Build a PC Motherboards, can anyone help?

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Dr_Seuss

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the only thing i havent changed in my computer now is the motherboard and now i think its time. can anyone give any suggestions to what i should get?

the board needs to be:
Socket 478
Support the RAM i already have (PC2700 DDR 333MHz)
FSB 400
Support A VGA 8x Graphics Card.

i would also like:
As Many PCI Slots As Possible
More Than 2 IDE Sockets On The Board

if you need any more information please e-mail me at
marcus.allen93@ntlworld.com
 

iss

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you cn find Intel's 875PBZ boards being discounted and they are great boards. they fit all your requirements except they dont have 4 IDE connectors they have two IDe and two SATA.
 

vnf4ultra

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Depending on your price several boards will probably work well.
These all have more than 2 ide ports.
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131492
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136129
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131464

To get more than 2 ide ports, basically you have to buy a premium motherboard, as evidenced by price. Many cheaper motherboards have 2ide plus 2-4sata ports, which would increase the amount of hard drives you could install. On a board with 2 ide, and 4 sata, you can install 8 drives.(4 ide, 4sata).
Like this board has 2 ide(4 drives) and 2 sata(2 drives) and it's cheaper.
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131527
and these
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127171
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131484
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127164

So if you don't mind setting up sata drives you could get a cheaper motherboard. But if you need the 2+ ide, I'd recommend the first motherboard I listed, the asus p4p800 e deluxe. It's the least expensive that has 3 ide, plus it's a good brand. It has 3 ide(6 drives) and 4 sata (4 drives) so it can have 10 total drives.
 

Samstoned

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Great info
thanks vnf4ultra
how bout some low end server boards should be a'couple out there
that have 4 ide connecters?
 
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