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    http://www.ecsusa.com/products/l7vmm.html

    im currently looking to update my current board,
    probably in the range of an athlon 2000 and 512mb ram

    i can get the above board for 37 of ebuyer

    also on ebuyer its says the graphics has its on 32mb, not shared,

    also any other recomendations for cheap boards.

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    MY recommendation for cheap boards is not to get them. They ultimately cause problems and you'll regret it when you want to use FireWire or Serial ATA or whatever in the future.

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    dont worry, firewire and sata aint any problems, its more of a second system, nothing major really. i mostly use my laptop, its my dad, bro and sister that use that computer.

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    R u wanting the built in graphics and sound?

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    Originally posted by Livy@16 July 2003 - 18:58
    dont worry, firewire and sata aint any problems, its more of a second system, nothing major really. i mostly use my laptop, its my dad, bro and sister that use that computer.
    What I'm saying is that you'll want a good mobo now to save yourslef from having to change it in the future. A good mobo now will last for years and years, but chepa ones may need upgraded much sooner.

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    right, i'd prefer build in sound, and budget of around 50, i have a vodoo 3 2000 pci i could put in, then i get a graphics card later.

    any you would recomend then?

    edit: i've had my current board for over 4 years, its a pcchips.
    i had an amd k6-2 350, then got a 500 about 2 years ago, as this was the most the board will take.

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    What about this one (the one with lan integrated) from dabs for 47.50 looks good


    Asus A7V8X-X (Socket A) Motherboard (MB-022-AS) 48 from overclockers.co.uk looks very nice, but it doesn't have audio jacks out, it only has spdif in/out

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    ok here guys, i'll help u out a bit......DON'T get built-in anthng!!!! it uses the system bus, which slows EVERYTHING down..and onboard chips have been known to fail more often than dedicated cards.....
    get a mobo with ATA133 at least.....make sure it doesnt come with any built-in things except for USB, PS/2, serial, standard shit etc etc....

    then, if u need firewire, get an IEEE 1394 card...they're fairly good priced at the moment....

    get a separate soundcard, w/e tickles your fancy....

    and of course Network cards arent more than $20 max these days....

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    this is more of a budget upgrade so i dont want to be spending to much.
    i quite fancy the Asus A7V8X-X as mentioned by ilw and its go a 5/5 rating on ebuyer and 48 is a good price.

    edit: also my current board is over 4 years old and the integrated sound is still working fine

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    i forgot about delivery sorry, so ebuyer is probably the cheapest place i think its 51

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