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    Im looking for a new mb with processor and ram. Since i dont want to spend more than 250, im probably looking at an athlon xp. Im willing to sacrifice processor speed if it means i get a better quality motherboard. I&#39;ve looked around and a lot of the motherboards only support up to say.. 2.25ghz. now, i may not get a socket a processor that is that fast, but i still want the option to upgrade without having to get a whole new mb again. Thanks for any help.

    Mogadishu.

    im really askin you guys cus im not sure where to get them from, as ive never bought parts online. Thanks.
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    bumidy bump bump bump... dun dun..
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    Under &#036;250 eh? you can allmost get the best one for about &#036;200.
    Make sure it has:
    8x agp
    USB 2.0
    supports AMD Althon XP, or Intel P4.. Big difference.. whichever proccessor u like.
    DDR Ram.. Trust me, it&#39;s worth buying new DDR ram if u only got SDram.. 256mb DDR runs the same as 512mb sdram pretty much.

    Make sure the brand is Soyo Dragon, Gigabyte, or Asus

    If u goin for intel board.. make sure it got support for 800mhz FSB.. u may already or end up getting they&#39;re CPU with 800mhz fsb. (normally most people got like 200mhz fsb on 1.0ghz+ cpu or so)

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    Originally posted by Wolfmight@14 September 2003 - 20:47
    Under &#036;250 eh? you can allmost get the best one for about &#036;200.
    Make sure it has:
    8x agp
    USB 2.0
    supports AMD Althon XP, or Intel P4.. Big difference.. whichever proccessor u like.
    DDR Ram.. Trust me, it&#39;s worth buying new DDR ram if u only got SDram.. 256mb DDR runs the same as 512mb sdram pretty much.

    Make sure the brand is Soyo Dragon, Gigabyte, or Asus

    If u goin for intel board.. make sure it got support for 800mhz FSB.. u may already or end up getting they&#39;re CPU with 800mhz fsb. (normally most people got like 200mhz fsb on 1.0ghz+ cpu or so)
    when i started reading it i got so excited.. but.. im looking for a motherboard, cpu, and memory under 250. i know i can get the best mb on the market for 180 or something, but leaves nothing for memory and cpu.
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    oh.
    Well you can get an AMD Althon XP 2400 2.0ghz cpu for &#036;70
    A Gigabyte Mobo with 8x Agp 2.0 usb etc for &#036;100
    256mb DDR ram for &#036;30-&#036;40
    check http://www.Pricewatch.com

    I use the AMD Althon XP 2400 2.0ghz, I dont care if it&#39;s not some 3.0ghz p4.. It&#39;s fast as hell.. Runs XP like a charm

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    spend an extra 30 bux on getting 512MB of ram...you&#39;ll notice the difference&#33;...everything else looks good
    [SIZE=1]AMD 4200 X2 @ 2.65Ghz, ASRock 939-VSTA
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    yea i used pricewatch.. always use it. i pretty much found what you mentioned.. but the ram was what would make it cost more than 250.. i eventually want 1 or 2gb of ram.. but atleast 512 for now.
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    y can get a stick of 512mb of ddr ram for 50 bucks at price watch and like said
    "Well you can get an AMD Althon XP 2400 2.0ghz cpu for &#036;70
    A Gigabyte Mobo with 8x Agp 2.0 usb etc for &#036;100" and along w/ the 512mb of ddr ram that total up to be &#036;220. throw in 30 for shipping and u got those for &#036;250

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    Originally posted by kazaaliterock@14 September 2003 - 23:05
    y can get a stick of 512mb of ddr ram for 50 bucks at price watch and like said
    "Well you can get an AMD Althon XP 2400 2.0ghz cpu for &#036;70
    A Gigabyte Mobo with 8x Agp 2.0 usb etc for &#036;100" and along w/ the 512mb of ddr ram that total up to be &#036;220. throw in 30 for shipping and u got those for &#036;250
    my only thing.. is the mobo. is it a quality one?
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    Gigabyte boards are nice,I had an older board and I loved it.Very easy to over clock (if that is your thing) because you get a windows based overclocking utility with your board.I had an 800mhz Duron on my old board and I had it overclocked to 950mhz for nearly a year and never had a slight problem with it.
    Gigabyte GA7-VT600 P-L
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    LG cdrw/dvd drive

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