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Old 02-03-04, 05:29 PM
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Can you recommend a dual P4 motherboard?

I'm considering putting together a new system soon. I'd like a dual P4 (supports 2.8) motherboard without any built in audio if possible. I'd probably buy a single processor for now. Something in the range of $85.

I'd then need a new case/power supply, ram, and HD. I could then swap my HD (or use it in my old system?), CDburner, CD-Rom, sound card, vc, lan card, and monitor. I'm currently running an Nvidia 980XGL and have a new 750XGL to swap to my current system.

So, are there any deals on a dual motherboard and processor? or would it be cheaper to use pricewatch and buy them individually?
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I guess I'm looking in the range of $200 for a dual proc mb...
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I don't know if it's that P4's are actually incapable of working in SMP systems or if Intel just doesn't support it so vendors don't build boards for it, but in either case, if you want a dual capable system, you need to go with Xeon's.

Personally, for the kind of money you'd spend on a dual Xeon system, I'd go with dual Opteron's instead. Though, I'm not sure if you can buy a dual Opteron board and run it with just one CPU, though.
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I'm considering just buying a single processor MB now. I could benefit from a dual processor (3D, video, etc) but don't want to shell out money for something that will be obsolete a year from now. I'm looking at the albatron 865PE. Not the best, but a decent budget MB.

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