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    Upgrade/Sidewards grade from the A7N8X DLX to a NTFS-7 v2 if it cost you nothing to do so?

    I have had no problems with my Asus board what so ever, it's stable at 200FSB, had it up to 217 and it was still stable. It's runs my XP1700+ at 2300 with ease and I don't really need to change it.

    The thing is I Keep hearing everyone going on about how good the Abit is and how it's better than the Asus.

    The reason I can do it for nothing it that I am building a system for my dad at the moment and he only likes Asus boards and I was trying to get him to get the Abit, he said that I should get the Abit and he will buy my Asus off me. So it would not cost me anything to get the Abit, apart from the time spent reinstalling windows.

    So what do you think? Is it worth it?

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    Yes. I have used both NF-7 and A7N8X and the NF-7 is the superior board.

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    the nf7-s v2.0 is a truly wonderful board

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    Originally posted by TeePee
    Yes. I have used both NF-7 and A7N8X and the NF-7 is the superior board.
    In what way is it better than the Asus? The only thing stopping me doing it at the moment is that I have never had any problems with my current Asus what so ever. So how can the Abit beat that?

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    Originally posted by Trash Man
    In what way is it better than the Asus? The only thing stopping me doing it at the moment is that I have never had any problems with my current Asus what so ever. So how can the Abit beat that?
    if you have never had any probs with your setup thwn why swap? you never know the mobo you could swap for might cause you endless trobles???

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    Originally posted by johnyhy1
    if you have never had any probs with your setup thwn why swap? you never know the mobo you could swap for might cause you endless trobles???
    That's the only thing putting me off doing it. The reason I would like to is because everyone raves about the Abit and I was just wondering why?

    I guess the only way I would find out is by trying the board for myself.

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    only have experience of the A7N8X (from a recent build) so can't comment on the relative performance between the two.

    but....contrary to my sig, if tha A7N8X working fine & your happy with it, why go to the bother of changing for the sake of changing?















    having said that......wouldn't you always wonder what the other board was capable of??

    (sorry, not much help am i)

    whats your dads set-up going to be like? anything comparable to yours? set it up & put it through its paces, see how you feel about the board - thats the important thing
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    Dunno why he want's a new computer to be honest, he hardly uses the one hes got at the moment.

    It will be a XP2000+ with 1gb of 2100 DDR and nothing else special really, it get's used for photoshop and a few other photo/film type things.

    As for what the other board is capable of, I have had my XP1700+ up to 2.5Ghz in this, I can't see it going any higher in the Abit, I may be wrong though. The only other thing is that I do like the Abit bios over the Asus one.

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    I guess the biggest thing is feel. Both boards do exactly what they say they will, both are completely stable, but the NF-7 is just... better!

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    Originally posted by TeePee
    I guess the biggest thing is feel. Both boards do exactly what they say they will, both are completely stable, but the NF-7 is just... better!
    Are you saying it's better because everyone else does? Or are you speaking from experience with the two boards?

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    I would make this change in a second but i wouldnt have the asux in the first place
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    despite the fact that i often prefer taking computers apart to actually using them, on balance, imho i'd say stick with what you have - as you say you're not likely to get much more performance-wise, the only difference will be the "feel" of the board, its performance that counts & your current board is certainly performing (unless of course it does so grudgingly, but i'm sure you'd have said if this were the case)

    even if you prefer the abit bios....think about it, how often are you in there compared to how often you're just using the machine, and enjoying its current loveliness

    there...i said it!

    a complete turnaround from my usual viewpoint, but....it ain't broke (by a long way) so there's no need to fix it

    just my $0.02 tho & as i said i've no experience of the NF-7 personally, know what you mean about this board cos so many people rave about it, i must admit to some mild curiosity
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    ive learnt from experiance. once a computer is working how u want it to work, don't change a thing until you need to!
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    Originally posted by Korky
    I would make this change in a second but i wouldnt have the asux in the first place
    This Asus board is the best MB I have ever used, and I have had and still own some Abit boards.

    I think I'll stick with the Asus, can't really be bothered with reinstalling windows again anyway.

    Thanks for your views

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    But im guessing u aint used the nf7-s ;-)
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    I have both boards. If I were to buy another, I'd pay an extra £10-15 to have the NF-7 rather than the A7N8X.

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