[ubuntu-uk] OT: Motherboard recommendation
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Mon Nov 19 20:48:26 GMT 2007
I think after my PC died last week it's about time for an upgrade
(especially since my other half's Celeron I'm using is painfully slow!).
Now I'm looking to upgrade to a dual core machine. As my old PC was a
Socket 754 Athlon 64 with DDR memory I'm going to have to replace my
board, CPU, memory and video card.
Traditionally I've been a fan of AMD. I found their CPU's
price/performance ratio was top notch, although I can't help but notice
that AMD is getting trampled on a bit by Intel with the Core2 processors
and I really don't want to have to wait until the AMD Phenom is released
and prices have come down to a more reasonable level.
I don't play games on my machine so I don't need anything fancy like
multiple video cards. I do play videos, music, browse the net and all
things like that. I'm trying to set my budget around the £150 mark, for
a CPU, motherboard, 2GB memory and dirt cheap PCI Express video card.
Now the problem is, I'm not sure what is considered a good mid range
board these days. I presume for about £150 I'm only going to be able to
get something like the Pentium Duo (or a very low spec Core2Duo), I just
wondered what would be considered a good board to match with such a
Could anyone recommend a decent board for about the £50 mark?
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