For the price, I am planning to get 2100+ $89.95, do you have any recommendation? What is the different between the A and B version? How do I know which one am I getting? And for the board, I can make up my mind. I am thinking of: MSI KT4 Ultra(pure) $79.95, AUSU A7S $69.95, ASUS A7V-333 $99.95, AUSU A7V-8X $109.95. This is what I am looking for on the board. IEEE 1394 (optional), USB 2.0 with option to connect to the front, FSB 266, 333, 400(optional), ATA 133, AGP 8X. I know that the nForce2 is better chipset, but it is not out yet, and it may cost too much money. Does anyone of you know where can I get a better price on the internet with reliable service and product. Thank
ummm, the nforce2 has been out for months now.
you're good with MSI or Asus versions of that chipset, as well. Tbred As don't overclock as well, and MAY run hotter, i'm not sure about that. if you're going to overclock, i'd recommend the Tbred B 1700+ for $50 (united states dollars)
they overclock real well, yielding a good price/performance ratio
as for finding good prices on the internet, with reliable service, where do you live? if in the united states, <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com" target="_new">http://www.newegg.com</A> is highly touted. elsewhere, i personally don't know
if in the united states, you can also try <A HREF="http://www.pricewatch.com" target="_new">http://www.pricewatch.com</A> for rock bottom prices
<A HREF="http://www.ableshopper.com/" target="_new">http://www.ableshopper.com/</A> also keeps track of good deals in the united states
Mind if I ask where are you from? It's hard to believe that nFore2 mobo is not available in your region. They have been in the market since November 2002. But looking at the price you quoted I believe you should be in America...
VIA KT400 as well as KT400A had been totally beaten by nForce2 in dual channel DDR, so stay away from VIA unless you are really tight at budget. And for CPU, a Thoroughbred B core 2100+ is always a better choice, it's only a few dollars different.