• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Topic: WHICH PROCESSOR AND MOBO WOULD YOU CHOOS BETWEEN THESE TWO OPTIONS???

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1

    WHICH PROCESSOR AND MOBO WOULD YOU CHOOS BETWEEN THESE TWO OPTIONS???

    After a lot of research I\'ve narrowed my choices for a giga system to.

    Asus p4p3 with Pentium 4 (probably 2.4)

    Asus A7n8x with Athlon XP (2200 or 2500)

    Which would you pick and why?

    Thanks,

    Colin

  2. #2

    Re: WHICH PROCESSOR AND MOBO WOULD YOU CHOOS BETWEEN THESE TWO OPTIONS???

    Neither for a pure GigaSystem - I\'d go for something a lot cheaper. Sorry that prolly wasnt very helpful But I don\'t know which of those two to choose.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Winsted, CT
    Posts
    1,338

    Re: WHICH PROCESSOR AND MOBO WOULD YOU CHOOS BETWEEN THESE TWO OPTIONS???

    Since v3 will want more CPU power, I don’t think this is overkill anymore.

    I expect either board would be fine. I don’t know anything about the Nvidia chipset.. Some 184-pin memory tends to be more expensive than 168-pin.

  4. #4

    Re: WHICH PROCESSOR AND MOBO WOULD YOU CHOOS BETWEEN THESE TWO OPTIONS???

    Well I\'d skimp on RAID, USB2, FireWire etc... you can get perfectly good motherboards at less than half the price of those.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Winsted, CT
    Posts
    1,338

    Re: WHICH PROCESSOR AND MOBO WOULD YOU CHOOS BETWEEN THESE TWO OPTIONS???

    Very true.

    Another hidden problem with the fancy boards is that for some reason they think people need 4-6 USB ports. using 4-6 interrupts! I’ve built a few systems with the P4PE, and you get either all or none in the bios setup. Though I chose “none”, I see you’re asking about USB MIDI in another thread. Remember, you can (and should) network the PCs and use MIDIOverLan.

Go Back to forum

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •