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Old 12-29-01, 01:04 AM
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Soyo SY-K7V Dragon Plus Motherboard

Does anyone have the Soyo SY-K7V Dragon Plus Motherboard.
Is it any good? Does it support Athlon XP cpus?
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yes, yes, yes.
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I just ordered one the other day after reading the great review on Tom'sHardware.com. I also ordered the Athlon XP 1900+(1.6 GHZ) and 256Mb 2100 DDR Ram with the board. I have two questions. One does this board have SCSI on the board or do I need to buy and adaptor for my CD-ROM? Second, if I have a 230 watt power supply,should I upgrade to at least a 300 watt supply?

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Originally posted by JohnH72
should I upgrade to at least a 300 watt supply?
Yes
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no scsi, yes on the 300+ watt supply. i got a 350 watt. i've read that the dragon pulls a lot of power b/c it has a lot of integrated components. i also have 6 ide devices on it.
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I found the specs on the board and no, there is no SCSI controller on the board. I might as well upgrade to a DVD-ROM drive since SCSI adaptor cards run around the same price as a DVD drive. One more question, do any or all of the new DVD drives require a decoder card to play DVDs? I was shopping around at my local Best Buy, Circuit City and Comp USA and all the DVD drives I found didn't include a decoder card.
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No decoder card needed. Use PowerDvd or Windvd, should be fine. Enter the Dragon, I like mine

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