Motherboard + CPU

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi!

I'm quite a noob and i'm looking for a mobo + a cpu (AMD) in the range 300 - 350.

Any suggestions?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

NewEgg and TigerDirect are good places to start. You can usually find some pretty good deals on mobo/cpu combos.

If you're looking for AMD, I know that the X2 (AMD's dual core) has come down in price a bit, so be sure to check them out.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok.

Btw is intel core 2 duo better than amd x2?
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In my opinion, generally, yes. But it is, as I just indicated, largely a matter of opinion. You really need to compare the specs on the processors you are looking at. The key is trying to find the CPU with the best performance within your price range. Intel has some processors that can run circles around some of AMD's, but the price on them is equally higher.

I think this page on TigerDirect might be of some help to you.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks a lot for your help! :D
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I'm sorry if this may sound stupid but anyways...

I've been looking at mobos and came across this motherboard:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... 1&CatId=13

I was wondering that if i buy this mobo how will i connect my printer to it coz my printer uses a parallel port?
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If it uses the printer parallel port then no it cannot.
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The mobo doesn't have a parallel port (many new ones don't), so you'll have to use a USB to parallel printer cable adapter. Only like $12 or so.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Quick question: for using a USB to Parallel cord, which is better: a short cord to connect your Parallel cord to
OR a cord that you connect from USB port to Parallel port?

which is less expensive?
I would think that the longer cord would be more efficient because it has only two connections to address, but because I have seen some devices (Serial) whose cords must be connected to the device, I was considering the shorter cord so that I could avoid this possible conflict.
Perhaps this is a setup question, but if there is a cost difference, I was wondering if there would be some noticeable difference in the two products(short(to be used in conjunction with Parallel cord) and long cord(to be used by itself) ).
Thanks
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Post 3+ Months Ago

here are some websites to visit/products


http://www.acevio.com/webstore/nfoscomm/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=30&products_id=74

http://www.acevio.com/webstore/nfoscomm/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=30&products_id=75

these will work for what you want to do.they are both different types of cables so chose the right one if you buy one.
hope this is a help.

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