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Old 12-09-2003, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone recomend a motherboard cpu combo? Also I am debating if I should go with AMD or Intel for a processor (which will ultimately determine the motherboard as well). I am building this computer primarily for performance and any ideas would be appreciated, but I am not made of money so im not going to be spending 600 dollars on the processor alone, thanks

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Old 12-10-2003, 07:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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asus a7n8x deluxe and an AMD 2400xp-2600xp. This combo will run about $200-$225. Performance is great and very overclockable. Stable as just about any SINTEL machine and about $100 cheaper. Also when the 3200xp drops to dirt cheap you can upgrade.


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Old 12-10-2003, 08:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm running an EPOX 8rda3+ w/ xp2600 and its pretty slick.. Also very overclockable..
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Old 12-10-2003, 08:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Amd is about to make it where you can not unlock the multipiler so it would be harder to overclock
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Old 12-10-2003, 11:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey lordDjinn, no offense but i think that Amd said that before. Someone will always figure out how to overclock the amds.

As to the original question. I agree with tech4hire. That is a great combo. Luck
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Old 12-10-2003, 03:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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you can also check these reviews from anand tech about the new ASUS and Gigabyte boards (posted yesterday).
According to them they are both great with easy OC and will be Prescott compatible due to their voltage adjustment capabilities.
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Thanks guys, I appreciate it. I'll look into that combo and probably end up getting it. Now I just wish I would of bought the radeon 9800 instead of the fx5900 .
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Old 12-10-2003, 07:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I gotta go with Tech, AMD all the Way Dude!!!
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any of you guys ever owned a p4 and a AMD of comparble performance before? What differences in performance have you noticed, I meen whats the best out there?

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