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Old 05-15-2006, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which mobo would be best out of these 4 choices? I'm trying to help a friend whos trying to build his first comp, and he doesn't know which mobo, hes also really really tight on budget.


I was thinking about the one with the nforce3 chipset, but what do you
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Yes, nF3 is an EXCELLENT chipset.

None of them really stand out for me (could be because I'm really tired); there's a DFI on Newegg for seventy someodd dollars with nF4, PCI-E, and s754 - would that be too far out of range for him?


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i say go and get a dfi nf3 lanparty board, it is the best board ever made in my opinion
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Do not get the ECS mobo. They are pretty bad.
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey there pcrobot, is this the video card you have?


Does it cover the other pci slot on your mobo?

I'm having a bear of a time deciding on mobo/CPU for my dad. He wants a 939 so I was going to go with the pcie16 but I've heard the video cards can cover up the next pci slot.

I've been looking at the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152 $113 with the rebate. I'm guessing that's about the best price I'll get for that level of a board?

Is there much of a difference between these two CPU's?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537 $113
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535 $150
This goes over budget but as things go, this will be my dad's last computer and it needs to be stable and lasting.

Is this a dual channel set up?

I think with this ram I'll use http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146895 and this video card http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...118296&CatId=0
they should all go together right? Maybe I should just post this as new topic.
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