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May 18, 2005 11:23:42 PM

im lookin to build a new computer, it will be used for gaming. I want to spend roughly 100 - 150$ on the motherboard. Ive been reading through these boards and it seems like the athlon 64 3000 (939) is the way to go for my price range. As for video, i think im going to get the Radeon 9800 256mb. Any suggestions ?

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May 18, 2005 11:51:05 PM

What will you be doing with this system? Overclocking at all? Also the R9800 Pro 256MB is what like $200 or so? You can get a 6600GT that'll outperform it for less.

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May 18, 2005 11:54:35 PM

i will not be Overclocking.
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May 19, 2005 12:16:03 AM

Yeah get a 6600GT, 10x better than a 9800Pro.
May 19, 2005 1:05:00 AM

You got a very special wusy. :wink: Special just like you. :o 

Umm I'd probably look at the EpoX nF4 boards. They've got one that is pretty well priced.

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May 19, 2005 7:59:42 PM

Hrrmm like $20 difference? I'd probably pay up for the SATA2 compatability and Firewire.

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May 19, 2005 9:47:06 PM

Yeah it was $122 when I bought it. But it's OK I think it's worth it. And I was going to buy a SLI board so I ended saving money.

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May 19, 2005 11:46:43 PM

When I build a system and have a budget I always try to get into something that can be upgraded. There are alot of great M/B out there find the one that you like for that proce range you can pick up just about anything. However I would go with a PCI Express Video and mayber even an SLI Option For Later.... That will really set you up Good luck.
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