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Which ones are the best as far as you've heard. I've done searches online but haven't found much info I could use. I'm getting one with the KT266A chipset, and want to know which manufacturer would be best (Asus, Abit, Soyo, etc.). Thanks in advace! ;)
 

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I am gonna get an Abit KR7 raid early next year.. It's not out yet at the moment, but it looks like it will be the Top of the line Athlon Xp motherboard using the via Kt266a chipset.. Here are it's specs..

CPU
Support AMD Athlon XP 1500+ ~1900+/AMD Athlon 700MHz~1.4GHz or future Socket A Processors based on 200/266 MHz(100MHz/133MHz Double Data Rate)
Support AMD Duron 600MHz ~ 950 MHz or future Socket A Processors based on 200 MHz
(100MHz Double Data Rate)
Chipset
VIA KT266A / VIA VT8233

Memory
Four 184-pin DIMM sockets support up to 4 GB PC1600/PC2100 DDR SDRAM module
BIOS
SoftMenu¢âIII Technology to set CPU parameters

Functions
Four channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to 8 Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133( RAID 0 /1/0+1).
Miscellaneous
1 AGP slot, 6 PCI slots.
Ultra DMA 100/RAID
High Point HPT372 IDE Controller
Ultra DMA 133MB/sec data transfer rate

Sweet isn't it..

I am also planning on getting this monster..

Experience the ultimate in graphic performance with ABIT's Siluro GF3 Ti500 video card. The Siluro GF3 Ti500 is powered by an nVidia GeForce3 Ti500 GPU capable of performing 960 billion operations per second. Coupled with 64MB of DDR SDRAM running at 500MHz and an integrated 350MHz RAMDAC, the Siluro GF3 Ti500 is a force to be reckoned with. All of this is cooled by an ABIT-designed dynamic heat sink and fan combination, ensuring peak performance and stability under the even the most stressing conditions.
The Siluro GF3 Ti500 features nVidia's nFiniteFX engine that allows full programmability, and its integrated T&L engine boats superior graphic capabilities. Its Lightspeed Memory Architecture TM offers blazing-fast graphics and game play at even the highest resolutions, and with its shadow buffer and 3D texture technology, the Siluro GF3 Ti500 delivers the most robust graphic experience ever. The Siluro GF3 Ti500 pumps out high-quality HDTV and DVD playback, and its optional TV-Out capability supports both S-Video and RCA.

With its raw power and advanced video features, the ABIT Siluro GF3 Ti500 brings stunning visuals and unprecedented performance to your PC.

Key Features
£®NVIDIAR GeForce3TM Ti500 GPU working on 240MHz with
256-bit Graphics Core
£®64MB 3.8ns DDR SDRAM working on 500-MHz with 8.0GB/sec
memory bandwidth
£®3.84 billion samples per second full-scene anti-aliasing (FSAA)
fill rate
£®960 billion operations per second
£®AGP 2X/4X, AGP texturing and Fast Writes Support
£®Integrated 350MHz RAMDAC
£®nFinite FXTM engine for full programmability
£®Lightspeed Memory ArchitectureTM for unsurpassed game play
speeds even in the highest resolutions
£®Support Shadow Buffer technology and 3D Textures
£®Support programmable Vertex Shaders and Pixel Shaders
technology
£®High-Resolution Anti-aliasing (HRAA)
£®Integrated hardware Transform and Lighting Engines
£®Fully-compliant professional OpenGLR 1.3 and Microsoft
DirectXR 8.1 support for all Windows operating systems
£®High-quality HDTV/DVD playback support
£®On board TV-Out supports S-Video/RCA
£®On board DVI supports Digital Video Interface for LCD monitor
(Optional)
£®ABIT-Designed Dynamic heat-sink and cooling fan module for
GPU and memory

O/S Support
£®WindowsR XP, WindowsR 2000, WindowsR ME,
Windows NTR 4.0, WindowsR 98/SE

Bundled Software
£®WinDVDR V 3.X
£®True Internet Color and 3D Deep

Ti500 Series
£®Ti500V (with TV-Out)
 

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That sounds cool. I already have the GeForce3 Ti500 :).

The choice isin't the chipset, I've already set my mind on the KT266A, it's the manufacturer. :)
 

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Looks like I'll prolly get the Soyo Dragon+ :).
 

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I my self like the MSI motherboards. I got a
VIA KT266A Chipset based
K7T266 PRO2.
It supports socket a for amd athlon xp/ athlon/ duron.
Its just me because this board can take up to 4 ides. :) :)
 

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Motherboard?

I have an EPOX look at my specs for the model number. Tomshardware.com rated it one of the fastes and it blew away many others in most tests. I love it. I also love being able to turn on my computer using the keyboard. I would definatly recommend this board. plus its only $100 at www.computerhq.com the rest of my comp i bought at www.googlegear.com. THey are the cheapest and best I have delt with.
 

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WOW... very helpfull info thanx
 

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why not trying epox 8kha+ its the most stable and overclock friendly mobo (stable @ FSB 210) the only bugs in this mobo just a restart but if u already update bios for this mobo then nothing can compare it ... hehehehe ....
 

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I would just say you wait till the CPU madness settles down a bit. After I got my 1.3ghz and 1.1ghz a week later there was 1.7ghz out. Then 2.0ghz. Its just like the old times...when I got my Celeron 500mhz the next week 800mhz, then 933mhz. Its all about da money~
 

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Originally posted by ToM_E
I would just say you wait till the CPU madness settles down a bit. After I got my 1.3ghz and 1.1ghz a week later there was 1.7ghz out. Then 2.0ghz. Its just like the old times...when I got my Celeron 500mhz the next week 800mhz, then 933mhz. Its all about da money~
The cpu war is far from calming down. If you are telling him to wait until the cpu race stops, then you're telling him to wait forever. It's just the way things are, the Intel vs. AMD war is far from settling down, and if you want to get a new cpu, do it. But in the moment you take a cpu from the shelves of a store, another one more powerful will be placed at the same spot, with the same price. There's no way to stop it.
 
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