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    hello helpful people

    i need some answers. i'm trying to build a system that's suited for home video editing and my supplier is asking me to choose between two boards: ASUS P4S800 and ASUS P4S800D. i see there are some differences but my question is related to their storage specs:
    ASUS P4S800-- 2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33

    ASUS P4S800D-- 2 x UltraDMA 133/100 and
    2 x Serial ATA with RAID 0, 1 function

    will somebody please explain to me the above. is there a difference between UltraDMA and ATA? which board is better in terms of storage?
    please help. thnx..
    tikki
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+; 1 X 512 RAM; Epox 8KDA3J; 128 MB Redfox Radeon 9200SE; Asus CD-RW; Maxtor 120GB boot drive; Seagate 40GB scratch disk.

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    well the non d doesnt have sata, which means it doesnt support the newer, quicker hard drives

    honestly, i would not buy either. The king of chipsets for intel is intel...(FIBI for intel by intel )...the 865PE and 875 rock, as they are ultra stable and overclock very well.

    I would suggest one of these boards:

    Abit IS7--link
    Abit AI7--link
    Abit IC7-Max2**--link

    **Very highly recommended..arguably the best socket478 board out
    2.6b at 3.3
    1 gig of OCZ Platinum Limited Edition PC3200(2-2-2)
    Abit IC7
    Seagate 80gb sata
    Aspire X-Alien
    460W Enermax
    9800 Pro
    SP-94 with Tornado

    Panasonic GS200 on its way with:
    3 DV Tapes, Tripod, Bag, Telephoto Lens, Lens Cleaning Kit

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    We stay away from SiS chipset motherboards as a rule.

    For intel systems - Intel or VIA chipsets
    for AMD64 systems - VIA or Nforce3 chipsets

    Asus is a good brand though, we go through shedloads of asus motherboard system builds at work, and I don't think we've ever had a single one faulty. THere are plenty of other good makes, so of course it's down to choice, but for the love of all that is good and true, never EVER EVER EVER buy a "PC Chips" branded motherboard. Spend small amount of extra cash and get a big name one.

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    thanx guys. i'll go for intel then.
    tikki
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+; 1 X 512 RAM; Epox 8KDA3J; 128 MB Redfox Radeon 9200SE; Asus CD-RW; Maxtor 120GB boot drive; Seagate 40GB scratch disk.

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    Well, we dont like Via chipsets either,unless possibly if ur going A64...theyve really cleaned up their act for the 64 bit chipsets

    A perfer Abit to Asus, and have used both...Abit's are known as the kings of overclocking...so, if u plan on overclocking, go abit, otherwise, stick with sumthin semi-well known(Asus, Abit, Gigabyte, MSI, etc)
    2.6b at 3.3
    1 gig of OCZ Platinum Limited Edition PC3200(2-2-2)
    Abit IC7
    Seagate 80gb sata
    Aspire X-Alien
    460W Enermax
    9800 Pro
    SP-94 with Tornado

    Panasonic GS200 on its way with:
    3 DV Tapes, Tripod, Bag, Telephoto Lens, Lens Cleaning Kit

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