Unless I read it incorrectly, which I do not think I have
Also I realise the convenience of your local PC Store, and they may be excellent but just be careful you do not pay way over the odds.
- 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
- 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
- 1 x CPU fan header
- 1 x system fan header
- 1 x front panel header
- 1 x front panel audio header
- 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
- 1 x serial port header
- 1 x clearing CMOS jumper
Average price on that board is $57 to $69
Bear in mind that the CPU for a mid range option is likely to cost approx 3 times the price of the board.
and then of course there is the DDR3 ram.
yes you are correct on all points Macboatmaster !!
i paid $80 for the new MB. but i have always been willing to support my local businesses, if i feel they will go the extra mile for me, and this one has. i don't spend all my money there, just enough to keep everyone happy.
I've printed all the information i could find on my new MB. so i have that information, the information that came with the new MB, and the information from my old MB. so i think i will be able to get all of the power / electrical connections properly routed, and connected to the new MB. i may have some questions on the jumpers. we'll see when i get to them.
i just found that the new MB has a 24 pin female connector, rather than the 20 that i previously mentioned. i also discovered that my NEW old style PSU has a 4 pin plug that connects to it's 20 pin male plug to connect to the 24 pin plug on my MB. so that worked out great !!
i am also hoping to use the old style HD, CD, and DVD player. so my PCU's power supply connectors will work for those items too.
right now i am working on finding a good product to be able to connect my new SATA cables to my old PATA components. a SATA to PATA adapter. my searches have only confused me. i read up on the difference between the PATA and SATA technology. SATA is a big improvement over the older PATA systems. once i find these adapters for this application, and know what the cost will be for them, i will then decide if i want to go that route, or wait a bit longer until i get the extra money saved to buy new components instead.
phillpower2, sorry if i wasted your time with the Molex connectors, i didn't mean too. i had parts in my working computer, that were to go into my new PC. between looking inside my working system, then looking at the new MB, i got things mixed up. so to keep from confusing myself, and giving you guys bad information, i removed the parts from my working computer, and put them into my new PC today. i now will know what i am talking about, and will be able to ask more specific questions. i apologize for the confusion.....
a question about the CPU heat sinks, and cooling fan "mounting brackets". i have one from a socket 478 CPU assembly. it's the wrong size for this new MB. are they like a one size fits all ?? my MB calls for a LGA 1155 socket CPU. will any mounting brackets for this type CPU socket work ?? or are they different sizes and shapes ?? obviously the mounting holes will be the same, as determined by the MB. I'm just wondering, because i can't mount, or attach anything permanent to my MB, until i get the CPU mounting bracket mounted to the back side of the board.
i have a feeling, the answer will determine my next big purchase.....
thanks for your understanding guys, and for being so patient with a newbie like me !!!!!!!