|I NEVER said to get a board made by Intel...I said to get a board based on the X58 chipset. And FYI, I deliberately chose the $1000 CPU & $250 board to try to discourage you because it's obvious you don't know what you're doing. If you would have bothered to follow up on that post, I would have told you that I was just kidding, then gave you a *real* recommendation. You never bothered to respond back, so neither did I.|
I told you in subsequent threads not to get that board though & I spelled out exactly why it should be avoided...basically because it has no legacy support & it's way overpriced. You found out about the legacy support the hard way when you realized that there's no connections for your IDE drives, plus Intel recommends against IDE controller cards. Of course, if you had read up on that board BEFORE you bought it, I think you would have chose differently.
" Name: jam
Date: November 20, 2009 at 15:55:35 Pacific
Get a board based on the X58 chipset, but don't buy a board made by Intel."
" Name: jam
Date: November 28, 2009 at 16:11:41 Pacific
One of the oddities about your board is that it has 4 RAM slots...most X58 boards have either 3 slots or 6 slots. I don't know why they included a 4th slot because if it's used, you'll take a performance hit. And if you read any reviews, a few of the other knocks against your board are: no IDE support, no floppy drive support, no PS/2 ports, poor location of the 8-pin 12V connector, poor location of SATA connectors, memory voltage limited to a max of 1.6v.
For about $100 less, you could have gotten an X58 board that supported all those things & performs as well or better than your Intel board. It pays to do your homework."
This was all spelled out to you in different responses to different threads, but as I said in my 1st reponse, "It's kind of pointless to ask questions in these forums if you don't bother to followup on them."