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Re: [vox] Motherboard + CPU advice

matt -- word of warning:

1. use an AMD approved fan, and NEVER run the cpu without it.

2. use an AMD approved power supply.

if you've never put together a system with AMD hardware, be forwarned --
it's cranky.  but possible.  pay attention to cooling, it's important.


begin Matthew Johnson <matthew@psychohorse.com> 
> > > The XP's were about $130, motherboards were at about the right price. So
> > > with a motherboard combo they were offering an XP 1600 and m/board for
> > > $199. I laughed at them and walked out
> >
> > for the best deals, you need to go mail order.  cpu and motherboard are
> > perfect for mailorder.   unlike something like a monitor or case, where
> > savings get eaten by shipping.
> >
> > pete
> Thanks so much Pete...I have found a deal at Tufshop with everything included 
> and came out at $153 including taxes and shipping. Hate those things coming 
> from too far...
> Not bad, its an ECS cheapo motherboard and an XP 1600 1.4Ghz processer.
> Currently my wife has a Duron 1.1 ghz and its not acceptable that she has a 
> faster machine than me lol.
> Again thanks,
> Matt
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