Motherboard suggestions

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Fenris, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    Well my motherboard is shot and I need a new one. So I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on which one to get. I would prefer to have the Ethernet port on the motherboard so I don’t have to buy a separate card. Doesn’t have to have anything special on it just able to run the setup I have. My system specs are…

    Athlon xp 2800+
    2x’s Geil 512 DDR 400 3200
    AIW 9800pro 128mb
    SB Audigy 2 zs
    120gig WD (not running serial ata)
    1cd-rw drive and 1dvd drive
    Antic 450w power supply
     
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    If you're sticking to Athlon XP then Gigabyte K7NNXP seems to be a really good one (if it's still available), but of course you should start thinking about moving to socket 939 (Athlon64) if you have enough money to upgrade.
     
  3. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    As I recall, cash was an issue so from the link below I'd go for the MSI board (NF2). Some of the via boards are cheaper but they have built in video and that can be a hassle when running a real video card. Watch the FSB and memory speed on the KM400 boards. They don't always support 400 mhz.

    BTW I haven't seen a MB without built in LAN in a couple of years.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ice=&MaxPrice=&SubCategory=22&Submit=Property
     
  4. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    alright thanks ill check it out... yeah money is an issue at the moment so dont really want to upgrade Athlon64 yet.
     
  5. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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