case, processor, mobo Question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jason2slow, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. jason2slow

    jason2slow Guest

    if i buy this case :

    and buy this mobo :

    Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X Deluxe Retail

    will it fit in the case?

    also, is that the best mobo for a amd?

    and is

    AMD Athlon XP™ 3000+ "Barton" 333 FSB PROCESSOR CPU- OEM

    a good processor to buy right now? and does that mobo support it?

  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

    The mobo will fit, the case is ATX form and so is the mobo, you don't want my opinions on AMD :)
  3. jason2slow

    jason2slow Guest

    ok but is that the best amd right now? and the best mobo for one?
  4. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

    Indiana, USA
    This question gets asked all the time. Personally I like the Abit NF7-S motherboard better than the Asus board. The Epox 8RDA3+ is a good board too. But then it really depends on what you want to be doing. Are you going to be overclocking? The Abit or the Epox seems to overclock a bit better than the Asus. I'm not saying the Asus board isn't a good board, I just like Abit and Epox better.

    And about the CPU. I would get an Athlong XP2500 Barton and overclock it to an XP3200. Which is what i have currently done and have had no problems in donig so. The XP2500 is the best bang for your buck right now. And if you aren't comfortable with overclocking there are many many sites to teach the basics (its not difficult).