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i2ripped2

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Mar 16, 2001
Ok. I've decided to get an Abit KT7A Board and a Athlon 1.0G, 266bus.
Now here is the next question, where should I buy it.
I've seen it advertised on
United Micro Inc. @ $329
Monarch Computer Systems @ $ 350
MWAVE @ $ 326
I looked at them all on User Evaluations and only MWAVE got a decent rating.
Then I talked to the computer tech at my job and she said you're paying too much money. However she couldn't say where to get it cheaper. She also said that cheap Ram will work with an Athlon.

Can anyone suggest a reliable cheap site to buy from?

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Kriegster

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Mar 14, 2001
Try checking pricewatch.com for prices, and resellerratings.com for store ratings. As for the cheap ram all ram is cheap in my book. If you are going to buy a top of the line board like the kt7a or kk266 you really should score some good memory so you can up the bus speed and let that cpu breathe :) I would stay away from that generic stuff. Maybe snag some micron cas2 pc133 if you don't want to shell out for the top of the line ram. The kt7a should do at least 150 mhz at cas2 :)
 

Bovon

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Mar 10, 2001
i2ripped2 (Mar 16, 2001 09:53 p.m.):

....Then I talked to the computer tech at my job and she said you're paying too much money. However she couldn't say where to get it cheaper.

Man...dontcha know ALL women are like that?...the less you spend, the more left over for her to spend...God, its born and bread in every woman sence Eve.

She also said that cheap Ram will work with an Athlon.

And she is a techie??...with that kinda advice, she sure as hell don't know doodly about ram. Ram can, and does cause more crashes with computers, than any one other thing. Get the best you can afford, and don't cut corners with poor quality power supplies or ram...your system depends on both to be good quality. There is SOME good generic ram available, but you HAVE to know your ram in order to make that decision.

I just bought 2 sticks of 256 mb, pc133 cas2 Crucial for $89.24 each...last year this time, each strip woulda cost over $200 bux

Can anyone suggest a reliable cheap site to buy from?

Yes, you need to check prices at http://www.pricewatch.com and http://www.resellerratings.com for the vendor. DO not under any circumstances buy from OCZ ppl... this is a screwing going to happen.

One of the shops I check for decent prices is http://www.computergate.com they quite often have good prices. I don't know what resellerratings.com has for them, but I have always had good dealings