I’m going to order an Athlon XP 2500 processor for a dedicated burning machine, and I was wondering which motherboard you all would recommend? I’m for the most part an Intel guy, so I’m not real familiar with which chipset’s IDE controllers are better, etc… (Nforce 2, Via, etc…)
From what I’ve read so far, I want a Nforce2 chipset, and I usually buy Asus boards. So their Nforce2 board at Newegg is THIS ONE. They also show another Asus Nforce2 board for $4.50 more than the first one.
So, could you all tell me which of those boards I should get, or if I should go with another board? I know I’ve seen a lot of people with Abit NF7 boards. There are 4 different Abit “NF7” boards listed at NewEgg. If you would recommend the Abit NF7, could you tell me which one (of the 4 at newegg) you would get?
Again, the main thing is stability (PC will never be turned off), and of course good IDE controllers.(or as good as possible) I’m at the mercy of you guys as far as the IDE stuff on the Nforce boards, because I don’t know anything about them.
BTW, if anyone has memory recommendations, please let me know. And if you have a similar setup to this, and it has worked well for you, let me know what your setup is. Thanks.