July 10th, 2003, 09:42 AM
I actualy thought I was going to build something like this.
July 10th, 2003, 09:55 AM
The motherboard doesn't sound so good, it still uses SDRAM.
July 10th, 2003, 12:12 PM
It uses both Conan:
Support all AMD Socket-462/A CPU at 200/266MHz FSB (up to XP2600+)
4 DIMM slots, 2 slots for PC133 SDRAM & 2 slots for PC2100 DDR-RAM
Maximum 2.0GB, (SDRAM and DDR-RAM can not be use on the same time)
PC133 SDRAM Support: 168-pin DIMM Unbuffered Non-parity 3.3V Non-ECC
PC2100 DDR-RAM Support: 184-pin DIMM Unbuffered Non-parity 2.5V Non-ECC
But I agree. The weak point of that system is the motherboard. Other than that, all the components seem good.
I would suggest another Pc, but after what happened to Lynch, I don't want to feel responsible. Sorry.
Oh and that price. It is great. In fact, you can't go wrong at that price even with that motherboard..
Use the mobo that comes with the package for a while, then sell it or give it away and get a new Asus, Abit, MSI, Gigabyte, etc...
FG would be who I would ask for an AMD mobo selection.
July 10th, 2003, 13:37 PM
Erm thanks BB nobody was more surprised than I when it went at auction. The guy has about 400 more. Amix of this, Celerons and p4s. He puts twenty a day in and I'm thinkin they gonna eventualy start going for less.
When you go to pay him there are all kinds of options for upgrade at reasonable prices.
I was shopping for a Asus A7N8X Deluxe and maybe a case when circumstances dictated quickie upgrade whole system.
LOL I prolly going to spend as much for cheap SDram as the whole system!
July 10th, 2003, 13:52 PM
that is the one I would keep my eye on. If I were to buy from that seller.
July 15th, 2003, 02:06 AM
Well here's the final!
Well here is the final:
Item SKU Unit Price Qty Price
Base Price (includes all base items) $79.99 1 $79.99
HB-R827 KM266 266FSB/DDR/SDRAM/4xAGP/8xVideo...MB 28316 Base 1 Base
LW 300W -12V Support P4/K7 LPF2 41252 Base 1 Base
TT Volcano 8 SE Copper-B Heatsink Fan *AMD XP2600+* 20411 Base 1 Base
RED 18" ATA133/100 IDE & Floppy Round Cable Set (1x IDE & 1x Floppy) 38914 Base 1 Base
AMD XP2400+ (1930MHz) 266FSB RETAIL BOX 10513 $22.30 1 $22.30
LW-3x3 E5 "White" ATX Case 6 Bays / 2 Air Vents 41260 Base 1 Base
HB Slot Exhaust Fan Kit 22405 $5.95 1 $5.95
HB 2 Button + Wheel Optical Mouse PS2 40255 $9.60 1 $9.60
HB 120mm Case Fan Kit "Ball Bearing Max Air Flow" 22306 $9.95 1 $9.95
FedEx Ground to 48 US Continental States (B5) 47211 $48.00 1 $48.0
Shipping Charges $48.00
Sales Tax $0.00
I could saved a little more and got another fan and maybe some cables and the DDR Ram but I was unavoidably detained over weekend and looks like I better save my money now and build later. I can get it to work now but my whole pupose was use an app that requires 760 megs of ram. I guess AMD really means it when they say try and use ram from same manufacturere so I'll be stuck at 256mb SDRAM for awhile.
Looking at this form I see I ordered the wrong cable but I think I change that.
BB that rig ypou linked to is at $67 right now with plenty time left....no lookin back for me now though!
July 15th, 2003, 02:32 AM
You did fine AFAICT. Very nice. BUt that rig I pointed out is still 67.00 and has 55 minutes left hehehe
ooopsss. it went up to $92.00 the last I checked
Last edited by Big Booger; July 15th, 2003 at 03:11 AM.