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Old 03-26-2006, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i know there's a lot of posts about this sort of thing already but i'm having trouble finding the right motherboard.

i want it to fit an amd 4200+ (so socket 939) and have the capapbilities of housing a good graphics card.

budget= >£75
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preferably a 512mb graphics card. If anyone knows of any decent ones i'd appreciate that as well
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Old 03-26-2006, 03:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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anyone?
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Ok for £75 the best board you will probably get is the asus A8N-SLI SE.

This is the cheapest place i found it.

http://beta.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...uct_uid=101701
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ATI x1900xtx, pretty expensive though
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The cheapest 512mb card around is ATI x1300

http://beta.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...uct_uid=101511

I wouldnt buy this card though. it cant be very good at £72
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thanks for your help
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having 512mb of ram doesn't necessarily make it a good card if that is your thinking. i would look at the nVIDIA 7900 series if you can afford it. i wouldn't reccomend the 4200+ i don't think it is worth the extra money over the 3800+ it is really easy to overclock the 3800+ to 4200+ speeds.
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Maybe hes not going to be overclocking the cpu and anyway its really easy to clock the 4200 to the 4400.
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The x1800xt is another ok card with 512mb....

MB isnt everything thing though... many cards with 256mb way outperform cards with 512mb.

I got the x1900xt w/512mb and it is pretty sweet; before I got that, I had a 7800gt w/256mb, and that card did almost as good.

I only noticed like 20fps more for $200 more.
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