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Old 02-02-2005, 06:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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how about this mobo

ABIT "AV8" K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU - Retail

Model# AV8 Item # N82E16813127181
Specifications:
Supported CPU: AMD Athlon64/Athlon64 FX Processors
Chipset: VIA K8T800 Pro + VT8237
RAM: 4x DIMM for DDR400/333/266 Max 4GB
IDE: 2x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X , 5x PCI
Ports: 2xPS/2,1xCOM,1xLPT,SPDIF In/Out,8xUSB2.0(Rear 4),3xIEEE1394(Rear 1),1xLAN,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: 6-Channel AC97 Codec
Onboard LAN: VIA VT6122 Gigabit Ethernet
Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x Serial ATA, RAID 0/1
Onboard 1394: 3 Ports
Form Factor: ATX
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Old 02-02-2005, 06:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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For gaming, get and AMD 3500+ if you can afford it, of course, if you have more $$$ go for a 3800+ or a 55-FX for that matter.
DFI mobo's on the nF4 Chipset are good, and they look good whoch is always a plus.
Seagate is the way to go, but NOT Maxtor, which cheap, slow, and are known to break as soon as the warranty is out... If you want a FAST hard drive, get a Western Digital 74GB 10,000 RPM SATA...
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Maxtor are pretty fast now tbh.

Go with the Asus A8V or the Abit (or even MSI mobo's). Everyone on these forums loves one of these

Hypertransport is a chip to chip interface AMD uses, and it's great.

I would go with a western digital caviar hard drive as well
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