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Old 07-13-2006, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What's a good budget motherboard to get with

3500+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103533
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My Advice: wait 2 weeks, get a much better processor (Athlon64 X2 or a conroe) at the same price. The AM2 sockets are drastically decreasing in price and the conroes are coming out on the 27th.
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You're saying that x2's that will cost around 110 will be better than the 3500?
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from what the reading has shown a 3800 X2 is going to be around the 160-70 USD area... possibly less depending on the store and yes a dual core is better than a 3500, for that reason alone. Dual Core. I'm having a problem with your link, so I can't see the mobo you picked out, but if you want the 3500 and as long as the mobo has all the requirements you need, then go for it.

Edit: Since I have fixed the problem, you didn't pick a mobo...
what are the specs for the rest of your system? That will help in trying to help pick out a mobo.
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conroe releases on the 14th which is tommorrow
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I have the 3500+, venice. it is not a smokin cpu, if I were you I would wait for x2's to drop in price
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Since no one here addressed the question:

ASUS A8N5X

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D

ASROCK Dual-SATA2 ULi M1695

BIOSTAR TForce6100-939

I have used that last biostar and like it a lot - apparently it wont support X2 ?

I have an ASUS A8N-SLi and I like it a lot too.
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You wanted budget... here you go...

DFI RS482 INFINITY - $88

Onboard LAN, audio, as well as onboard VGA & DVI & S-video.
Also has PCI Express x16 slot, and supports SATA.
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ECS KN1 Lite. Very stable, good overclocker and under a $100.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135220
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i'll go for the a8n5x because it's x2 supported and soon the x2's would drop their price.
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