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Thread: which motherboard should i buy?




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    hah! i've just canceled my order for that cpu. i'm now gonna buy the one you guys reccommended (http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=47546).
    does that change your opinion of what motherboard i should get? is there a motherboard where i can plug in the firewire and usb ports that are on my case straight into the motherboard?
    - D
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    thankyou so much for your help and advice. this is the best forum i've been on (and i go to a lot seeing as i'm a web designer!)

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    Asus P4P800 or Asus P4C800 is what you should get for a motherboard. And two identical sticks of pc-3200 or better rated memory. Then you'll see some serious speed that might blow ya pants off..! :cool:

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    Originally posted by danster
    (http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=47546).
    does that change your opinion of what motherboard i should get?
    No, the motherboards suggested are good choices. I've not owned one but if I was in the market, I'd go the Abit IC7-Max3 or if you're on a budget, an Abit IS7 series. Have you seen this thread? ASUS P4P800 is a popular choice.
    is there a motherboard where i can plug in the firewire and usb ports that are on my case straight into the motherboard?
    Your case port connectors may not be compatible with the motherboard USB/Firewire headers though they can be modded to work. Google for information on your case model and desired motherboard for compatibility with front I/O ports. If you have problems and need local input, mosey on to the OCUK case forum.

    Good decision on swapping for a better CPU. Nice that Ebuyer are accomodating.

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    thankyou all for your help. i've learnt so much from this thread alone. buying computer components is such a mine field! lots of parameters to consider. many thanks.
    - Danster :cheers:

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    I don't recommend the IS7, as the P4P800 is the better 865PE chipset board.

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