Introduction

It's time once again for AnandTech's Memory and Motherboard price guide.

The basic goal is to provide you with the best deals, and follow price trends of the listed products. We have selected a leading team of on-line vendors, and will be tracking their progress on weekly basis. Please note that all vendors were selected according to their best price offered. Some vendors may ask that you place a phone-order to make sure that you receive our listed price; others simply ask that you mention where you found the price (in this case AnandTech). We have tried to eliminate vendors with low feedback rating, but we do encourage you to do some research before purchasing any product from this list.

If you encounter any problems with a vendor on our list, please email us, and we will take appropriate action. Remember that we will only list vendors with positive customer feedback. If you have any suggestions, don't hesitate to let us know.

Also be sure to check out AnandTech's Hot Deals Forum for even more great memory, motherboard, CPU, video card and other technology buys.

Disclaimer

AnandTech does not endorse any vendor listed in the following price guide. AnandTech does not receive any advertising fees and/or sponsorship from the listed vendors. All views expressed by listed vendors do not reflect the opinions of AnandTech.

AnandTech, nor any of the vendors mentioned guarantee that the prices listed in this guide are accurate.

This Week

Welcome to the 2nd Edition of the March Memory and Motherboard Price Guide. In past weeks you've seen our motherboard price guide grow and this week is no exception as we add KM133 boards and VIA Pro266 boards to our list.

Prices for VIA Pro266 motherboards are higher than VIA Apollo Pro 133A and i815E/EP but by not as high of a margin as you might expect. Prices in general for Socket-370/Slot-1/Socket-423 boards have been sluggish as prices have for the most part have stabilized with the exception of some scattered fluctuations.

Most of the KT133A motherboards have fallen in price making this platform even more attractive if you're looking for a better performing Socket A solution. Take for instance our recommended KT133A board, the Iwill KK266. The KK266 is actually cheaper than our recommended KT133 board, the Abit KT7-RAID.

In the memory arena we've got a mixed bag of price changes with PC2100 DDR SDRAM still dropping although its PC1600 cousin has not changed a bit in price. Prices for PC133 SDRAM are both up and down and PC100 SDRAM is on the rise as well. Overall the slowing tech industry is having a ripple effect with memory and motherboard prices as we are beginning see more and more prices stabilizing and in some cases increasing rather than dropping as we have seen in past months.

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