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Im gonna start building my first computer, nothing too special, but I was just wondering if anyone had any good or bad to say about this motherboard I was thinking of getting. Or if you have any other recomendations or boards please let me know. I dont want to spend too much but I want some quality.

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Well the price is right that's for sure.

The only drawback I can see is the 423 socket. But if that doesn't bother you go for it. Just find out their RMA policy just in case.

Check for P4 423 price and availability here...............:D
 

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Yea I do like the price, but maybe I should look around. What is the advantage/difference using a 423 compared to a 478 pin? It looked like they support pretty much the same but maybe im missing something. I dont know too much about motherboards yet...

Btw...I found the motherboard above through pricewatch, its just the direct link to purchase it :winkgrin:
 
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Take a look here.

From what I have heard the 423 was a quick kick to the P4 market til they got the 478 ready.

I'm sure someone else may be able to give you more info on this tho.

It just seems more practical to try and buy the latest technology for a few dollars more even if you need to wait a couple of weeks to gather up the cash.
 

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If you can afford the $50 extra you can get a 423 to 478 adapter Here
Well I got a motherboard that was cheap and now I am considering this adapter after seeing the price on the 2.0Ghz 423 compared to the 2.0Ghz 478. I have looked over the notes and installation guides and such with the adapter but I am wondering a couple things.
One, the BIOS on my board only supports up to a 1.5Ghz processor now. If its updated it can handle up to a 2.0Ghz. Any one know if I would have to have the updated BIOS to use the adapter or would that not matter anymore?
Two, would using this adapter cause any problems in the long run being that it is sort of a strange setup (at least to me :)). Since my board is supported by the adapter I wouldnt think it would but you never know when you are using things in a way they shouldnt be used :tongue2:. Im just wondering because it it my first built system and I dont want to mess things up and have to wait around for extra money to fix it.
 
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