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    ok guys which of these two mobos please

    hi guys

    gonna get a new mobo maybe in the next 20 minutes lol

    i think i have narrowed it down to these 2

    my prob is i hate flashing boards with new bioses scares me stiff

    anyways heres the 2 boards

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...roductID=60318
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...roductID=90710

    cheers guys will be putting a barton xp2500 or xp2800 in it also 512 meg 2x256 ram

    if any of you guys have these boards please put which ram you are using so i know which works ok cheers

    pc3200 by the way

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    Abit has the better rep if your going for the O/C. But i've NEVER had a single problem with any of the 7 Asus motherboards I've owned.

    I had the A7N8X-E-Deluxe before I decided to change over to a DFI Lanparty. Asus makes rock solid boards but after having so many of them I was just feeling a bit jaded. I've learnt my lesson now after having a few problems with the DFI (great aftersales support tho) so on my next upgrade I'll be heading back to Asus cap in hand.

    Oh and I was using 2*256 of Mushkin's finest blue kit pc3200 dimms .

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    Ive just got a NF7-S v2.0. Its fantastic... its easy to update bios, easy to OC... its gets my vote

    You download a flash utility so you can update through windows, very quick n easy.

    Very nice

    *Ive got 2 sticks of Corsair XMS 512Mb DDR 400MHz PC3200, in duel mode.
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    Abit.

    You can update the BIOS in windows, by clicking one button, so you dont need to worry about that
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    Either, both are great boards and both are capable of flash-updates through windows

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    Go for the abit nf7-s, I've had no problems since i got mine. Touch wood

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    Can't talk about the Asus, but the Abit has beeb rock solid for me, and overclocking has been trouble free (so far). No negative points, nothings broken (yet...)
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    Abit gets my vote too

    If your gonna get the Abit you might wanna pop along to the following url and have a little read before you actually get it, therefore you know what to do when it arrives

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=14145

    Hope this information helps

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    NF7-S vote here too.

    bit of an abit nf7-s fan club round here
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