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Old 11-12-2005, 01:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What motherboard should I get?

Hey. I had a MB NFORCE2 A7N8X-X ASUS R motherboard, but it was messed up when I ordered it from Newegg, so I had to return it, and now they don't have any in stock or aren't getting anymore, so I'm looking for another board. Here's what I have.

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Barton 333MHz FSB Socket A Processor Model AXDA2800BOX

2x Crucial 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR 333 (PC 2700)

XFX PVT43ANDF3 Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card

I'd like to keep the price at around $70 or below. Thanks.

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Old 11-12-2005, 01:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go for a Gigabyte motherboard.

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Old 11-12-2005, 10:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I had the same problem mate, ordered an a7n8x-e deluxe, and it geeked out on me. So i have a thread a few down tht talks about amd athlon xp boards, lemme se if i can link it...

Some say windows plays a demonic message when played backwards, but thats not the worst of it, play it forward, and it installs Windows.
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Old 11-13-2005, 11:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I found this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130473

Hopefully everything turns out well this time.
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Most definately go with an Abit NF7-S 2.0. I believe it to be the best 32 bit motherboard.


I've had it for around a year and a half (Got it for around 110 when it was newer) but its only 60$ now. Not a single problem. Myself and 4 of my friends decided on this board, and it hasn't failed any of us since we got them.
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Old 11-14-2005, 07:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have bought an Albatron PX865PEC Pro motherboard from a computer shop and I am yet to recieve it but the person who sold it to me told me that they were a pretty good board. They have the 8X AGP video slot and i am planning to build with it next year. Gigabyte is also a good board, I would recommend either a Albatron or Gigabyte.

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