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Old 02-02-2008, 06:51 PM   #31
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Yea, that's it.

What were you planning on using from your current computer? Are you going with a completely new setup including case, power supply, CPU, memory, video card, etc?
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:02 PM   #32
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yea i want a moded out computer.. all clear acrylic case new motherboard. new cpu new memory new power suply um.... same sound card nd video card
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:19 PM   #33
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Cool. You'll need a motherboard that has an AGP slot for your video card, and at least two IDE connectors for your drives.

If you're planning on doing any gaming with the newer games, I think you would be better off getting a new video card as well and looking for a PCI Express capable motherboard. Most newer systems are moving from AGP to PCI Express as it offers higher performance.
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:48 PM   #34
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yea i havent found any agp suporting motherboards with enough ide slots.. anyone have a link?... and im looking on tigerdirect.com
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:11 PM   #35
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What's your budget look like? You want a high end gaming machine or just a nice midrange computer for cruising the 'net and mild gaming?

Are you looking to use an Intel or AMD CPU?
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well my budget has a pretty big range.. my father can get most computer parts for a low price if he purchases them through his job... so basicaly any sugestion would be helpful.. and im looking to use intel
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and i just found out my video card is an agp one... so basically i need to find a motherboard with agp 2 ide ports and all that other good stuff... if anyone finds one SEND ME THE LINK!!!!!!!!! because ive been looking and cant find one
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Here's one I found that has support for the newer Intel CPUs with two IDE and 1 AGP slot: ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 LGA 775 VIA PT880 Pro/PT880 Ultra.

You can even run either DDR or the newer DDR2 in it.
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where does it say the ide slots?

EDIT: if i bought a motherboard with like one ide slot and like 4 or 3 sata slots could i buy like a cd drive and a dvd drive that are sata and use the one ide of my hard drive? or do all the components have t obe either ide or sata
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You can do that. Mixing your IDE harddrive with SATA CDROM and DVD drives is perfectly OK.

The IDE slots are listed under the specifications as PATA .
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