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Recommended otherboard please

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Dr.Rock, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. Dr.Rock

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    I'm shopping around for a motherboard for the new PC I'm building. Any ideas please? Here's the spec I'm looking for:

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    Socket 478 for high-end Pentium 4 Prescott CPU

    FSB 800

    DDR 400 RAM. Max 4GB
    4 x RAM slots
    RAM speed shouldn't drop if I use more than two slots, as it does with some motherboards.

    USB 2.0 sockets

    Firewire socket

    6.1 sound

    5+ PCI slots

    AGP 8x

    2 x P-ATA-133 slots

    2 x S-ATA slots

    Ethernet - upgradeable to wireless networking.

    2 x serial ports

    1x parallel printer port

    USB/Firewire/sound front port connection

    Option in BIOS, so system can boot from USB device (eg external floppy).
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    Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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    Asus P4P800 Deluxe. All above requirements (except only one serial port) plus Gigabit LAN, Digital Coaxial output, thermal fan control, and a whole host of other things. Wicked board.
     
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    Thanks Messiah for your advice! I'll certainly look into this motherboard. Does it also have an ethernet connection?

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