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Veer V2
08-16-06, 01:38 PM
Hi!

If any of you have seen this thread:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74745

you will know that I have reached the conclusion that my mobo has conked, and i need to get a new one. :thumbdwn:

Now the help I need is which MB to get without having to do a complete system overall.

I was thinking of this one:

ASRock P4I65G S478 Intel 865G (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18887&vpn=P4I65G&manufacture=ASRock) but then noticed it's only an AGP1. With my vid card i need atleast an AGP3 I think.

I was also looking at this one ECS PM800-PRO-M478 (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18514&vpn=PM800-Pro-M478&manufacture=ECS/ELITEGROUP). What does anyone know about ECS? I sort of want the board the last a year or more...

Thinking of getting this CPU cooler as well ZALMAN CNPS7000-ALCU P4 (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=9496&vpn=CNPS7000-ALCU&manufacture=ZALMAN%20TECH)

I would prefer to get an Intel chipset rather than a SiS, but then i don't know anything about SiS except some poor reviews - if someone recommends it, maybe i'll go for it. (help)

So if anyone can recommend a cheapish (~90$) Socket 468 mobo, or has one to lay off, i'll really appreciate it!

Starscream
08-16-06, 03:30 PM
Buy the Asrock P4I65GV, that slot is AGP 8x aka AGP 3.0. This is the right kind of slot for your 6800 video card.

ECS is largely a crapshoot, some of their boards are good, others junk. Some of one kind last forever others die in no time. I don't sell any ECS products because of their unreliability.