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Help with what motherboard to choose (also other hardware)

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April 17, 2006 4:34:17 AM

So I am getting one of these 2 CPUs I belive...

Intel Pentium 4 630 Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775 EM64T Processor Model BX80547PG3000F

--or--

Intel Pentium 4 631 Cedar Mill 800MHz FSB LGA 775 EM64T BTX Version Processor Model BX80552631T2

any hoping to get a MB that will be able to hold at least 2GB of memory (perferibly PC3200) and also if it could have 4 slots (so I could have 4 512 sticks to get 2GB of memor)

also I don't need PCI-E, I mean if there really isn't that much of a price gap then I will get a Motherboard that has PCI-E... but I need to have AGP as well no matter what!



other then that I'm not sure what to get

ASUS P5VD1-X Socket T (LGA 775) VIA PT880 Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard

is lookin the best sof ar, but it has really good reviews.. and really bad



please help me guys if you can! Anything ewill help
April 17, 2006 8:39:19 PM

Why do you need an agp slot? Keeping your old card?

There are not very many boards that have both agp and pci...
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April 17, 2006 9:01:13 PM

because the price difference between AGP and PCI are still veyr large (like $200) if u want to get a video card, especially with that new AGP one that Nvidia release a couple months ago there really isnt' a need for me to upgrade yet
April 17, 2006 9:03:48 PM

What card do you have/plan on using in the new build?
April 17, 2006 9:56:15 PM

yea alright Isee that would be better


so now I would need one that has PCI and supports 3200 RAM and that CPU... do u know of any good ones?
April 17, 2006 10:12:23 PM

If you are buying a new motherboard and video card at the same time, and want to be able to upgrade video cards in the future to something that is currently faster than the fastest one you will buy(for agp) now, then you should go with PCI-E..... but if you don't ever want to buy a faster AGP video card than what you can buy today..... sure go with AGP..... not that much of a price difference to performance, I think there is actually a price premium now for agp isn't there.... in comparison to performance....
April 17, 2006 10:23:37 PM

yea... I agree now, I thought that PCI cards were a lot more expensive, but I guess that was wrong on my part. So anyone have motherboard recomendations? I never know what Ishould get
April 17, 2006 11:33:23 PM

I'm a big fan of asus.

Most boards now adays support 3200 ram. Do you already have the RAM? Or will you be buying it as well?
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