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Old 02-16-2004, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help with Motherboard Selection

I'm new on this forum (and to building pc's for that matter), and need some advice. The following are the components that I've picked out so far for my new machine:

P4 - 3.0 w/800fsb
512mb DDR400
80 gig Maxtor HD 8 cache
Sound Blaster 5.1
LiteOn CD-RW
(haven't decided on ATI or Nvidia yet......I'm not a heavy gamer, but I'd like to do a little video editing....recommendations?)

I just basically need to find out what motherboards are not only suited to my needs, but are of good quality. I don't need video/audio capability on one, but I need USB/firewire capability. Any input is deeply appreciated.

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Old 02-16-2004, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Plaid,check out click on motherboards,then socket 478, i like Asus & Intel boards myself.

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Old 02-16-2004, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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2.8c seemed better money wise.If you dont got an OS.

Find a site that offer's OEM version of XP if you buy a hard drive.

You need 2 sticks of memory for 800 FSB sweet spot for most seem'd to be 1 gb.

Since your getting a sound card liek ByteDemon id recommand a Intel board.If you choose not to get a sound card id get ether a Asus or a Abit.

Make sure your power supply is P4 capable

This is a pretty good board round up.
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Old 02-17-2004, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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"You need 2 sticks of memory for 800 FSB sweet spot for most seem'd to be 1 gb."

Are you suggesting that I go with 2 sticks of 256 DDR400 instead of 1 stick of 512?

Why is that a better way to go with my proposed configuration?
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