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    Question Mobo and Scanner recomendation

    OK, I want to upgrade my motherboard. I am listening recomendations.
    requirements:
    It has to support AMD, because I will upgrade CPU later. I currently have Athlon XP 1800+
    Also, not the most expensive one. I want a compromise between quality+price+performance. I don't want to spend too much. Actually I don't like to spend, but I cannot get quality like that
    I would like it to have RAID, USB 2 and AGP8X
    Yes, I ask for a lot

    2) I am also looking for a scanner. I basically want to scan pictures. What would you guys recomend?? Remember I don't want something expensive either.
    About the scanner, the negative adapter, does it work????
    My idea is to scan all my pictures and put them on CDs, so I can send CDs instead of pictures to friends and family.

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    Well what does "I don't want to spend too much." mean ?? how much will you spend ?

    Get an Nforce 2 board, any brand that has raid & doesn't cost to much or wait a month or two till the VIA KT880 comes out and see how much that cost.

    I'm out of touch with scanners, ever since I got a digital camera I don't use my scanner very much. To do pic's right the scanner is going to cost $$$. I say if you don't want to spend money on a good scanner for pic's then your better off buying a Fuji 2650 digital camera on sale @Best Buy for $149

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    Re: Mobo and Scanner recomendation

    Originally posted by Dehcbad25


    2) I am also looking for a scanner. I basically want to scan pictures. What would you guys recomend?? Remember I don't want something expensive either.
    About the scanner, the negative adapter, does it work????
    My idea is to scan all my pictures and put them on CDs, so I can send CDs instead of pictures to friends and family.

    When it comes to Scanners (and printers), i've always recommended Epson as the brand that gives the best quality...however that comes at a price.

    You should try to find a model that suits your budget and your quality expectations...the higher resolution a scanner is capable of, the better the output will be (keep this in mind if you intend to print your scanned images).

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    Re: Re: Mobo and Scanner recomendation

    Originally posted by SupaStar
    When it comes to Scanners (and printers), i've always recommended Epson as the brand that gives the best quality...however that comes at a price
    Epson is what I had in mind when i said $$$, Epson does a great job on photo's

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    I like Canon in terms of scanning and printing. I think scanners and printers are a personal preference really. Just make sure whatever brand you buy has a good return policy in case something goes wrong, it is incompatible, etc..

    As for the motherboard, I'd go like FG says with an Nforce2, or wait for the Nforce3, which should build on and be an improvement over the Nforce2.

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    I use a Canon scanner and am quite happy with it. My model is pretty old already so I'm not sure what model to suggest.

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    Here is a quality board which I have used for customers who want to do video editing.No complaints yet.Plus it has all those other features that you want.

    Abit AT7 Socket A/VIA KT333/DDR/A&L/RAID/ATA133/ATX USB2.0 Motherboard
    Specifications
    MFG-PART#: AT7
    CPU: SOCKET A, SUPPORTS ATHLON/ATHLON XP/DURON, FSB 200/266/333
    CHIPSET: VIA KT333
    MEMORY: FOUR 184-PIN DDR DIMM, DDR333(2GB-UNBUFFERED/3GB-REGISTERED)
    DDR200/266 (6 BANKS-3GB UNBUFFERED/ 8 BANKS-3.5GB REGISTERED)
    SLOTS: 3PCI, 1AGP(2X-3.3V/4X-1.5V)
    AUDIO: REALTEK ALC650(AC-LINK)
    LAN: REALTEK 8100B ETNERNET CONTROLLER INTERFACE ON BOARD
    RAID/IDE: ULTRA DMA 33/66/100/133 (RAID 0/1/1+0)
    USB 2.0 ON BOARD, IEEE1394 FIREWIRE PORT
    ATX; RETAIL


    $84.00

    OR

    Abit KD7A Socket A/KT400A/DDR/8X AGP/A&L/ATX Motherboard
    Specifications

    MFG-PART#: KD7A
    CPU: SOCKET A, SUPPORTS ATHLON/ATHLON XP/DURON, FSB 200/266/333
    CHIPSET: VIA KT400A/VT8235CE
    MEMORY: THREE 184-PIN DDR DIMM, SUPPORTS 2 DDR333/400(MAX 2GB) OR 3 UNBUFFERED DDR200/266(MAX 3GB)
    SLOTS: 5PCI, 1AGP(8X/4X)
    AUDIO: 6-CHANNEL AC97 CODEC ON BOARD
    LAN: ON BOARD 10/100M LAN
    IDE: ULTRA DMA 33/66/100/133
    USB 2.0; ATX; RETAIL

    $72.00

    OR

    Epox EP-8RDA+ Socket A Motherboard
    Specifications
    MFG-PART#: EP-8RDA+
    CPU:SOCKET A FOR AMD DURON/ATHLON/ATHLON XP, FSB 200/266/333
    CHIPSET: NFORCE 2
    MEMORY: 3 DDR400 SLOTS FOR PC3200 UP TO 3GB
    SLOTS: 6PCI, 1AGP(8X)
    AUDIO: REALTEK ALC650E 6 CHANNEL SOUND ON BOARD
    LAN: REALTEK RTL8201 ON BOARD
    IDE: ATA 133
    4X USB2.0
    ATX, RETAIL

    $86.00

    They all look good Dehcbad
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    i think up to 100 is OK for a motherboard, right????
    I used to be pretty much up to date, just 2 years ago in every computer component and be able to recomend the best price/performance. Now, I can't, the market changes too fast, and I don't have enought time to read it all.
    The mobo has to have OC capabilities. I want to try first overclocking my Xp 1800+ CPU, so I give it a good use before I upgrade.
    The Scanner, I was thinking about 150 as too much. It all depends.
    What about scanning negatives??? Is it good a scaner, or it scan like negatives
    I never understood the porpouse of the negative adapter

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    Originally posted by Dehcbad25
    i think up to 100 is OK for a motherboard, right????
    I say eat peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for a week and save up $124 for the ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe MB. phishhead stayed off the roach coach for a week and got himself a CPU

    BTW what ram do you have now ?

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    I have basic Mushkin DDR PC2100 512MB x2
    I think that is the part that will hurt the most, right???
    To PC I will need better RAM, to take advantage of newer speeds I will need also better RAM (like DDR333 or 400)
    Now, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be more expensive. Have you check how much cost the membership of a fitness club here?? Plus gas prices are really high now, so driving to there is a big waste of money. And that is I even go, because I am too lazy.
    Finally, I don't cook, my grandmother does. Yesm I still live with grandma, but hey!!! I save a lot of money, and at the end of the month I actually have money to buy stuff. It didn't happen this in Japan. it was inversed

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    Hehe. Eat the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and walk/jog to the gym and back. Save money all around and get you into shape to boot!

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    Your ram may work @333fsb, hey that could be your first OC project

    Get in shape LOL you think your fast new PC cares what you look like...hehe

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    I love my Asus A7N8X Deluxe.Get one and you will be happy and make worms for everybody like I did.
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    What is the difference between Version 1 and 2?? There is almost 40 bucks difference

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    Rev 2.0 has a revised Northbridge chip that "Officially" supports 400fsb and Rev 1.4 does 400fsb but its not Official even though the new bios gives it 400fsb support.

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