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    new mobo recomendations needed

    hi,

    Ever since my problems as described here: http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=14822

    I have decided to buy a new mobo.

    It must be a socket A, with S-ATA. Not too bothered about onboard sound or LAN. Ideally it would have dual channel memory ability.

    Any recommendations? - budget about 50 quid.

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    I'd say something nForce 2 based, like this: http://www.cpucitystore.co.uk/catalo...products_id=49
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    http://www.cpucitystore.co.uk/catalo...products_id=45

    £12 over (+P&P), but its really worth it !.
    I had quite a few NForce boards before the NF7-S, and i wouldnt change this for anything !
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    i cant seems to find if that has S-ATA or not (the ASUS A7N8X-X). It looks like it on the pic.

    I have SATA HDDs, so ite pretty important.

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    ASUS A7N8X-X dont have SATA iirc (deluxe does though)
    NF7-S does

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    ASUS A7N8X-X dont have SATA iirc (deluxe does though)
    NF7-S does

    Whoops! The NF7-S is probably the best board for Socket A (in my opinion), and I think its definately worth the extra £12 over your budget!
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    NF7-S all the way.
    Used to own the A7N8X and definitely prefer this baby
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    I havent seen any of these mobo's hit the market yet, but I would think they would be the board to have. They'll use Nvidia's new southbridge thats got native SATA, RAID 0,1,0+1 that can span from IDE to SATA!!, GigaLan, "hardware" firewall, etc.
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...ce_2_400gb.php

    If not NF7-S is the way to do. AN7's arent too bad either.

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    AN7's are pants. They hardly overclock aswell as the NF7-S, and are aimied at overclockers :\
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    • Apex's system
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    no sound storm....pftt after all this time they still not betted the nf2 platform



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    The SATA on the new southbridge chips (400R & 400Gb) will be better implemented as it won't use the PCI Bus to transfer DATA (you won't have SoundStorm on board audio though).
    Some people doing high bandwidth TV/Video things managed to saturate the PCI bus but for normal use it is fine.

    ABIT's boards with these new chipsets are due out this month.

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