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Recommend me a P4 motherboard

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Tesla, 30 May 2006.

  1. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,410

    Location: Bristol, UK

    Here is the following criteria:

    P4 2.5Ghz
    2 x 512mb DDR

    On Board...
    LAN
    6 channel Audio
    1/2 decent graphics (not essential)

    It must have either PCI-E (& O/B GFX) or AGP.

    My customer also requires 5 IDE channels so I was thinking of adding a PCI IDE card too.

    Or would it be possible to convert the HDD's to SATA and buy a motherboard with SATA?
     
  2. split

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,534

    Location: Dorset

    We can only recommend stuff on OCUK, and you won't find a P4 mobo.

    Your prolly find something on a UK site, but I doubt you'll have much choice.
     
  3. AWPC

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 8 Dec 2005

    Posts: 9,748

    The items below fit the bill. You need to remember that getting a P4 Skt478 mobo is going to be hard now as no-one makes them anymore so you can only get stock which is old & been on the shelf for a while.

    **B Grade** Epox EP-4PDA3I v3.x Intel 865PE (Socket 478) AGP Motherboard (MB-052-EP)
    EPoX uses the Intel i865PE + ICH5 controller to serve the Socket 478 platform. This EP-4PDA3I is equipped with 2/6 channel sound, an 10/100 Ethernet controller, 2x SATA and eight USB 2.0 ports.

    - Full ATX form Factor Mainboard with Legacy PS/2, Serial, Parallel & Game Port
    - 4 DIMM sockets for upto 4GB of memory
    - 1 x AGP 8x Slot
    - 5 x PCI Slots for 33Mhz 32bit periperal devices
    - Two S-ATA ports with up to 150MBps bandwidth from ICH5
    - Onboard Realtek ALC-65x selectable 2 or 6-CH audio
    - Eight USB connectors compliant with USB2.0 (backwards compatible with USB 1.1 devices)
    - 100Mb Fast Ethernet from onboard Realtek RTL8100C controller
    - Smartfan™ function for noise / temperature control of CPU cooler
    - P80P onboard diagnostics module
    - Power BIOS functionality for access to EPoX''s legendary overclocking technology
    Originally sold at £25.00+VAT
    Price: £25.00 (£29.38 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    Abit Serillel 2 (HD-000-AB)
    With this simple device, you can upgrade your IDE hard drive so that it can be used on a Serial ATA connection. If using a Silicon Image SATA controller, you can also convert your optical drives to run on the SATA ports.
    Full Specification
    Price: £12.95 (£15.22 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    Highpoint Rocket133 2 Channel ATA Host Adaptor (CC-015-HP)
    The Rocket133 Host Adapter is a dual channel IDE controller card designed for use with ATA133 hard disk drives. The Rocket133 supports high speed transfer rates up to 133MB/s, as well as providing parallel access to it''s two, independent, ATA channels. The Rocket133 2 ATA channels combine to support up to 4 hard disk drives. The Rocket 133 Host Adapter breaks the current interface standard''s hard disk drive capacity limitations, and supports hard drives larger than 137GB.
    Full Specification
    Price: £18.50 (£21.74 Including VAT at 17.5%)
     
  4. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,410

    Location: Bristol, UK

    Many thanks.

    I was not aware that products that OcUK do not sell can not be recommended.
     
  5. AWPC

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 8 Dec 2005

    Posts: 9,748

    Read the FAQS. They only pay for these forums bandwidth to discuss their own products.
     
  6. WJA96

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,736

    Location: Norfolk, South Scotland

    I don't think that is correct. You can talk about any product you like - but you cannot talk about competitors or where you can buy products that OcUK do not sell.