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New computer mobo help

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by wakkoguy, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. wakkoguy New Member

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    Here's the situation. My dell dimension 8300's mobo just fried. I have to get a new mobo, however I don't want a dell one because they are too expensive. This also means that I have to get a new case as well.

    I am looking at these cases: http://www.antec.com/Detail.bok?no=466
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129155
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811208005

    I have an antec smartpower 400. The p180 does not come with a psu
    the other two do. I am looking to do this for as cheap as possible
    I have a 2.8ghz p4 northwood cpu. I also have a geforce 6800 agp card. then the standard hard drive, dvd burner etc.
    What case and motherboard should I get? I don't mind selling my card and moving to a pci-e card either. I really would like a mobo that will allow me to upgrade later. any suggestions?
     
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  2. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Personally, I would go with the last one, the XION. But the Antec, the first one, is also great as well.
     
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  3. wakkoguy New Member

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    why would you pick the xion?
     
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  4. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    I like it because of the Window, and it's style. But the Antec (the first one), is plain, sleek, and has a good interior. Both would be nice.
     
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    any motherboard suggestions?
     
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    Go with the matrix VX, Light, sturdy, window, just plain old good. Its about 85$. Worth every penny.
     
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