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Magnu420

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me main pc died on me and i think its gonna be the mobo,anyway im thinking
upgrading the pc this is what the local pc shop quoted me on this set up

amd athlon
64 x2 dual core
4200+
2.0 Gh

ecs elitegroup
geforce 7050m m
mobo

1 gig of ddr2 ram

for 95 quid
im gonna be using my old drives hopefully which are ide
and the tower case and psu,not into gaming but like to work the pc
to the max

is this a good mobo for what i need will it cater for future upgrades
will it take my ide drives or will i have to dump me ide drives and get sata ones


whats your thought please....
 

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from a shop thats not bad - I assume they wont be fitting/installing it for that price - in general I would avoid ecs boards tho
 

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me main pc died on me and i think its gonna be the mobo,anyway im thinking
upgrading the pc this is what the local pc shop quoted me on this set up

amd athlon
64 x2 dual core
4200+
2.0 Gh

ecs elitegroup
geforce 7050m m
mobo

1 gig of ddr2 ram

for 95 quid
im gonna be using my old drives hopefully which are ide
and the tower case and psu,not into gaming but like to work the pc
to the max

is this a good mobo for what i need will it cater for future upgrades
will it take my ide drives or will i have to dump me ide drives and get sata ones


whats your thought please....

If you look here the chip alone is £78
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/119731

1GB of RAM is normally £15 which would mean your paying like less than £5 for the mobo!!!

Seems a bargain to me
 
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this isnt the mobo what he first showed me cos the one he showed me before was a 16gig ram slot which he said was ideal for future upgrades i dont know the name of the mobo but after googling it came up with the name gigabyte ?????????? as anyone got any views on this mobo

thanks
 

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chip will be old stock as otherwise would not be specified - so 'full' price net comparision isnt really applicable - eg a 4850e is faster, cooler and signifcantly cheaper - and will fit on an AM2 board same as the above

they are offering that deal as thats what they have and are giving a discount basically to get shot of it - as I said before it's not a bad deal - but if you have the facility to buy off the net and can be bothered to do some research then you could probably get close to that price for more modern kit
 

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The ECS is budget but the Gigabyte is a well respected MB manufacturer.

At that price they are certainly not robbing you whichever you get.

Messa
 
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