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What about this motherboard? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813189003
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Originally Posted by Boggs View Post
More expensive isn't always better.

That motherboard is an SLI board. SLI is made by nVidia where you can use 2 PCI-E video cards together for more performance in games.

ATI calls that Crossfire, which they have their own boards for that.

If you do not plan to go SLI, stick with the DS3.
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RAID is a term where you use to hard drive together at once, I have no knowledge on that.

Just make sure that both of your DVD/CD and hard drive doesn't use IDE, because the DS3 only have one port for just one of them.

I've yet to see a hard drive with both IDE and SATA ports together.
thats incorrect. one IDE channel ('port' as you call it) can support two devices, a master and a slave, if the jumpers on the back are set correctly then the end of the cable goes to master middle to slave.

eg. one end goes to the IDE port on the DS3 the middle of cable goes to CD-ROM and end of cable goes to HDD. thats how i did it on the same EXACT mobo before i got my sata hd; i have the ds3 and had a 160gb ide and dvd-rw both ide
    
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post #14 of 25
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I'm purchasing these two....

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115016

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065
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good choice thats what i would get, exactly

too bad you didn't buy before RAM prices went up
    
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I'm purchasing these two....

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115016

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065
If you purchase the E6320, you can save and overclock it from 1.86GHz to 2.13GHz easily and then go Beyond 2.13GHz to somewhere in 2.8.
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post #17 of 25
and RAID (redundant array of independent (used to be inexpensive) disks) is just what it says it is. You can run multiple hard drives in RAID 0,1,3-5, and 10 or 0+1

RAID 0 - combines your Hard drives into one; you get storage from both and twice the write speed, around 1.5 times the read speed (artificial benchies show 2X but thats theroretical)

RAID 1- copies the two hard drives, same write speed, double read speed, half the space, data safety

RAID 3-5: combined with parity

RAID 10- raid 0 + raid 1

RAID 0+1= guess


and again, you can use both devices on that one ide channel. just get an ide cable with three plugs (one on the end, one in the middle and one on the other end) you should have one in your current rig.

and the 6420 will get you >3GHz easy.
    
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post #18 of 25
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I'll worry about overclocking my rig after I read a little more into it and gain knowledge but I dont see how The E6420 is going to be bettter than my Intel P4 2.8.

2.8 GHz opposed to 2.13?

Obviously I'm wrong but what am I missing...


Also no intention of running RAID, Just have 1 HDD. 1 CD/DVD ROM R/W Combo drive

now all I need in the perfect motherboard which I can purchase using all my mail in rebates hahahaha.


can you help me select one?
post #19 of 25
1. Dual Core. The E6420 has two physical cores (almost like two CPU's) running at 2.13GHz EACH in one chip. That's around (but not exactly) twice the processing power not factoring the following

2. Twice as fast per MHz - MHz/GHz doesnt matter when the ops/cycle are different. your P4 2.8 is as good as a SINGLE CORE 1.4GHz conroe (remember the 6400 is dual core 2.13) ...since the conroe's do 12 operations per cycle and the P4's do 6, half that, but remember also dual core, so in reality the 2.13 GHz is around a 4.26GHz Pentium D, and ~6GHz P4. Obviously thats not exactly right in practice, but its darn close
    
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post #20 of 25
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Screenath will you help me select a nice motherboard that I can add to my cart... it will be the final step to my new computer..

I can honestly say I am looking forward to putting this one together!
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