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Recommend Me a New Motherboard....

By Deeloughran05
Jan 21, 2006
  1. I currently have a ASRock P4S55FX2 and have done for a year now, has already blew up, so had to send back to be replaced, now the computer is acting in the same way, so have a feeling this is going to happen again :mad: so have decided to splash out on a new one to actually work and not freeze my computer from time to time, anyone any recommendations?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    First recommendation, DONT buy SIS chipsets, as for recommending another mobo, stick with Intel based chipsets by Asus or Abit.
     
  3. Deeloughran05

    Deeloughran05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Getting offered a ASUS A8N-SLi Deluxe for 80...how does that sound?
     
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    and your going ot get your P4 intel processor to work on this AMD Mobo how?
     
  5. Deeloughran05

    Deeloughran05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Sorry i'm not that techy :blush: is there any mobo's you would recommend, is there any specific range that i must stear away from with my p4 intel processor?
     
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    what P4 Processor do you have? the ASRock was a socket 478 so in that range I would recommend the Asus P4P800 SE it is an Intel 865PE chipset. extremely stable and reliable I have built several P4 machines using this Board. it is 95.00 from newegg.
     
  7. Deeloughran05

    Deeloughran05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    P4 CPU 3.2 Ghz
     
  8. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    that procesor will work just fine with the Asus P4P800 SE.
     
  9. Deeloughran05

    Deeloughran05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

  10. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    The boarrd in the link is the deluxe version of the board they make a slightly cheaper one. but that is a very nice board.
     
  11. Deeloughran05

    Deeloughran05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    I have been looking round, i take it this deluxe one is the gold version? I seen the other one for around 40!
     
  12. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    well if my currency converter is correct your 55 equals about 74.00 USD and that is a great price for that board. the chepaest you can find i here is for around 90-95 USD. personally I would grab that one.
     
  13. Deeloughran05

    Deeloughran05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    I'm trying to get the best one for my money...is the ASUS P4P800-E the deluxe editon and the ASUS P4P800-SE the ordinary one, and i should rather go for the deluxe one?
     
  14. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    The only real difference between the two is the deluxe version has a better onboard sound chipset and onboard firewire.
     
  15. Need_a_Dell

    Need_a_Dell TS Rookie Posts: 44

    I was actually going to recommend the Asus A8N-SLi deluxe board to you. I plan on making my own comp, and when that time comes, this is the board im buying. You're getting a great price on it, but you'll have to buy an AMD proc. (Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.) You'll notice a bit of a diff if you go over to a high end AMD.
     
  16. Deeloughran05

    Deeloughran05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

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