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Old 08-12-2004, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I can't decide between these motherboards, ive done quite a bit of research on them and they all seem great, but now I just need opinions. The Giga-byte Mobo sounds nice, because they seem to have a good rep.

CHAINTECH 9CJS ZENITH
GIGABYTE GA-8IK1100
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Old 08-12-2004, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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All the motherboards seem great. All good names.

but another question I have is, what is the advantage of a 875P chipset over say an 865PE?

http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets/linecard.htm

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I believe the 875P Chipset offers more things over the 865P
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I would go with the abit mobo, it is the most overclockable board out there. They are very popular. I love my IC7-G, and I have OCed just to see what it would do, and I was very impressed. It is possible to get the max III over a gig FSB....that rocks!
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Old 08-13-2004, 05:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The Abit motherboard is the best for overclocking.

Just decide what you are going to put inside the motherboard, then you choice won't be so hard
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