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Old 12-29-2004, 10:25 AM   #1
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Question Building a pc

I am about to build a pc, but need some advice about a motherboard. I will probably be using a AMD Sempron PR3000+ Socket 754, but I don't know which motherboard to use. Here are the outline specs :

AMD Sempron PR3000+
512MB Crucial Memory (any type)
Hightech ATI Radeon 9200SE 128MB
Hauppauge WinTV-Go TV Tuner card
Win XP Pro

Anyone know a good mobo which would be compatible for all these?
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Old 12-29-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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ASUS K8V SE Deluxe:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-490&depa=1
(Thats the one I have)
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-498&depa=1
MSI K8N Neo Platinum:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-457&depa=1
MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-434&depa=1
ABIT KV8 Pro:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-178&depa=1
ABIT NF8:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-190&depa=1
GIGABYTE GA-K8NSNXP:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-245&depa=1
GIGABYTE GA-K8NS PRO:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-241&depa=1
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Old 12-30-2004, 09:52 AM   #3
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All apart from one of them are designed for AMD Athlon 64s only. Does that mean the Sempron would work with the mobo or not?

As well, is it worth paying more for an Athlon 64, rather than a Sempron?
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Old 12-30-2004, 11:24 AM   #4
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i am not sure but i would say NO
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Old 12-30-2004, 12:58 PM   #5
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i denno what u mean by paying "more".

the amd64 2800 is only marginally more than a sempron, and so yes it is worth it.
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Old 12-30-2004, 01:35 PM   #6
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The higher end semprons use the socket 754, the old athlon 64 standard.

So those motherboards would work.
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Old 12-30-2004, 01:53 PM   #7
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I've had a look around. The Sempron is actually just a rename of the XP, but designed for Socket A rather than Socket 754s.

I am now being confused by graphics cards. The board I have chosen (Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe) has the chipset NVidia nForce2 Ultra 400.

What graphics cards should I be looking at? I have around $125 to spend on the card.

EDIT : I have found a graphics card, the SAPPHIRE RADEON 9800SE ATLANTIS. How do I know if it will work???
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Old 12-30-2004, 06:39 PM   #8
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rite m8 nice lay out on the pc but just get a AMD 64BIT WITH socket 939, its worth it.
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Should I pay 40 ($70) to upgrade from the Sempron to an AMD Athlon 64 3400+?
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If you have the money to spend I don't see why not. It most certainly is definitely worth it.
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