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    Good motherboard + processor

    Hi. What do you guys think would be a good motherboard + processor to get??

    I'm looking to get something powerfull, maybe a P4. I would also like the motherboard to be able to have lots of RAM and a AGP slot.

    Please post you ideas here and a place to buy it from.

    Thanks

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    What I have now is a Jetway 663AS Ultra. It has 4 RAM slots, 6 PCI slots, an AGP slot and an ISA slot. It supports up until 1,33 Ghz.

    I am not sure whether or not this board supports a Pentium CPU. I currently have a AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1 Ghz running on it, and it performs very well.

    If you want a very nice board, I would go for an MSI-board.

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    MSI?? Is that the manufacturer? Is so is there a website?

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    get an AMD system over an Intel one, alot cheaper... AMDs just run a little hotter.
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    I have to agree on the AMD part with aspen. In benchmarks, the AMD CPU's are still faster then the Pentium CPU's. The only problem is they run hotter, but mine doesn't go above 43 degrees Celsius.

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    Do you guys think this would be a good motherboard?? http://www.mpcparts.com/prodspecs/260242.asp

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    For what price? I bought mine for something like $100 at a local harware store. If I had to choose between them, I would have went for the same one as I have now.

    But to be honest, it doesn't look too bad. I don't know a lot about hardware, so I can't give you a review based on what I see. I would recommend searching for a few reviews on this board.

    If I were to buy myself a new motherboard and processor, I would do this differently. First, find out what kind of processor you want. Then determine the motherboard to go with it.
    Right now, I would advise you to go with an AMD CPU.

    But watch out. When I upgraded my pc, it wasn't done with a new mainboard and a new CPU. It is quite possible your systemcase can't cope these new powerful things. I had to switch to a system case capable of supplying 300Watt, in stead of my previous 230Watt.

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    I'm not upgrading, I'm building a whole new computer.

    I am getting a AMD processor now, and so far that's the best board that I've found that will support it. That board costs about 160 ($185).

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    Well, my board supports my AMD 1Ghz quite well, and can take up until a 1,33 Ghz. But, the MSI does sound quite nice.

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    This mobo was recommended to me by the most tech savvy person i know. (he's REAL good)
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    I have had 3 MSI motherboards in less than 9 months.
    I have also looked closely at a newsgroup for MSI and they seem to have a number of frequent problems.

    I am now using an ASUS mobo and I have no problems at all with this manufacturer. The system is more stable and works more eficiently.

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    if you want the nforce chipset, i would wait for the asus a7n266. (although the msi board has gotten fair reviews) the via kt266a chipset is good as well, but all the current boards (msi epox,soyo,shuttle) seem to be having problems. the epox 8kha+ or the shuttle board seem to be the most reliable of the kt266a boards though. i have the 8kha+ and it's really good.
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