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    Reliable and stable mobo

    I'm looking at getting a 64-bit processor as my Athlon XP is getting a bit old now... I know basically what I want for the processor, but for the mobo I'm just not sure at all..

    I'm wanting something reliable, and stable. For a socket 939 AMD 64 bit processor.


    I'm thinking possibly MSI? (the current board I have now is MSI and has served me VERY well). I'm not too bothered about overclock-ability, just stabability.


    Budget is approx £60, I'll probably try and get something second hand too as I don't have a lot of money to throw around.


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    For the budget epox 9npa(pci-express) komplett had them. Agp or pci express?

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    ive just been told MSi r cheap and a load of *&^5... they cant overclock, the quality is bad, e.t.c is this true?

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    @Max Tractor: AGP, will look into epox mobo's.


    @jack~: MSI are very very very good (and I recommend them), they have a good repuation too. They can overclock, but aren't the best at doing it... they are better known for stabability.



    Edit: Well this looks OK, seems good for the price, but I'm just not sure as the price is so cheap I'm wondering if the quality is cheap too?
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Epox-Socket-93...QQcmdZViewItem
    Last edited by XA04; 31-05-2006 at 07:23 PM.

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    EPoX EP-9NDA3i £40 new from komplett

    I have ran various Epox boards, they offer outstanding value and superb overclocking features, and stability, sure you might get some quirks, but what board does not. Don't be put off by the competitive Epox pricing

    You might want to have a look at the
    K8N Neo2 Platinum
    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...il.php?UID=607

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=43033

    Another great board, but has a few quirks, have no idea where to get 2nd hand, I picked up my last one from retekdirect £40 a few months ago


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    you might want to have a look at the Asrock AR-939DUAL-SATA2 ULi M1695, S939, AGP / PCI-Express

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/produ...oductID=409021

    Today only for £36 new
    Last edited by Max Tractor; 31-05-2006 at 07:45 PM.

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    Cant go wrong with one of these and im sure if u ask nicely it cud be put on today only
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=311465
    PowerColor HD 4850 512MB
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    Thanks a lot Max Tractor!

    @MantisCSS: Thanks, looks good! - But is PCI-E I need AGP

    I use 3 PCI ports... and 1 has to be sacrificed for the graphics card (big heatsink fan), so need more than 3.
    Edit: Nope I use 2... forgot I got rid of the TV card!
    Last edited by XA04; 31-05-2006 at 07:58 PM.

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    ohhh is it AGP or PCI ur looking for?
    PowerColor HD 4850 512MB
    Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by MantisCSS
    Cant go wrong with one of these and im sure if u ask nicely it cud be put on today only
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=311465
    I'd have to back Mantis up on this one. Asus make the best mobo's imo.

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    I have a AGP graphics card and I can't afford to upgrade it yet, so I need an AGP mobo.


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    aria has K8N Neo2 Platinum in there bargain section £50 then add shipping, too much

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    I've found 2 much cheaper ones (used but working), so I may be going for a K8n Neo2 Platinum.

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    could you link pls

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    not long left on them... both second hand.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...e=STRK:MEWA:IT
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

    I know they are starting bids.. but they will be cheaper than new.

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    OcUK have a **B Grade** Epox EP-9NDA3J nForce3 Ultra for £23.50

    MSI P55-GD80, i5 750
    abit A-S78H, Phenom 9750,

    My HEXUS.trust abit forums

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    i can also recomend MSI, i had one of them for a bit, but never really tried over clocking with it.
    PowerColor HD 4850 512MB
    Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
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