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Old 02-26-2006, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Looking for a good socket 939 mobo with agp 8x.

What are some good motherboards for socket 939 with agp 8x? I was looking at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135216
i like the nvidia chipset too.

I know it isnt a good brand but it is decent and most of the reviews were happy with it. I also like the msi neo2 platinum but they dont sell it anywhere besides ebay. Anybody know some good ones?
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Just don't buy the Gigabyte one... I had 2 of them come DOA. And that's 2 for 2. Not a lot or anything.

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Just don't buy the Gigabyte one... I had 2 of them come DOA. And that's 2 for 2. Not a lot or anything.

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yeah lol i remember you told me about that. I liked that one but it only supports 800mhz fsb. All the athlon 64's for socket 939 are 1000mhz fsb. I want to get the msi one but getting the ecs one on newegg will be less of a hassle. I want it to have an nVidia chipset too.
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OK here's the thing. You all know pzerofgh from tech forums? He si going to sell me his MSI Neo2 Platinum for only $60. Here is a link to it:
http://www.actbuy.com/details.asp?item=MS04K8N-U

I know this is a good deal, but if you were me would you buy the new ECS mobo or the used MSI neo2 platinum?
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Here are my options to which motherboard to buy. It needs to be socket 939 and it needs to have agp 8x. OK here they are:

1.ECS NF3-A939 motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135216

2.Buy Pzerofgh's MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum motherboard off him
http://www.actbuy.com/details.asp?item=MS04K8N-U

3.Abit UL8 motherboard wth Uli M1689 chipset.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127223

4.Asus A8V motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131541

5.Gigabyte GA-K8U-939 motherboard.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128307

So these motherboards are the ones I have been looking at. I am leaning towards the ecs one bcuz it is cheap but it has everything i need, agp 8x, nf3 chipset, socket 939, decent overclocker.
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I had an ECS one for a while. It was the PCI Express version, but I wasn't too thrilled. I think I'd go with PZERO's MSI.

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The Asus board is nice. Buy PZERO's mobo will do just as well. So either one will do fine.
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yeah i really do want Pzerofgh's msi mobo but i dont knwo if it is in good condition, or if He will try to rip me off. Has anybody ever boughten anything off pzerofgh before? He is giving me a good price however. $60 with the manual,the cd, the i/o shield and the box.
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OK Now i narrowed ti down to two mobos. I don't want to spend over $65 and both of these are under $65 with tax and shipping included. I dont want to get a Used mobo or a refurbished mobo. I want it new this way i can return it to newegg if I have problems and I can have a warranty.It either between this ECS mobo or this Gigabyte one:

ECS NF3A-939:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135216

Gigabyte GA-K8U-939:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128307

I am either going to buy one of these and nothing more. Thanx for all the help though.
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