I'm ready to pick motherboard for my custom-build. Problem is I cannot find any having both floppy drive connector and NVIDIA SLI for any Phenom II X6 processor...boards either have one or the other, but none have both. I want the SLI, but been told on many forums now that if I want to have XP Pro, regular floppy drive is required for:
1. run flashing program for BIOS with 'boot block'
2. create restore discs
3. load certain drivers at install
4. several other scenarios I've forgotten.
Been told that nothing else (i.e. CD/DVD, flash drive, external floppy, internal floppy via USB connector, etc., will work as substitute.
Is this true? Do I have to sacrifice SLI for floppy drive connector?