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Old 01-13-2006, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a sokcet A rig right now but my mobo is crappy. It only has agp 4x and i have an 8x 6600. It also only supports pc2700 and i want 3200. Last it is WEAK for overclokcing. I have a Sempron 2800 and i have around 100-120 dollars to upgrade. I kind of wanted to get a new mobo and some ram. I don't want to buy a s939 mobo bcuz i am planning on getting a job in the summer and then i wil upgrade to a 939 or if the M2's are out then those. I have a mATX case so my mobo has to be mATX. Can anybody suggets me a good socket A mobo that has agp 8x, pc3200, and is good for overclocking. Here is two that i kind of liked.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=0&NoMapp=0

and this one

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...173569&CatId=0


i just want someone to reccomend me a good sA mATX mobo with agp 8x
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I searched newegg... no mentionable results. Out of the 2 you posted, I choose the MSI. They're usually strong quality parts.

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yeah there isnt much of a variety left of socket A since they dont make them any more but thanx Ryan. Any other suggestions?
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Do you think i am just better off buying a socket 754 mobo with a cheap sempron? Or should i buy a new better soket A mobo with agp 8x for my videocard, and ram?
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i say you go for the 754... drop that socket A.... you'll need ram though... but that patience will be well worth it
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well i got ram can't my pc2700 fit in the 3200 slot?
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I mean i can still use my ram its just that it isnt as fast as pc3200 but i am ok wiht that.
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I am going to buy an ATX mid tower case so now i can get a full ATX mobo.These are two i was thinking of. Is it really bad to buy refurbished mobo's? Since it is socket A a lot of more variety is in the refurbished center.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813130512R

This one can have pc3200 dual channel and agp 8x and nf2 chipset

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec....iteria=BA19905

They both have similar features but one is refurbished and one ins't. Should i go with the better brand but refurbished, or the new mobo with an average brand?
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