I am going to upgrade my old computer. I don't want to waste too much money...
Here are my opitions:
Athlon XP 1600+
Asus A7V266-C (KT266A - C.O.P)
256MB DDR PC2100 CL2
Athlon XP 1600+
ECS K7VTA3 REV3.XX (KT333 - Same price as ASUS)
256MB DDR PC2700 CL2 (or CL2.5)
My System: 13.6GB ATA-66, GF2 GTS 32MB, Modem, LAN, CDRW 32x10x40, Mid Tower Case w/ 400W PSU, 17" Monitor.
Which one do u recommend? I use the computer to record CDs and going in the internet.
I personally would get the ECS board. Asus is great and all, but there are just a few minor nuances. Never did like the thermal protection. Additionally, the thermal probe Asus sometimes uses has been known to be incorrect by as much as 10 degrees celsius, not a good thing at all. I'm not slamming Asus though, they have some of the best boards out there. In this case though, price wise, if it doesn't matter to you, I like ECS. In the same sense, the Asus board will overclock much further than the ECS board, which is limited to a bus speed of 166Mhz should you decide to overclock.
Soon enough, Intel will make the i845s...imagine dual channel Sdram...*shudder*
Just ignore Spitfire, he's biased towards MSI, doesn't use anything other the Kt3 Ultra
I am not biased against MSI. I like MSI mobos because they are --
* Good performaner
* Feature Rich
* Personal good experience with MSI
I like MSI, but it doesn't mean I dislike all other mobo brands. I also like ASUS mobos, but they are too expensive compared to MSI. When a MSI and ASUS mobo are equal in terms of both stability, performance and price, i recommend both of them.
<b> And you must consider that KT3 Ultra (or KT3 Ultra2) is one of the best KT333 mobo now and inexpensive. </b>