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I was wondering if PCChips makes good AMD and Intel boards? they are cheap but are they worth it??
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Well It depends on the systems overall use.

PCCHIPS is a VERY budget motherboard.

If it was just for a PC used for Browsing the we then its ok. However for anything more such as gaming i wouldnt even consider it.
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I dont think thaey are even made anymore, I haven't seen any around for a long time
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Originally Posted by frostbite View Post
I dont think thaey are even made anymore, I haven't seen any around for a long time
Mmm, the last PCchips board i saw was for a Pentium 2, but i think they made boards for early Pentium 4 like the skt423.
    
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post #5 of 12
PCCHIPS are not good motherboards and should really only be used in a desperation attempt to keep your system running.

I'd suggest an ASRock motherboard for a budget system
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There are currently making MBs but they are a 3rd tier company, ie yes they are a budget MB. I don't believe OCing is in there vocabulary.
    
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post #7 of 12
Glad I read this... was going to buy a M863G combo from pcchips to give to my ex as a christmas present....when I leave she has no computer lol...but anyways she plays a couple games and I have everything for rig excpet for a board..(no idea if chip is any good but just gonna get a combo and avoid the noid) Im trying to keep it under a $100.... would I be able to get a decent budget board that would take the hardware I already have??

Samsung 80g HDD IDE
512mb and 128mb PC2100 DDR266
ATI Radeon 9600se AGP 4x/8x
350w PSU

Note all of these parts 4+ yrs old and I killed it moving HDD back and forth between sig rig and old rig.... don't know what i did but it wouldn't ever fire up again ohhh well...

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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701 View Post
Well It depends on the systems overall use.

PCCHIPS is a VERY budget motherboard.

If it was just for a PC used for Browsing the we then its ok. However for anything more such as gaming i wouldnt even consider it.
Same here. The guy that fixed my pc a few years ago fittad a PCChips mobo to an old system I had, and it was CRAP. I ended up microwaving it, and giving it back to him for another motherboard. I got my 1st REAL system after that, lol.
Good times. Good times.
    
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post #9 of 12
actually, PCChips does have a new socket am2 motherboard with the ATI Xpress 3200 chipset (r580 northbridge & sb600 southbridge), crossfire capable, and i think its going for 60 to 80 bones US. It does actually overclock as well. If your interested, check out www.ati.com and look under the "motherboards with ati chipset" section, you'll see it there.
    
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post #10 of 12
Unfortunately I have no need for a crossfire capable motherboard and I would also need it with a chip for under $100...besides I don't think that my pc2100 ram would even run in an AM2 board lol.... Remember she is an EX now...I refuse to spend that much on her if I'm not getting any

Shaggyt

Would be a good suggestion for those on severely constraining budget and want high end techs...
Just not sure about that though since everyone before has mentioned that they aren't a good option.
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