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Old 06-05-03, 10:34 PM
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BYO-Computer: Is this mother board worth the $16?

I've been toying with the idea of building a computer to goof around with and have been picking up pieces as I find good deals. I already have a 20 G drive, the networking card, wireless mouse and keyboard, and a monitor. Found them all for very decent prices.

So here's my question: is this a good motherboard?



PC Chips M900 Intel 850 Socket 423 ATX Motherboard


(I'm thinking of getting this case (that's over in the Hot Deals area now) to put it in...)
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Old 06-05-03, 10:39 PM
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It only supports up to 2GHz processors and requires RDRAM.

You may find the cost of the RDRAM will eat up the difference in price between a newer board that can take SDRAM and the SDRAM.
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It only supports up to 2GHz processors and requires RDRAM.

You may find the cost of the RDRAM will eat up the difference in price between a newer board that can take SDRAM and the SDRAM.
Whoops, missed that. That and it takes fake "chips" if your slots aren't all full. $285 for a 512 stick of 184pin Rambus crap.

Nevermind... but I think I'll still get the case.
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That and it takes fake "chips" if your slots aren't all full.
Aren't all motherboards that use RDRAM like that?
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