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New mobo for old P4

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Pyeti, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Pyeti New Member

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    My old P4 mobo died and im goin 2 buy a new one rather than scrap it. Ive found 2 different ECS (i no, they're crap) board and i cant decide which one. They are practically exactly the same in features just the chipsets are different. So for a socket 478 system which chipset is better, an SiS 661FX or a Intel 865 GV?
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    Ohh and it will have a P4 (northwood, want to oc it slightly) 1.8ghz and a 9600 pro
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    You don't have to go with ECS - the ASRock motherboards are good for the low end if you ask me. Usually have reasonable OC ability too! Try the P4i65G for example.

    If you are sure about going ECS, then I'd go with the intel chipset.
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    That looks nice too :)

    FYI- ECS is NOT CRAP!

    They make some low end boards, but they also make some fairly nice ones, I wouldn't consider them top of the line by any means, but I would not call them crap by ALL means.
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    I would reccomend ECS to any basic system builder/light overclocker.
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    Its an old computer that will just be a file server or something in future. I dont need more performance or anything. And im in NZ so i cant use Newegg :banghead: but thanks any way
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    Find a used motherboard on ebay based on the 865PE or 875. It will be cheaper and probably perform better than something based on an SiS chipset.
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    I'm very happy with my ASUS P4C800 Deluxe. I can overclock my P4 2.4GHz Northwood over 3GHz on stock cooling:eek:

    BTW: Check my FS thread. I have a socket 478 mobo listed
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    So general consensus is the intel chip would be better?
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