Need new MoBo + CPU. Looking for Recommendations.
Posted on 2004-09-22
Can someone suggest a good MoBo and CPU Combo?
I just melted my old MoBo. I would like to find the fastest Motherboard CPU combination. Here are a few of my requirements
- Around 500 dollars
- I don't care about on-board Video or sound.
- IDE 100 or 133. I do not have any SATA drives currently.
- APG 4x or greater. (I am NOT looking for PCI-E. I will wait for about a year before I go that route. )
- Fast Intel or 64 bit AMD.
- Good support and easy install would be nice.
- On-board Ethernet
- More USB 2.0 and Firewire ports the better
- Ability to support fast RAM and at least 2 gigs.
I have built about 3 PC's all Intel. I hear that AMD is more bang for the buck. I am looking for specific MoBo and CPU combinations. I have used ASUS in the past, but I am way open to suggestions.
Thanks for your time,