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    All-in-one mobo or not?

    All-in-one mobo or a normal one w/ cheaper gfx card? I don't do much gaming, so its a waste for me to buy a good gfx card, but on the other hand I don't like the idea of a performance loss with the all-in-one mobo... Methinks I need some advice...

    The final gfx/mobo config NEEDS to:

    - be rock solid stable / good quality
    - take an Athlon XP 2400+ or higher
    - have TV out

    I was thinking of paying about 100quid or less in total, but would be tempted to spend more if it was essential. It'll have top quality ram in it too, btw so any mobos that are a bit picky about RAM are fine.

    Any suggestions?

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    edit: oops, don't think that it has tv out.
    Last edited by BUFF; 04-12-2003 at 07:15 PM.

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    Do you know how much of a performance hit there is with the onboard video? Is it about 10% or more?
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    Don't know, but nForce2 boards with IGP benefit greatly from running dual channel RAM.

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    Biostar M7NCG

    NF2 400, Dual DDR, GF4MX, bla bla, but no TV out.
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    MSI K7N2G Delta-ILSR, I believe that has Tv-out. As the K7N2 Delta-ILSR I bought came with the S-Video and composite bracket, which I assume (and I think I may have seen on the MSI site), was sipposed to onyl ship with the G version.
    I would just recommend that you buy Ram which is listed on the Nforce2 approved list, as you should with any Nforce 2 board .
    As I bought sticks of corsair value select to start with, and it would only boot about 30% of power ons. Works fine with my Samsung Original, Nforce2 approved, Ram , see sig
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    buy a super cheap biostar nf2 mobo from dabs and spend the saved dosh on a low end graphics card.
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    yep looks like the K7N2G-L & K7N2G-ILSR have TV out.

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    Thanks for the advice folks...
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    I wouldn't recommend an all in one mobo for a different reason - in my experience the quality of the VGA output is poor compared to a separate card - crap ramdacs I suspect - eye strain isn't worth it!

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    A mobo using nforce2 + IGP should have the same quality ramdacs as a video card?
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