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Old 07-19-2005, 08:55 PM
Macca
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Default Socket A motherboard with Firewire

Hi,

I have an old Athlon 1800+ XP Thoroughbred Processor and want to build a
second PC using it and an old ATA hard drive and 512MB DDR memory i have. I
also want the PC to have Firewire so i am looking for an appropriate
motherboard that will take the above which has Firewire on board.

I dont want to spend a fortune and would appreciate any suggesstions,

Thanks In Advance
Macca



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Old 07-19-2005, 09:23 PM
John McGaw
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Default Re: Socket A motherboard with Firewire

Macca wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have an old Athlon 1800+ XP Thoroughbred Processor and want to build a
> second PC using it and an old ATA hard drive and 512MB DDR memory i have. I
> also want the PC to have Firewire so i am looking for an appropriate
> motherboard that will take the above which has Firewire on board.
>
> I dont want to spend a fortune and would appreciate any suggesstions,
>
> Thanks In Advance
> Macca
>
>

I wouldn't worry about it too much. Find a MB you like and if it doesn't
have the desired Firewire ports (or USB 2.0 for that matter) you can
easily buy a PCI card which will provide either or both. A passable
Firewire card can be had for < $20 (US) from various manufacturers.
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:52 AM
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Default Re: Socket A motherboard with Firewire

On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 17:23:02 -0400, John McGaw <nobody@nowh.ere>
wrote:

>I wouldn't worry about it too much. Find a MB you like and if it doesn't
>have the desired Firewire ports (or USB 2.0 for that matter) you can
>easily buy a PCI card which will provide either or both. A passable
>Firewire card can be had for < $20 (US) from various manufacturers.


Ive seen some on Ebay cheap from time to time. I got one at Compusa
for $10 . They had as they usually do a series of sales on Firewire
and USB cards but havent had one recently . They are already starting
the back-to-school mkting wave so Im sure there will be a sale
somewhere in the next few months in the US.

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