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Old 12-08-2004, 02:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which of these MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum vs ABIT AV8 3rd eye is better and what are their streangths and weaknesses
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Old 12-08-2004, 05:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I say they are both good quality and stable boards. You really can't go wrong with either. Both offer a nice amount of BIOS options if you choose to overclock although without water cooling for these 64's I don't know how far you'd get it. The MSI board I believe has 8 channel audio compared to ABit's has 7.1 Channel, but are you really going to have an 8 channel setup anyway? The MSI has dual onboard LAN, but once again it's not likely that you'll need that feature. I always suggest both of those boards anytime anyone asks for a socket 939 board so really I don't think you can go wrong with either.
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Yeah i agree, i under estimated the MSI before. Im down with the Abit for over clocking 64 bits. But each of these boards are great.
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uhh nubios, inst 7.1 8 channel? as there are 7 speakers and 1 base meaning 7.1 meaning 8 channel. I have the av8 3rd eye. its 6 channel, not 7 or 8 tho. meaning u can get 5.1 max out of it, does really matter tho. They both are very nice motherboards. Both have nice bios options. The abit comes with the Uguru clock witch i think is awsome. Very usefull. u get temps, even room temps, cpu frequency and all.
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uhh nubios, inst 7.1 8 channel? as there are 7 speakers and 1 base meaning 7.1 meaning 8 channel. I have the av8 3rd eye. its 6 channel,
Nah U-toast I simply messed up I meant 6 channel instead of 7.1 but I was going off my memory (obviously messed up ) but yeah I just simply thought it said 7.1 at the abit website. I didn't look that second to confirm it, I just knew there was a difference between the boards regarding onboard. So basically I believe the ABit has 6 channel, like you said and the MSI has 8 channel, that's what I meant.

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Yeah the uGuru is a pretty nice feature and ABit even has literally a clock that you can connect to the computer so it's a little clock that sits next to you with all your temps, OC options, and all that jazz.

MSI has something called the Corecenter that works like uGuru, but I don't believe is as thorough and doesn't have as many options. It does read temps and fan speeds and offers a little OC'ing options but nothing like uGuru
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hehe its ok nubius, we all make mistakes. hehe. Yea the uguru really is a nice thing to have
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i was thinking about getting the MSI.
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thnx guys. i was tinkin i would go with the Abit cos its a $100 cheaper than the MSI just wonderin if the MSI was that much better. btw im in Australia so the prices are differant to US and stuff.
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oh yeah that makes sense, here they are both the same price so really it doesn't matter which one you get unless you are really picky. Since there's a nice price difference in those two for you then I'd say get the Abit.
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ABIT rocks... uGuru rocks...

you'd be happy with Abit
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