what motherboard to go with 9600xt
I have just purchased a 9600 xt ati video card and am now going to upgrade the motherboard and processor. I currently have a shuttle ak31 v2 with a 1700 processor. I'm just looking for something mid-range. After reading over this site here is what I have came up with for the best bang for the buck:
abit nf7-s v2 or
abit kv7 or
I think I am going to go with the 2500 processor as it seems to be mid-ranged price. I will also be getting 512 corsair memory pc 3200. Anyone know the cheapest place to get the memory? What do you guys think about those motherboard choices? Like I said looking for a machine on a mid-ranged budget...
NF7-S for sure. BTW - the 2500+ is not mid-range, really. It's dirt cheap!
I'm assuming that you live in the States. You didn't say. Americans forget to say most times because we think that we are the center of the world. We're not.
thanks bpb...Yes I am in the states.. I see that the kingston memory is cheaper than corsair... Do you get what you pay for ...or just sticking with a brand name is ok????
Kingston is fine. I prefer Crucial.
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I like the Abit NF7-S v2.0 myself. Corsair Value Select 184 Pin 256MB DDR PC-3200 for the RAM. Good luck!
Abit NF7-S v2.0, its the daddy (well, no the Epox 8rda+ is, but you cant buy em anymore sadly)
Heard of many Abit NF7-S's dying so I went with the Albatron KX18D Pro II and have no problems at all with it. Doesn't ship with an I/O shield though (standard config thankfully), but everything on the board is top notch and it clocks great.
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