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    Best motherboard chipset for P4 Setup...?

    Basically I'm going to be purchasing a new motherboard soon for a secondary machine, specs will be:

    Intel P4 2.4C (800FSB and HT)
    1Gb of DDR400 (PC3200) in two 512mb Modules
    ATI 9800Pro AGP Graphics Card
    120 Gb Western Digital 8mb Cache Hard Drive (IDE)
    and the other normal bits and bobs.

    Basically there are a fair few motherboards out there for that kind of setup, I would like to know which chipset will give me the best performance. That way it reduces my choices and helps me pick a motherboard quicker .

    I'm not going to be overclocking at all and the board needs to be totally stable, so the best standard performance chipset would be great.

    Thanks in Advance,

    Regards,

    Mark

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    Do you want mATX or ATX?

    I had an IC7-G and it was a very very good quick board.
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    ATX, as for the IC7, I'd like to steer clear of Abit. Had a good run with them but time to move on.

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    How about an Asus P4C-800 or P4P-800?
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    Well, I'd have gone for the Abit myself, but the 875P chipset aspect of it would be something I'd look for - how about the Asus P4C800-E?

    edit: And firelord beats me to it

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    Hey Speed2003, are you planning on nicking my pc?
    (See sig)

    I would recommend the P4P800 though.
    P4C 2.4Ghz | Asus P4P800 Deluxe | 2x512Mb GeiL Ultra DDR500 CL2-3-3-6 | Sapphire Radeon 9700 128Mb | Soundblaster 128 | Western Digital 120Gb 7200rpm 8Mb cache
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    • BenW's system
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    Yea, mies even closer! All the same minus cpu. Mines 2.26

    I have the gigabyte GA 8IPE1000 Pro-G which seems to have pretty much the same features as the asus P4P800 DeluxeE but its cheaper. Got 'Memory Intelligent Booster' which means its basically the same as a 875 board

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    Loved my ABIT IC-7 MAX3, recommended from me. No personal experience of the ASUS but I know a black motherboard has got to be better than one the colour of dogs.... well brown anyway

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    Get the P4P800, can't argue with 270FSB, CPU and RAM depending

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    I had my abit up to 285 Mhz, well for a few weeks, then the processor died

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    Yeah, but I bet it lowered your heating bills before it went...

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    hah, so true

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      • Storage:
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    Thanks for all the replies guys, yeah like I said it's a pretty well used setup so I'm not stealing anyones Pc's (Or am I? ). Decided to use the IC7 in my current rig (soon to be AMD 64) rather than sell it.

    Thanks anyways,

    Regards,

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    • ANZAC_ELITE's system
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    I have to say the Asus p4C800E deluxe (I875 chipset) is is good solid board, oc is no problem with this board, I did have an Abit IC7 max 3 but the chipset cooling fan died, so (trying not to sound like a fan boy) I recommend the p4c800e deluxe

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    • Speed's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z270 Gaming M5
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 7600K
      • Memory:
      • 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair 3200MHz DDR4 - CMK16GX4M2B3200C16
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA RTX 2080 XC 8GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 1300W Platinum PSU
      • Case:
      • Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX - Grey
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro x64
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    I must admit I've heard good things about that board, only the price puts me off. That and it is overkill for what I want the board for.

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    I don't think theres much between the ASUS or Abit offerings

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