View Full Version : Mobo Recommendation Needed - P4 2.26Ghz

07-19-2002, 03:07 PM
I could use your "expert" help on suggesting a solid motherboard for a new PC I'll build.

- P4 2.26Ghz Northwood CPU
- Want PC2700/DDR333 memory as 1st choice, may accept DDR266, PC800 RDRAM, PC1066 RDRAM (last choice probably too expensive when combined with mobo)
- Yes, I'll probably want to overclock it eventually.
- Performance/stability/configurability are first. Bonuses like decent sound, LAN built-in, USB2.0 are nice, though I'll probably get separate card for sound
- Price - would like to keep it under US$145

Am considering the following, but may be missing out on a great option...
* Gigabyte 8IEXP (i845E) - great, except no PC2700/DDR333 - US$133
* MSI 645E MAX-C (MS-6547E) (SiS645DX), Cheap (US$79), DDR333 support, but haven't heard much about it
* ASUS P4S533 (SiS645DX) - DDR333 support, but haven't heard much about it either (US$105)
* Soyo P4S 645DX (SiS645DX) - Expensive at US$160+

07-19-2002, 03:58 PM
I just linked this in the news, http://www.xbitlabs.com/mainboards/p4-533-chipsets/ , which may help ya with a decision on which chipset to use. ;)

07-19-2002, 06:05 PM
Wow, I am very impressed by the quality and thorough-ness of that aticle. :thumb: :thumb:

07-19-2002, 06:40 PM
So was I and the question has been asked enough here lately so I thought it was worth the link. ;)

07-19-2002, 06:58 PM
I seem to remember that one of Epox's new i845E boards has unofficial DDR333 support, can't remember the model tho......