I need to find a socket 478 ATX mobo.

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  1. PC Principle

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    ANYTHING. :wtc:
     
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    Your old P4 can't be THAT good, that it's worth blowing $60 just to keep it.
     
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    Its not mine. I want to just get one so I can replace her old one and not have to worry about shit like reinstalling windows. :hs:
     
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    new mobo = new chipset = new os install (if you want to do it right and not ghetto rig it.
     
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    You can just do a Windows repair to deal with new hardware. A complete reinstall is overkill.
     
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    overkill unless you want it to run well.
     
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    I finally said "fuck it" And ordered her a Dell. Not a bad deal either, it was 700$
     
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    you spent SEVEN hundred on a DELL???????

    It better have had quad-xeons, 16GB of RAM, and 2TB of redundant storage.
     
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    Be reasonable Jolly. He'd be hard-pressed to build his own computer of ANY quality, including an LCD and Windows and MS Office (both legit), for $700.
     
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    i disagree, it seems you can build (better) machines for similar prices to Dell.
     
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    It came with a 22" Samsung LCD monitor, 2GB DDR2 RAM, Dual core AMD, 500GB HDD, and Windows Vista. It was originally $1,080 but I got it with $380 instant savings. Plus it has a warrenty and tech support. It will be perfect for her.
     
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    Usually I'd agree with you but given the circumstances the Dell would probably be a better bet for her.
     
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    With a 22" monitor. :eek3:
     
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    Oh sure, I could build a better workstation than a Precision 490 if I had $3000 on-hand, but for $700, you're not going to beat the OP's purchase if you have to pay retail for the components.
     
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    who pays retail?
     
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    People who buy from Newegg?
     
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    newegg is < retail
     
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    Meh, it's just high-volume retail. Not much of the stuff they sell gets drop-shipped from the factory.
     
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    i'm not arguing semantics of fulfillment processes. My argument is solely based on pricing.
     
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    Does that include legitimate software licenses?
     
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    yes, Dell was ahead of the curve in offering dirt-cheap pricing. Their high-volume allowed this when the rest of the market was paying much more for the same components. However, within the last year or two, market prices have fell dramatically.
     

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