Pentium 4 motherboards are very expensive
Pentium 4 systems are very expensive for those of you who want to assemble their own PC, since motherboards with the i850 chipset cost at least 500 DM. The Asus P4T currently costs around DM 800, the Intel D850GB reference board around DM 620 and the Gigabyte 8TX around DM 575.
These costs are added to the already expensive Pentium 4. The Asus board is so expensive compared to the others because it offers special overclocking features and devices that enable the board to be installed in cases that do not yet comply with the ATX 2.03 standard. The i850 is currently twice as expensive as Pentium III chipsets at $ 75. For everyone who still wants a Pentium 4, a complete system is currently the better solution.