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    which motherboard?(AMD)

    hi, i have now got a bit of cash and want to upgrade my mobo, i've got about £45 but £55 tops. so i've been looking at the blowot deals section over at ebuyer. but there are just so many mobos on there. i've got a xp2000+ which is the version B, it can be overclocked i've only been able to get 1.9gig because of my old mobo, so thats why i want a new one, i'd also like duel channel ddr(not esential).
    so what is the best overclocking mobo i can get for £55 tops?
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    i've seen these so far-
    Asus A7V8X-X
    Asus A7N8X Deluxe ver2.0
    Asus A7v600
    Gigabyte GA-7N400-L


    also are Qtec good power supplys or are the cheap and nasty?
    Last edited by mt50; 01-02-2004 at 02:56 AM.

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    Well, if you can get an Asus A78NX Deluxe rev2.0 for £55, then go for it. Great motherboard.

    QTec are far beyond cheap and nasty, and not to be used. Go for an Antec, Sparkle, ThermalTake, Enermax, etc.


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    Abit NF7 or NF7-S if you can afford it (has Soundstorm and SATA support).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumang007
    Abit NF7 or NF7-S if you can afford it (has Soundstorm and SATA support).

    Hope that helps,

    Suman
    So does the Asus A7N8X Deluxe.

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    thanks guys, but isn't the Asus A7v600 better than the A78NX Deluxe rev2.0 or NF7?
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    is soundstorm good? can it do 5.1?

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    A7v600 isnt as good as the A78NX/NF7 imo.
    Soundstorm is great - can do 5.1, and have heard ppl say its as good as an audigy.

    Q-tec psu's are cheap and nasty, but mines been running flatout for the last 8 months - so it does the job.

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    dont use q-tec, get a CWT from scan, few pence more and infinite times better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaul
    So does the Asus A7N8X Deluxe.
    I said the NF7-S model has SoundStorm and SATA whereas the normal NF7 does not... no mention of an A7N8X in that sentence?

    Read more carefully next time

    And the A7V600 is ok if you're not planning to overclock (it has no PCI lock) and if it is a LOT cheaper than the nForce2 boards!

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    Just get the A7N8X Deluxe. I wouldn't consider anything but an Nforce2 for an AMD system.
    And also just use the PSU you're running now. Unless it's something pathetic like 250W, then it'll work fine. Mine's 300 and has been working perfectly.
    I havn'et had any bad experiences with Qtec, but I've heard they're crap.
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    thanks, my psu is a 350w and only 6months old but i thought it might not be upto overclocking, i don't know what the make is it came with my case.

    i'll get a A7N8X Deluxe then, seems most people like them

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumang007
    I said the NF7-S model has SoundStorm and SATA whereas the normal NF7 does not... no mention of an A7N8X in that sentence?

    Read more carefully next time
    Fair enough, although the Asus A7N8X is actually on the list of motherboards mentioned, and the NF7 or NF7-S boards... aren't.

    Anyway, the NF7-S I can understand, but why, wen he's thinking of getting an Asus A7N8X Delxue rev2, would he get an NF7 instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by mt50
    i'll get a A7N8X Deluxe then, seems most people like them
    A good choice, sir.

    I have one, it works.

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    i didn't put the NF7's on the list because ebuyer don't sell them, and they are too expensive for me atm

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    New, an NF7-S is cheaper than an A7N8X Deluxe rev2.0, at the places I looked, anyway. No Abit boards in the bargain sections of eBuyer at all, or just no NF7-S?

    Not that it matters, both are superb motherboards. I had 2 NF7-S boards break on me, so I swapped to the Asus, but in terms of quality there's nothing between them.

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    Ebuyer have never sold any of the NF7 range
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Strange. Everyone goes for the A7N8X Del or the NF7-S and have done for ages. These boards are always at the top of the 'most popular' lists that some stores do.

    Not selling one of them is a major loss for eBuyer... not that I'd use eBuyer if they did, but still.

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    • mt50's system
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    whats wrong with ebuyer, i havn't used them for about 7months but the last time i did they were good, i ordered on a monday got it on wed(with the cheap postage)

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