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Old 08-23-2004, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default best performance/price motherboard/chipset for athlon xp

i'm planning to buy a Athlon XP 3200+, but i wonder what is the best motherboard (VIA, SIS, nForce chipset) in performance range but at affordable price. And i think i don't want one with on board graphic card. what motherboard (manufacturer+series) should i consider to buy?
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hmmmm...i think the nForce2 chip set works good with the xp cpu's but i don't think they are to user friendly with the 64's. i think the nForce will do good for you. also i hear the nForce works really good with an nVdia vid card.
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yep, i've been thinking to buy nForce2 chipset based motherboard. but just now i found that VIA KT800 is good too. so how is both compared?
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MSI K7T Turbo Limited Edition (VIA KT133A Chipset)
Visipro 256 MB PC133 SDRAM
PixelView GeForce 2 MX400 Ultra 64MB SDRAM (Samsung 4.5 ns)
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Soundcard
Maxtor 40 GB ATA133 7200 RPM
Logitech Z-560 THX Certified Speakers
MSI D16 16X DVD-ROM
MSI CR52 52X32X52X CD-R/CD-RW
Samsung 753DF 17\" Flat CRT Monitor
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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shoot...sorry i can't help you there, i don't have expirence with the two...um try google, just put in what is the difference between such and such mother board? and it should come up with the goods.
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Old 08-23-2004, 03:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yap, i'm still looking for it on google and also looking for the best brand of the chipset then.
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MSI K7T Turbo Limited Edition (VIA KT133A Chipset)
Visipro 256 MB PC133 SDRAM
PixelView GeForce 2 MX400 Ultra 64MB SDRAM (Samsung 4.5 ns)
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Soundcard
Maxtor 40 GB ATA133 7200 RPM
Logitech Z-560 THX Certified Speakers
MSI D16 16X DVD-ROM
MSI CR52 52X32X52X CD-R/CD-RW
Samsung 753DF 17\" Flat CRT Monitor
Windows XP Pro SP1
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Old 08-23-2004, 03:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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is it turning out to help or are you not geting the results you want?
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks, i decided that i am going to buy MSI K7NDelta 2 Platinum.
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MSI K7T Turbo Limited Edition (VIA KT133A Chipset)
Visipro 256 MB PC133 SDRAM
PixelView GeForce 2 MX400 Ultra 64MB SDRAM (Samsung 4.5 ns)
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Soundcard
Maxtor 40 GB ATA133 7200 RPM
Logitech Z-560 THX Certified Speakers
MSI D16 16X DVD-ROM
MSI CR52 52X32X52X CD-R/CD-RW
Samsung 753DF 17\" Flat CRT Monitor
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