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Need help finding and choosing motherboard

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Hey guys,
this is my first post here so I hope in in the right forum, but here goes...

I recently came across a P4 2.5ghz processor at a garage sale for 10 bucks. I'm not 100% sure the processor works, but I'd like to try it out in a cheap backup system. I currently have a wide array of old and older pc components and I'd like to use as much of that as possible to assemble this system. So here's where I need the help. I need to select a motherboard that has both simm and dimm slots (I currently have 3 256 simm modules but if the processor works out I'll probably replace that with DIMMs) and if possible (although I'm not even sure if it's compatible) I'd like to get a motherboard that has room for my scsi controller (the old big card). So basically I'm looking for a motherboard that is going to support some of my old components as well as new one's I'll upgrade to if the processor works fine. Any advice?

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I would have to say advice being... find an old motherboard and build an old beater for a toy or toss the scsi controller and ram.

Finding something that will work with your older parts almost guarantees that you will have a very difficult time upgrading it later.
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Hi there,

Also you need to find out what socket the processor is, to be able to match it to a motherboard.

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