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    Mobo/CPU tips

    Well am gonna get a new motherboard/cpu and was thinking about getting an AMD XP but am not really sure what board.
    if anyone has any tips leave them here thanks

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    This would depend on what you are looking for in the end result. All out performance, economy or somewhere in between. Post your "wish-list" and we could get a better indication as to which direction to point you.

    Good Luck!
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    Well the type of stuff that would be running on it is.
    Games, FTP. Folding.
    it would be overclocked
    i was think about a AMD XP1800 with a Geoforce.

    I also wasn't sure what cooling i would get water or air

    any sugestions on a motherboard would be nice tho
    thanks

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    Originally posted by ThePunkGeek
    Well the type of stuff that would be running on it is.
    Games, FTP. Folding.
    it would be overclocked
    i was think about a AMD XP1800 with a Geoforce.

    I also wasn't sure what cooling i would get water or air

    any sugestions on a motherboard would be nice tho
    thanks
    geoforce lol..

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    I've had good experiences with the Asus A7M266, but others may disagree. I have built 3 systems with it and they all are money.

    When I was getting a new board, I looked for 1) DDR and 2) AMD 761 chipset due to reviews I'd read.

    I was down to the Abit KG-7, Gigabyte GA-7DXR, Biostar M7MIA, Asus A7M and went with the A7M because it was the first one I could find.

    If I got another board right now, I'd go with the Abit I think.

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    I'd definitely go with DDR, but I'd move to the VIA KT266A chipset as being the best at the moment. I haven't heard that that there's a lot of difference between the boards right now, so any of them should do pretty well.

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