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Thread: Economical mobo?




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    Here's my situation. By nature, I am a "spare no expense" kinda guy. However, my Dad is the complete opposite. Now, tomorrow I am accompyning my Dad to a computer show to upgrade his pIII 450MHz 4 year old computer to a new state-of-the-art system, within reason according to him. Now give me a grand (or two) and I'll build ya the best of the best. But what would you guys recommend as a cheap (pricewise), mobo that is not neccesarily the best overclocker. I may try to OC the board a little bit, but once it's set-up that's it. No more playing around with it. Just has to be stable. He wanted a board that still supportd PC-133 (ewwwwww), but I succesfully talked him into at least PC2100. Thank God!
    So any suggestions? I shop at 9AM tomorrow
    Thanks

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    It would be helpful to know whether you're looking for AMD or Intel.
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    Sorry, my bad. I'd prefer Intel.

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    Ah... then I'll leave this one to the Intel aficionados as I have been using AMD for the past few years now. :D
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    The Gigabyte 8PE667 Pro is the mobo that my P4 2.4B @ 2.7GHz sits in and is very stable though DDR2700 is what you'll need for this one. ;)

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    Ahhh, the 8PE667. I have the Ultra runnin' a P4 2.4 at just shy of 3 GHz with a 165 FSB and a gig of CorsairXMS PC3500. I would recommend that in a heartbeat, but I was hoping for something under $100, or REALLY close to it. That is one of my favorite mobos though.

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    Newegg lists the MSI 845PE Max for $80 + shipping. It's a pretty basic board, but it's a good brand and sports the 845PE chipset so you could put in a Hyperthreading enabled P4.

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