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Old 09-20-2008, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have an ECS KA2 MVP mobo with a 4200 x2. The motherboard is dying and if I am going to replace it I figure I may as well get a new processor too. My question is simple, what is the cheapest mobo/proc combo you guys can suggest that woudl show me a performance boost over what I have now.

Edit: I do not care if it is Intel or AMD.
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Intel Pentium Dual-Core e5200 with a Biostar P43 board

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Biostar 780g-M2+ with 5400+ Black Edition

(First is better though)
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I have a ASUS M2Ne with and AMD X2 5600+ 2.8Ghz. You can get bothe from newegg for around $200 - $250. I have had both for a year now and they are real troopers.
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Ugh, my computer completely crapped out on me this morning and now I have no choice but to stick with my current AMD proc. Why does it seem like all of the AMD mobos are Micro?
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Depends, most of the lower end ones are... higher end ones are not
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Ugh, my computer completely crapped out on me this morning and now I have no choice but to stick with my current AMD proc. Why does it seem like all of the AMD mobos are Micro?
There are many Intel mobos that are Micro

Newegg.com - Foxconn G43MX-K LGA 775 Intel G43 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TF7150U-M7 LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7150 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - MSI P6NGM-L LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce7050 / nForce610i Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Newegg.com - AMD, ATX, AMD Motherboards, Motherboards, Computer Hardware
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Thank you Trotter, I can never seem to find form factor search filters on newegg.
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Thank you Trotter, I can never seem to find form factor search filters on newegg.
Its called Power Search, then you scroll down to form factor, and select ATX.

I learned that when I wanted to build my first Micro ATX build and couldn't find a good M-ATX motherboard without seeing side to side how much ATX boards kicked their arses.
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