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New MOBO & CPU - Recommendations

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Devo, 7 Mar 2006.

  1. Devo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,019

    Location: Richmond, Surrey

    I have finally decided to take the plunge and go for a PCI-E MOBO. However, I have been out of the market for a while and need some advice as to what is currently available and recommended.

    I have an Antec Aria case - so would ideally like a Micro ATX board - not sure if they do these for a start with PCI-E :confused:

    I also have a 3ghz P4 (S478) CPU which would be good to keep if I can, although my initial searches have led me to believe that I need a new CPU as well. Which leads me to the question... which CPU to get?

    I have always been an Intel fanboy, but will definitely consider AMD if there is a decent solution!

    So - please recommend me a decent ish bare bones e.g. MOBO & CPU that will fulfil my needs :)

    My other system components include 1gb PC3200 Twinmos Premium RAM, Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card and an AGP 9800 Pro (which will obviously have to go after I upgrade MOBO etc). My main use for the system is for DVD work, surfing and the occasional high end game playign :o
  2. Rooster


    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 7


    Hi Devo
    ref 478
    I am in same position with a 3.06ghz 478 and have found that Asus P4rd1mx is a pci e and seems it would fit the p4 ok it is also matx as well.