USB ports 2.0

I would like to rebuild my PC before COD MW 2 comes out and am more interested in making sure that the CPU, RAM and Graphic work as well as the LAN ports. I can swap over the IDE HD for SATA ones and as long as I have a few USB I can always get some external USB hubs.

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Old 09-26-2011, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Advice about what motherboard to get....

what is your budget? are you wanting tog et a new CPU, ram, motherboard and graphics card? what size case do you have? what size power supply do you have... how is the ventilation in your case?

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Old 09-27-2011, 03:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply.....

My budget is about £80 to £ 100 and no i'm not looking to buy anything else except the motherboard and then hoping that everything I already have on my old broken motherboard will just transport across to the new board.

I have a jeantech gaming aqua case and I think the ventelation is good with 3 fans in it, as for size.....

Form Factor : ATX/Micro ATX
Expansion slots : 7
Total Drive Bays : 10
5.25 Drive Bays : 4
3.5 Drive bays : 2
3.5 Drive Bays (Hidden) : 4
Total Fan Space : 4
Screwless : Yes (5.25 & 3.5)
accessories box : Yes
Colour : Black & Silver
Fan : 1x120 mm blue LED (include)
Front USB ports : 2
Front Firewire (1394) ports : No
Front Audio/Mic ports : Yes
Weight : 10.5 Kg Dimensions (WxDxH) : 52.25 x 20.5 x 45 CM

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[TD="class: table2_frame2 table_padding content left_middle"]º Socket AM2 for AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core/ Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64 processor
º High-performance Hyper Transport CPU interface.
º AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
º Support transfer rate of 2000/1600/1200/800/400 mega-transfers per second.
CHIPSET [TD="class: table2_frame4 table_padding content left_middle"]º NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP
• North Bridge:C51XE
• South Bridge:MCP55XE
MEMORY [TD="class: table2_frame2 table_padding content left_middle"]º Dual-channel DDR2 memory architecture
º 4 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket support up to 32GB*
º Support DDR2 800/667/533/400 DDR2 SDRAM
º * (Due to the DRAM maximum size is 2GB at present, the memory maximum size we have tested is 8GB)
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows[SUP]®[/SUP] 32-bit OS.
For Windows[SUP]®[/SUP] 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation

EXPANSION SLOT [TD="class: table2_frame4 table_padding content left_middle"]º 2 x PCI Express x16 slot (SLI mode: 16X, 16X)
º 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
º 2 x PCI slots
STORAGE [TD="class: table2_frame2 table_padding content left_middle"]º Support by MCP55XE
• 1 x Ultra DMA133/100/66/33 port
• 6 x Serial ATAII 3.0Gb/s devices(SATA 6 as eSATA & Hot Plug)
• supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, JBOD and NCQ
º Supported by JMB363 • 1 x Ultra DMA133/100/66 port
• 2 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s devices
• RAID0, RAID1& RAID 0+1 configuration
• Support NCQ&eSATA & Hot plug&Port Multiplier
AUDIO [TD="class: table2_frame4 table_padding content left_middle"]º Realtek ALC883 8-channel audio CODEC
º Compliant with HD audio specification
IEEE 1394a [TD="class: table2_frame2 table_padding content left_middle"]º VIA[SUP]®[/SUP] VT6308P support 2 x IEEE1394a ports
DUAL LAN [TD="class: table2_frame4 table_padding content left_middle"]º Marvell 88E1116 Gigabit Fast Ethernet PHY x2
REAR PANEL I/O [TD="class: table2_frame2 table_padding content left_middle"]º 1 x PS/2 keyboard & PS/2 mouse connectors
º 1 x Serial port (COM1)
º 1 x External SATA port
º 4 x USB ports
º 2 x RJ45 LAN connectors
º 1 x Audio port (Line-in,4x Line-out, Mic_in)
INTERNAL I/O CONNECTORS & HEADERS [TD="class: table2_frame4 table_padding content left_middle"]º 1 x 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
º 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V connector
º 1 x Auxiliary 4-pin +12V connector
º 1 x FDD connector
º 2 x IDE connectors
º 1 x IrDA for SIR header
º 1 x Speaker header
º 2 x 1394a headers
º 3 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 6 USB ports
º 1 x S/PDIF out header, 1 x CD-in header
º 7 x Serial ATA connectors
º 1 x 26-pin LPT header
º 1 x Front panel switch/LED header
º 1 x Front panel audio header
º 1x CPUFAN/1x SYSFAN/3x CASFAN connectors
SYSTEM BIOS [TD="class: table2_frame2 table_padding content left_middle"]º Award BIOS with 4Mb Flash ROM
º Supports Plug and Play 1.0A, APM 1.2, Multi Boot, DMI
º Full support for ACPI revision 2.0 specification
[TD="class: table2_frame3 table_padding table2_title_left, width: 150"]FORM FACTOR [TD="class: table2_frame4 table_padding content left_middle"]º ATX Size, 305mm*244mm
KN3 SLI2 (V1.0)

Supports Support AMD Socket AM2 Cpu
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NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP chipset that supports NVIDIA® SLI™ technology support, at full x16, x16 speed
Extreme overclocking and unprecedented control over system behavior
Socket dual channel DDR2 800/667/533
Supports SATA 3Gb/s and RAID 0,1,0+1,5 function
Supports Dual Giga LAN & IEEE1394 connection
Supports high quality 8-CH Intel® High Definition Audio
So am simply looking for a new mother board that does the same as the KN3 SLi2 and will take all the components that i currently have.....

Hope this is a bit more helpful.....

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