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P.Rankin

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Dec 27, 2000
Alright, my brother's computer fried, so he entrusted me with getting new parts. He does NOT WANT a overclocked machine. Could somebody help me out? He wanted at least 850mhz and a fast, stable mobo. I suggested he get a Duron 900 (really that's all he needs) but he refused and wanted an Athlon. I wanted to keep the cost under $250, and he doesn't need RAID or DDR (he really doesn't know what either of them are). You think you could help me out???
 

JoeUser

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Apr 11, 2001
Epox 8KTA3 is a good stable board, and has good overclocking features.

Epox 8KTA3, $99 at newegg.com
1Ghz 266fsb Athlon, $133 at newegg.com

$232 + $15s/h = $247
 

Tachyon

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Location
Arkansas
P.Rankin (May 10, 2001 07:45 p.m.):
Alright, my brother's computer fried, so he entrusted me with getting new parts. He does NOT WANT a overclocked machine. Could somebody help me out? He wanted at least 850mhz and a fast, stable mobo. I suggested he get a Duron 900 (really that's all he needs) but he refused and wanted an Athlon. I wanted to keep the cost under $250, and he doesn't need RAID or DDR (he really doesn't know what either of them are). You think you could help me out???

If he gets a 200FSB T-Bird and doesn't want to overclock there should be no reason to get a KT-133A board.

MSI boards have a good reputation for stability. I'd recommend an MSI K7T Pro 2A (KT133) that can be purchased for ~$100 and the highest rated T-Bird that will fit in his budget.