This may be a good buy

  woodchip 16:07 27 Sep 2003

If you want to build a cheap computer
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  Gongoozler 16:31 27 Sep 2003

Hi woodchip. I rebuilt a friend's computer using this motherboard and a 1.3G Duron. I was very impressed with the results. I reused the 128M PC100 memory, graphics card and all the other bits. He had to buy an ATX case because his old one was AT. The complete upgrade cost about £100. My only critisism was the AC'97 onboard sound. I just couldn't get it to work. I am now about to buy another of these motherboards. If you don't want ultimate speed for playing the latest games this is indeed a superb buy. (Guess which of the 38 reviews is mine).

  woodchip 18:03 27 Sep 2003

Not far down the list

  Gongoozler 18:08 27 Sep 2003

Page 2. OS is Windows 98!

  woodchip 23:30 27 Sep 2003

And I thought there would have been a good responce for this board

  MAJ 23:42 27 Sep 2003

Looks good enough for an inexpensive system for the kids, woodchip, and as Gongoozler (read your review) has already built a system with it, that inspires confidence.

  Gongoozler 09:54 28 Sep 2003

Another forum member, mikeleflay, is about to upgrade using this motherboard.
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As far as I can determine Syntax is an offshoot of PC Chips rather like ASRock is from ASUS. I found the motherboard very easy to set up once I had disabled the onboard modem (which it doesn?t have anyway), the onboard LAN and onboard sound. The processor timing is all automatic once the clock speed is selected as 100 or 133M, so it isn?t a board for overclockers, but at £25 this must be the best value motherboard around and it even has USB2.

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