View Full Version : ? on 1.7Ghz P4 w/ Via P4XB-S mobo=$189
03-24-2002, 09:40 PM
Frys :eek: has this combo for $189.00 it comes with:
*P4 1.7Ghz Retail Boxed CPU(heatsink/fan+3yr warranty)
*Via P4 XB-S motherboard w/ socket478 interface
Via P4X266 Chipset
3 dimm slots for up to 3gigs of pc 2100 memory
1(4x) agp, 5 pci, 1 CNR Slot
UDMA/100 Hard drive support
Is it a good price? How's the motherboard?
I have $40 store credit from some memory i returned and would like to up grade my PIII 733.
03-25-2002, 06:29 AM
Thanks again Chosen, I think i may go out there and have a look today after work.
Has anyone bought or used this combo? Will it support other RAM (133)
or do i need to buy some DDR immediately?
Here goes another fun time at the Fry's:rolleyes:
03-27-2002, 08:16 PM
picked it up! very happy with the mobo and chip, BUTTTT
those bastard at frys said the chip was OEM instead of Retail(no heatsink/fan and no damn "powered by intel" sticker :P ). They called it a "misprint." I'm not sure bout the OEM warrantee either. The cheapest fan they had for the P4 was a $15 volcano but they were trying to steer me into the $30+ one, saying it was much quieter.
I'm contacting the BBB and i have my lawyer sending a letter out to Fry's. I want my chip replaced or im suing for wasting my time and distress. Its the principle, getting my hopes up and making me drive 20+minutes. Do I need the actuall ad or will my printout of the www.myoc.com frys section work? I'll check with my Lawyer, I'm pretty sure they have to honour the ad.
ps:I also got the 512 DDRam for $109, so far it works well, havent tweaked anything but i feel pretty confident that the system will be fine. Including minor items it came out to just over 3 bills. Now for some new HDs.
03-28-2002, 02:32 PM
You have to read the fine print @ the bottom saying that they are not responsible for misprint so good luck!
03-28-2002, 02:35 PM
:confused: oops :o
sorry bout that, got my L.A. Times and my MYOC crossed. Have to be a little more careful when linking. The right link is up now.
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