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jack_hill

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hey i need to buy a new motherboard from scan.co.uk but im confused with all of them so could someone help me out choosing one. i need one with at least 6 usb connectors 1 firewire connector and a pci express slot.ive got a advent 3618 with a 3200+ amd athlon 64 processor (2.0ghz) ive got 2 cd drives a floppy drive 2 hard drives and a card reader thingy i never use for smartmedia or sd cards i think. i need it compatible with 350 watt power supply as well.
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How much money are you willing to spend?
Is there a particular brand name you are interested in?
Are you a gamer?

After looking up the advent 3618 system I can see aditional data:

http://www.uktsuppor...ent/pc/3618.htm

Your board will also need to spuort DDR400 RAM if you intend on reuseing your existing memory.

Edited by sposes, 07 April 2006 - 02:59 PM.

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Well all PCI-e AMD motherboards support DDR400 and in fact all of the AGP A64 compatible boards ive seen are DDR400 so that not going to be a problem.

What you are looking for is a socket 754 AMD motherboard with PCI-e basically the rest of what you want is pretty much standard. Was looking for info on the abit 754 pci-e board and was reading a review on custom pc and they reccomend this http://www.custompc....5/abit-nv8.html as the best one they reviewes and reading what is available that seems as good a choice as any.

From what i gather there is also an MSI 754 mobo using the nforce 3 chipset.

Edited by warriorscot, 07 April 2006 - 06:05 PM.

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