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Old 02-13-2005, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Asus A7N8X-E What do you think?

I'm getting tired of the issues that I'm having on my msi mobo's (I replace one with an updated version that was suppose to be better) . you all seem to say that ASUS make the best boards, so I went to www.microcenter.com and bought an Asus A7N8X-E. Is this a good board?


http://usa.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=...eluxe&langs=09

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NTc3

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0169599
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I do consider Asus as one of the best. Along with Abit, MSI, and DFI. That mobo looks good. Dual channel memory would work great, G Skill PC3200 would own on that mobo. I say get it!
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info.
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I have the A7N8X deluxe, as far as I'm aware the two boards are very similiar. I've had some issues with mine. not major problems, but I would not recommend getting the A7N8X-E. On mine the problems show up after a year of use. Things like the OS locking up momentarily and the keyboard sporadically not being detected somtimes. And I'm not certain but I seem to be having a problem with my IDE controller being too slow between my HDD and optical drives.
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what would be a good mobo for and Amd 2000 processor? I need coaxial or optical out on it.
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are you talking about connections for the sound card or video inputs? Coax and optical connections are not features of any motherboard that I'm aware of. I think you would have to get an additional sound card and/or video capture card to have those features.
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I personally think ASUS's quality has gone downhill in the last few years and their tech support really sucks.

I suggest ABit or DFI as they are the top two quality OC'ing boards at that.
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are you talking about connections for the sound card or video inputs? Coax and optical connections are not features of any motherboard that I'm aware of. I think you would have to get an additional sound card and/or video capture card to have those features.
there are coaxial output on this mobo. it is the RCA connection on the back. I need it because my cumputer is 50 feet away from my stereo system. If I run regular rca to the stereo, I will lose sound quality through 50 feet of resistance. Coaxial and Optical output are good for 5000 or 500 miles of cable before the quality degrade.
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I have the A7N8X deluxe, as far as I'm aware the two boards are very similiar. I've had some issues with mine. not major problems, but I would not recommend getting the A7N8X-E. On mine the problems show up after a year of use. Things like the OS locking up momentarily and the keyboard sporadically not being detected somtimes. And I'm not certain but I seem to be having a problem with my IDE controller being too slow between my HDD and optical drives.
I too have the same board, no problems here though...
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there are coaxial output on this mobo. it is the RCA connection on the back.
oh I see what you mean. Usually it's refered to as S/PDIF or S/PDIF coax, I thought you were talking about something to do with audio. the deluxe has S/PDIF also.

DoomUK I think maybe I got unlucky and ended up with a bad board... or more likey I did something stupid and broke it. Any reason for me to buy a new mobo is a good enough excuse for me.
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