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CookieKid
10-26-01, 12:35 AM
I'm planning to upgrade my computer:
Athlon T-Bird 1.4Ghz
60 gig IBM 7200 rpm
256mb DDR Ram
GEforce 2 mx200 32mb w/ tv out

only thing i need now is a mobo....
ppl have been telling me to get the ESC sis735...other tell me to get the Abit mobo....some tell me to get the Asus....I'm thinking about the MSI k7t266....any suggestions?
Thanx for da help!;)

m4a2t0t
10-26-01, 01:03 AM
my suggestion would be the abit kr7 or the crush

Easto
10-26-01, 01:37 AM
I'm very happy with my Abit product.

BaLa
10-26-01, 02:03 AM
I'm very happy with my mobo as well..
Abit KG7 non-raid

I would not get the ECS, as I've not heard a lot of good things about them.
ask poptom, about them...

YARDofSTUF
10-26-01, 09:12 AM
Abit KR7 wouldnt hurt

terrancelam
10-26-01, 10:34 AM
had to buy a mobo right now, the best for performance and pricing would be the ECS mobo that uses both DDR and SD-ram. But for the best performance, I would have to say the KT266A based chipset mobo, the Abit KR7, would be the better choice.

CookieKid
10-26-01, 10:38 AM
Wow...the number of suggestion of getting the Abit is overwhelming! Lolz...is the main reason because it's a natural OCable board?

terrancelam
10-27-01, 01:29 AM
abit is well known for making mobos that are very ocable and that come with all the goodies that allow for superior and increased performance.

CookieKid
10-27-01, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by terrancelam
abit is well known for making mobos that are very ocable and that come with all the goodies that allow for superior and increased performance.

Thank you very much for your help! But one last question, wouldn't it better to grab the MSI K7T266 since it supports Athlon XP??

terrancelam
10-27-01, 02:16 AM
My own personal motto is "If you going to spend the money, might as well spend a bit more and get the best!"

The only person I can think of that would and might recommend that mobo is brent (I think he has one.), but you better bet would be with a KG7 or KR7 (That's if you want the tech support here with the people at SG. Alot of members here use them.Or plan on using them, i.e the KR7)

CookieKid
10-27-01, 02:20 AM
You have convinced me, my good man! I'm gonna get the Abit mobo! Thank you so much for your help! :)
IIIIIIIIII LLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEE SSSSSSSSGGGGG!!!!!!!! :rotfl:

el bob
10-27-01, 09:53 AM
I would check out this KT266A chipset mobo round up over at AnandTech before you buy your mobo if you have the time.

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.html?i=1547

CookieKid
10-28-01, 01:51 AM
One crucial thing I forgot to ask, what kind of PSU should I get? Here are my specs to be:

-Athlon T-Bird 1.4
-80 gig IBM 7200rpm and a 8 gig Seagate 5400rpm
-Abit K7G No raid
-Geforce 32mb w/ Tv-out
-yamaha 16x10x40
-SB 5.1
OH! what kind of fan shoud I get? not planning to OC anytime soon...and do I need those thermal compound?

BaLa
10-28-01, 02:19 AM
on the O/C thing you said anytime soon, does that mean that you do at one point?

PSU 300 Watt minimum;

mine is actually running a little warm right now..

so I would say go with a 350 or 400W

wait for somedody else though, prolly get a better answer..

CookieKid
10-28-01, 02:23 AM
As for when I'm gonna OC...maybe a year from now...lolz..don't got the gutz with the knowledge i have right now...;)

NuclearHeadache
10-28-01, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by CookieKid
You have convinced me, my good man! I'm gonna get the Abit mobo! Thank you so much for your help! :)
IIIIIIIIII LLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEE SSSSSSSSGGGGG!!!!!!!! :rotfl:

Terrance, maybe you should get into sales :D

terrancelam
10-28-01, 12:37 PM
Maybe, but barring that,

get atleast a 350W PSU. For pure stability when ocing, a 431W Enermax is the least you should get. People like Brent, who are going hardcore, are getting 550W Enermax PSU to avoid and solve all 5V and 12V problems. See what fits your price range first.

CookieKid
10-28-01, 03:46 PM
Thanx for the help with the PS but what about fans and thermal compound? what should I get for those?:confused:
you guys have been so helpful!

terrancelam
10-28-01, 04:00 PM
is all about price, I personally think there is no difference between the Radio shack stuff and Artic Silver II, but it just depends on your cash flow.

As for fans, for cooling, I recommend getting atleast a 7K delta fan(Be WARNED, it is LOUD.) and a copper heatsink, if you can afford it. (GlobalWin sells a combo which is the Globalwin CAK-38, but if you want to go with a more economic model, the FOP-38 should do you well. Just one thing about these heatsinks, the clips do break easily, so becareful.)

Another thing, when installing your heatsink onto your cpu be SUPER careful! It's very easy to chip your cpu core and ruin your cpu.

CookieKid
10-28-01, 05:15 PM
can you take a look at this site and tell me if i should get the Super Cooling Upgrade?
http://www.ntcw.com/
I'm asking them to upgrade the MB to Abit KG7 and 256 MB of DDR RAM :D