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fill me in on socket 775 chipsets please

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Mr.D, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. Mr.D

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    I'm going to build a workstation for a friend and last time I built a PC we only had socket 478.

    I'm totally unfamiliar with socket 775 chipsets and really want to know what the latest and greatest are. I'll probably spec an Asus board unless they have serious issues as I like asus.

    This is for a pretty high end 3d workstation with a quadro fx in it , PCI-E most likely.

    On-board Raid not necessarily important but certainly after decent audio , USB2 , gigabit lan , firewire and all the trimmings.

    Needs to be quick and stable.

    Can anyone indicate what the most desirable chipset for socket 775 is at the moment.
     
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    I recently built a new socket 775 pc using an MSI 915P Neo2 PLATINUM S775 with 800FSB, PCI Express, DDR533, SATA, RAID, ATX Motherboard, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit LAN, Firewire.
    It's an excellent board but it had a couple of bugs which are resolved in the latest Bios flash.
    I bought mine HERE
     
  3. Mr.D

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    Think I'm going for an Asus P5AD2-E Premium . Seems to be the most advanced chipset at the moment(supports the newer FSBs)
     
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    I'm using an Asus P5GDC, which supports 800MHz FSB. Can't say I've had any problems with it. Chose it because of the number of connections on the back (gigabit LAN, 4 USB, optical & coaxial digital out, firewire headers etc), plus it also supports both DDR & DDR2.
     
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    Get one of the new series 600 Pentium 4s: they have better cooling (slowing down) than the series 500s.
     
  6. Mr.D

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    Cheers
    Noise isn't so critical. This is for workstation rather than an HTPC.
     
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    The 600 series has 64-bit extensions, 2Mb cache, and not very different in price from the 500 series.
     
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    Yep I think I specced a 600 series.
     

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