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Old 05-26-2004, 01:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building new, custom computer

Hey all. New to the forums in here and need some advice.

Recently, my computer crashed on me (literally...onto the floor). Now, I have no computer. Enter my wife...who says one Saturday afternoon, "Print out a list of parts for your dream computer, and I'll buy it for you". Yes, I know what all you are thinking... ....but I have to keep it practical, at the very least.

Here is my list of parts at the moment. I'm buying everything from, so she won't get confused on where to send her money.

What my problem is right now, is that I need a mobo that has a few features:

1. Supports dual-channel mode for RAM
2. 400Mhz FSB
3. Supports Athlon 3000+
4. Supports parallel ATA hard drives in RAID array. With this order I'll have 2 Western Digital 80gig hard drives.

Does anyone have an idea what I can buy to get all the above in one motherboard without going 'overboard' on price?

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Old 05-26-2004, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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asus. cant go wrong with asus. A7N8X-E would be perfect for you, i think they run about $100

Athlon 64 @ 2.3 ghz
Chaintech mobo
9800 Pro
1 gig RAM
2x 160 gig sata
Audigy 2 zs
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Old 05-26-2004, 04:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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But the Asus mobo A7N8X-E shows in the details that the RAID array is for SATA, not parallel ATA. Does it have parallel ATA RAID support also?
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