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Re: [vox] Motherboard + CPU advice
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Re: [vox] Motherboard + CPU advice

begin Matthew Johnson <matthew@psychohorse.com> 
> > Thus spake Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org>
> > wachoo talkin' bout wilis?  DDR ram ain't expensive!
> >
> > 128MB of DDR ram can be had for 20 bucks.
> > 256MB of DDR ram can be had for 40 bucks
> >
> > exactly how much cheaper do you want your ram for?   ;-)   non-DDR ram
> > is going to be just a few bucks less than this!
> >
> Already got SDRAM, some XP motherboards can take the PC 133's.
> >
> > as for motherboards, i just saw a dual athlon MP (that's their SMP
> > system) mobo at frys for $120.   an athlon 1.2GHz MP should be on the
> > order of $70 or $80.
> >
> > otoh, an athlon 1.4GHz XP should be about the same price ($80) with a
> > cheaper motherobard.
> >
> The XP's were about $130, motherboards were at about the right price. So with 
> a motherboard combo they were offering an XP 1600 and m/board for $199. I 
> laughed at them and walked out

for the best deals, you need to go mail order.  cpu and motherboard are
perfect for mailorder.   unlike something like a monitor or case, where
savings get eaten by shipping.

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