Choosing a Mobo with the right stuff. Video in particular.
Posted on 2004-08-31
I am going to build a computer for my wife. She runs a business and keeps all her info on it. She recently experienced a hard drive crash. We got most of her pertinent info back. She uses the computer for work related things and she keeps some family photos and videos on it. That's it.
Ingredients for the motherboard:
Allow for a Raid 1 array using SATA hard drives.
On-board ethernet,video and sound
4 to 6 usb ports ( Firewire port not necessary)
I have been to the Asus, Giga-Byte, Abit and Intel websites. It's difficult to find a mobo with onboard video (I thought Intel had one). Are there any negative aspects of on-board video? (She's not a gamer, but, she does have a nice 19" digital flat screen . I am looking for a few model numbers to choose from. It can also be different manufacturers than the ones I mentioned.