I took on the task of building my first computer. A friend helped by hooking me up with a Radeon 8500DV video card w AGP 4X/2X Bus. Now I need to find a mobo to match it. I do video editing and play alot of games. I would prefer a really fast Athlon. Whats the baddest high performance mammy jammy I can get to fit my needs? I'm a bit ignorant on this issue and can really use some insight,Thanx alot!!
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by XxXdashXxX on 02/22/02 01:02 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
Check newegg's refurbished section. They had a shuttle ak31a for only $49 with free shipping. I used one for 4 months until switching to the P4 1.6a. They come with 30 day warranty, and some don't have the driver cd. But you can download the 4 in 1 drivers at via's website. Whatever board you get, be sure it has the via kt266a chipset. Other kt266a boards are the epox 8kha+, abit kr7a, and asus a7v266-e.
February 22, 2002 4:42:28 PM
Thanx o1die, You've just enlightened me to good mobo,great site and great deal. The card that I was planning on getting before this was the Asus a7v266-e,but it unfortunately doesnt have the right slot for the 8500DV card,as well as the other mobos that u mentioned(I think,anyway.....lol)(PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong). The card that you directed me to definitely seems like a worthwhile mobo and for the RIGHT price. It's at the top of my list at this moment. Any other suggestions? anyone?