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Old 10-04-2004, 01:32 PM   #1
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any compatible motherboards $50 or less?

I have been looking for motherboards to build some systems for some people at work. However, the boards that I find compatible on the LQ HCL, I can't seem to find for sale new or used. I was hoping to find some like the one I put into my box. That is an Abit nf7. Of course, the cheapest I have found is around $70 usd (that's Ebay including the s/h charges). Could anyone tell me where I might find some good used mobo's at decent prices? My funds at the moment are limited. I need to sell a box or 2 to increase my funds! LOL I found a good place to purchase some Athlon XP 2000+ cpu's for $29 each. If anyone has any info or insight on other mobo's to use please feel free to email me the info or post here. Maybe we can swap info and help each other out.


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my system:
generic box with Chieftec psu
Abit nf7
Athlon XP 2600+ Thorton core
Gforce FX 128mb ddr AGP 5200 light version
Seagate 80gb ide hdd @ 7200 rpm
SBC Yahoo DSL (the Speedstream 5100 modem sucks!)
Old 10-04-2004, 02:42 PM   #2
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I'm using a BioStar M7VIG400, which is $48 from CPU Solutions (
Old 10-04-2004, 02:44 PM   #3
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I've bought cheap mobo/cpu combos from these guys in the past:

They sell on eBay too:

Haven't always been happy with the quality of their products -- many are discontinued/refurbed/OEM -- but can't complain about their prices.
Old 10-04-2004, 03:21 PM   #4
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the speedstream 5100 does suck...


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