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Thread: so i need a new mobo/cpu combo...




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    specs needed:

    at least 5 pci
    3 ddr
    4x agp
    1.6ghz+ intel cpu
    front usb headers



    under $160?

    ideas? names? urls?
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    Is that $160 for both? I find that a bit low, but you can always find stuff at pricewatch.com

    I just ordered a new machine and split the order between shentech.com and googlegear.com They were both very easy, and fast to use and order. The googlegear items will be here tomorrow and shentech on Monday. 1 week for a full machine pieced together with dual monitors. Basically, I recommend them both.

    [EDIT] Dang, keep forgetting that this is not a US based site. Shentech is in New York, and Googlegear is in California. So depending on where you are, it might not be the best!
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    << east coast, U.S.A. :D

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    Right on,

    So yeah, then either would work for you. Shentech is your neck of the world, but Googlegear has cheaper FedEX 2-day than Shentech's UPS-ground, so keep that in mind.

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    Gigabyte
    Info...

    ONLINE ORDER ONLY -
    GA-7DXE Replaces GA-7DX+ ,3 DDR , ATX,VIA 686B, 1 AGP 5 PCI. with cpu - ATHLON XP 2000+,(1.67Ghz) 266MHz, AX2000DMT3C w/ Heatsink & Fan, complete combo set, Retail box.
    (Part - 271829)
    Price: $ 143

    Ship: $10.00 - 11.94
    Updated:10/30, 12:41 AM
    $154.94

    howzat lookin?


    tufshop.com and partspc.com have the same price - any idea who's better? does it matter?


    is it a good board?


    neither of the two sites you mention have any of what i need. shentech's fastest is only 900mhz, and googlegear has zipp for cpu/mobo combos

    edit:
    actually, nevermind about the 2 i mentioned - both have exactly the same checkout - and both tell me the HSF is not good and that i need to spend another $25 for an AMD approved one
    right.

    i keep looking....
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    yeah that is true. If you get a good HSF then you will be speanding at least $25 more. I would suggest using pricewatch.com and find all the pieces that you want, even if you have to order them from other places, to try and get the best price.

    or, wait until you have enough cash to get exactly what you want, patience is a virtue! :thumb:

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    right, anyway , i found a gigabyte GA-7DXR and an MAD XP 1800 cpu
    both retail boxed versions

    mobo: $78, cpu, $83

    this a good combo or not?

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    Those prices sound ok but be warned that the HSF's that come with boxed CPU's are only just good enough if your case has plenty of airflow (good airflow is required by all modern PC's) and a Volcano 7+ on low speed (**** is that on?) will give much better cooling. ;)
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    cooling not a problem, a retail box cpu comes with a HSF rated by amd itself, so i shouldn't have to worry about it
    though i have vocano-7's on order anyway ;)

    bit more info needed

    what's the difference between the ga-dxe($55), dxr($88.75) and 7dx+($73.50) boards?

    all i can see is that the 7dx+ has 1.1 and 2.0 usb ports, and the dxr has an agp pro slot

    since i don't have and don't plan on getting agp pro cards, and usb2 can be added with a pci card, i guess i go with the ga-dxe?

    unless there's a reason NOT to use that board with an amd xp 1800....

    i don't need reasons TO use the board, i wanna hear about reasons NOT to use it

    anyone?
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    All 3 are reliable boards and if you're only going to use an XP1800+ Palamino then you should have no problems (in fact up to an XP2100+ Palamino core) but they will not run the latest CPU's though (from Gigabyte themselves). : peace2:
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