I am looking to replace my old Asus A7N8X delux motherboard but I want to keep my two existing IDE HDD's. Therefore the new MB needs to have two IDE sockets ATX form factor, AMD socket, medium spec I don't need blistering speed.
Many thanks one and all.
I have always built my own, it's just that the last one was 8 years ago and things have changed, The economics of the issue was to keep as much of my old system as possible, just a new M/B and CPU
Don't think you can get a new motherboard with 2 IDE connectors nowadays however you can get a SATA optical drive to replace your existing IDE one & connect it to 1 of the 4 SATA connections and connect those 2 IDE HDDs to the IDE connector as Master & Slave.
It's also inevitable to change those DDR 1 ram to DDR 3 ram as well but they're so cheap anyway.