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Which mobo should i get????

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forgoten

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I am VERY new at this!
I have atx case (just like alienware) and i have purchased 2 sticks of 256 meg ram i plan on getting a GeForce 2 Ultra and the Soundblaster live 5.1 platinum, and 1.2gigahertz Amd Thunderbird...but...i don't know what kid of mobo i want!
I was looking at the asus a7v kt133
but i am still not sure, i also want to overclock this bad boy!!!! so, what kind of heatsink do you reccomend. I have heard good things about Super Orb and the Alpha. but i am still not sure and want some advice from some people with experince and are basically experts compared to me!
THAN YOU
otiz
 

quegyboe

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forgoten (Jan 19, 2001 03:25 p.m.):
I am VERY new at this!
I have atx case (just like alienware) and i have purchased 2 sticks of 256 meg ram i plan on getting a GeForce 2 Ultra and the Soundblaster live 5.1 platinum, and 1.2gigahertz Amd Thunderbird...but...i don't know what kid of mobo i want!
I was looking at the asus a7v kt133
but i am still not sure, i also want to overclock this bad boy!!!! so, what kind of heatsink do you reccomend. I have heard good things about Super Orb and the Alpha. but i am still not sure and want some advice from some people with experince and are basically experts compared to me!
THAN YOU
otiz

Why are you paying for an AMD 1.2Ghz? Why not get a 800 or 1000 and overclock it. You won't get much past 1.2 Ghz with overclocking anyways....I would recommend the Asus A7V...good for overclocking. As for a heatsink, get an Alpha PEP66. They rule. Enjoy!
 

App

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For the moment the VIA 133A chipsets are coming in. Saw some very positive reviews on the EPOX 8 KTA 3+ and Abit KT7A (RAID) mobo's. 133 mhz FSB and great chances to OC the FSB and Multiplier settings by means of the BIOS.
I have great results with the GlobalWin FOP 38 cooler......but it's loud! The FOP 32 seems to be quieter and should do a good job as well.
 

OpenFriday

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i agree id get a kt7 raid and why would you get a 1.2gig with some half decent cooling you could get a 1gig cause with the kt7 the soft menu rules......you can push the fsb up to 183 in 1mhz increments....final quote you rich bastard...who can afford a geforce 2 ultra....not me
 
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bgner_ovrclker (Jan 19, 2001 09:15 p.m.):
i agree id get a kt7 raid and why would you get a 1.2gig with some half decent cooling you could get a 1gig cause with the kt7 the soft menu rules......you can push the fsb up to 183 in 1mhz increments....final quote you rich bastard...who can afford a geforce 2 ultra....not me
 
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FreakinWeasel

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I know you mentioned the Asus board but some peeps are touting the Abit KT7A board. Watch out if you are using a SBLive card. They appear to be causing some problems. You might research this if you haven't already bought the SB. Check out the TurtleBeach.