I found a buyer who is willing to give me a fair price if i build them a system using most of my parts and buying some new and keeping some. A royal pain but for $141 i can get up to 1ghz i don't see why not. I think i'll get the ABIT kt7 Raid. How is this board??? Here is what my new system will be.
Athlon 1ghz T-bird
ABIT kt7 Raid
Haven't decided on a cooler for the athlon any suggestions??
256mb pc-133 ram
15gb 7200rpm Western Digital HDD
SB Live Value
3com 905b nic
I think i'll see a huge improvment over my athlon classic 500. Not that the classic was slow or anything but if i can get something twice as fast or more for $141 why not?? Anything i should change?? Other than the Vid card because that will soon be a Radeon 64.
Why not the KT7e, where you can up the front side bus to 133 with no problem and still save money. With the KT7 you're not going to get very far past 110.
That's my only real suggestion... KT7e and a processor with 133(266)mhz bus. Don't forget to try and get one of those Athlons with the new core steppings You'll probably be able to get that golden 50% overclock on the 1ghz... can't wait for mine to arrive.
Why Voodoo 31000? You can get a cheap GeForce2 MX, for like $43 on pricewatch
First of all, get an Athlon "C" 1GHz Thunderird. 2nd, I wouldn't go with the ABit boards, they suck. Get an ASUS A7V133 instead. Also get a better graphics card, you will regret getting a piece of junk Voodoo3.
Grass is a beautiful weed
Suggestion for the heatsink/fan combo as cooler:
Millennium Glaciator - good balance of serious cooling without sounding like the jet engine test bed at Boeing.
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According to the store i'm getting the mobo from it is a quite good cooler, the tai-sol i mean. I noticed that they have the 1.1 cheaper than the 1ghz. So it'll be a 1.1ghz. I still am thinking about the socket aho from 1coolpc. My dad has that and is pleased with it. It is $19 with shipping.
<font color=blue>I have the ABIT-KT7A Raid board now and it is a fine board, unless lightening hits it.
I wonder why you are going with the RAID unless your getting it from egghead - I noticed they were giving them away at $90.
Why go with a 1ghz? A 1.2 is only $10 more. Also, go with the KT7A-RAID with the kt133a chipset and get a 266 cpu. We're talking a considerable performance boost over the KT7-RAID.
About Abit sucking
2nd, I wouldn't go with the ABit boards, they suck. Get an ASUS A7V133 instead
True, ASUS is better, but I am not independately wealthy and appreciate the VALUE Abit is. They do not suck. FIC, PCChips, they suck. Abit is a great value.
<font color=white>(lay off the weed man)<font color=blue>
Now I have heard that the RAID on Abit boards suck b/c they use the highpoint controller (at much much much cheaper component cost btw) but I have not experienced any trouble with it (outide of lightening, again). In fact, my SysSoft benchmark is faster than that I have seen with the Promise (using same hd-IBM 45G Deskstar). I will say that the Promise (much more 'spensive though) has a killer tweaking app with it.
Anyway - buy what you want, but I would go with the mx over the radeon.
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I can get a 266fsb 1.0ghz and the KT7-a raid for $30 more. I think i'll do that. Where im getting it the 1.2 is $16 more than the 1ghz. But i still think i'll go with my origional plan and get the 1.0 and the KT7 raid because if i get the top-of-the-line i'll run out of money. I know $30 or $40 isn't alot of money to u but im 14 and my only job is mowing lawns. I'll get the best i can with my money.
Yes grass is a beautiful weed but you'll get more milage from buds
"...Abit boards, they suck". Uhhhhh okay, its not like you
just insulted my wife or anything....but may we be as enlightened as you?? Could we get a few empirical bits of data relating just why it is that all the boards I've built up suck??
I'm not in touch with my feeings, and I like it that way!