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J-Man
#5
Apr1-03, 01:08 PM
P: 202
I've tried PCChips motherboards.
Don't bother.
They are poor quality, restricted upgrade possibilities and their customer service is virtually nonexistant.

The only things I would ever recommend "on-board" would be audio if it is at least 16 bit with a midi port and maybe a modem (56k) or lan NIC if it can do at least 10 and 100 Mb.

Don't buy a Mobo with onboard video, the videocard is probably the best thing to ever upgrade other than extra memory/harddrive. Also, even though I typically get a new mobo and cpu on an upgrade, I personally wouldn't buy a mobo that I couldn't take out the cpu, just in case.