Having no idea which Motherboard we needed to buy, we looked on the internet to see what was going for what price.
Having used Gigabye Motherboards in the past and never had any trouble with them the wisest thing to do was to keep to Gigabyte.
We decided on the Gigabyte GA-945P-DS3 purely on the features it offered.
Around £46. For a motherboard this is good.
Width: 30.5 cm
Depth: 19.3 cm
Compatible Processors: Pentium 4, Celeron D, Pentium D, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme
64-bit Processors Compatibility: Built-in
Processor Socket: LGA775 Socket
Multi-Core Support: Dual-Core
FSB Speed: 1066 MHz Max
Power Connectors: 4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector
SATA 11 with 4 SATA 11 connectors
3 pci slots, 1pci express x 16, 3 pci x 1
takes up to 4 gb of ddr2 memory
Has on board audio which is great as it supports up to 8 channel audio.
Was simply a job of lining the screw holes up in the case but make sure you are earthed as it is so easy to fry a motherboard!
This motherboard has plenty of room for everything and is very well laid out although once you have your graphics card in one of the pci express x 1 slots becomes almost unuseable unless you have a very thin card due to the proximity of the graphics card.
I would definately recommend this motherboard though.
Thank you for reading.
(also on ciao)
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|Product Description:||Gigabyte GA-945P-DS3 - motherboard - ATX - LGA775 Socket - i945P|
|Product Type:||Motherboard - ATX|
|Chipset Type:||Intel 945P Express / Intel ICH7|
|Processor Socket:||1 x LGA775 Socket|
|Compatible Processors:||Pentium 4, Celeron D, Pentium D, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme|
|Max RAM Size:||4 GB|
|Storage Ports:||1 x ATA, 4 x SATA|
|USB Ports Configuration:||8 x USB|
|Audio:||HD Audio (8-channel)|
|Microsoft Certification:||Certified for Windows Vista|