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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Minor7, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. Minor7

    Minor7 Guest

    Hello. I have lurked around here a bit, and I am about to upgrade my seriously outdated computer to do some home recording. I was thinking about jumping to a P4 2.4Ghz Northwood. Any suggestions on a good mid range mother board for me?

    I appreciate any help.

  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    First of a big welcome to RO :D
  3. Minor7

    Minor7 Guest

    Thank you for the welcome, Opus.

    I did not realize that the 2.4 came in different "flavors" Would there be a big advantage of going with the 800Mhz FSB over the 400? Is there a big price difference in the motherboards? Price is a concern unfortunately. Maybe a couple of reommendations for both the 800Mhz FSB and the 400Mhz FSB if that is not too much trouble.
    Thanks again.
  4. Hypothesis

    Hypothesis Guest

    Hi Minor7 !

    I've been digging around a lot lately cause I'm also making an Intel based DAW, so my choice was : ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe with an Intel PIV 2.4GHz 800MHz FSB... but if you wan't a cheaper, yet also great MOBO solution, you should look for ABIT IC7... It's an INTEL I875P Chipset based motherboard that supports 400/533/800 FSB (actually Intel goes in 3 flavours :) ) and has tons of features... I would definitely recommend going with a 800MHz FSB processor, since the prices are not much higher... Cheers & good luck !
  5. Minor7

    Minor7 Guest

    Thanks for the response Hypothesis. I was looking at the ASUS, being that I have used ASUS in the past and have had good results. I might just wait and save up a bit more. Whats a few more bucks compared to a fast FSB?

  6. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member


    Take a look at http:// or http://www.newegg.com

    mwave is a little easier to navigate around and find some good deals. Mwave also has a motherboard bundle category in their catalog(online of course!) in which you can get better deals that way.

    Look into the Asus P4P800 or the P4C800. Either one will do just fine for you

  7. Minor7

    Minor7 Guest

    Thanks Opus, that was my thinking too. So what is the main difference between the 875 chipset and the 865 chipset on the two perspective MB. Is there anadvantage to one over the other?

    So what is a good brand of RAM?... I ask a lot of questions don't I? My worry is, while I have done some research, I find that the choices are a little overwhelming, and I want to be sure it all works well and is stable.

    Thanks for you patience.
  8. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    The difference between the 865 and 875 is mainly the chipsets on the south side I believe it is..

    I haven't really looked into the difference but from what I've read on certain shoot outs was that the 865 boards were actually outperforming the 875's! I don't have much time these days to be as much of a computer geek as I used to be in terms of keeping up with all the specs! It's hard!

    Got too much to do on the side as it is! Busy man I might say!

    Anyhue, I usually go with Kingston as it's been a good choice for me so far...no problems and seem to be very dependable. Price isn't too bad either!


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