Need Expert's opinion on best Motherboard to purchase
Posted on 2004-03-29
Hello everybody. I need some help and would like your opinions. I have a P4 1.6GHZ 400 FSB processor and I am trying to decide what motherboard I should get to put it in. What I would like from you all as far as your answer is something like this: "I have used xyz board x number of times and have had no problems with it..." or "I have used xyz board x number of times and the only problem I had was (insert problem here) but all I did was (insert solution here) to fix it". I'm not looking for So and So's hardware review or anything like that. I want to know YOUR experience.
I am looking for a DDR board, not RDRAM. I would like it to be mid price range if at all possible (I don't want to spend any more than about $70-75, the lower the better but I still want quality) I am not specific to Intel or VIA chipset and know very little about the SiS chipset. It is going to be for general computing and surfing the web so it doesn't have to be high-end, or dual channel as I'm only putting 1 512MB stick of Kingston Value Ram PC2700 DDR RAM in it, but I want it to be low to no maintenance. I don't want to have to chase down problems every week or everytime I add a piece of hardware or software to it. Please include lowest price you are able to find for your recommendation and a link.
Mods, I don't know if it's acceptable to ask for a link to where they have found the price but if it is not acceptable or in violation then I am truly sorry for asking.