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Old 08-19-2003, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking can you believe it?!

im actually thinking of buying an athlon processor, on the recommendation of my hardware teacher, im looking for a mobo/proc combo for under $300 and heres the specs i want:

4 dimm slots that can use pc2700 ram, if it cant use pc2700, im better off getting a P4

1 4x/8x agp slot

at least 4 pci slots

processor at least 2.2 ghz

usb 2.0 (2 or 4 i dont care)

at least ata 133

and if possible gigabit ethernet built in
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Old 08-19-2003, 02:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WHAT!?! haha! i thought you switched sides...

got no clue,..but if i find one on the net,..i let you know.
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Old 08-19-2003, 02:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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here's for the proc..

http://www.computerhq.com/hardware/p...-id-22400.html
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Old 08-19-2003, 03:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i didnt say i had switched sides, im just saying im thinking of buying an xp (they are sooooo cheap on www.pricewatch.com) but im still trying to decide between an athlon xp 2800+ and a p4 2.4ghz w/800mhz fsb, which are pretty comparable in speed
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haha! thats what i thought you'd say. i agree with you there,bro. i'm planning to build one myself, out of curiousity and for the simple fact that, like you said,..its cheap!
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Old 08-19-2003, 03:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think I Got it for you, just did a quick look didn't check alot of the specs, but here ya go..

AMD AthlonXP 2800+ and Abit AT7-MAX2.

Mobo has 4 Ram slots, can run pc 2700, 6 USB, 2 firewire, 5 PCI slots, 4x/8x AGP, ATA 133 and SATA on board. Doesn't have gigabit lan, but does have onboard realtech lan.

Total from Newegg.com- $293.00

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hey,...thats a great deal!!
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Old 08-19-2003, 06:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I hear the P4 2.4GHz Version "C" has huge overclocking headroom. The Athlon, on the otherhand, doesn't really. You may want to factor that in.
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lol dethangel tough choice ..... i almost threw up after reading your post after our little debate
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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LOL!...i remember that thread. that was one of the best discussion i've seen here so far.
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