I guess I should start by apologising for the fact that this is another which MoBo thread. I’m building my first new PC from components in the next couple of months and have done some research but can’t decide on a Mobo. I also have a few questions that I need some good advice on.
I’m not planning to overclock at all in this build so no suggestions of that sort please. And if I’ve made a bad choice, please say why.
This is the current plan for the PC;
case: CoolerMaster ATC-201c-SX2
processor: Intel P4 2.8Ghz
processor fan: Coolermaster D14-7H53
PSU: Enermax 350W ATX 2.03 [EG365AX-VE FMA]
RAM: Crucial PC2100 512MB modules x2
Graphics: LeadTek GeForce4 Ti4800 [A280-TD128VIVO]
sound: Creative Audigy 2
Optical: Lite-On LTD163D, Lite-On LTR40125S
HDD: Maxtor 80Gb ATA133 x2, Maxtor 40Gb ATA133, IBM Deskstar 45Gb ATA100
MoBo: Gigabyte GA-SINXP1394 or Aopen AX4R Plus
How reliable are the Serial ATA converters for Parallel ATA drives?
Are the pin outs for front panel connectors standard?
Are the Internal USB connector pin outs standard? My research suggests not.
Anyone tried either of the MoBos in the coolerMaster case?
Thanks in advance