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ct_
03-01-2002, 03:31 AM
err, i mean $250 ;-)


ok, i wanna new ATX mobo/cpu
and i wanna intel
and it's gotta have 6 PCI and AGP (duh) and use pc133 (i have many sticks of that stuff lying around)
OC-ability is a must


there's SOOOO many choices, i dunno where to start

faster=better of course

ideas?


will be running my current gear:
400w psu, radeon 7500, ata100 card, several drives (dunno how many i wanna leave in this system and how many i wanna move to the server yet), cdrw, cd/dvd, audigy mp3+, nic, scsi card (though i'll probably move to server); usb gamepad, camera and printer

:afro:

zeradul
03-01-2002, 05:01 AM
Why don't you get something a little newer?

Very nearly you could get an epox 8kha, Athlon XP 1600, stock hsf, and 256 megs ddr...

http://direct.mwave.com/mwave/ViewBag.hmx?UID=XX-4166610&CID=&UpDepts=BUNDLE&DName=%3Cb%3EMB+BUNDLE+w%2F+CPU%3C%2Fb%3E&MSG=To+continue+shopping%2C+use+the+navigation+lin ks+on+the+top+or+bottom+to+move+to+another+area+of +the+online+store%2E+Please+do+not+use+your+browse r%27s+%27back%27+button%2C+as+this+will+remove+the +item+you+just+added+to+your+basket&Back=ProdMOTHERBOARDBUNDLE-EPox.hmx?

270$ for those parts...

ct_
03-01-2002, 02:00 PM
you got a keyword in there that just don't work...

"athlon"


i don't want no amd no more....

good suggestion, just doesn't fit what i want

Albinus
03-03-2002, 12:52 PM
ct_, leave it in my capable hands for a few days and I'll see what I can come up with ;)

Anonymous
03-04-2002, 09:54 PM
"capable hands"? Yeah right! :)

ct_
03-07-2002, 01:28 AM
ct_, leave it in my capable hands for a few days and I'll see what I can come up with ;)

3 days later...

any good ideas yet? :D

Albinus
03-07-2002, 05:55 PM
Sorry mate - been busy at college Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday..... will have a chance to look around tomorrow for you (currently 7:58PM on Thursday here) ;)

Morgan_Lander
03-08-2002, 10:40 AM
I checked newegg.com and came up with a P4 S478 1.6A for $138 + 6.95 shipping, and the Asus P4B for $110 +10 shipping.
You're total cost is $264.95.

It's gonna be pretty hard to find SDRAM P4 boards with 6 PCI slots. I'd looked at one P4 by Epox, but it was DDR only.

Albinus
03-10-2002, 12:27 PM
Sorry about the delay - too much to do these days :sleepy:

OK, the AOpen AX4BS Pro is a nice board, but only has 5 PCI slots. The only SDRAM board I've seen for the Pentium 4 with 6 PCI slots is the Intel D845WN... which means no overclocking features.

Anyway the link is here: http://english.aopen.com.tw/products/mb/ax4bspro.htm

Good luck in the hunt! :)

ct_
03-12-2002, 03:24 AM
argh...

ok, lemme try again

ONE mobo with -
INTEL (dual?)
6 PCI at least, AGP4x
1 ISA if possible
3 ram slots at least, DDR i guess
on-board RAID
excellent overclockablility
1 can flourescent yellow spray paint ;)

ONE cpu -
P4 not less than 1.6Ghz and good overclockability to go with the above board (must include heatsink and fan of course)

ONE stick of DDR -
512mb cuz it's so expensive...

Beefy
03-12-2002, 06:24 AM
firstly, why do you NEED 6 PCI slots? secondly, if you do get 6 PCI slots, then don't expect to get an ISA on top of that. Good luck trying to find ISA anymore...

Wiggo
03-12-2002, 08:44 AM
ct_ has a problem with letting go of his old hardware and goin' with more modern technologies if that helps ya Beefy. ;)
It maybe a cost thing but who knows. :confused:
<center>:cheers:</center>

ct_
03-12-2002, 11:16 AM
yep - i don't wanna toss out a perfectly good isa modem if at all possible, and i don't wanna spen more $ for a PCI one...


so like i said, if possible - if not, oh well

ideas ppl?

:)

Wiggo
03-12-2002, 02:09 PM
Well part of Intel's conformist policy that it pushes onto manufacturers was to drop the ISA bus so it would be almost impossible to find a board with one. External modems are much better these days than internal PCI ones anyway :smokin:
<center>:cheers:</center>

Albinus
03-12-2002, 05:32 PM
Good luck finding Utopia then!!! :wave: