[LAU] PCI1 and new motherboards - a tip

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Sun May 24 19:30:42 UTC 2015

On 24 May 2015 at 6:28, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:

> In looking for HW, I first chose my cpu. (i5 with 4 cores and no 
> hyperthreads) Then I looked at the whole line of mother boards that 
> supported the cpu socket. While there were lots of MB with 1 or two PCI 
> slots, I looked for maximum and got three because I wanted to avoid 
> whichever slot uses irq 16 and I have two audio cards. I looked for 
> something that still has ps2 kb/mouse ports because I have USB audio I try 
> out sometimes and the mouse can cause trouble (I think there are ways 
> around this though and I might not be so picky next time). I also wanted 
> at least two monitor outputs, but this is easy as many MB have three at 
> least. Monitors are cheap ($90 at walmart) and double monitors for audio 
> just seems the way to go. I would add, lots of USB ports, but all the MB 
> have more than I need.

Did you buy one of those motherboards to which you refer?  If so, 
what make/model and how well is it working?

Thanks Len...


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