View Full Version : help buying a Athlon
01-19-2001, 01:43 AM
i have found a 950 Athlon (classic) & motherbaord for $200 And a 900 Athlon T-Bird w/ VIA-kt133A mobo for $322. I would like to know which would be a better buy. I dont really care about up grading the cpu on it by the time i do, I'll want a new board any way.
01-19-2001, 06:22 AM
You need to know the make (brand name) and model of the motherboards, and whether each configuration is socket A or slot A. VIA is the chipset on the board, not the make. The socket A is the newer style and I believe prices are lower for socket A CPU's. Purchase a mid- to high-end socket A board now and it *will* last you for a while -- at least one CPU upgrade.
[This message has been edited by sleddog (edited 01-19-2001).]
01-19-2001, 12:08 PM
I would go for the T-bird... shop around a bit you may be able to shave another $50 off that price. Check out onsale.com if you don't mind bidding in an auction for one. ( they have Gigabyte boards from a company called "culmetric" or something)
[This message has been edited by scada (edited 01-19-2001).]
01-19-2001, 11:24 PM
Try http://www.pricewatch.com/ they have the 950 for $133 it is a OEM though. They also have bundled units too check it out. It will give you the lowest prices from different vendors. You might wanna check out the vendors out at reseller ratings 2 before you order.
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