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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:06 pm    Post subject: Foxconn 925A01-8EKRS2 Motherboard Review Reply with quote

http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/motherboards/1458_1.html
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:16 am    Post subject: a suggestion Reply with quote

I don't have a great deal of exp. w/ building pc's so when it says something like 'the power cable goes over the processor' or the 'video card blocks the ram' I find it hard to visualise.
Si it'd be nice to have a photo of the problem just to see how bad it is.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

board shot

http://www.motherboards.org/imageview.html?i=/images/mobot/motherboards/7421.jpg

If you look at above image. Check the lime green slot in middle of board (pci express x16 or video slot). Just below this slot and to the right you can see two sets of memory slots (yellow and blue). Now when a video card is installed it is typically longer than the slot by at least a few inches and in a layout like this will prevent you from opening the white locking mechanisms on the memory slots.

As for the power cable you can see its location at the bottom right corner of the motherboard directly in line with the cpu socket. A better ergonomic placement would be somewhere in the top left side of the board.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As for the power cable you can see its location at the bottom right corner of the motherboard directly in line with the cpu socket. A better ergonomic placement would be somewhere in the top left side of the board.


Provided you have a power supply that can reach with its cable. Value power supplies have very short cabling sometimes, I can see what segment this board is pointed at already...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, are they trying to phase out IDE altogether? on all the newer boards ive seen, there's only one IDE port, and the cdroms need them. so, are they going the way of the isa slots? will we soon HAVE to buy SATA drives?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cacrusn wrote:
ok, are they trying to phase out IDE altogether? on all the newer boards ive seen, there's only one IDE port, and the cdroms need them. so, are they going the way of the isa slots? will we soon HAVE to buy SATA drives?


I have seen some SATA DVD drives, so I imagine IDE will be phased out eventually crying
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EmilyB wrote:
cacrusn wrote:
ok, are they trying to phase out IDE altogether? on all the newer boards ive seen, there's only one IDE port, and the cdroms need them. so, are they going the way of the isa slots? will we soon HAVE to buy SATA drives?


I have seen some SATA DVD drives, so I imagine IDE will be phased out eventually crying


Eventually, I've seen some rom drives using sata but that will take time.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will SCSI ever be mainstream for desktops or it's reserved for servers because of costs and such?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

snap355 wrote:
Will SCSI ever be mainstream for desktops or it's reserved for servers because of costs and such?

i dont think SCSI will be mainstream for desktops since it is designed to be used 24/7 on a server.
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