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System Suggestions?

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by Chris Martin, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. Chris Martin

    Chris Martin Guest

    Currently I'm running an MSI board with a 1900 amd xp chip, some standard
    low end kingston memory. Problem is, my other hardware is pretty good, so I
    wanna get a new board/processor/mem to match. This is my video and sound
    card, just in case people know of conflicts, but I'm looking at spending
    about $350 - $400 on a board/processor/memory:

    Vid - ati radeon 9700 Pro
    Sound - SB audigy2zs.

    So I don't need a board with sound or vid, unless the board just comes with
    onboard sound and there isn't anyway around it, I can always just turn it
    off. Well, suggestions? I've heard very good things about the NF7's.


    Chris Martin
    Chris Martin, Jan 5, 2004
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  2. Chris Martin

    willg Guest

    Any Nforce2 board should be a good bet--do look into the characteristics
    of the nvidia Soundstorm technology, you may find that you prefer it to
    your Audigy.

    One of the A7N8X-E boards might be a good bet, but be aware that they're
    a little different from the boards without the "E"--motherboard monitor
    for example reports different temperature measuring devices found.
    willg, Jan 5, 2004
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    Wes Newell Guest

    Any NF2 400, NF2 Ultra 400, SIS748, or Via KT600 chipsets boards should
    work well with a 2500+ clocked up 3200+. I'd get some good cheap PC4000
    ram. Not much more than PC3200. About $200 will get you a decent combo
    with 512meg of ram. Personally, I'd probably just overclock the 1900+ or
    replace it with a 2400+ or maybe even a 333FSB cpu if your board will do
    166MHz FSB.
    Wes Newell, Jan 5, 2004
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