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Old 12-31-2005, 03:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, i have been searching around for a while and dont know which motherboard to buy. I want one that i could upgrade my cpu in the future and other things... I am building my first computer and this will be a gaming and school computer. I have been searching newegg, but there are just so many, can you guys recommend me a good motherboard for gaming and is upgradeable and will use an AMD 64 3700+....
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i used the msi k8n neo 4 once, i think thats pretty good, whats your budget?

EDIT: this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...o.x=26&Go.y=30
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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my budget for this motherboard is $100-200



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ill be getting 2 x 512 mb of ram
160 gig hd
video card-need some help with that because i dont know which to choose....
and i got the optical drive and the other things set....
I just need some opinions on a motherboard that wont die on me within the next few years....
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea, well i belive that msi is a pretty solid mobo.
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Old 12-31-2005, 05:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you would be willing to spend an extra $35, this is the best mobo around and it also excellent for upgradability as it supports dual core, SLi and SATA2.
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
I don't know why harry18 recommended the MSI K8N as a good upgradable board because it only supports SATA150 and doesnt support Athlon X2s.
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If you would be willing to spend an extra $35, this is the best mobo around and it also excellent for upgradability as it supports dual core, SLi and SATA2.
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
I don't know why harry18 recommended the MSI K8N as a good upgradable board because it only supports SATA150 and doesnt support Athlon X2s.
i would go with the prem version of the sli mobo its only 163 and its great
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i would go with the prem version of the sli mobo its only 163 and its great
Yes but the a8n32 has dual 16x lanes! No other mobo has this
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Yes but the a8n32 has dual 16x lanes! No other mobo has this
true but is it worth the mony
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ok with that price i think i will be going over my budget...any other good motherboards within 100-150? that i could upgrade in the future?
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