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July 6, 2005 1:59:09 PM

Ok here's the deal, a buddy of mine gave me a processor. He got tired of dell and gave it to me so I would help him build a new AMD rig.

The cpu is a Intel 2.60/512/800. Now I haven't keep up with Intel for a long time so i'm lost when it comes to Intel mb's. I plan on using it as a back up pc, rip some movies, burn cd's and so forth. Could someone suggest a good cheap mb.

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a b V Motherboard
July 6, 2005 6:40:09 PM

I would suggest to go with the 865 chipset from intel.
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Manufacto..." target="_new">Here are some choices</A>

If I rember correctly, the Gigabyte was quite good. The asus is nice but its probly mroe expansive than you'd like!

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
a b V Motherboard
July 6, 2005 10:47:48 PM

Abit IS7 is the best inexpensive board for that CPU. I've been all over the market and always came back to it for my customers. Not the economy versions (E, E2), or the Value versions (V), the standard IS7.

If you can still find the Gigabyte GA-8ISXT-FS, it's an outstanding value on an OEM board. OEM means "no overclocking options", but it offers similar features to the IS7 and was available all over the net for around $40.

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July 7, 2005 12:48:22 PM

Thanks everyone for the posts. I never thought about selling it, but I might look into that.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 7, 2005 1:01:13 PM

Yeah mine will hit 3.4 on air no problem(stock fan)! Never really tryed to push it harder but it was at 35idle and 45 under full load at 3.4 wich is lower than a P4E idleing

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
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