First some background.
I have a Dell P2-350 on an SE440-bx 100fsb board.
I was going to upgrade to the slot1 1Ghz chip, but then I figured out that I could almost build a new system for the same cost.
I already have a new 30Gb Maxtor, Panasonic floppy, 256Mb pc133 ram and I'll swap my Geforce256 over.
I'm looking at 4 boards in different price ranges.
1) MSI K7T Turbo raid
2) IWill KK266R
3) Asus A7A 266(ddr and sdram)
4) Gigabyte 7DXR
Also, I'm only going to go with a Duron for now. Which would be better? The 800-850-900? I'm not planning on heavy overclocking and will buy the retail CPU and upgrade when I can afford to.
Thanks for any help. I also posted on the Motherboard forum.
Home office. Some gaming.
I'll network it to the Dell and the kid can have that one.
At least with the Duron if I do decide to "Play" with the overclocking and kill it it doesn't cost a lot, but 800 or 900 is the question.
Down the road I'll go with an Atlon or Palomino.
DDR is nice but I already have Ram(cost factor).