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    AMD Motherboard

    Okay, I did ask a similar question before... but, what sort of motherboard would you guys suggest for an AMD 1800XP CPU? I've got a few in mind, but I would just like to see what you suggest

    I'm going with DDR ram too...(1GB )

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    I've always been a supporter of DFI motherboards. I've built about 5-6 computers with DFI boards and haven't ever had any problems.

    Oh well, that's just me :P

    I found this site to be pretty interesting.. http://www.socketa.com/

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    The technology changes so fast that it's hard to recommend 1 good board that will suit your needs.

    EPOX (8KHA+) and ASUS (A7 series) are fast boards, ABIT (KT7-a) is a well known name and a reliable piece of equipment.

    I recommend that you read some reviews on the boards first and don't rely on any opinion but your own. You know what you need more than anyone else does.

    http://www.amdmb.com/reviews.php

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    Abit and Asus are both great boards. My first two boards were Abit, then I switched to Asus for this most recent one. Never had any problems from either of them.
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    I can't reiterate this enough, Abits ARE good boards but they SUCK for AMD processors. Don't buy Abit's with Athlon processor's. They break down way too easy. Asus boards are the best. I love MSI's too. Whatever you do, make sure it is DDR266 supported.

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    Originally posted by moospot
    The technology changes so fast that it's hard to recommend 1 good board that will suit your needs.

    EPOX (8KHA+) and ASUS (A7 series) are fast boards, ABIT (KT7-a) is a well known name and a reliable piece of equipment.
    http://www.amdmb.com/reviews.php
    i have the Epox 8kha+ and really like it. it is reasonbly priced as well. the only problem is that the dimm slots are very tight, so you want to make sure you install your ram before you put the board on the standoffs.
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    Anything with an AMD 760 or VIA KT266A chipset, preferably from MSI, ASUS, Soyo or similar brands.

    Chaintech will do either, but I would stick to MSI if I were you.
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    Okay, heres a list of the choices that I have:

    Asus - AMD
    A7V133C VIA Chipset, ATA100 $ 239
    A7A266 SDRAM/DDR RAM $ 329
    A7M266 DDR RAM ONLY $ 369
    A7V266 DDR RAM, 5 PCI, 6 USB $ 339
    A7V266-E DDR RAM, 5 PCI, 6 USB, AC'97 Onboard Sound $ 369

    ECS (Elitesgroup) - AMD
    K7VZA 200/266FSB, Sound, ATA100 $ 169
    K7S5A 266FSB, 2 DRR & 2 SDRAM, 5 PCI

    Gigabyte AMD
    GA-7ZMMH Sound, MicroATX $ 199

    MSI AMD
    MSI K7T 266 Pro 2 DDR ATA 100 $ 249

    Which one would you suggest?
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    Obviously depends on what you have but I personally don't have use for 6 USB ports. If it were up to me I'd go with either the Asus A7A266...you can use SDRAM or DDR RAM....and I use that MSI board and it's great...so that too.

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    if it's your first board, i would recommend the asus boards (a7m266 or the a7v266-e) as they tend to be stable and the amd chipset on the a7m266 is mature (that board has no multiplier adjustments though, if you plan to overclock) i have no experience with msi boards (but the red pcbs look nice if you're going to put a window in your case)
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