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Need new Motherboard, Asus has failed. Need help choosing!

by Timjw55 / November 4, 2009 7:43 AM PST

Hey everyone. My Pc shuts off completely randomly. I've replaced and/or tested every single component except the motherboard. So now I want to order a replacement motherboard. I have an Asus P5ND2-SLI but would like to try out an Intel board or something else. I'm familiar with pc's but finding a motherboard that will work with my configuration is something I'm finding difficult. What are my options?

Here's my components:
P4 3.0GHZ 830 2MB L2 Cache DC Processor with Liquid Cooling
2- 1GB DDR2 PC4200 Memory Sticks
2- Nvidia Geforce 7800GT 256MB PCIE cards SLI
650 Watt ATX2.0 Power Supply with Active PFC Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda SATA 500 GB Hard drive
Soundblaster Audigy 2ZS
XP Pro

Here's a couple links to my current Asus motherboard -
http://gr.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=227&l4=0&model=558&modelmenu=1
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131578

I also realize that my setup is getting dated and I might have to upgrade my processor or memory, etc.
Thanks for any help!
Tim

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need a budget
by ramarc / November 4, 2009 10:05 AM PST

SLI support will drive up the cost of a new mobo but since you only have dual 7800gt's a $100 video card would be faster and better choice.

you could get a decent intel g31 based mobo, a dual core 2.83ghz e6500, and 2gb of ddr2 ram for about $200. add a radeon hd 4850 or gts 250 and you're at $300. too much?

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Gonna upgrade
by Timjw55 / November 5, 2009 4:09 AM PST
In reply to: need a budget

I'm now thinking of just upgrading everything. I'll probably end up spending around $600. New motherboard, processor, memory, and single vid card. Thanks!

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