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  • YES YES I'm getting a new cpu!

    This week i'm going to get a new cpu the athlon xp 1700+. Only i don't know what motherboard to buy can anyone help me? I can choose from this list. In the netherlands there aren't so much motherboards. Which one is the best and the fastest?
    Greetings MySTiCuSS

    Asus A7A266 ALi chipset Socket A € 138,-
    Asus A7M266 AMD761 chip Socket A € 164,-
    Asus A7N266 nForce chip Socket A € 243,-
    Asus A7N266-E nForce chip Socket A € 275,-
    Asus A7V266-E RAID VIA chip Socket A € 233,-
    Asus A7V266-E VIA chipset Socket A € 198,-
    Gigabyte GA-7DXR AMD761 chip Socket A € 164,-
    Gigabyte GA-7VTX-E VIA chipset Socket A € 168,-
    Gigabyte GA-7ZX-E VIA chipset Socket A € 123,-
    MSI K7N420 Pro nForce chipset Socket A € 214,-
    MSI K7T Turbo2 VIA chipset Socket A € 127,-
    MSI K7T266 Pro2 VIA chipset Socket A € 161,-
    MSI K7T266 Pro2-RU VIA chip Socket A € 197,-
    Abit KG7, SocketA, AMD760, 4xDDR 24 182.00
    Abit KG7-RAID, SocketA, AMD760 € 211.00
    Abit KT7A, SocketA, VIA-KT133A € 128.00
    Abit KR7A-RAID, SocketA, KT266A € 239.00
    Abit KR7A, SocketA, KT266A € 199.00
    Abit KT7A-Raid, SocketA, VIA-KT133A € 169.00

    WOW now that is a lot LOL

  • #2
    Forgot one thing and which one is the best overclocker?:confused:

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    • #3
      I saw an article recently on how the nForce 415 boards beat the KT266a boards - don't know how readily available they are though....
      I think I'd be tempted to find out when the KT333 boards will be available too
      :glasses2:

      If MSI is around in your area - try looking for the KT3 ...is has the KT133 chipset, USB2.0, Ultra133 HD support & Promise Ultra133 Raid 0 built in
      & MSI is usually pretty resonable too
      Might not be in stores yet though

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      • #4
        if you can get one where you are I would get a Soyo Dragon Plus+

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        • #5
          Either the MSI or the Abit boards using the KT266A chipset. Accept no substitutes (unless the KT333 chipset hits the streets). :)
          Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill
          My Toys

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          • #6
            MSI K7T266 Pro2 VIA chipset Socket A € 161,-

            I got me one of them last week. While it's probably not the best of the bunch, I haven't had a problem with it at all.. Overclocked the FSB, didn't crash.. So it's stable at least..

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            • #7
              The MSI board is a good choice......

              I'd be a bit wary of the KT333 chipset at this stage...VIA have already announced it is being replaced if not already with the KT333A chips set which is considerably faster...and I think you may have trouble getting properly certified 333 ram at a reasonable price.

              Although not on your list, the Epox 8KHA+ would also be a good choice...especially for overclocking....

              Good luck

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              • #8
                I think i go for the msi board cause it is a lot cheaper!

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