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Old 02-03-2006, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Socket 478 PCI-E mobo?

I'm looking at getting a 7800gt, but I don't have the mobo to support it. I don't want to buy a whole new rig, I just want a socket 478 motherboard that has a pci-e slot. I've checked newegg and tigerdirect with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-03-2006, 08:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't quote me on this, but I'm not sure if any of the chipsets that support Socket 478 will let you use pci-e x16.

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Old 02-03-2006, 09:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think the only 478 mobos with PCIe are micro and flex ATX, so I think your SOL, you could wait and save up for a new AMD cpu and mobo (don't go with intel), or grab the 7800GS for AGP (which I'm assuming you have AGP on your motherboard).
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, after posting this I found the 7800GS, but it's 400 bucks. You can pretty much get the same thing for 100 bucks cheaper. but I guess it's better than having to buy a mobo, prcoessor, and the card. Thanks anyway

EDIT: Do you have a link to any of those microatx mobos?
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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OK, I've found out that this mobo ( Albatron PX915P4C Pro ) can do everything I want for a very good price. It's the only S478 mobo that has any pci-e slots at all, but I'm having problems trying to find a place to buy it. :beard: I've checked newegg, tigerdirect, and looked all over google. I've found one place, but I don't trust it. Can you guys please help me find a place to buy this exact mobo or see if that site is secure? thanks alot
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