New Build Phenom II

plyduster February 9, 2009 at 19:55:04
Specs: Windows XP
I'm planning on building a Phenom II based system (either the 920 or 940). Now, I've been searching around for a reasonably priced motherboard to go along with the cpu. Here is one board I've come across:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Thoughts?

BTW, I am still using 2 PATA hard drives and 2 PATA optical drives, so the board needs to have 2 IDE channels. Most other boards I've seen only have one PATA w/ a 2 device max. Obviously, my motherboard choices are somewhat limited as a result. Is the board I've listed above ok, or should I be looking at an alternative?

Thanks


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#1
February 9, 2009 at 20:24:23
The nForce 750 is an older chipset. Get a more modern board & install an IDE controller card. Or just dump the 2 IDE optical drives altogether & get a single SATA DVD burner for about $20.

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#2
February 9, 2009 at 20:28:46
There is also the option of using IDE to SATA adapters.

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#3
February 9, 2009 at 21:11:23
Jam, could you recommend a better board? Looking to spend between $100 - $140.

Thanks


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