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Old 12-25-2005, 07:58 PM   #1
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Im building a pc, im planning on using an Athlon 64 3000+ with 2000mhz of bus, at the moment i will be usuing 512 DDR3200 ram but plan on upgrading to 1Gb later. I will be using a 160GB ATA100 Seagate HD and plan on also getting a SATA drive later. I would also like a pci-e graphics card. I will do some gaming and video editing when i get more ram, but i dont mind the graphics not being that good.


Im on a tight budget and need a fairly cheap mobo. I was looking at the BIOSTAR GEFORCE 6100-M9 Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard.

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Does this appear to be a good mobo? It has everything i need as i wont be using gigabit lan for awhile. This mobo has onboard video but i would also like a good graphics card...is there anything i need to know about having on board video AND a graphics card?



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Secondly, i need a good graphics card. I need something under $60 and pci express. I would rather have a higher end 128mb than a lower end 256mb. Any recommendations?


any help is appreciated
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Old 12-25-2005, 08:07 PM   #2
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This is a good motherboard as I would buy it for others:

CHAINTECH VNF4 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813152053

For a cheap graphics card to go with it, there really isn't anything good for that price. So just use this for now:

AOpen 6200TC DV128 Geforce 6200TC 128MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814135192
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Old 12-25-2005, 08:50 PM   #3
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I originally planned on that mobo, except it only has 800mhz of bus instead of a 1000. Does mobo bus speed matter that much?
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Fast is always good. Try this one:

MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491
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Just got this today!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131569
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That's an even better motherboard.
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