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Old 10-23-2004, 05:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I decided i will go with an Athlon 64 Processor (which version i am unsure yet).

The shop near me, isn't that good but it's properly the best one around me. Which one do you suggest i should get? Also remember I'm from the UK, so i won't be able to get the nice new stuff that the Americans get...

Processors to choose from:

1. Gigabyte GA-K8NS - £75.20 inc. VAT
2. ASUS K8V/GD - £82.25 inc. VAT
3. MSI K8T NEO-FIS2R - £88.13 inc. VAT

Not much to choose from, i know... but thats all they've got. Out of them possibly, which one is the best? and worth its money?

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Old 10-23-2004, 08:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Why is this all they got? Is because you live in the UK and are limited to stores that'll ship? Try to get the MSI Neo2-Platinum other than that out of those 3 you have there I suggest MSI. Good stable boards and real easy to trouble shoot with moderate BIOS settings. ASUS sucks now a days and has gone down hill in quality and unless you speak taiwanese tech support sucks. Gigabyte also I believe does not support the latest, fatest, and lowest latencies so in this case MSI is your best choice. Another good alternative is the ABit AV8-3rd Eye.

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Old 10-23-2004, 10:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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www.overclockers.co.uk - UK based site, best one going. They will give you a much wider range
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Old 10-23-2004, 10:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have the Asus K8V and I'm pretty happy with it. Be sure you get a socket 754 Athlong 64 though.
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He should strive to get socket 939 not 754. 939 will be a bit extra but it'll be worth it in the long run. I didn't say all ASUS boards will not run on arrival, but they just suck in my opinion. Now a days especially. I had a board and tried putting in a new Graphics card and they said it was my graphics card and to return it....funny that when I get a new motherboard the card runs fine .....anyway..they bug me now
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