View Full Version : AMD K-6-2 400mhz $124.70
05-07-1999, 10:41 AM
I found this cpu and a Mboard (PCChips 748), video, sound, and 56k modem onboard for $85.00 I presently have a PCCHIPS MB, but have never used a AMD cpu.
Prolly go buy it and build a new system tomorrow.
05-07-1999, 11:25 AM
I'm no expert, but word around the forums has always been that the AMD are better than Intel chips.[nbsp][nbsp]I think Terra and Justin hold that view very strongly. ;)
Personal experience: our newest puter has an AMD K6-2 233, and it runs really well and really solidly.[nbsp][nbsp]The other puter we have has a (yikes) Pentium 75, and it's a mess -- hence the post below in this forum about us needing a new puter.
Have fun with the new puter![nbsp][nbsp]Nice prices you've found there!
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05-07-1999, 11:28 AM
I've been abusing this K6-233 MMX for the last year straight without any problems at all really. I run mp3's in the background 24/7, so I do kinda work the thing a little - it's never idle :)
I much prefer AMD over Intel, especially with the PIII and the processor serial number - Big Brother....[nbsp][nbsp]AMD says they NEVER will do that and they think it's an invasion of privacy (I agree).
I can't wait for the K7's to come out though - WOOO HOOO!! hehe :)
One thing I will not do is buy a mother board with video and sound built in - I run 2 sound cards, and for my needs I have to have high-end sound. Can't stand the noise level when the sound is on the board, picking up IDE noise, etc, and even worse - the whine of the video driver (horizontal oscillator). Maybe that's just me though, as I am kinda picky about sound quality. I actually added some capacitors to my cards to better filter the power, and used heavy shielded audio cable for the CD audio and the little cable I made to connect the two cards.... but that's more than you needed to know....:)
As for video, I'd just much rather have it all separate... and all that for $85? I'd be wary... My board (a year ago) was $170 for board, the 233 chip, CPU fan, and 32 megs of ram that I supplemented with another 32. I paid $85 for my video card alone (4 meg) and thought that was pretty cheap :)[nbsp][nbsp]I also paid $99 for one sound card and $89 for the other... I just can't see paying only $85 for sound, video, and main board...
Also will want to be sure the MB is on AMD's list of approved MB's - www.amd.com (http://www.amd.com) - even if the board says it supports AMD. Considering how cheap that board is, I would probably look for something better IMO. You get what you pay for :D
05-07-1999, 11:49 AM
Thanks for the input on the AMD cpu.
The PCCHIPS MB that I use now only cost $48.00. It has onboard video and 3D sound. I thought this new one was a little high ($85), but it also has an onboard 56k modem and 8-16 video mem (I forgot which) the sound and video work fine for me, I quit buying sound or video cards a long time ago (just not as picky as you Justin) :D
I use a PCI 56k modem now, which will plug into the new board if I want.
I do believe that PCCHIPS has a reputation for selling cheap junk, but for the price differences, I don't mind returning something once in a while.
I have used 3 of their boards in the past, two had to be replaced under warranty (same day replacement)
I also like to buy from this place up the street, it's an easy drive to get something replaced on the spot.
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