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Old 12-07-2005, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Upgrading MOBO+CPU! HELP!!

Hi there, im looking to upgrade my crappy ASUS MOBO and i already ordered my Graphics card. So heres what it needs to be---
Price range is max of around $320 or so...
AMD Ready
MINIMUM of 2 184 pin DIMM slots

Don't have to be, but would be nice--

I'm just looking to get away from this slow P4...
It'd be nice if the MOBO was GIGABITE because i hear they are good. and havent heard anyone complain about them.

Just lookin for some input on what i should get.

Thanks in advance

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Old 12-07-2005, 08:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't really like Gigabite. I think you should go with MSI (my personal favorite) or DFI (everybody else in the worlds favorite)

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Old 12-07-2005, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know it isn't bandied about much but the Epox 9NPA+Ultra is a very good board -- though non-Sli. AnandTech.com (great online site; gave this motherboard an Editor's Choice Award; also huge post on their motherboard forums concerning this card.) and hardocp.com (these REALLY put mobos through hell and back) give high marks, as well as other numerous sites. I did tons of research and even talked to a number of people online who know their stuff and have this board and like it alot. So it is going into my new build. Check out those sites.
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