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Posted: 6/27/2002 9:22:51 PM EDT
So all of you PC dudes, what is the best motherboard / CPU / memory combo out there that IS NOT the latest and greatest. Looking for something along the lines of a 1.8, either Intel or AMD. My current computer is just too old and slow (PIII 700 overclocked to 933, Abit BH6, 62+ MB RAM) No MAC suggestions, MAC is gay, besides, Microsuck owns a good part of them anyways.
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A friend of mine decided to build instead of buy, and I ended up paying about $150 more for a Dell with the same specs as his, and I only spent a few days fixing problems with it, not a few months. So, unless you just want to build, i'd buy.
Link Posted: 6/27/2002 9:52:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/27/2002 9:52:42 PM EDT by dave223]
I just built two machines that run pretty quick... MOBOs: soyo dragon plus kt266a chipset amd1700 overclocked it touches the p4 2 gig using sandra benchmarks.... gigabyte ga7dx amd 1 gig does alright for an oldie....[:D]
Link Posted: 6/27/2002 9:56:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/27/2002 9:57:56 PM EDT by dave223]
Originally Posted By Glock31: A friend of mine decided to build instead of buy, and I ended up paying about $150 more for a Dell with the same specs as his, and I only spent a few days fixing problems with it, not a few months. So, unless you just want to build, i'd buy.
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he just didnt have enough spare parts laying around [;)]....[dream]if I ever win the Texas lotto...I am gonna have the nicest benches in the world for guns and electronics....[/dream]
Link Posted: 6/27/2002 10:03:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USNJoe: So all of you PC dudes, what is the best motherboard / CPU / memory combo out there that IS NOT the latest and greatest. Looking for something along the lines of a 1.8, either Intel or AMD. My current computer is just too old and slow (PIII 700 overclocked to 933, Abit BH6, 62+ MB RAM) No MAC suggestions, MAC is gay, besides, Microsuck owns a good part of them anyways.
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Check out Tom's Hardware Guide for reviews of motherboards with benchmark data that go back awhile. They also have info on graphics cards. [url]www.tomshardware.com[/url]
Link Posted: 6/27/2002 10:06:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/27/2002 10:09:17 PM EDT by USNJoe]
Goats, what board model ASUS and speed AMD CPU do you suggest? And who on line has good price / customer service? Glock31, I bought one complete system, my first one. After that I now build my PCc. Just like my AR15's. I have yet to have any problems that take longer than a day to resolve. Months? Your friend should stick to buying complete systems. Toms Hardware is a great website, however, I want real people experinces.
Originally Posted By GoatBoy: Look into an ASUS + AMD combo... good price, great performance, and should be problem free. (Just make sure the BIOS is up to date! ASUS has great tools for upgrading your BIOS and I would HOPE it would be up to date when you got it or one rev behind!) ]=P
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Link Posted: 6/28/2002 12:30:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/28/2002 1:29:36 AM EDT by sfoo]
An ATI-386/B2 motherboard with a 386dx 20 with 8mb of 80ns 30-pin SIMMS, one 120MB seagate hard drive, and a trident 8900 video card. that should just about cover all of your computing needs. Hey, he said, not the latest and greatest.
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[Last Edit: 6/28/2002 2:10:33 AM EDT by SeaDweller]
Check out these cool comp cases. [url]www.colorcases.com[/url] This is what I'm gonna use. [img]http://www.colorcases.com/images/Redwindowener.jpg[/img]
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