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    Motherboard choice

    So for my vapochill system which I intend to whack a 2500 or 2400 M XP in, Currently my choice is out of:

    ABIT-NF7S V2.0

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    ABit AN7

    I like the look of the AN7 but im open to opinions from you guys before making my purchase.

    Also what do you think as to the pro's and con's of the 2400M versus 2500M?

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    For the motherboard, I'd go for the NF7-S, as it has decent onboard sound, LAN, etc. Of course, the main part is overclocking, which it is extremely adept at! I've also heard that the NF7-S is acutally better than the AN7 at overclocking, but don't take my word for it. The NF7-S is cheaper as well.

    As for the CPU, I'd say 2400+ since it is only a tiny bit slower at stock, but is 1.35V as opposed to 1.45V for the 2500+ (the lower voltage being better since it leaves more room to put extra volts through it, and so reach a higher overclock), and the rest of the features, i.e. cache, are the same The 2400+ is also a bit cheaper if I remember correctly (I assume its from CPUCity? If not, where are you getting it from?)
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    NF7-S

    They are basically the same board.
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    So this uGuru is no use?

    It would be cpucity id get the processor from unless you could recommend somewhere better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scientist
    It would be cpucity id get the processor from unless you could recommend somewhere better?
    That's the best place I know of, got my motherboard and CPU from there.

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    So this uGuru is no use?
    What is it? It probably doesn't provide much performance increase, if any, over an NF7-S, I think a lot of people on this forum would agree that the NF7-S is probably the best Socket A board around.
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    Go NF7-S, the AN7 uses the hideous Uguru which is not compatible with MBM (not that it really matters anymore )

    Theres lots of reports about that NF7-S's are more reliable and better clockers etc, it should be cheaper too.

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    i've been running my system with an7 with no problems uguru does give that bit extra oc without leaving windows good monitoring software. system very stable.

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    My AN7 seems to be fine... I like it a lot, no difficulties at all.

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    Just thought i'd pop in and say the DFI Lan Party II does offer higher voltages to the Northbridge, significantly higher meaning you'll be able to push the FSB to roughly 250 or higher where without a volt mod on the NF7-S you're unlikely to reach that.

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    I hadnt really thought about the DFI board! Considering this which would you recommend compared to NF7 or AN7?
    Last edited by Scientist; 14-07-2004 at 11:22 AM.
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    Go with the NF7-S, loads of peeps on these forums have that board, you'll get plenty of help and support here when you need it
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    you have to love the NF7-s buy one and you'll end up sleeping with it

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    NF7-s I took the advice of people on this forum and have never looked back, wicked board, lots of features and really good sound.
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