MSI K7T-266 PRO-R is this a sensible editing motherboard ?

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gazzauk
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Joined: Mar 24 2001

I'm considering building an edit system and komplett.co.uk appear to have resonably priced upgrades. The package that has taken my eye consists of,

MSI K7T-266 PRO-R motherboard
- VIAKT266
- ATA/100
- Raid
- DDR
AMD T-Bird 1.4 Ghz
256Mb PC2100 DDR Memory - will probably add additional 256Mb (minimum)
Lots of Disk - 40Gb Boot + 2x60Gb Video (Raid)

I haven't yet decided on which edit card to go for, DV500+ or RT2500, I will probably use Win 2000 so the Pro-ONE is not on my list (as I've heard the drivers aren't yet available).

The question is is this a sensible motherboard or should I consider something else ?

[This message has been edited by gazzauk (edited 10 October 2001).]

John Disdle
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Joined: Dec 28 2000

Check the Pinnacle and Matrox site for a list of m/boards that work.

Your MSI board is not listed for the DV500.
It may work ok. But you will have a lot of hassle if it won`t.

Regards John

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Bomag
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Joined: Aug 15 2000

Try and get the version with tha KT266A chipset (Pro2 or similar). This revision is both fatser and more stable.