Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-15-2005, 06:44 AM   #11
Fully Optimized
 
Nik00117's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 4,025
Send a message via AIM to Nik00117 Send a message via MSN to Nik00117 Send a message via Yahoo to Nik00117
Default Re: best motherboard

Epox pwns.
__________________

__________________
Main Rig: I7 920 CPU, 6 Gigs ram 5870 GPU
M17X Laptop 2.8 Ghz Dual Core, 4870 Radeon
Nik00117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 06:59 AM   #12
BSOD
 
Computergen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,175
Default Re: best motherboard

cant OC better than that DFI..
__________________

Computergen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 11:38 AM   #13
In Runtime
 
bigbondfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 195
Default Re: best motherboard

sorry, i believe i may have decieved you into believing a high budget. I actually already have a 1gb stick of ram, and only want to buy 1 more (which i may not do until i really need to). I have a budget of more around 300-400 for my cpu, graphics card and motherboard.

how do i know whether a motherboard has pci express capability?
bigbondfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 11:49 AM   #14
In Runtime
 
the deceived's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 318
Default

Oh right, well you certainly won't get a motherboard and CPU when you buy a 350 graphics card

What I suggest you get is:

CPU: AMD 3700 San Diego - 158.71
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=90949

Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT nForce4 Ultra-D - 82.20
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=92676

Graphics Card: XFX GeForce 6600GT - 99.69
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=80376

Now that all comes to: 340.60, and with VAT 400.21. Shipping will be around 5, and so that is the top end of your budget but I think that's the best you are going to get out of 400 for the lot.

Hope that helps!
__________________
Intel i7 930 @ 3.6 GHz || Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (SATA 6GB/s/USB 3.0) || XFX ATI Radeon HD 5970 || OCZ Vertex Series 120GB 2.5" SSD || OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 2000MHz Tri-Channel || OCZ Z-Series 1000w Modular '80 Plus Gold' PSU || Coolermaster RC-1000 Cosmos PURE Black
the deceived is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 11:54 AM   #15
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: best motherboard

It simply state that on the motherboard specs (the website you are looking at) or if you go to the store, it will tell you on the package.

Looks like you have around 730 US dollars to spend on CPU, graphics, and motherboard. I'm sure you don't need the SLi mode too so here's a simple, yet a great performer setup:

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130484

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

BFG Tech BFGR68256GTOCX Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143025

Total price= $625 USD which equals around 343 British Pounds

Or you know what you can do is get this badass video card and it comes with a free PCI-e SLi motherboard:

Free SLI Motherboard and Fast VGA!
eVGA 256-P2-N528-AX Geforce 7800GTX 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130234
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 12:02 PM   #16
In Runtime
 
the deceived's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 318
Default

Great looking spec there TRD but you've got to remember that they charge a hell of a lot more over here because of the different tax rules, and if he was to buy from the US, he'd end up paying 50+ for customs etc.

If you can stretch your budget a bit and look for the bits that TRD suggested in the UK, then get them as they are slightly better than mine on a whole (I think).
__________________
Intel i7 930 @ 3.6 GHz || Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (SATA 6GB/s/USB 3.0) || XFX ATI Radeon HD 5970 || OCZ Vertex Series 120GB 2.5" SSD || OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 2000MHz Tri-Channel || OCZ Z-Series 1000w Modular '80 Plus Gold' PSU || Coolermaster RC-1000 Cosmos PURE Black
the deceived is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 12:11 PM   #17
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: best motherboard

Wow, customs. Man, it's got to be tough for people over there buying stuff here. All these fees. I was debating whether to go with a higher performance CPU or video card. I was going to go with the San Diego core but that thing costs more than $300. I figure a 2GHz Venice will do a great job too and pay half the price. This way, there are still enough money to beef up the video card instead. That BFG 6800GT will do some serious ownage, but will of course get beaten by the delicious 7800GTX (which is about $150 more).

Unless, he gets that motherboard/video card combo by eVGA.
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 12:25 PM   #18
In Runtime
 
the deceived's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 318
Default

Yeah, they hit you hard on customs. I mean I got my RAM today from the US and guess how much I had to pay customs for them to say 'It's OK, no drugs/weapons/threats'?? 40.26!!! Jst for the RAM! So I'm guessing that you put the motherboard, CPU and GPU in one through customs and you're looking at 100+ and then that defeats the purpose of buying from the US

Yeah, I was wondering whther to get a better GPU or CPU. I only chose the San Diego because I keep hearing that it gets awesome reviews all the time, and it will be easier to upgrade (if he has enough money) to say the G72 from nVidia in the future than replacing the whole CPU.
__________________
Intel i7 930 @ 3.6 GHz || Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (SATA 6GB/s/USB 3.0) || XFX ATI Radeon HD 5970 || OCZ Vertex Series 120GB 2.5" SSD || OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 2000MHz Tri-Channel || OCZ Z-Series 1000w Modular '80 Plus Gold' PSU || Coolermaster RC-1000 Cosmos PURE Black
the deceived is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 12:46 PM   #19
In Runtime
 
bigbondfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 195
Default Re: best motherboard

OK. I'm looking at a motherboard which says nothing about pci express, but it does say PCI 2.3 compliance (meaning what?). It is an Asrock K8 upgrade-1689. Would this be a good motherboard?
bigbondfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 01:34 PM   #20
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: best motherboard

You mean this one?

ASRock K8 COMBO-Z Socket 754 and 939 ULi M1689 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157035

If so, it doesn't support PCI-e. You don't have to worry about the PCI revision. New motherboards are in compliance.
__________________

__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0