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What Motherboard should i get

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July 6, 2005 1:07:00 PM

I am building my own computer for the first time and I dont know what motherboard I should go with. I have an Intel Pentium 4 Processor 540J LGA775. Im looking for something that isnt to expensive. I was considering the ASUS P5GDC-V DELUXE ATX Intel Motherboard. What would be the best choice? Also if you could give me some advice on good but inexpensive memory it would be a big help. Thanks.

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Anonymous
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July 6, 2005 6:46:06 PM

Heres what I found on this motherboard
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I'm extremely impressed by ASUS's P5GDC-V motherboard. As a 915 based motherboard it comes with all of the features that you would expect from a "Deluxe" motherboard and includes the extras you don't expect.

Performance wise, this board surprised me a little bit, taking the performance crown in Quake 3 and being extremely near the top of the line including against the Intel 925 boards. I attribute this to the cool temperatures and slightly overclocked CPU by default using AI Proactive enabled (normal CPU speed during the testing was 3412MHz a 12 MHz overclock by default).

The only caveat I have in recommending this board is that this chipset doesn't support the 1066MHz FSB CPUs. You need a 925XE board for them. For the 800MHz FSB Pentium 4 Prescott's and Extreme Editions, the P5GDC-V is a good fit that doesn't cost the $300 that some of the ASUS Premium products garner. The lowest price I found was on MWAVE for $154 on this board.

Look like a good board, im not really up to dat on the 915 chipset!

<A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2293" target="_new">Be sure to read this</A>

I dont really know what the difference between the P5gGDC abd P5GD2, and I dont have the time to find out right now ehhe

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
Anonymous
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July 6, 2005 6:48:35 PM

Oh and for ram, get some Samsung ram, its god stable stuff.
Stay away form the Value/no brand/ generic stuff

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
July 7, 2005 12:22:11 AM

thanks for the info.
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