I would like to get a mobo that also has usb2.0 support, 3+ dimm slots (for the extra dimm) and RAID (if I need it). I plan on making the 120 GB ata/133 7200rpm drive the master and the 80GB ata/100 5400rpm drive the slave on the same cord. Is that possible?
What would be the top 3 mobos that you guys would recommend to me? I can spend 75-100 bucks.
I would recomend the Asus A7N8X, it is the best mobo available for athlons, and you have to add the fact that it has 6 usb2.0 ports, firewire, onboard sound that outperforms the audigy, and with 200 fsb support it gives you plenty of room to upgrade for the future. On newegg it costs 153, which is a little out of your price range, but you could increase your range if you got a 4400 or 4200 instead of the 4600. Even if you're a hardcore gamer the 4400 or 4200 should be able to play all the games out now, and even the games that are on there way with excellent frame rates.
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I believe that the motherboard comes with a small popout panel that matches the ports on the motherboard exactly. You should be able to pop out your panel and pop the new one in. If it doesn't come with a new panel, you can still pop yours out and not have any small panel. Either way, it should work fine with your case.
With all your upgrading just make sure you have a good power supply. I have two friends that had their upgrades toasted because of a bad PSU. And electrical problems usually void warranties.