Looking for Motherboard with 2 IDE ports

sasieee

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Hi, I am upgrading my home desktop PC. I want to only upgrade Motherboard, CPU and RAM and retain rest of the items.

Planning to upgrade to intel i3 processor. I want to retain my IDE 500GB Hard Disk drive and the IDE DVD-Burner. I want to know which motherboard supports 2 IDE ports and also support intel i3 processor.

Please HELP!!!
 

Benevolence

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OK so after some research your best bet is to go with a Gen 1 i3 CPU and a 1156 board. Both of these are discontinued items, however there are tons of them on Ebay. If you can find a Gigabyte p55 board (ATX, any series), it's almost guaranteed to come with an IDE connector.
 

Eggward

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Hello,
I have been looking around and i can't find any motherboards that support IDE and and i3.
IDE is very outdated and now many motherboards support it now days.
 

Benevolence

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Your best bet is to keep the hard disk and replace the DVD burner with an SATA version, it will only cost you about $20 to replace it. This is a good deal as any board with an i3 (any generation) and 2 IDE ports will be rather expensive. If you want to buy new, go with the Haswell series, if looking for used, Ebay has a great selection of high end 1156 and 1150 (gen 1 and 2) parts for cheap.
 

sasieee

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Thank you everyone.

@Benevolence: So the best solution would be to use a motherboard with 1 IDE port. Which model in Haswell series has 1 IDE slot and support i3 processor as well. Request you to give me the model number.

Thanks
 

Benevolence

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OK so after some research your best bet is to go with a Gen 1 i3 CPU and a 1156 board. Both of these are discontinued items, however there are tons of them on Ebay. If you can find a Gigabyte p55 board (ATX, any series), it's almost guaranteed to come with an IDE connector.
 

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1. Full ATX cabinet.
2. PC mostly used for surfing.
3. Present Monitor is Samsung Sync Master 793 (1280 x 1024).

I want to retain the ATX cabinet, Hard Disk and monitor.

Want to change CPU (intel i3), Motherboard (any make having 1xIDE slot), RAM (suitable) and DVD burner.
 

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