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    Motherboards

    Greetings everyone,
    I'm looking to upgrade my motherboard to a Motherboard with PCI-e. I need to keep to the traditional IDE1 / IDE2 as I cannot yet afford to upgrade any other hardware other than the processor & graphics card.

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    • kungpo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P6T SE
      • CPU:
      • i7 920 @ 3.90 Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 6x 2GB Corsair DDR3 1600
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    Re: Motherboards

    You can get SATA to IDE adapters fairly cheaply, so you can use your IDE disk on the SATA ports on the new mobo.

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    Re: Motherboards

    Whats your current graphics card & RAM?
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    Re: Motherboards

    Thanks for the info any idea of shops / web sites?

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      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
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    Re: Motherboards

    I think it may be best if you state what hardware you have at the moment and what budget you have for upgrading. That way you will get better advice and people will then start linking to products/shops.
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    Re: Motherboards

    The mobo in question is an Asrock KV7T2 SERIES; Graphic card is nvidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 the processos is AMD Athlon 1.2GHz with 1.2 GB of RAM. As you can see its due for renewall.

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    • master811's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • Intel Q6600 @ 3.2GHz
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    Re: Motherboards

    Well bare in mind depending on what CPU you go for, you will need to change RAM as well, so will have to be something like a s939 AMD so you can get PCI-E and still have the DDR1, although DDR2 is very cheap at the moment, so shouldn't be a big issue.

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    Re: Motherboards

    yes your right about the CPU as thats tied to the mobo i'll the sort that and the RAM out as soon as the mobo has been chosen.Thanks master811

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