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    Budget Socket A mobo

    I want to upgrade my parents Pc by using my old stuff. I have an xp2200+ and need a new mobo(and prob another 512 ram). Looking for a fairly decent but cheap mobo with onboard sound. Not worried about overclocking as they will only ever run it at stock speed.

    Any ideas/suggestions? Budget of around £50 preferred.
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    My suggestion here would be either the Asus A7N8X-X for £47 form here:

    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=118692&cks=PRL

    Or the Abit NF7 for £48.76 from the same place, here:

    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/kl.asp?b...ice=&maxPrice=

    I'd go for the Asus myself. The Abit NF7 and NF7-S have this annoying fan on the northbridge that tends to go noisy and need replacing. Or at least it has on mine, my brothers, and my housemates.

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    and mine, and two customers.

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    if its only for ur olds and to run at stock the asrock k7S8X or similar should be fine or any km400 based mobo (asus do a good un thats cheap) ,there's more to socket A than the A7N8X-X and Abit NF7 and the nforce chipset ppl

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    not mine because I replaced it with a passive h/sink. But thats all abit (no pun intended) in material when it's FUBARd cos of a bad flash
    meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by da_ging
    if its only for ur olds and to run at stock the asrock k7S8X or similar should be fine or any km400 based mobo (asus do a good un thats cheap) ,there's more to socket A than the A7N8X-X and Abit NF7 and the nforce chipset ppl
    lol, true. There's always PC Chips!

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=51760

    If you want uber cheap...

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    Latest NF7's have a new northbridge fan. Still nothing amazing though, but it does the job.
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    £37.50 gets you a Biostar nForce2 ultra 400 board fr. Dabs, http://www.dabs.com/uk/channels/comp...quicklinx=30Y3 . Realtek 650 onboard AC97 audio only, though.

    £43.51 would buy you the dual channel version ( http://www.dabs.com/uk/channels/comp...quicklinx=30Y5 )

    £46 gets you the M7NCG-400; MATX form factor only, though. 1x AGP, 3xPCI. Realtek audio, but it DOES have integrated GF4MX graphics, don't know whether thats an issue for you. Details as per http://www.biostar.com.tw/products/m...me=M7NCG%20400.

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