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    Best Motherboard?

    What do you think is a good motherboard for a general purporse computer. I was looking at the Abit KD7A as a decent low end Board.....comments or other suggestions?
    PS: He wont be overclocking or anything.
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    I guess first we need to know what cpu you want to use, i'm guessing by the choice of a kd7a you want to go athlon xp?
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    Yep sorry He already has an Athlon XP2400 that his brother gave him. Trying to keep it cheep...I donated a case...the family dont have a lot of money and the kids really should have a computer to learn on.

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    I'd snag an nForce2 mobo. Built in sound, built in video, built in LAN.
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    Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat
    I'd snag an nForce2 mobo. Built in sound, built in video, built in LAN.
    agreed
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    i am running a biostar M&NCD pro that i got in a PC i bought used and it seems very stable and overclocks not to bad for me.

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    I've built 5 or 6 machines with this board, and I love it for the money.

    You can get it at Newegg for $66.
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    Originally posted by WhoNut
    I've built 5 or 6 machines with this board, and I love it for the money.

    You can get it at Newegg for $66.
    for shear price that's my vote too, but you can get an nforce2 board with onboard gf4mx video and sound for $99 from newegg as well. it's the Albatron brand and i have build several systems with it myself and have had 0 issues with it.

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    Thanks for the replies...I went with the A7N266 from Asus...should be in this week will let you know how it works out
    Thanx

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