What motherboard will fit these parts?

hackmole

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I have got some extra parts I'd like to use to make a backup computer. The problem is I don't have the motherboard and the motherboard needs to fit the parts. I am assuming the motherboard would fit into a regular size box. So if anyone knows of a motherboard that can fit the following requirements let me know.

1. 3.06 ghz Celeron D processor and heatsink.

2. Two SATA drives that I will run in RAID 1. I also might add an SSD drive. I don't want to add a controller card because they don't seem to work right plus it's extra cost. So three SATA port connectors would be good.

3. DDR PC2700 RAM. (Needs to hold a minimum of 2 gigs.)

4. Two IDE DVD drives. (2 IDE ports)

5. An AGP ATI video card. (an AGP port)
 

tcsenter

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Sounds like Socket 478. Socket 478 was pretty much being phased out for LGA775 when SATA was coming online, so not too many Socket 478 boards with SATA made it to market. Among those that did, most supplied the SATA ports by third party controller chips that were sort of inferior, being the first generation of SATA controller products that were often just converted IDE controller designs. And the BIOS/firmware is going to be so dated that is likely to have issues with SSD drives (or any current drive product line). IOW, I wouldn't bother.
 
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ComputerWizKid

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Actually it is an LGA775 Chip and the first generation of those boards had IDE, AGP, And SATA and most used the old DDR ram
 

tcsenter

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Celeron D was produced in both Socket 478 and LGA775 (I have about a dozen used Celeron D processors here from old systems, most of the slower ones like 3.06GHz are 478), but assuming the AGP card to be re-used was from the same system as the processor, its much more likely from a Socket 478 motherboard since Intel only had a couple LGA775 motherboards that supported AGP (and not many others did, either). But you're right, it could also be LGA775.

Either way, I still wouldn't bother. You can find Allendale/Conroe based LGA775 Celerons along with a supporting motherboard for dirt cheap (used or surplus) and they are MUCH better than the old 'Netburst' Pentium 4 (including Celeron D).

e.g. 2.0GHz Celeron 440 512K (Allendale) v. 3.6GHz Pentium 4 660 2MB (Prescott)
 
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