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highschoolsucks

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Albatron Intel 845PE - $95
Sapphire Radeon 9700 PRO - $325
Intel Pentium 4 / 2.53GHz - $239
KingMax DDR memory 256MB PC3200 x 2 - $166

Total: $825 at www.newegg.com

Is this good enough for the money, or can you do better? Questions, comments, and suggestions welcome!
 

hc1001

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i would also suggest using one stick of memory unless ur gonna save them for dual ddr. but i would perfer better memory like corsair. but right now the prices are sky high...might wanna wait for them to go back down.
 

Rasputin'sLiver

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albatron? never heard of this brand of mobo. are they similar to the albatross, you know, the giant sea-faring bird? j/k :burn:
 

Rasputin'sLiver

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omfg! albatron is sold all over the place. and it looks like they even get some fairly good reviews! how can i have been so blind to have ignored albatron? their website even indicates they are named after the albatross! I WANT AN ALBATRON!
 

FIZZ3

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Well the company has only recently ventured into producing mainboards and their main qualification is that they are run by some ex-gigabyte employees... none of which sound like big positive points to me.
 

mugambo

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That sounds like a pretty good deal. But KC at work got a brand new Del with a 1.8 MHz P4 for....
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$104.56 please a rebate for $100 for a whopping $4.56. The box he got stunk but the PRICE was fabulous. I got a little better box (the WaMu special) for about $45.

Dave
 

Clark Kent

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Yeah, I think the Albatron mobo is a good one, especially for overclocking since it's designed for just that. I´ve got one coming in. Hopefully it will be as good as I think!.. I´ll let you know :)
 

batboy

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Why mess with an unknown mobo. This will be the heart of your system. I agree with Huckleberry, don't skimp, get an Abit or Asus if you plan on overclocking.
 

Yodums

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Albatron has gotten alot of respect from their Ti4400 Turbo Card... I wonder how their mobos would be. If you want to go with the Albatron, wait for some reviews.
 

yer_huckleberry

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I hate to think that I would buy something based on product name alone, but when it comes to computer parts and OCing I usually stick to tried and true companys. Even when the said, 'tried and true' companys come out with something new I'll take a look around these forums to see if anyone knows or has experience with the new product. Price is just not something to skimp on when were talking pc performance and reliability.

Otherwise, a Dell would suit just fine.

-out.
 
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highschoolsucks

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http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1723&p=5

Albatron = good. I don't skimp on components ;) Also note, I have 2 sticks of RAM so I can use it with DCDDR later. I also won't be doing that much overclocking(maybe get the 2.53 to 2.8), so it's less of a deal.

So do you guys think this is good? If you had the $825, what kind of system would you buy with it?
 

jdmcnudgent

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man, i gotta tell ya, that board looks sweet for the bucks, $95 shipped, wow.:eek: looks very impressive, espically for a 845PE chipset. please let us know the details when you start using the board. hopefully, it has a agp lock.:D
 

jdmcnudgent

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personally, i would go for this setup:

asus p4pe mobo:$150.
consair pc3500 256 stick cas 2 mem:$125.
ati 9700 pro:$351.50.
p4 2.53: $239.

total is $866, $41 more than yours, and the mem is ALOT better. i would give the mobo you suggested a try though.:D
 

yer_huckleberry

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jdmcnudgent said:
personally, i would go for this setup:

asus p4pe mobo:$150.
consair pc3500 256 stick cas 2 mem:$125.
ati 9700 pro:$351.50.
p4 2.53: $239.

total is $866, $41 more than yours, and the mem is ALOT better. i would give the mobo you suggested a try though.:D

Not only is the memory a lot better but this system is rockin' and would gaurantee to please any OC'r. I don't have anything negative to say about any of the components quoted. Then again it's all about taste and opinion. In the end if the Albatron makes you happy then so be it.

I may even trade, 'up' my P4B 533-E for an Albatron. If ya believe that I have some ocean front property in Arizona to sell ya too. :rolleyes: :D

-out.