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Old 03-03-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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Talking Mobo help, can't decide

Well, i've looked everywhere, and I've narrowed it down to these 4 mobos. I'm getting a Athlon64 3200+ 2.0GHz socket 939. Which one do you all think, please, i need help, i don't know very much about this stuff.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...186-037&depa=1

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...135-175&depa=1

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...180-068&depa=1

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-485&depa=1 I like this one a lot, but, what do i know
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:25 PM   #2
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I would say one of the last two, because Ive heard bad things about ECS and I used to have a Foxconn , but maybe theyre better now,

anyway those last two would be my pick if it had to be out of those 4
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Default Re: Mobo help, can't decide

Foxconn and ECS are only for people who want to go 64-bit, but don't have enough money. Soltek is so-so. What is your budget? I'll see if I can find a good one for your price range. But, if not I would say that the MSI one. But, that's Micro ATX so you won't have that many PCI slots for expansion.
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I don't want to spend much more than one hundred dollas, and i kinda like the MSI one too
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:35 PM   #5
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I like solteks, and that one is a decent board. I have never tried the xpress chipset, so i can't tell u about it, But I do know that Soltek makes good boards, and that it's good for OC'ing.
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They're ok. They're not the best, but they're decent.
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I kind of wanted to try to overclock, but i've heard of people messing things up when trying to. And the onboard graphics and audio will take quite a load off of the processor, making it a bit faster right, the msi one.
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The msi has no OC features to let you know. And if you use onboard stuff it is only easier on the psu.
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OK, so how would one go about overclocking his processor, it really makes no sense to me
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ABIT is known for their OC'ing capabilities and speed.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-187&depa=1

ASUS is known for stability.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-510&depa=1

MSI is pretty good. "Best" of both worlds.
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...130-469&DEPA=1

The ATI Xpress 200 chipset mobo that you picked is pretty good. But these are some alternatives.
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