Which MoBo?

vbimport

#1

I have just upgraded a PC to an ABIT KR7A-RAID one of the MoBos to get for Athlons. This was an easy choice. Question is, what is the MoBo to get (w/RAID & AGP 2.0) for a PIII (933)?

TIA


#2

How about this one ?


#3

Nice board…[ul][]RAID is ATA100 - need 133[]On-board sound…don’t need that (no S/PDIF anyway)[]it won’t take my 512 MB DIMM (256 max sticks only)[]6 x PCI slots…I need them![]Intel Chipset (815E)…are best, of course[]Integrated 2D/3D Graphic Engine…don’t need that[*]nice O/C features[/ul]


#4

some people are never satisfied :slight_smile:


#5

I’ve searched for a mobo which holds a p3 and has ata 133 raid…

I can’t find one.


#6

Originally posted by Mr. Belvedere
I can’t find one.
Neither can I. But I’ll go for any 815 board with RAID and performance like the KR7A or Pro 2 but I ain’t gonna go VIA, been there done that, LOL. It doesn’t have to be RAID, I’m just after the extra controllers 'cos I can only fit 1 x ATA100 card (the other 5 are filled). I think Gigabyte is looking good but you never see their boards on the Top 40 hehe. Oh well, off to ASUS.com.tw next


#7

Abit has some nice boards as well. And nice to overclock it seems :slight_smile:

I’ve heard from a mobo which has 6 ide controllers , but dunno the brand anymore.


#8

Well here is what I found that meets your needs.
There is a review on this link

SOYO P4I Fire Dragon L/E Motherboard

CPU

  • Supports Intel Pentium 4 socket 478 processors 400MHz System Data Bus
    Chipset
  • Intel i845D and ICH2 chipset
    Memory
  • 2 DIMM slots for up to 2GB of PC2100/PC1600 DDR SDRAM support
    Miscellaneous
  • AGP 4X slot
  • 4 USB 1.1 ports
  • 6 PCI slots / 1 CNR slot
  • Provides 2 IEEE1394 ports
    Multi I/O
  • 2 channels of BUS Master IDE Port support Ultra DMA 33/66/100
    Audio
  • C-Media CMI8738 6-channel audio (optional)
  • S/PDIF-in/out interface (optional)
    Integrated Networking
  • Intel 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN controller (optional)
    Ultra DMA 133/RAID
  • High Point HPT372 IDE Controller
  • Ultra DMA 133MB/sec data transfer rate
  • RAID 0/1/0+1

Here is what the review says

Pros

  • ATA133 RAID
  • Performance
  • Good range of BIOS options
  • Onboard 10/100 Ethernet
  • 2 IEEE1394 FireWire ports
  • SPDIF and Digital I/O Expansion
  • Very cool color scheme
  • Excellent layout
  • Red Cross donation with every board sold!

Cons

  • Availability
  • Price
  • Only 2 DIMM slots (2GB max DDR)
  • Some stability problems identified
  • ATA133 only supported in RAID configurations
  • No USB 2.0 support

Well you better read all of it heh :slight_smile:

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#9

Originally posted by rafal
[B]Well here is what I found that meets your needs.
There is a review on this link

SOYO P4I Fire Dragon L/E Motherboard

CPU

  • Supports Intel Pentium 4 socket 478 processors 400MHz System Data Bus
    Chipset
  • Intel i845D and ICH2 chipset
    [/B]

Originally posted by FutureProof [B]

“Question is, what is the MoBo to get (w/RAID & AGP 2.0) for a PIII (933)?”[/B]

Will this also run a PIII then ?


#10

Originally posted by Mr. Belvedere
[B]

Will this also run a PIII then ? [/B]

Well I guess I missed the main point :slight_smile:
Still its a good mobo :stuck_out_tongue:

Anyways, I found many mobos that support P3 but dont have ATA/133 RAID. There is no PIII mobo with ATA133 RAID I think.

I guess your left out with ATA100.


#11

You can always buy a Raid PCI card. Thats one way to solve it :slight_smile:

Here are some manufacturers:

Acard Technology Corp.
Promise Technology Inc.
SIIG, Inc.
Highpoint Technologies Inc.
Silicon Image, Inc.
3Ware

Hightpoint is maybe the best choice. It’s up to you.


#12

Originally posted by FutureProof
I’m just after the extra controllers 'cos I can only fit 1 x ATA100 card (the other 5 are filled).
I have a Leadtek WinFast ATA100 Card :wink:

I think I’m gonna go MSI, although there are no ATA133 connectors for PIII