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December 29, 2000 4:44:13 AM

Hi all. I am going to be upgrading my system soon and i was wondering what components to upgrade. I have two choices for now. My current specs are:
Celeron 433@507
Soyo SY 6VBA133
Yamaha 724F Sound Card

My choices for upgrading are as follows:
1. stick with mobo and buy a Celeron 667 and GeForce2 MX or
2. replace the mobo and cpu with a Duron 700-800 and a FIC AZ-11E, but keep the TNT2.

Which would give me better performance? A Duron (looking to overclock) with a TNT2 or a new Celeron 2 667 OC'ed to 900Mhz or so with a GeForce2 MX?
Any suggestions are appreciated.

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December 29, 2000 1:53:11 PM

well my brother has that motherboard with a P3 700@805. It runs well, but my friend's Duron 700@805 on the Abit KT7 RAID smokes it for less $$$. If you can get the celeron upgrade for significantly less than the price of say a KT7 RAID and Duron 700, then go that route. If the options cost about the same, then I'd go AMD.

"Water-Cooled CPU Runner"
December 29, 2000 2:39:38 PM

IMHO, get the Duron and an Asus A7V, Abit KT7, or MSI K7T-Pro2A. Since your overclocking, I would say to get the least expensive Duron you can find (any Duron should be able to reach at least 900Mhz), and the Abit KT7 mobo (the best overclocking board).
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December 30, 2000 5:25:24 AM

Thanks guys, I think I'll get a Duron with either an Abit KT7 or FIC AZ-11E. Is the KT7 the same as the KT7-RAID, except for the ATA100 and RAID support? Because I can get one for $25 less than a KT7-RAID and I won't be needing features like that for quite a while.
December 30, 2000 6:04:33 AM

Yes. The KT7 is the KT7-Raid without the Raid.