Best M-ATX P4 compatible mobo

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  1. Madders

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    First question - is one available!? :confused:

    Second question, which is best? I would want to run a 3.2Ghz+ Intel P4 processor with it (using Zalman 7000 cpu cooler.)

    Hope someone can help. :)

    Cheers,

    Steve
     
  2. owain_thomas

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    I've got an ASUS P4P800-VM and it's great so far.
     
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    Or the Asus P4R800 using a ati chipset, the only difference between this and the p4p800-vm above and a full size asus p4p800 board is that they dont have any ability to overclock if that matters.

    I'm using a P4P800, 2.6 800fsb P4 with a Thermalright SP94 cooler, very quiet.
     
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    Yeah good point John, I got a P4R800 by mistake at first, it seems the same as the P4P800, except it has onboard VGA but doesn't have SATA - swings and roundabouts really.

    My P4P800 with a 3GHz P4 (with zalman 7000 Cu) would be silent if it weren't for the incredibly disappointing samsung spinpoint SATA drives, they're whiny as hell :(

    Owain
     
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    I too have the P4P800-VM. Very nice board, does have onboard VGA but does not have fan temp control on board unfortunately. Neither does it have gigabit LAN like it's big brother.
     
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    I've a P4C800 - Deluxe myself, and just built 3 for work based on the P4C800E Deluxe. No problems so far, apart from it refusing to talk to a Sony DVD combo drive.

    All are using 3.2 P4s, Zalman 7000 AlCu coolers and Corsair 3200LL matched pair memory.
     
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    Thanks for the responses guys. Looks like it's going to be an Asus mobo then!

    Cheers,

    Steve
     

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