zippy at u.washington.edu
Thu Apr 27 16:29:43 PDT 2000
> An Athlon board/chip combo looks particular promising. $150.00 for a
> K7-500Mhz, and they are overclockable to 750 (see
> www.step-thermodynamics.com for more info on this). I'm putitng a little
> more money into the motherboard, getting a good K7V from Asus. It's
> supposed to be the best K7 board out there, and it's about an additional
> $150.00. It will support the newer Thunderbirds and up to 1Ghz CPU
> speed. Which is plenty for future expansion.
I would actually recommend the Abit KA7. The KA7 comes with 6 PCI slots as
opposed to the K7V (5PCI + 1 AMR slot) and 1 ISA. Also, the layout of the
board is much better (4 vs 3 DIMM slots, ATX power connecter at the edge
of the board, etc.)
A quick price check on Pricewatch showed the KA7 selling around
$160-170. It's a little bit expensive because the board just came out.
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