- 4 Jun 2002
Hi folks I'm thinking about buying a new computer later this year, I'd be interested in some advice about what would be a good, relativly inexpensive motherboard
chipsets...Smoke286 said:Well I am not sure about CPU's, I've always bought Intel Pentiums, but I understand that Athalons are very good chips for the money, my last mobo was an Asus CUV4X , and I thought I had done well till I realized that it could not be upgraded much past the Pentium III 667 that I had in it. I am quite happy with my present video card which is a Radeon 7500 so I guess I would prefer something in a newer Radeon card. I am planning to have my system built, as I did with my last one. A fairly good Audigy card would be nice. guess it would mostly be used for gaming so I figure 1024 mgs of DDR RAM. At least a 100 gig HD. I would prefer not to have to go over $2000 can. Chipsets? I haven't a clue. Any advice would be appreciated.
er... yeah, i meant 3000+ or 3200+.Taurus said:in which case, an athlon64 3200+ or 3400+
well, things can certainly change in a month or two. especially with the new 64-bit hardware. definitely get some up-to-date advice once you have the money ready.Smoke286 said:I wont be buying for a month or two yet, I'm really just gathering info at this point. Trying to catch up with the technology. Thanks for all the help guys, really.
Oh its not a matter of getting the money together, its justifying the expense.Taurus said:er... yeah, i meant 3000+ or 3200+.
well, things can certainly change in a month or two. especially with the new 64-bit hardware. definitely get some up-to-date advice once you have the money ready.