Untitled Document Introduction
For this weeks price guides we have compiled a list of prices for motherboards and memory for today's processors. For those of you not familiar with the guides here is a brief overview on how we construct them:

We select vendors to appear in our Price Guides based on two requirements: solid consumer feedback and having the lowest possible pricing. You'll notice that these vendors aren't paying us to be listed here; we do not accept requests to be listed here. We have tried to eliminate vendors with low feedback rating, but we do encourage you to do your own research before purchasing from any of these vendors.

With the new and improved Price Guides we have not only increased our standards when evaluating online vendors, but we have also partnered up with our friends at CNet to offer yet another service to you all. Using CNet's Shopper.com search engine we can provide you with an additional pool of vendors to search from that are checked up on by CNet. You can wade through those results by clicking on the CNet Pricing link in the second to last column on the right.

If there are any problems with the guide or a vendor's pricing changes dramatically then be sure to email the author listed at the top of the page and we'll take appropriate action. Remember that although some vendors may be cheaper, we only list those with generally positive feedback from a decent number of consumers. As usual, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions feel free to email us or post in the AnandTech Forums.

Also be sure to check out AnandTech's Hot Deals Forum for even more great Motherboards, Memory and other technology buys.

Disclaimer
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This Week
As usual, if you have any reports of incorrect prices please feel free to email us with the name of the vendor and the product/price that appears incorrectly on their website. This will help us produce a more useful guide in the future.

Three new chipsets have been added to the charts this week. Among them are the VIA P4X266 and P4M266 and from SiS, the 650 series chipset. Check out the prices on these entering boards, and also see how previous boards have held up with their numbers.

Since DDR memory prices took a huge hit on the last guides, they have seemed to evened out a little. Some prices have even decreased. Most of them however remain unchanged.

Go ahead and take a look at this week's changes in prices for the most popular boards along with the top brands in desktop memory...

VIA Chipset Motherboards

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