Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: mobo

  1. #1
    Mac's Just Work BroadbandPlacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    676
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post

    mobo

    need advice, want it to be asus or msi, support amd athlon 3000, nforce 2 chipset, no onboard video, onboard LAN + sound preferable. around £80 max £100.

    cheers

  2. #2
    HEXUS.social member Agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    19,158
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    1,604 times in 1,043 posts
    Why asus or MSI ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    House without a red door in Birmingham
    Posts
    1,595
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Well you don't leave many options really. If you want great sound you need to ensure it uses Soundstorm or at least nVidia's sound chip (brilliant) rather than ordinary onboard sound (passable). I don't think MSI offer a mobo with SS but Asus A7N8X Deluxe does just like Abit NF7-S ... the bits in bold are what mean they include SS. In terms of running XP3000+ 333FSB all nForce2 should do that with ease. The early (original) nForce2 didn't guarantee 400FSB. The IGP (onboard gfx) ones also don't usually guarantee 400FSB. The newer nForce2 'Ultra 400' and '400' guarantee you 400FSB so will work with XP3200+ (the Ultra gives you Dual Channel so 5% speed boost). AFAIK all nForce2 give you at least one LAN, quite a few give you two as well as firewire, SATA etc (these tend to be the deluxe type models). From what you say I heartily rec the Asus A7N8X Deluxe v2.0 (nForce2 Ultra 400) which should be around £80.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    266
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    A7N8X Deluxe v2. Question answered.

  5. #5
    Resident abit mourner BUFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sunny Glasgow
    Posts
    8,067
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    181 times in 171 posts
    Originally posted by Austin
    ) I don't think MSI offer a mobo with SS
    Yes, they do - K7N2 Delta-ILSR which strangely enough is around £80.

    (Basic K7N2 Delta L is about £55.)

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    South Wales OR Southampton Uni
    Posts
    2,105
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    3 times in 3 posts
    Yea, whats up with this guys ?
    WHY does everyone seem to keep saying that MSI only offer a budget Nforce2 board
    I bought the MSI Nforce mobo, see in my sig
    IT DOES EXIST !!
    Anyway if you are going to have a windowed case I would go for the MSI, even though my case has no window
    I have had a couple of probs with the borad, such as having to get different RAM because it didn't like the corsair VS i bought to start with, but thats more an nforce2 chipset problem and all nforce 2 mobos can have osme probs with RAM. It works fine now I have same samsung original which is on the Nforce2 approved list. It did work with the corsair, its just about %60 of the time it would keep beeping and hanging on start (beep meaning Ram prob).
    I like the mobo, if a bit disapointed with the tech support, or lack of it.
    But Asus aren't the greatest either, when i had a prob with my asus A7v133 mobo, it took them about 2 months to respond lol, I had totally forgotten about it an fixed it by then.
    I am tempted to say I would go for the Asus now, partly due to its dual onboard Lan, and also the gigabit Lan port it has.
    Its a bit of a tie really.
    I really like the d-bracket feature on the MSI which tells you what the sytem is doing when booting up, so if it hangs then the LED's on the d-plate will tell you what its doing when it hangs, very useful

    anyway you decide, oh and the MSI comes with a rounded cable which is really nice, and if your lucky you may even get a video out bracket with it like I did, even though I bought the version without onboard graphics ... lol
    Desktop: AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton, 1024Mb PC-3200 TwinMOS w/Winbond, MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR, Radeon 9800SE AIW, 40 GB 7,200 Rpm Hitachi Deskstar, 120GB 7,200 Rpm 8mb Cache Maxtor Diamond 9, 160GB 7200 Rpm 8mb Cache Seagate 7200.7 SATA, Plextor 708A 8x DVD-RW, 550W PFC Q-tec PSU, Casetek 1019SM Silver Case, Camdridge Soundworks DTT2200 Speakers

    Laptop: Clevo D470W - 17" Widescreen TFT, Intel Pentium4 3.06Ghz 533FSB, 1024Mb PC-2700 Hynix, Radeon Mobility 9000 64Mb, Fujitsu 80Gb 4,200rpm, 250Gb 7,2000rpm 8mb Cache Maxtor OneTouch, Toshiba SD-R6372 DVD-RW +/- x4, Built-in Four speakers, webcam and microphone

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •