View Full Version : YES YES I'm getting a new cpu!

02-19-2002, 02:43 AM
This week i'm going to get a new cpu the athlon xp 1700+. Only i don't know what motherboard to buy can anyone help me? I can choose from this list. In the netherlands there aren't so much motherboards. Which one is the best and the fastest?
Greetings MySTiCuSS

Asus A7A266 ALi chipset Socket A 138,-
Asus A7M266 AMD761 chip Socket A 164,-
Asus A7N266 nForce chip Socket A 243,-
Asus A7N266-E nForce chip Socket A 275,-
Asus A7V266-E RAID VIA chip Socket A 233,-
Asus A7V266-E VIA chipset Socket A 198,-
Gigabyte GA-7DXR AMD761 chip Socket A 164,-
Gigabyte GA-7VTX-E VIA chipset Socket A 168,-
Gigabyte GA-7ZX-E VIA chipset Socket A 123,-
MSI K7N420 Pro nForce chipset Socket A 214,-
MSI K7T Turbo2 VIA chipset Socket A 127,-
MSI K7T266 Pro2 VIA chipset Socket A 161,-
MSI K7T266 Pro2-RU VIA chip Socket A 197,-
Abit KG7, SocketA, AMD760, 4xDDR 24 182.00
Abit KG7-RAID, SocketA, AMD760 211.00
Abit KT7A, SocketA, VIA-KT133A 128.00
Abit KR7A-RAID, SocketA, KT266A 239.00
Abit KR7A, SocketA, KT266A 199.00
Abit KT7A-Raid, SocketA, VIA-KT133A 169.00

WOW now that is a lot LOL

02-19-2002, 02:47 AM
Forgot one thing and which one is the best overclocker?:confused:

02-19-2002, 03:05 AM
I saw an article recently on how the nForce 415 boards beat the KT266a boards - don't know how readily available they are though....
I think I'd be tempted to find out when the KT333 boards will be available too

If MSI is around in your area - try looking for the KT3 ...is has the KT133 chipset, USB2.0, Ultra133 HD support & Promise Ultra133 Raid 0 built in
& MSI is usually pretty resonable too
Might not be in stores yet though

02-19-2002, 04:04 AM
if you can get one where you are I would get a Soyo Dragon Plus+

02-19-2002, 05:49 AM
Either the MSI or the Abit boards using the KT266A chipset. Accept no substitutes (unless the KT333 chipset hits the streets). :)

02-19-2002, 05:51 AM
MSI K7T266 Pro2 VIA chipset Socket A 161,-

I got me one of them last week. While it's probably not the best of the bunch, I haven't had a problem with it at all.. Overclocked the FSB, didn't crash.. So it's stable at least..

02-19-2002, 09:45 AM
The MSI board is a good choice......

I'd be a bit wary of the KT333 chipset at this stage...VIA have already announced it is being replaced if not already with the KT333A chips set which is considerably faster...and I think you may have trouble getting properly certified 333 ram at a reasonable price.

Although not on your list, the Epox 8KHA+ would also be a good choice...especially for overclocking....

Good luck

02-20-2002, 03:15 AM
I think i go for the msi board cause it is a lot cheaper!