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1.33(266) .. what motherboard

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L0HpT

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i just bought a 1.33 (266) TBird and i need to buy a new motherboard ..
what do you guys suggest .. i want raid .. i also want one for overclocking

thanksd
 

Tachyon

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L0HpT (Mar 28, 2001 02:11 a.m.):
i just bought a 1.33 (266) TBird and i need to buy a new motherboard ..
what do you guys suggest .. i want raid .. i also want one for overclocking

thanksd

I recommend Abit, Asus or IWill. Look at the boards and pick the one that has the features you want/need. :)

Terry
 

PimpDaddy

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Tachyon (Mar 28, 2001 08:08 a.m.):
L0HpT (Mar 28, 2001 02:11 a.m.):
i just bought a 1.33 (266) TBird and i need to buy a new motherboard ..
what do you guys suggest .. i want raid .. i also want one for overclocking

thanksd

I recommend Abit, Asus or IWill. Look at the boards and pick the one that has the features you want/need. :)

Terry

@@@ what terry said but go with the iwill i love it seems like not a lot of guys are haven many problems with them.
[email protected] with bad cooling 1 more day befor i get the 1.33 266fbs then we will see what this mobo will do
 

Da Whip

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LOHpT, There are many reasons for chooseing a particular MOBO, I'll just give you my deciding factors;
1. Iwill has more room around CPU for the HSF w/o having to carefully bend resistors, like the Abit.
2. Supports 266 FSB, might as well have the fastest.
3. There seemed to less conflicts w/ Vid.cards, sound cards and etc. than Abit or Asus.
4. All the reviews were all positive for the Iwill.
5. Everything I heard about their Technical Support and Bios upgrade responses were very good.
6. Last, but not least Igot the Iwill for $20 cheaper than the others. (this paid for a rounded IDE cable.)

Do some research and decide on what is important to you.
 

FunkyTechnician

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L0HpT (Mar 28, 2001 02:11 a.m.):
i just bought a 1.33 (266) TBird and i need to buy a new motherboard ..
what do you guys suggest .. i want raid .. i also want one for overclocking

thanksd

I just ordered the IWILL KK266 from www.newegg.com. It is advertised as the "bug-free" version but if you buy a 266 FSB chip, it shouldn't be a concern anyway.
For only $125.00 (free shipping) I don't think the price can be beat. Also, the customer support of Iwill seems to be a lot better than other mobo manufacturers.

Amiel
 

Kriegster

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Junglist19 (Mar 30, 2001 12:55 a.m.):
L0HpT (Mar 28, 2001 02:11 a.m.):
i just bought a 1.33 (266) TBird and i need to buy a new motherboard ..
what do you guys suggest .. i want raid .. i also want one for overclocking

thanksd

I just ordered the IWILL KK266 from www.newegg.com. It is advertised as the "bug-free" version but if you buy a 266 FSB chip, it shouldn't be a concern anyway.
For only $125.00 (free shipping) I don't think the price can be beat. Also, the customer support of Iwill seems to be a lot better than other mobo manufacturers.

Amiel

thats actually not true. the recalled iwill board will only use 1 multiplier (not the default cpu multiplier either). i think its either 7.5 or 8. no worries if they are guaranteeing it isn't the recalled board though :)
 

AKDUDE

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Yup, I would get the iWill also. Im using a EPOX 8KTA3. When I was looking for a KT133a chipset board, I cruised the forums looking at what people had posted. Seemed to be tons of problems with the MSI, ASUS, Abit, and iWill boards.
Looks like iWill has fixed there problems, AND the price has come down. I think Newegg used to sell them for around 140 plus shipping, so there price has dropped.
The only thing I don't like about the EPOX board I am running now is that it does not let you adjust the FSB in 1mhz adjustments. Im not really bitching, because it lets me run 150fsb at Cas 2 right now, with room to go. I also liked the really big heatsinks on the EBOX'x MOSFETS. No other board I have seen looks as well built.
AKDUDE
 

AKDUDE

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Yup, I would get the iWill also. Im using a EPOX 8KTA3. When I was looking for a KT133a chipset board, I cruised the forums looking at what people had posted. Seemed to be tons of problems with the MSI, ASUS, Abit, and iWill boards.
Looks like iWill has fixed there problems, AND the price has come down. I think Newegg used to sell them for around 140 plus shipping, so there price has dropped.
The only thing I don't like about the EPOX board I am running now is that it does not let you adjust the FSB in 1mhz adjustments. Im not really bitching, because it lets me run 150fsb at Cas 2 right now, with room to go. I also liked the really big heatsinks on the EBOX'x MOSFETS. No other board I have seen looks as well built.
AKDUDE
 
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William

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well i got an MSI K7T Turbo-R for $118. Great buy and a good board from the reviews. I have had some major probs, but i think this is due to my own stupididty or a bad board from the place i got it from. Every review i read though liked it. Iwill, Abit, and Asus are also loved by everyone. Anandtech seems to prefer the abit or the asus to solve the multiplier issues with the new chipset.