I've recently set myself down the path of building a new system.. and as I stand back and take site of the multitude of motherboard manufacturers on the planet I find myself readily able to turn. run and perhaps hide in the 486 taking up precious closet space in the den. As such I've turned to all of my wise peers who choose to maximum pc as their coffee table manual of choice.
But enough dramatics.. heres the low down.. I'm looking to put together a basic box.. nothing fancy just enough juice to play some games and keep the girlfriend in hours of pogo.com popping fun. I prefer AMD however Intel looks like its cheaper and offers plenty of room to upgrade later.. my budget is extremely tight.. 150-250 dollars and the margin is slim.. The machine I am using now as embarssing as it is to say is a mere 766 mhz so its definitely (note that it is spelled correctly) time to take a step up.. until my budget loosens I was looking at a 1.8ghz celeron socket 478 ( I found one for under 60 dollars) and a Mach speed PT800DBP motherboard for 65 dollars (with a 30 dollar rebate
) Machspeed offers a life time warranty which really is to my liking however what is there performance like? I've never used a board from them and was wondering what anyone else might offer.
I apologize for the long winded speech.. any assistance would be appreciated.