Recommend to me a good MB/CPU/RAM combo for $200 or less

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  1. BrianShort

    BrianShort Supporting Actor

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    Re: my other thread... since the new power supply didnt solve anything, I figure it has to be the motherboard. The local shop here charges a minimum of $100 to crack open a computer to diagnose it, so I'm not going to bother with them, given the price of hardware that isn't quite on the bleeding edge of newness.

    I figure I'll just get a new motherboard/CPU/RAM combo, so I'm looking for some recommendations for quality hardware that doesnt cost over $200 for everything. Something is the 1ghz range is just fine with me.

    Brian
     
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    I just got an e-mail yesterday morning from TigerDirect. AMD Athlon XP 1.8 GHz plus Shuttle AK32A (I believe) for $129. It uses both DDR and SDRAM, so any memory that you currently have should work in it, assuming that you don't use RAMBUS.
     
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    Thanks... I actually looked at new egg a bit right after I posted the first message, and ordered some stuff.MB ASUS

    NFORCE A7N266-VM/LAN/AA RT (Qty=1,Price=71.99)
    Asus A7N266-VM AA (AMD Assured Version) NVIDIA nFORCE 220 Chipset 266/200MHz FSB Motherboard Micro ATX- Retail
    Socket A AMD Duron, Athlon, and Athlon XP up to 2600+
    nForce 220D: NVIDIA IGP-64 north bridge and NVIDIA MCP-D south bridge
    FSB:266/200 MHz
    2 DIMM sockets support max. 1GB unbuffered PC2100/1600 non-ECC RAM
    Slots:3x PCI 1xAGP PRO 4x
    Onboard LAN:10/100 Mbps
    Integrated AC97and Dolby Digital 5.1 (AC-3) Encoder Audio
    Integrated Nvidia Nforce GeFORCE2 Video.

    CPU AMD|1700+ 1.4 ATHLONXP TBRED RT (Qty=1,Price=65.00)
    DDRAM 256MB|32X64 PC-2100C2.5 CRL% (Qty=1,Price=48.00)
     

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