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So I want to upgrade my pc to an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and an 8800 GTX...... but keep my ancient 160 IDE Hard Drive and DVD-Drive >.>

Go ahead and call me cheap.

Anyway, not that we got that over with, I've been looking at this MOBO.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...0257547#rebate

It seems like the perfect choice for me, 2 IDE slots for my HDD and DVD-Drive. This was the only MOBO that I could find with 2 IDE slots and Quad Core ready for under $150.

Has anyone had any experience with this board? because so far this looks like the best choice for me.
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=728&num=1

Review of it right there.
    
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Why can't you just run the HDD/DVD in a Master/Slave configuration. Only need 1 IDE slot.
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post #4 of 20
if you are cheap think of bang/buck. with a real motherboard (cough not ECS cough) you can get 3GHz out of that quad. with the ECS you may be unstable at stock jk but seriously consider that

GET A GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 FOR ONLY $20 more (~$120) AND IT HAS AN IDE PORT

MASTER: HD

SLAVE: DVD

i myself did exactly that used both IDE on that same exact board with C2D fine.
    
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by sion1821 View Post
So I want to upgrade my pc to an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and an 8800 GTX...... but keep my ancient 160 IDE Hard Drive and DVD-Drive >.>

Go ahead and call me cheap.

Anyway, not that we got that over with, I've been looking at this MOBO.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...0257547#rebate

It seems like the perfect choice for me, 2 IDE slots for my HDD and DVD-Drive. This was the only MOBO that I could find with 2 IDE slots and Quad Core ready for under $150.

Has anyone had any experience with this board? because so far this looks like the best choice for me.
Dude...one IDE slot connects an IDE cable that can connect 2 devices. lol....
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post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by dannyyboii View Post
Dude...one IDE slot connects an IDE cable that can connect 2 devices. lol....
Some people don't like to use slaves and would rather two masters?
    
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by Peroxide View Post
Some people don't like to use slaves and would rather two masters?
Why not? Because slave mode slow it(optical drive, HDD) down by a bit?


I'm an expensive bastard.
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post #8 of 20
Gahh only noobs use IDE. Thats another depreciated technology that people gotta get away from.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xero. View Post
Gahh only noobs use IDE. Thats another depreciated technology that people gotta get away from.
Says the man with a 9200SE, =P
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post #10 of 20
haha... well.. lemme know if its a good board... im lookin at it too
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