[NA-User] Motherboard for Contesting
Mon, 01 Apr 2002 14:27:12 -0500
>> Here's an interesting link though:
>> ATX motherboard, 4 PCI, 4 ISA, WITH Pentium Pro 180 MHZ cpu
>> and fan - $24.95. No AGP - needs PCI video card.
>Make sure you know exactly which form factor motherboard you need. All my
>older homebrew PCs use the AT form factor motherboard. ATX has some of the
>connectors built onto the motherboard, you can not just drop these boards into
>an AT-style case. Plus they require a different power supply. At this price,
>though, you could certainly pick up an ATX case (with power supply) at CompUSA
>for under $100, then just transfer your peripherals.
Exactly. My longtime favorite cheap ATX case & supply (ACER HX-45) is
available for $40 all over the web. At this point one might as well start
changing over to ATX so that PS2 keyboards plug right in, etc.