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Old 09-10-2003, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm deciding on getting a AMD Athlon xp 2600+ (2.08ghz) a GeForce MX 5200 (128mb) and 512 RAM and an 80gb hard drive, can anyone reccomend the best mobo for this?, also the size has to be micro-atx(don't ask why).

i also have another question, how do you overclock your cpu?, and what are the pros and cons of this?
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Get an Asus A7N8X Deluxe. It's a popular mobo and once you get it going it will perform like hell for you.


As far as overclocking, don't waste your time. I know it's the "cool" thing to do, but you won't get much more out of it and a 2600 is pretty damn fast.

If you really must get more speed, drop another 512 meg of memory (DDR400) in there. Lest risk of ruining your system for speed greed.
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Old 09-11-2003, 09:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i would look in the overclocking forum for questions on overclocking, and yes it is worth it, just be careful, you CAN burn up your cpu, but i know people that are running athlons at 3.4ghz
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DAMN!>_<

THATS HOT! and i mean hot (fire,burning), that type of hot!

they probably need some crazy cooling.
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oh no! that deluxe asus isn't a micro-atx board! help me please.
i need an M-atx board for a athlon xp 2600+
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get an ATX case, you can find one with a 400W PSU for under $40 USD
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Old 09-11-2003, 12:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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an atx case with a free power supply?
and an atx motherboard too?
ok Price check!
amd athlon xp2600+........................$110
Amd motherboard(atx).....................$100
New atx case with power supply......$50
Geforce MX 5200 video card.............$100
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.................................................. .......$360

cool thats only $20 extra for ease.
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Someone should merge this thread with http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=5604 that one.
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sry for the double topics, it was an accident.

umm. how do i merge them?
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