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Old 06-15-2005, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813180070

Anybody ever used a product from this company? Their boards look a lot like the DFI Lanparty series and their specs look like they are trying to break into the board market and compete with DFI. Is this just a flashy piece of plastic with no use in a good performance machine?

My system specs are something like this

Processor: AMD 3200+ or 3500+
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I'm weary of this only because I've never heard of the company
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Soltek used to be a big man in the industry, but they sort of faded way, way back. I have read that they are starting to make a comeback.

As far as quality, try Googling the mobo and see if you can find any reviews on it.
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Soltek used to be a big man in the industry, but they sort of faded way, way back. I have read that they are starting to make a comeback.

As far as quality, try Googling the mobo and see if you can find any reviews on it.
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Thanks for the info. I'm new to PC Building and it's good to hear from someone who knows. I'm going to hit the Google search and see what comes up.
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The only dumb question is the unasked question. It pays to ask around, as it is one of the best ways to learn.

I have looked at a couple of Soltek boards, but since I don't have the capitol to sink into anything right now, I didn't look too deep.

Soltek's barebones look pretty good.
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That board has some nice colors on it!!!!! I know that wasnt much help but it seems to look good.
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That board has some nice colors on it!!!!! I know that wasnt much help but it seems to look good.
I agree that's one of the reasons I liked it. It's also one of the reasons I was a little bit weary. It seems that sometimes a component looks really cool but ends up just being a lot of glitz. I like the specs on this board and I like the design. Also it got decent write ups at the sites I went to. I'm not set on anything though so we'll see waht I actually end up with. Any other good MOBO suggestions (AMD Socket 939, PCIe, SATA compatible)
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