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    Aight people

    Im going to get myself a new case.
    i found the one i want and it is atx.

    which motherboards will fit in this?

    i went to a site and it didnt say whether the mobo was atx or what?

    whats types of mobos are there?

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    Right people

    i found an atx motherboard to go with my case.

    this is the mobo
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=59993

    it does not have any ide ports. it as ata?

    im guessing this is like the newer version of the port

    i have two ide internal hard drives and two internal cd drives which are all ide. how do i connect them to this mobo?

    would i just get cables which are ide at one end and ata at the other.

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    The alpabet jungle of hard drive connections is confusing. The info on the mobo says it has ultra ata as well as serial ata. Ultra ata 133 is an IDE interface. If you have specific questions on that mobo, you can go to www.asus.com. It is better to get your questions answered before you buy. Charlie

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    This MOBO is for the Atholon 64 bit CPU only. Unless you want to go down the 64 bit trail then consider the far more standard 32 bit MOBO. There is verly little hardware and softeware that is available for 64 bit machines and will probably remain so for some time yet. Even then the prices will be way above the 99.9% of hardware and software currently available for the normal 32 bit machines.
    Most 32 bit stuff will work but what's the point.
    The ATA specs means this card will only accept the more expensive SATA hard drives also. Your existing drives will not work.
    Overall you are looking at paying nearly double for everything with little of no real advantage.
    The jury on 64 bit Atholon is still out.
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    Thank you for the advice.

    So if have two ide hard drives and two ide dvd drives and want to get a new mobo and processor which runs like (edit)off a shovel but is till cheap and works with my current drives what should i get?

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    This question is about as hard to answer as which car should I buy?
    There are so many available.
    The best advice is find a small to medium size vendor who has been in business for a minimum of three years and follow their advice.
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    As Whoozie said, this is a diffucult question to answer because it depends on your personal needs. If you have picked a specific board or manufactuer, I would suggest that you contact their tech department with your specific questions. Tell them what you want to do with it and what you want to use with it. Every major manufactuer has a web sight for support and questions, just type their name in your search engine, you will find them.