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Old 11-14-2005, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my socket A Abit NF7-S just died and im going to purchase a new motherboard. Im thinking of getting a Socket 754 and a new CPU.
Im thinking about getting another ABIT, but i was wondering, what are other makes of Mobos that are good?
Is MSI any good? Also I want something with an NVidia Chipset.
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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MSI is good. DFI is a good one. A cheaper brand that seems to be good is Gigabyte.

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Go with a 939 instead of the 754. The 754's have been discontinued already. The 939's are faster, and can use dual memory.

I know, I know. The 754's are cheaper... but cheaper ain't always better.
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you are going to go with a socket 754 mobo, I would suggest going with a MSI K8N Neo 2. But honestly, I would really suggest going with the socket 939 mobo and processor. That way you can get some PCI express and sata slots for when you want to upgrade.
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the only problem is this is or my christmas gift from my parents. I dont think they'll be willing to purge the money for a 939
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AMD Sempron 2500+ @ 1902MHz
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The MSI mobo in my sig has done well for me so far and it's socket 754. If you want to buy it you can lol.
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was just looking at the MSI neo4 939. It has basiclay everything my NF7-S had and more. The only thing is that it doesnt seem to have a AGP slot. There is a PCI express slot that looks like AGP can this run AGP cards?
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WD 20GB HDD SATA (system)
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1024MB Dual Cannel 400MHz RAM
350W Aurora PSU
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No, it will not work. Agp and Pci-x are not compatible.
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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damnit
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Abit NF7-S mobo
AMD Sempron 2500+ @ 1902MHz
Nvidia xfx ge-force 5200, 128MB
WD 20GB HDD SATA (system)
Maxtor 120GB HDD IDE (storage)
1024MB Dual Cannel 400MHz RAM
350W Aurora PSU
Win XP SP2
Memorex 16x Dual Layer DVD +/- RW
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Old 11-14-2005, 06:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What about this one? any good?
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...928&CatId=1746
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Abit NF7-S mobo
AMD Sempron 2500+ @ 1902MHz
Nvidia xfx ge-force 5200, 128MB
WD 20GB HDD SATA (system)
Maxtor 120GB HDD IDE (storage)
1024MB Dual Cannel 400MHz RAM
350W Aurora PSU
Win XP SP2
Memorex 16x Dual Layer DVD +/- RW
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