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Old 02-25-2006, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which motherboard bundle is better

I just want to know which of these two motherboard bundles is better. I already know there not as good as some of the new stuff out there, its just im too poor to afford better. I want to play games on the computer too.

motherboard bundle 1

motherboard bundle 2

if someone good just tell me which of these two is the better buy that would be great.

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Old 02-26-2006, 12:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the second bundle isn't very clear.

not sure what 'AMD m2800-Hyper 3800 CPU' is.

as for the first bundle, they have it cheaper here:


this store is in the vancouver area.

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Perhaps a socket 754 build is in your price range? A low end sempron 64 and a cheaper motherboard might be about that same price.

If I had to pick between the 2, I'd pick the first one. Has a little more room to grow, and ECS has treated me better than PC Chips.


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Old 02-26-2006, 03:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Dont waste $150 on a Socket A based combo.
This motherboard has 5 eggs from 65 people at Newegg -
Gigabyte GA-K8U ATX AMD Motherboard

Or this motherboard, as it has PCI Express (one less egg though) -
TUL AX480A7-F ATX AMD Motherboard

And this is the 64-bit version of the processor you selected above -
AMD Athlon 64 2800+ 800MHz HT Socket 754 Processor

Combo #1 - $152
Combo #2 - $153 (not bad for a 64-bit, PCI Express based combo)

Both of these combos are going to be faster and more upgradable in the future than either combo that you had selected above.
Plus you'll be buying from a more reputable dealer than some random computer warehouse website.
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Old 02-26-2006, 10:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for all of the advice. I think im gonna go with aliasaid's suggestion though.
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