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i finally got 100 bucks for my computer,
what the best possible mobo i can get for that??
thanks ahead of time

edit: or do you think i should buy some ram?
    
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please help?
    
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I would say get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131589
But it's more than twice your budget, lol. But it will allow you for better upgradibility in the near future (Conroe).

If you want to stay close to your budget, you might consider this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131538
Though it is a little above $100, it still looks pretty nice since it supports FSB of 1066/800mhz.
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thanks lol i would definitely get the asus for $218 if i had the money but im getting another gig of ram instead and giving my mobo 1 more chance to do good by ecs some might say thats insane LOL
    
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Save your money! Wait until April 24th for the huge Intel price cut, and then you may have more money to buy a Presler.
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save and buy a presler? how much are they going to be though..i dont want to put that on a crappy system though..are you absolutely sure about the price cut?
    
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http://www.channelregister.co.uk/200...cuts_23_april/

23 April 2006- Intel to cut Pentium D 9XX prices by 50%

30 April 2006- Intel will release the Pentium D 960 (3.6Ghz) for $530

Quote:
By the time the 960 launches, the 950 will have been re-priced at $316 - a reduction of 50.3 per cent.
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940's price fall from $423 to $241, a reduction of 43 per cent; the 930 will drop to $209 from $316, down 33.9 per cent; and the 920 will also end up priced at $209, 13.3 per cent below its current price, $241.
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Come Q3 and the debut of 'Conroe', the first of Intel's next-generation architecture processors, and the 9xx series' prices will be cut a second time, with the 960 coming in at $316, the 950 at $241, the 940 at $209 and the 920 at $178. The 930 will stay priced at $209, the sources claimed.
Sort of odd that the 930 and 940 will be the same price.

More news:

30 June 2006- Pentium D 920 production to be stopped

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Intel told customers it would not be upgrading the 920 to the C-1 core - it's currently on version B-1 - suggesting the part wasn't long for this world. All other 9xx dualies - the 930, 940 and 950 - are getting the update, which cuts the chips' overall power consumption.
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post #8 of 11
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thanks so much pauldovi i think i needed to see that...so would you reccomend a 930 conroe, a 920 presler..any? so i can have a goal
    
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thanks so much pauldovi i think i needed to see that...so would you reccomend a 930 conroe, a 920 presler..any? so i can have a goal
There will be no 930 Conroe. Conroe specs will be as followed:

E6900: Conroe (XE): 3.33Ghz / FSB 1333 / 4 MB shared L2 cache
E6700: 2.66 GHz / FSB 1066/ 4 MB shared L2 cache
E6600: 2.40 GHz / FSB 1066/ 4 MB shared L2 cache
E6400: 2.13 GHz / FSB 1066/ 2 MB shared L2 cache
E6300: 1.86 GHz / FSB 1066/ 2 MB shared L2 cache
E4200: 1.60 GHz / FSB 800/ 2 MB shared L2 cache

E6900: ~$800
E6700: $530
E6600: $316
E6400: $241
E6300: $209

Your problem is that you will need a memory and motherboard upgrade for Conroe. I recommend that you get the Presler 930 for $209. Presler on the B-1 stepping have seen air cooled clocks of 4.2Ghz without a sweat. The C-1 stepping models will probably go to about 4.4Ghz on air. That beats an overclocked FX60.

BTW, you will also need a motherboard upgrade for the Presler I think, you may want to look into that.
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i think i am getting a new mobo..i can get money for the processor some other way arnt the 930 775?
    
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