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kraigc
12-21-03, 07:03 PM
What do you guys suggest to couple with my P4 2.53B? I want a board that will support dual DDR, 8x AGP, at least 5PCI slots, and have some decent overclockability. Right now I was considering these 2.

Abit IC7 Canterwood (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-127-153&catalog=280&depa=1)

Asus P4P800 (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-459&catalog=280&depa=1)

I was also going to go with 2 of these DDR sticks.
Geil 256M Golden Dragon (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-144-608&catalog=147&depa=1)

What do you guys think?

Malfunction
12-21-03, 07:35 PM
Asus P4P800 (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-459&catalog=280&depa=1)

Mushkin 184 Pin 512MB(256MBx2) DDR PC-3500 Level II Dual Pack (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?DEPA=&sumit=Go&description=20%2D146%2D291&searchdepa=0)

I really have to suggest you by ram in pairs when applicable. This prevents frustration later on down the road if the memory cannot sync together. The memory I suggested just rocks if you are an overclocker which it appears you are. It features BH-5 modules on it which are the best for overclocking on i865/i875 chipsets. It also gives you more options down the road for future CPU upgrading. Can't go wrong with the Asus either. Sure is a great board which is known for it's stability and overclockability.

Peace,

:afro:

kraigc
12-21-03, 07:57 PM
Thanks for the input. Unfortunately, that particular RAM is a bit out of my price range. Military doesn't pay me enough to be able to afford stuff like that :p I went with the Geil for the balance of performance and affordability.

Malfunction
12-21-03, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by kraigc
Thanks for the input. Unfortunately, that particular RAM is a bit out of my price range. Military doesn't pay me enough to be able to afford stuff like that :p I went with the Geil for the balance of performance and affordability.

Hehe, ya... I remember that myself. Well, if ya can... buy in pairs and make sure you read some reviews on the memory you choose. :)

Peace,

:afro: