I have a pentium 4 now, and i want to get a new mb to build on. I play alot of games and do a lot of 3d rendering and mp3 encoding. These are the parts in my current system that i will keep, and just add my new processor and try to find which mb to buy, Heres what i have:
P4 2.4 northwood (god i love my dad, brings them home from intel for free)
512 mb ddr 2700 ram
ATI raedon 8500 running at 295/295 stable
Seagate Barracuda IV 80gb 7200 ata100 (want to get another one and do raid 0, if it is even worth it)
Audigy Sound Card
yamaha 24x burner
Hp Dvd +rw 100i
Windows XP pro
I want a motherboard that supports ddr 333, i want to oc the bus to about 166 or so, and i want to know if i should try to get a boards with raid 0 (will it help my gaming or application performance?) USB is good, as well as onboard lan. I am not sure what chipset to go with, or if i should wait for the via p4x333 to come out.
it is a northwood A. I have heard alot about the ASUS. how good is it for overclocking? The board i have now is some stupid reference board that i cant flash the bios or get my northwood to post in, but it was free to, and it has ddr 266.