motherboard options?

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koomba

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In building a computer, what do you think would be a better option? I think im going to go with a pentium based system, and my question is: Do you think that a MB with 4X AGP and RAMBUS memory would be better...or....a 8X agp with DDR ram? Because that seems like the only options I could find. Also, I would like to get a radeon 9700 which is 8X, so I have to consider that. So what do you think would be the overall better choice? thanks

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koomba

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mostly gaming, and I am going to school to study digital media, so soemthing that would work smoothly with graphics in 3DS Max, Maya, etc would be a plus too.
 

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Good ones which don't cost too much (depends on your platform) :

Intel: ABIT SR7-8X or ASUS P4S-8X (Both SiS 648), which un-officially had support for DDR400 and official support for AGP 8X
AMD: ASUS A7V-8X (VIA KT400)
 

rond36

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How about a board with AGP 8X, duel channel DDR, S-ATA, and gigabit LAN check out the Asus P4G8X it is a new board with a new Intel chipset

I am building a new system with this board as soon as I can find one. They aren't in the e-stores yet.
 

koomba

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wow, and not to mention HT support! yeah i checked too on pricewatch, the cheapest price was $217! yikes. and the ETA was around 12/13. that would be nice though. thanks

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rond36

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I'm sure the price will come down once other motherboard manufacturers start shipping boards. Gigabyte and Tyan are already making new boards with this chipset. I can't find these boards either.

I found the Asus board at Myinfinity.com but reseller ratings.com have them rated at 2.14 out of 10. I think I will wait until Newegg.com at 9.73 or Googlegear.com at 8.29 have them in stock
 

D.Arbib

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If you are using AMD Athlons then I recommend the Asus A7V333
with BIOS upgrade to v 1015. I have fitted a 2800+ with no problem.
 
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