Cpu & motherboard deals

cw42

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those have been posted before.

the last one would look good, with the exception that its from TD, and requires a 80 MIR.
 

MrNutz

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Man, I could really used that mobo/XP combo... too bad its TD. :(

If anyone is willing to risk a hit on not getting the rebate, here's some info I found on the XP 2900. Read the last post: Link
 

Greyshoe

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I have only ordered a Chieftec case from TD and it arrived quick. But most of the problems I have read about are "mail-in rebate" related. I try to stay away from mail-in rebates to start with and when you have a companys shady reputation on top of that, well.........
 

deadken

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Originally posted by: Cha0s
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http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4296754
Duron 1600 + motherboard = $49.99
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That Duron/PCChips Combo was much Hotter when I bought it on sale for $39.99 about 2 weeks ago.

BTW: I have a post in the CPU section and there are links in there showing 'wire tricks' to up the Vcore (the default Vcore is 1.5) of the CPU (there is no Vcore setting on the PCChips 811LU Mobo). Mine is currently running at 1800 (12X150FSB) @ 1.675 Vcore. The actual Vcore runs a little lower then 1.675 according to CPU-Z. A different guy had to go way higher with his Vcore to get a stable O/C.

 

Lanyap

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Originally posted by: deadken
Originally posted by: Cha0s
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http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4296754
Duron 1600 + motherboard = $49.99
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That Duron/PCChips Combo was much Hotter when I bought it on sale for $39.99 about 2 weeks ago.

BTW: I have a post in the CPU section and there are links in there showing 'wire tricks' to up the Vcore (the default Vcore is 1.5) of the CPU (there is no Vcore setting on the PCChips 811LU Mobo). Mine is currently running at 1800 (12X150FSB) @ 1.675 Vcore. The actual Vcore runs a little lower then 1.675 according to CPU-Z. A different guy had to go way higher with his Vcore to get a stable O/C.
Looks like you had to go through a lot just to get a +200MHz OC. I guess it's the MB that comes in the combo. I was able to drop my Duron 1.6 into several mainstream boards and get an easy OC to 2GHz just by bumping the FSB from 133 to 166.

 

Gibson486

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Originally posted by: deadken
Originally posted by: Cha0s
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http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4296754
Duron 1600 + motherboard = $49.99
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That Duron/PCChips Combo was much Hotter when I bought it on sale for $39.99 about 2 weeks ago.

BTW: I have a post in the CPU section and there are links in there showing 'wire tricks' to up the Vcore (the default Vcore is 1.5) of the CPU (there is no Vcore setting on the PCChips 811LU Mobo). Mine is currently running at 1800 (12X150FSB) @ 1.675 Vcore. The actual Vcore runs a little lower then 1.675 according to CPU-Z. A different guy had to go way higher with his Vcore to get a stable O/C.
Too bad they are still back ordered, just like they were two weeks ago.
 

freshspace

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Get the Sempron 2500+ and the kt600 ecs board for $85. It is back. It was pretty hot at the other thread when it was $75. I have it. It runs really great. No problems with the mobo. It has sata connections for people with sata drives and a lot more. Solid. Don't let the ecs name fool you with this board. Here's the link ... http://shop4.outpost.com/produ...sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
 

soup or man

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Originally posted by: TheRealDeal
Sempron 2400+ with KT600 MB for $75.

No I only with I could find a cheap case. Anyone know of a cheap case deal this week?

well it's been posted before, but just in case you haven't seen it. Ebuyer has some pretty decent cases(with or without PSUs). I recently bought their $24 case with 400W PSU and it's been performing like a champ. That one's OOS right now, but I imagine it'll be in again soon.

 

Trader05

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I ordered the p4 2.4a and ECS board combo from outpost, great deal for $125
 

deadken

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Originally posted by: Lanyap
Originally posted by: deadken
Originally posted by: Cha0s
......
http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4296754
Duron 1600 + motherboard = $49.99
......
That Duron/PCChips Combo was much Hotter when I bought it on sale for $39.99 about 2 weeks ago.

BTW: I have a post in the CPU section and there are links in there showing 'wire tricks' to up the Vcore (the default Vcore is 1.5) of the CPU (there is no Vcore setting on the PCChips 811LU Mobo). Mine is currently running at 1800 (12X150FSB) @ 1.675 Vcore. The actual Vcore runs a little lower then 1.675 according to CPU-Z. A different guy had to go way higher with his Vcore to get a stable O/C.
Looks like you had to go through a lot just to get a +200MHz OC. I guess it's the MB that comes in the combo. I was able to drop my Duron 1.6 into several mainstream boards and get an easy OC to 2GHz just by bumping the FSB from 133 to 166.
It was more a budget PC experiment and 'exercise' then anything else. I just wanted to mess around a $40 Duron/Mobo Combo fit the bill perfectly. As a matter of fact, I got the Antec 1650B case (W/Antec 350W PS) for $49.99 - $25 MIR from Outpost at the same time. I paid $103 (for case and CPU/Mobo) after S+H. I then picked up a HP 52X CDRW for $50 - $30 MIR - $10 coupon ($10 off of a $30 puchase) from OfficeMax + $4 Tax. So for $92 it was a WICKED Barebones combo. BTW: I just picked up a stick of Centon 256MB PC2700 from CompUSA for $50 - $22 MIR. So for $124 (INCLUDING Tax and S+H) I got a killer little PC (Minus Video card and Hard Drive of course). That rig is Folding away right now. She's a budget Champ in terms of Bang-for-the-Buck.

Ohh: BTW, Yes, you are right. The PCChips Mobo uses the KT266A chipset. If it was capable of a 333FSB, I would have done just as you said. It has a FSB setting in BIOS for up to a 165MHz FSB. Since there is no Vcore adjustment, I performed the 'wire trick' to push the Vcore up to 1.675.
 

Setral

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sis755 is the Chipset.

Its an ECS 755-A2

Its a pretty decent cheap board, here is a Review. But don't expect to be overclocking with this.