Recommended otherboard please


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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:

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).

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.


Active Member
Thanks Messiah for your advice! I'll certainly look into this motherboard. Does it also have an ethernet connection?


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