hey guys -- I know much of my question is covered in other threads, but some are fairly old and there's new stuff on the market in recent weeks...
I am gonna build a new rig. Today.
Is there a definitive answer re: Dual Core and GS3?
Can someone give me a rock-solid mobo/cpu pairing that is known to be stable?
I am trying to find a mobo with a bunch of SATA connections (6) (+raid 0) - at least 2 ATA ports. Definitely a few PCI slots. Maybe PCI-e for video (AGP would be ok). Built in gigabit ethernet.
Anyone have a pairing that is known to be good?
CPU: Intel Pentium D 830 Smithfield 800MHz FSB LGA 775 Dual Core, EM64T ? Yes?
This mobo looks like it meets my specs: Intel BOXD945PSNLK
Your up-to-the moment expertise is appreciated.
PS -- this machine will be for GS3 only -- possibly load a small rack of VSTi's -- I already own a RME HDSP 9652. I already own a 16x DVD+R; I already own a bunch of high-capacity SATA and IDE drives. I already own (2) WinXP pro licenses... so I'll be buying a case, mobo, CPU and appropriate ram (probably 2gigs right now). Your suggestions are appreciated.