Very affordable

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Subject: Very affordable
Name: Brian H.
Date: 12/1/2001 1:21:05 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Budget? posted by Ben

ECS K7S5A is approximately $55, XP 1600+ $125, Good hs/fan $20, GF3 Ti200 for $99.99 after rebates last week at BestBuy, Crucial 256 meg pc2100 ram was $31.99 a stick last week,

The mainboard is problematic for many owners with 1.33 Ghz or higher T-Birds with 133/266 fsb. Get an XP instead for the same price.

This is not an o/c'r board, but you can d/l a beta o/c bios that lets you manipulate the fsb @ 100/100, 112/112, 124/124/ 100/133, 133/133, 138/138, 150/150, 166/166, from ocworkbench.

It's fast as hell at 138/138. Blows away my old MSI 6195 K7-Pro 1Ghz slot-A T-Bird Voodoo5 machine.

It's a cool running cpu too. My Duron @ 1.85 volts ran up to 49c under load. This puppy purrs along at 46c or less. Usually around 44c. That's 3 to 4c less on average for an extra 400 MHz in clock speed. Sweet.


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