[ubuntu-uk] OT: Motherboard recommendation
jgrabham at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 19 22:19:52 GMT 2007
Id go with an Athlon, and get a board with built in geforce 6100 - I
love them!! You'll save Loads!
try aria.co.uk as kris says.
On Nov 19, 2007 9:36 PM, Kris Douglas <kris at softdel.co.uk> wrote:
> On 19/11/2007, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > 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
> > processor?
> > Could anyone recommend a decent board for about the £50 mark?
> > Ta,
> > Rob
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> Hi rob, for around that price you will probably do better with an Athlon,
> good motherboard, 128-256 nvidia gfx card and 2gb ram...
> have a look on aria.co.uk I find they have some good deals, and there is
> Overclockers.co.uk who are also ok.
> If you would like me to list some of the components I use in the servers i
> make, which are pretty cheap, just ask :)
> Kris Douglas
> Softdel Limited Hosting Services
> Web: www.softdel.net
> Mail: kris at softdel.net
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