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Motherboard and Processor reccomendation anyone?

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Buck Here's some more sites,you should be able to find some Athlon mobo reviews on these.

http://www.athlonmb.com/

http://www.motherboards.org/

http://www.sysopt.com/mboard.html

http://www.extremete...p=1&ap=2,00.asp

http://www.motherboa...d=4&index_id=7
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That's exactly what I needed. Thanks

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my fave: http://www.tomshardware.com/

also DDR (double data rate) for AMD chips. intel own RDR type ram, dont expect to see it on amd boards lol.
you can however get some boards that take an intel chip, and DDR ram though, but intel are suing the manufacturers of some of these boards.
it gets more complicated doesent it, you wont be asking again then.. serves you right! :rolleyes:
hope we have helped u decide buck, one of the fun bits of building a new system is the planning and waiting for it all to arrive, bit like xmas but without the inlaws :)

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i cant find a board with the kt333 chipset AND 266FSB...

edit: never mind.... i did

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im thinking about the MSI KT3 Ultra, what you guys think to it? anyone read any reviews on it?
comes with lots of kit too, USB2, firewire etc

http://www.tomshardw...0/kt333-03.html

sorry not trying to take over your thread buck, just im doing the same thing as you at the moment! been buying fans and round IDE leads today.. looking for more things to flex my plastic on :)

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This thread was certainly worth it!
I checked out the MSI KT3 Ultra.
This is the best board I have seen so far!
There is no doubt about it I am going to get a motherboard with the VIA KT333 Chipset.
Thank you so much.

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I also found that the
ASUS A7V333 was also highly reviewed.
It is VIA KT333 Chipset as well.

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There are actually two versions of the MSI KT3 Ultra.

There is the:
KT3 Ultra-ARU (MS-6380E)
http://www.msi.com.t...?model=MS-6380E

KT3 Ultra (MS-6380E Ver1.0)
http://www.msi.com.t...MS-6380E Ver1.0

YOU DO NOT WANT THE SECOND ONE! You want the KT3 Ultra-ARU. The second one that is listed is nothing like the first!
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Not a bad board, has definatly got some good features now all u need to do is hook urself up with some good ddr and a serious heatsink and ur kicking
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glad you spotted the two versions thing.. i didnt, thanks buck! phew..
i think ill be getting that board too, definately one with the new chipset anyhow, i still like the soyo dragon plus.. comes with lots of kit, but its the old chipset :)

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I am pretty sure it will be one of these two boards.

ASUS A7V333
MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU

I just can't find them for sale ANYWHERE. The ASUS board isn't even listed on the ASUS website. I e-mailed them to find out about it's availability and suggested price but I haven't received a reply yet.

I guess i need some help with web sites that sell computer parts and in this case motherboards. I started a new posting to hopefully find some. Haven't found any sites that list these two boards though.

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FthrJACK....

Is this the one you are talking about?

http://www.soyo.com....dragon-plus.htm

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this is a good site for prices and reviews checkout the review on the KT333 chipset:

http://www.amdmb.com...p?ArticleID=158
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yes thats the one buck, its the old chipset though :)

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Would you consider it one of the best 266 chipset motherboards?

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yep, check some of the reviews for it out

as for the KT3 Ultra-ARU ---- has anyone found a uk site selling th
is?

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I am upgrading my machine at the moment, I decided on a Asus A7V333 with Raid, 6 Channel audio and 1394 port. for processor I went for a Athlon XP 2000+ , Corsair DDR2700 memory.

Fthrjack is right AMD is a more cost effective way to go, and in most cases out performs the Pentium 4 and leaves it for dead.

AMD gets my vote everytime!!
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If you read the latest CPU benchmarks, AMD no longer outperforms the Northwood P4. They are however a better choice valuewise if you compare pricing.
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I have an Abit KA-7 100,an Abit KG7 Raid,and an Epox 8K7a+,that I tinker with.You can get these older boards cheap and have good performance.The KA-7 100 is an Athlon Classic board that is limited to a stock 1GHZ slot type cpu(I overclocked an 800 to 1GHZ w/goldfinger device)However the other 2 boards can be had for under $100.00 and with a bios flash from the manufacturer's website will allow you to slap a AMD xp 1900+ processor on them and both boards are overclocking friendly if you are into that stuff.Intel products are probably good also but I just can't afford the namesake Good Luck.....................Zipp
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i would personally go with amd as i think they are better than p4's. also if you want to pay loadsa money wait for the amd 2.8 gig :) like i am. amd's are simple and they are a good range of high quality boards available. as mentioned check out tomshardware and overclockers etc.
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