Size doesn't always count
Subject: Motherboards | November 2, 2005 - 06:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Think Computers reviews the Biostar M7VIG-400 Combo micro ATX board, that comes with a Mobile Athlon XP 2600+ Barton. Just because it's tiny doesn't mean it lacks power. It's able to run
Athlon, Athlon XP, Duron, and Sempron at 200, 266 and 333 FSB speeds, has built in video (with an AGP expansion slot as well), built in audio, and a NIC as well. This might be the board to base your first HTPC on.
'Well, today we have something new and rather exciting, at least for me anyway, from our friends
at Computers Geeks (www.geeks.com). I say it is exciting for me because I have never had a Micro
ATX motherboard before. I never realized just how small a Micro ATX motherboard is really, they
are very small, it's amazing all the features they can pack into such a small package. Obviously
it is a Micro ATX mobo, but it features a Mobile Athlon XP 2600+ Barton core processor as well.
The price from Geeks is $94.99, a VERY nice price. I went and checked prices for the Mobile Xp
2600+ and found that the cheapest I could find was $89.00, when you factor in a Biostar Micro ATX
motherboard, this is one great deal, the cheapest I found the Biostar M7VIG for was $46.99, by
buying the combo from Geeks you save almost $50, and get a great motherboard and an awesome CPU.'
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