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    Default Motherbroad recommendation

    is was wondering if you guys can recommend a motherbroad(with SATA) for a amd athlon xp 2600+,333fsb and can you help me pick a hard drive

    DiamondMax 10 200G SATA Hard Drive SATA150 7200RPM 8M Cache <9ms seek time $248.26

    DiamondMax Plus 9 200GB SATA Hard Drive SATA150 7200RPM 8M Cache <9.3 seek time $256.55

    ps. is for playing games

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    Default Re: Motherbroad recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Taklord
    is was wondering if you guys can recommend a motherbroad(with SATA) for a amd athlon xp 2600+,333fsb and can you help me pick a hard drive

    DiamondMax 10 200G SATA Hard Drive SATA150 7200RPM 8M Cache <9ms seek time $248.26

    DiamondMax Plus 9 200GB SATA Hard Drive SATA150 7200RPM 8M Cache <9.3 seek time $256.55

    ps. is for playing games
    ASUS A7N8X/Lan OEM SocketA nvidiaGeforce2 ultra 400 NC18 ATX FSB400 Dual DDR400, 3XDIMM 1AGP8X 5PCI 6CH Audio USB2 , 10/100Lan

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    the 2nd 1st HDD - it's the cheaper of the two and not much diff.

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    Default Re: Motherbroad recommendation

    Check out Pricespy. You can get 200GB SATA 8MB cache drives for less than $256-. To expand your choice, there's nothing wrong with Seagate or Western Digital drives.

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    Default Re: Motherbroad recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Murray P
    Check out Pricespy. You can get 200GB SATA 8MB cache drives for less than $256-. To expand your choice, there's nothing wrong with Seagate or Western Digital drives.
    I prefer Seagate but I thnks its the 8mb he's looking at there......

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    Default Re: Motherbroad recommendation

    There are 8MB cache drives there for less than the price mentioned for the Diamond MAx drives. They're all much the same these at the mo, although I admit to a soft spot for Seagate too.

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    Default Re: Motherbroad recommendation

    Taklord , apart from SATA , what else do you want from your board ?
    RAID , LAN , firewire/ multiple USB2 , front audio ?? etc
    What OS do you intend to install ?
    As it's to be a gaming machine have you a preference re video card? AGPx8 or PCIe ?
    ASUS , Gigabyte , MSI , Tyan [maybe not for your processor ... ] , Soltek all make good boards , and there are others eg Albatron that may be great [ no personal experience ] There is a great variation in price between all of these .

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