Noob question about case/mobo fitting

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  1. Sanc7ified

    Sanc7ified New Member

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    Alright i just ordered a new case from Newegg.com ( http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=11-147-011&depa=0&CMP=EMC-neemail122704&ATT=RosewillATXCase ) and the mobo that i have is 12x8.2 and it says that the biggest mobo that case can hold is 10x12.5 .... does it matter that its on backwards like that? I was looking at pics of the case and its pretty much the same dimensions as this case i have here....

    Also the mobo im running now is an Intel D845PESV and the processor im running is a 478 pin p4 2.66....What would be a good mobo to upgrade to for under 100 bux....something with plenty of upgrading room and alot of RAM slots, with at least a 800 mhz FSB and x8 AGP...any opinions are highly appreciated

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    1997 CL 3.0 OG since 00

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    Answer as to which motherboard I'd say a P4P800E Deluxe would be your best bet for wanting to stay with a socket 478. Not sure now it runs in the US but it's one heck of a great overclocking board. I ran my 2.4C at 3.4 ghz using that board. I've actually built 5 systems based on that board and it's earlier versions
     
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    is 478 pin considered out of date? ive had this pc for a little over a year now, and i figured it would be time for a new mobo
     
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    1997 CL 3.0 OG since 00

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    yea it is obsolete but it performs like a champ :) the 865 springdales while dated make for great gaming rigs, i'm running my FSB at 1.2 ghz right now. Actually I'm in the process of upgrading to a 3200+ AMD 64
     
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    i mean im not really worried about it being old or not, but if i were to buy a 478 pin mobo (beocuse my current processor is 478 pin) how high would i beable to upgrade...i mean ive seen some 3.8 p4 with HT that also use the 478 pin, if that were the case, i would be fine with owning one...or am i confused...

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    I assume when you say "running your FSB at 1.2GHz" you actually mean 300MHz? Because the stock FSB is 200MHz, and with the way Intel quad-pumps their bus, they arrive at the figure 800MHz. So I assume you mean quad-pumped to 1.2GHz, which would be 300MHz?


    And yes, the 478 platform is considered outdated. The 865 chipset is nice, but if you are buying something new, definitely go with the 915p and the lga-775 platform.
     

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