New motherboard

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  1. Blazer

    Blazer Tweeker

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    I need some advice, My motherboard died a couple of days ago, and I am on a tight budget these days. (hours have been cut back at work, but that is a different story)
    I was wondering if I should pick up an Asus P4P800 for 150$ Canadian, or an Abit IS7 for 120$ to replace my dead P4C800?
    Or perhaps I should wait about a month and get a new AMD processor and motherboard?
    If so, then what motherboard will handle 4 hard drives, 3 optical drives, an AGP graphics card, and 1 gig of ddr ram?
     
  2. Necrosis

    Necrosis Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, well to put thing's a life perspective if you're hours are being cut back. I would just replace the motherboard. The P4P800 is a great board (I used to have one), but I have no experience with the IS7.
     
  3. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    I have an ABIT IC7-G. I think the IS-7 is very comparable. In my system I have the following:

    Soyo 400W PSU; 1 GB Corsair Matched Pair Dual Channel 3200; ATi X800 XL 256 MB;1 CDRW; 1 DVDRW; 2 160 GB SATA HDD; 2 IDE HDD; Several USB 2.0 devices including Intel PC Camera; Logitech Wingman Gamepad; UMAX USB Scanner, and a Multi Memory Card Reader.

    I like ABIT and have been using them for several years.
     
  4. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    between the ASUS P4P800 and the ABIT IS7, i would choose the ASUS board. It simply seems to have alot more features over the ABIT board you have chosen to compare.
     
  5. Blazer

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    I thank you very much for the feedback, I have made up my mind, and I will be purchasing the Asus P4P800 Deluxe, apparently it is almost the same as the P4C800 Deluxe that it will be replacing but without the Intel PAT technology.
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    cool. glad we could help man :)
     
  7. daedal

    daedal Uber Coffee Drinker

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    Good choice. I'm running the P4P800E-Deluxe and it's awesome. You mentioned having four hard drives however, and this board only has two SATA and two IDE connectors so I hope you'll be able to hook up.
     

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