|Thank you. |
You made a nice UK E-Bay purchase.
However, it is not practcical for me to make UK E-Bay purchases. The shipping costs would be far more than the purchase price.
The purchase of a few modules of memory and a used CPU (with minimal shipping costs) is far less expensive than the outlay for a new motherboard, CPU, DVD burner(s), hard drives, video card (if one is not on board the motherboard), etc., and shipping costs.
Running at 2.17 MHZ with the ability to have up to eight ide devices, and five card expension slots are advantages to this motherboard over some of the newer ones with only a few expansion slots. There is no question that newer technology and SATA drives are faster than IDE drives but this motherboard still has some life in it.
And, some of us still like to tinker with older mother boards and learn frrom our experiences.
However,, thank you very much for your thoughtful suggestion.