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Old 05-31-2005, 12:09 AM   #1
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I was wondering what kind of (good) motherboard I would need to get that is compatible with a Intel Pentium 4 2.66 processor 478 socket. I have looked into it some and there is one motherboard that catches my eye. It is the Abit IC7-G. I dont know if my processor fits on the motherboard and so I want to know that and what good video cards (AGP) there are for it. If you have a better suggestion for the motherboard then please tell me and list the video cards there are for it if it's not too much. I am upgrading most of my computer for the sole purpose of playing Battlefield 2.
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:27 AM   #2
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Since your processor is Socket 478, the motherboard will have to be Socket 478. I just checked, and they're comaptible. I believe this is the motherboard you're looking for? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...52#DetailSpecs

For your video card, what is the maximum price you can afford?
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Yes, that is the motherboard but if you have a better suggestion please bring it up. I am sort of limited on my budget but I would say it to be around $200-$250, but I will most likely be getting my video card from ebay because it is most cheapest there.
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I also have another question, how do I post images in my signiture? I have tried many times but nothing seems to work.
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Sorry, the Administrator has disabled the posting of pictures in signatures. It reduces the 'clutter'. Links will also be in text.
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Ok, back to the question of the video card problem if you will. What good video card would I need that is $250 or below (please keep in mind that I will probably be getting this card from ebay), is compatible with the IC7-G motherboard, and will work with Battlefield 2 and other games smoothly?


PS. I sort of want a graphics card like GeForce 6800 or ATI X800 but I will go for something similar if those dont work with the IC7-G or are too expensive.
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BFG Tech GeForce 6600 GT:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143027

ASUS GeForce 6600 GT:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121195

MSI GeForce 6600 GT:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127170

"Why only nVIDIA?"

Because nVIDIA's 6600 series is the best you can get for your money. ATI has the X700's, but they suck balls. These three cards I showed you should be enough for any gamer's taste. Becides, the 6600 GT isn't that much slower than the 6800 NU.
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Thanks Alvino! You've been a lot of help but just one more thing...do you have a suggestion for a good motherboard? If you dont thats fine I just want to know if there is a better motherboard. "More bang for the buck" maybe.

PS. Which one is the best-cooling and performance? Will they work with these specs? Will they fit the IC7-G? I've bought hardware that didnt fit in AGP slots even though it was AGP so I want to be sure before I buy it. Sorry if I am asking too many questions. I just don't want to buy the wrong item.

Minimum System Requirements:
● 1.7 Ghz CPU
● 512 Megabytes of RAM
● 128 MB video card supporting 1.4 shaders

Recommended System Requirements:

● 2.66 Ghz CPU
● 1024 Megabytes of RAM
● 256 MB video card
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Hold on, I'll go look

EDIT>>> Nah, the Abit IH7-G MaxII motherboard should be more than enough to power your system.
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Which 6600 is best cooling, performance?


Nevermind alvino, I have gone with a PNY GeForce 6800 128MB AGP card but thanks for your help!
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