posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 09:32 AM
Originally posted by Voyager1
Does the ASUS motherboard allow to boot from USB?
Pretty much every modern board does boot from USB now - although I though it was more of a BIOS function? It took me a while to figure out my BIOS
option for booting from USB was USB zip...
There's not really a lot to a computer. A mother board, a power unit, sound card, ethernet card, a couple of HD's , USB ports and a DVD
player. Doesn't seem so complicated.
You forgot your graphics, your RAM, your processor, heat sink and CPU fan... Quite often you can save money on the initial build cost by leaving out
the graphics and sound cards as you can get those 'on board' or built straight into the MB - then at a later date when you've got more cash then
you can upgrade...
Your Ethernet and USB ports should also be on board - but it's handy to have front loading USB's - you can get some tidy units that have 5 or so
USB's and the various other card readers and it would fit where a 3.5" floppy drive would go - they are pretty cheep now a days... Or if you pick
the right case they can be built in... Little note on USB... USB 3.0 is about to go main stream, so everyone is going to have to upgrade for that
sooner or later (1,000 X's faster than USB 2.0!!)...
I tend to choose a processor and build around that - others like to build around the MB - suppose that's just personal preference... If your going
for a microsoft windows system (and your doing it all ligit
) DON'T BUY WINDOWS FROM A HIGH STREET RETAILER!! Save some money and order the
OEM version straight from microsoft - you will save about half and all you loose out on is the pretty box! (and the opportunity to call the microsoft
helpline up) - but you get a fully working copy but cheeper, or you could just get the premium or ultimate versions for what you would of got the home
version for on the high street