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    So which is better (mobo)

    Right, heres the abit
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=63401
    and heres the asus
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=58198

    Now they look pretty similar, but which ones better??? Or are they the same!!!

    Its all excitement, you know.

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    They are both good - the ASUS has a few more features whilst the ABIT probably is better for overclocking.

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    If I may, why?
    Just for my general knowledge.

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    imho the abit is the better board both for ocing and for stability.

    it does wat it says on the tin so to speak.



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    BIOS options (particularly with unlocked CPU's - 5 part FID unlike the ASUS)
    Active northbridge cooling.
    general design I guess but if you ask around the forums which is likely to be th better overclocker most will say the ABIT.

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    Only get the ASUS if you really really really must have gigabit LAN.
    If not then Abit all the way.
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    I owned an NF7-S, it broke. Got it replaced, the replacement broke. Got a 3rd, it broke. Swapped for an Asus A7N8X, it stopped breaking. Just my experiance of course, but I'd stick with Asus.

    Got the same Overclocks on the Asus A7N8X as I did on the NF7-S. Asus also has more features.

    If maximum OCing ability is an issue, probably best to go for the Abit NF7-S, personally, I'd go for the Asus.

    I;ve also found that things like this tend to vary from forum to forum. Hexus is an NF7-S forum, and you'll get told to buy this board a lot. Other forums swear by the Asus A7N8X Del.

    ts all excitement, you know.
    Excitement? I've just eaten a cheese sarny with brown sauce. Thats excitment.
    Last edited by Stewart; 29-07-2004 at 08:30 AM.

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    lol exactly the opposite for me. Three A7N8Xs borked with BIOS corruption followed by a perfick NF7-S which has been running for 9 months no issues.
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    I would be another to jump on the NF7 fanbus

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    Abit NF7-S without a shadow of a doubt, i have owned both boards, the A7N8X always came across to me as a rushed product.

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    I think he's going to buy the -E version which i've heard good reports of.
    Whichever one you buy you'll be happy with it
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    Either are good boards - although I'd choose the ASUS board because of the name. Don't forget ABit a few years ago we're producing, well - not very good boards Although ASUS have been a good name for a while now.

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    If you're ocing, get the Abit, if you're not, get the ASUS - no squeaky NB cooler.

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    Abit.
    There is almost no reason why ASUS is better, excluding the gig. LAN and no n.bridge fan (hinders overclocking anyway).
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    ASUS gets my vote.

    Have used the A7N8X-E in my home system (overclocked without any case fans) and all current work machines (about 10 of them) and its works flawlessly, perfectly reliable. Feature rich and very affordable for such a spec.
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