I could do with some help here. I am looking for a mobo that isnt too costly, but has the following:
1- Pci-e 16x slot (dont really care about crossfire or sli)
2- supports core 2 duo (support for quad core is not required but i wouldnt mind it)
3- This is the bit thats causing all the issue, I want a mobo that has 2 IDE slots, as both my dvd-rw's are IDE and also my HDD also uses the IDE slot, and I reeeeaaaaalllllyyyyyy dont wanna spend more money to get sata ones
forgot to mention i live in the UK lol, so UK links would be appreciated
@ evongugg: Sorry mate i meant 16X pci-e
@Maziar: Meh....preferably below the £80 mark, but I can stretch the budget a tad bit.
@lunyone: I currently have a asrock 775 dual vsta which is pretty much the same thing. The pci-e slot in it is 4X unfortunately which is y i thought id change it if i go for the newer cards
So the next question is.....if I take the IDE controller route, it would probably be best for me to attach my DVDRW drives to it right? Or will it not make a biig difference if I had my HDD on it considering i will be gaming a fair bit???
If this IDE extention works fine with DVDRW's then my problem will pretty much be solved. Cause then i just plug in my DVDRW's to the extention and use the mobo's normal IDE slot for my HDD, in which case any of the new mobo's would be fine by me as almost all of them have 1 IDE port. This way i can also save some money as a IDE controller here costs about £10....so id rather get that than 2 X DVDRW's fpr £30ish
Also, is there any particular make i should be looking for?