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    Motherboard - can't find spec I want

    I would like the following spec of Mobo to upgrade my DAW but cannot find it......is there such a thing?

    Chipset: Intel 965 or 975
    to take at least E6600 Conroe
    RAM speed from 533 (what I have now) to 1066 (what I plan to have....up to around 8GB (for when x64 becomes reliable)
    Must be able to accomodate at least :-
    2 x SATA II HDD
    2 x IDE HDD + 1 x IDE Optical device
    Floppy
    at least 6 USB2
    PCI-e 16x
    4 x PCI - to accomodate Audiophile 2496 + 2 x UAD-1 + Firewire PCI card (all used simultaneously)
    at least 3 fan headers......


    I prefer ASUS but I cannot find a suitable spec anywhere by anyone.....
    Asus P5QL-E : Intel Q9550 : Noctua NH-U12P : DDR2 2 x 2048MB 1066 Corsair : Palit 9800GT 512Mb : Iiyama PLE2200WS-B : RME HDSP9632[a proper musician's card] : 2 x SATA 7200rpm 250GB : 1 x 7200rpm IDE 120GB : 1 x 7200rpm IDE 80GB : Iomega 34290 1TB eSATA storage : Pioneer DVR-216DBK : Antec TX1050 case : TAGAN TG700BZ PSU : MOTU MTPAV MIDI interface/time clock : Behringer BCR2000 : SONAR 7PE : Reason3 : ReFX Nexus : ReFX Vanguard : NI Battery3 : JP-8080 : D-50 : D-10

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    What is "Audiophile 2496 + 2 x UAD-1"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acrobat View Post
    What is "Audiophile 2496 + 2 x UAD-1"?
    Audiophile 2496 is a low latency stereo soundcard
    http://www.turnkey.co.uk/web/product...IL&context=WEB

    2 x Uad-1 is a pair of professional DSP cards which use their own processor to run their own plug-ins
    http://www.turnkey.co.uk/web/product...LT&context=WEB
    Last edited by Gibbo; 04-01-2007 at 10:24 AM.
    Asus P5QL-E : Intel Q9550 : Noctua NH-U12P : DDR2 2 x 2048MB 1066 Corsair : Palit 9800GT 512Mb : Iiyama PLE2200WS-B : RME HDSP9632[a proper musician's card] : 2 x SATA 7200rpm 250GB : 1 x 7200rpm IDE 120GB : 1 x 7200rpm IDE 80GB : Iomega 34290 1TB eSATA storage : Pioneer DVR-216DBK : Antec TX1050 case : TAGAN TG700BZ PSU : MOTU MTPAV MIDI interface/time clock : Behringer BCR2000 : SONAR 7PE : Reason3 : ReFX Nexus : ReFX Vanguard : NI Battery3 : JP-8080 : D-50 : D-10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Audiophile 2496 is a low latency stereo soundcard
    http://www.turnkey.co.uk/web/product...IL&context=WEB

    2 x Uad-1 is a pair of professional DSP cards which use their own processor to run their own plug-ins
    http://www.turnkey.co.uk/web/product...LT&context=WEB
    Ahhhh.

    Hmmm.

    Thats all pretty specialist stuff. Most people just have a single sound card. What you have is using 3 slots, and then a forth slot for the firewire, so thats gunna be a toughy.

    I think 3 IDE slots is going to be hard aswell, but I would suspect there is a way around that, or a motherboard which allows 3.

    Finding one with 4 PCI slots, as well as a PCI-Express slot, must be a nightmare though. I personally don't know of any, but I would be surprised if there werent some in existance for specialist/professional use. There are backplanes and stuff, but I dont know any of those with PCI-Express slots in too.

    Hopefully someone can help, if not, all I could do is suggest a compromise solution. For example, taking all the stuff off your 2 IDE disks, and putting them on a single SATA disk. Then you could have 3 SATA disks, and one IDE slot for your optical drive. Theres a million motherboards which offer that.

    As for the PCI problem, finding one with 3 slots is a piece of cake. So if you could find a motherboard with FireWire built in, you would have to sacrifice your firewire card, but you could still use all your sound cards. You could also get an external firewire device.

    But finding a motherboard with 3+ SATA drives, 1 IDE, 3 PCI, 1 PCI-Express, is a piece of cake.

    There are maybe better ones than this, but just at first glance on scans website, I saw this one:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=434311

    Its just an example, but that one has your conroe slot (C2D / 775), it has room for a PCI-Express card (two infact), it has 3 PCI slots to take all your sound cards, it has 5 SATA ports and 2 IDE's, and it has Firewire built in

    The only thing it doesn't have, is memory support for up to 1066 RAM. But that shouldn't really matter. Low latency, DDR2 800, should be pretty much similar. (I dont know any motherboards that take 1066 RAM. I could keep looking and Im sure there are some, but there you go.)

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      • Memory:
      • Corsair 2x2Gb TwinX DDR2 XMS2, PC2-8500 (1066)
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 250GB SATA 1 x 120GB PATA 1 x 80GB PATA
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit 9800GT 512Mb - - Soundcard: RME HDSP9632
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      • Antec TX1050
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    Hmmm only 1 x Firewire is a bit restricting...I need one for Video (via front port) and 1 for yet another external audio processor.....

    I suppose I could get away with just 1 UAD-1 card tbh and get a USB hub to expand on the USB front.

    I don't need 3 x IDE ports as most can support 2 devices each so 2 IDE ports will suffice.....

    That P5W Deluxe looks like it might work...
    Last edited by Gibbo; 04-01-2007 at 11:11 AM.
    Asus P5QL-E : Intel Q9550 : Noctua NH-U12P : DDR2 2 x 2048MB 1066 Corsair : Palit 9800GT 512Mb : Iiyama PLE2200WS-B : RME HDSP9632[a proper musician's card] : 2 x SATA 7200rpm 250GB : 1 x 7200rpm IDE 120GB : 1 x 7200rpm IDE 80GB : Iomega 34290 1TB eSATA storage : Pioneer DVR-216DBK : Antec TX1050 case : TAGAN TG700BZ PSU : MOTU MTPAV MIDI interface/time clock : Behringer BCR2000 : SONAR 7PE : Reason3 : ReFX Nexus : ReFX Vanguard : NI Battery3 : JP-8080 : D-50 : D-10

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    How about this, its the only thing I could find with 4 PCI slots:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=526999

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      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Q9550 4x2.833GHz with Noctua NHU12 cooler
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 2x2Gb TwinX DDR2 XMS2, PC2-8500 (1066)
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 250GB SATA 1 x 120GB PATA 1 x 80GB PATA
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit 9800GT 512Mb - - Soundcard: RME HDSP9632
      • PSU:
      • Tagan BZ700
      • Case:
      • Antec TX1050
      • Operating System:
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      • Orange [:eek:] 8meg running @ 5288kbps last time I tested it http://www.speedtest.net
    Gonna get the P5W deluxe and get UAD-1e cards instead (PCI-e slots)
    http://www.dv247.com/invt/35127/
    Asus P5QL-E : Intel Q9550 : Noctua NH-U12P : DDR2 2 x 2048MB 1066 Corsair : Palit 9800GT 512Mb : Iiyama PLE2200WS-B : RME HDSP9632[a proper musician's card] : 2 x SATA 7200rpm 250GB : 1 x 7200rpm IDE 120GB : 1 x 7200rpm IDE 80GB : Iomega 34290 1TB eSATA storage : Pioneer DVR-216DBK : Antec TX1050 case : TAGAN TG700BZ PSU : MOTU MTPAV MIDI interface/time clock : Behringer BCR2000 : SONAR 7PE : Reason3 : ReFX Nexus : ReFX Vanguard : NI Battery3 : JP-8080 : D-50 : D-10

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    is using onboard firewire not an option?

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    you may wish to check foxconn too a fast ex:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=476331

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    Asus Commando i965?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=526999

    Currently being discussed in another thread:
    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=95501

    It does not have two IDE channels, but should fit your other requirements. It does have 4 PCI slots.

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