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Old 06-13-2005, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I have a 2 month old Hewlett Packard (Eugh, I know) computer with an ASUS Goldfish2 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 915GV board. Since HP doesn't care about the gamer, they modified the 915G and scrapped it's PCI-Express slot, much to my dismay. As an avid gamer, I'm looking to reclaim my PCI-Express slot with a new MoBo. Any reccomendations are much appreciated. I've got a few in mind, let me know what you think:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128287

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...MP=OTC-B1zrat3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813170120

My current specs:

Intel P4 630 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM
Integrated Intel Graphics (Agh)
Realtek Integrated Chip
ASUS Goldfish2 915GV

I know nothing about installing MoBos. Could I go to Best Buy, fork over 40 bucks, and have them do all the work and install all the drivers?

Thanks,

- VA
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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gigabyte 8n royal is a good board.. Comes with a blue tooth dongle.
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Old 06-13-2005, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No clue what the blue tooth dongle is, but it sounds... er, nice.

Also saw this MoBo at Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1093469383591

Not sure how it stacks upto the competitors, though. I'm really just looking for that PCI-Express 16x slot and a few other PCI slots to throw around. The rest of the specs confuse me. As long as it fits and has the PCI-X 16x slot, I'm a happy gamer.
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