Best CPU Motherboard Combo

Hey everyone,

I am looking to do a hard core upgrade as I haven't upgraded my PC in a while and wanted to get some feedback on the best CPU Motherboard combo to use.

I am looking to spend around 500.00 for CPU and Motherboard. Any suggestions would be greatly apprciated.

Jeff
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  1. Friendly recommendations from the Intel Camp:

    I assume you mean CPU, motherboard, and anything required to cool the CPU so it will function correctly (Heatsink/Fan). These are my suggestions:

    Pentium 4 i850 (takes DRDRAM memory) approach:

    Socket 478 Pentium 4 1.7GHz, Heatsink/Fan, 3 year warranty = $192
    Socket 478 i850 chipset motherboard = $161
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total = $352 for CPU, Heatsink/Fan, and Motherboard


    Pentium 4 i845 (takes SDRAM memory) approach:

    Socket 478 Pentium 4 1.7GHz, Heatsink/Fan, 3 year warranty = $192
    Socket 478 i845 chipset motherboard = $97
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total = $289 for CPU, Heatsink/Fan, and Motherboard


    I suggest the i850 solution for performance reasons.

    -Raystonn


    = The views stated herein are my personal views, and not necessarily the views of my employer. =
  2. i dont live in the states so i cant give you much pricing, but it would be more cost affective to buy AMD
    i think for the same price u can get-
    MSI-KT266A-RU2
    AMD 1800XP
    512MB crucial/micron@266/cas2

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  3. shuttle ak31 version 3.1 ($89), athlon 1500 xp ($117 oem version), vantec copper heatsink 6035d ($23), enermax case and 300w ps ($55) or sparkle 300w power supply ($34). 2 sticks of 256k crucial ddram (direct from the crucial website- free shipping $66) Total cost about $350-360 from newegg.
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