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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dannyboyfx, Apr 15, 2004.

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  1. dannyboyfx

    dannyboyfx Thread Starter

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    i am going to buy a mobo off of E-Bay.

    There are a few choices,
    P2L97 - ASUS slot 1 $1.25
    (I think this only supports a PII)
    Gigabyte GA-6BXC ATX Motherboard Slot 1 $10

    COMPAQ INTEL MOTHERBOARD SLOT 1 3 PCI 1 AGP 3 EISA $1
    ( i think this only supports a PII)

    ASUS P3B-F Slot 1 ATX AGP PII PIII Motherboard 64 MB Ram $10

    I am sure prices are going to change, have 2 days on the last asus, 4 on the rest. have any of these. Know that some are just kinda strange. Can i overclock any of them. I am getting a P3 slot 1 @600mhz.

    Thank you
     
  2. McTimson

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    Got links to them? Are those starting prices? Because if they are, it'll most likely get a lot higher than that...the bids typically go a lot higher in the last few minutes of the auction.
     
  3. chakorules

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    My vote would be the ASUS P3B-F. That was a super nice motherboard in it's day. Very stable and I've personally had very good look with all that I ever used to build PCs.
     
  4. n2gun

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    I would stay away from the compaq. It is a very good possibility that only compaq parts will work with it, including the power supply.
     
  5. dannyboyfx

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    Stick with the Asus boards.
     
  7. Triple6

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    That Gigabyte board is a piece of junk, I know I've used one. The Compaq board is properitary most likely and if it isn't its not going to be a good board. So that leaves the ASUS boards and the P3B-F is far superior P2L97 board. The P3B-F with the latest BIOS will handle any Celeron with a 66/100Mhz FSB up to 1100Mhz and any PIII with a 66/100Mhz FSB up to 1.0Ghz. No support for 133Mhz FSB PIII's.
     
  8. McTimson

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    Actually, the board that the processor used to be in was an Asus P2L97, so it will definitely work with that one...if the P3B-F is better though, then go with that...
     
  9. dannyboyfx

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    the Asus has gone to 21.50
    How much is it worth?

    16 hours left
     
  10. McTimson

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    It's going to get a lot higher than that, most of the bidding will still take place within the last few minutes...

    PIII's are still being used a lot, so don't expect the good motherboards to be dirt cheap....
     
  11. dannyboyfx

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    i bid on the P3B. I figure at $40, i will stop. 29 min. and $25
     
  12. dannyboyfx

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    okay, i got the P3B for 24.50 + shipping. Thanks, i was about to get the gigabyte. are all their motherboards that bad, or just the early ones?
     
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