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Old 12-16-2004, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what one for a AMD athlon 64 3000+ 939 socket



ASUS "A8V Deluxe" VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL


Model# A8V DELUXE
Item # N82E16813131510

Specifications:
Supported CPU: AMD Athlon 64/Athlon 64 FX
Chipset: K8T800Pro + VT8237
RAM: 4x DIMM Dual Channel DDR400/333/266 Max 4GB
Slots: 1x AGP 8X, 5x PCI
Ports: 2x PS/2,1x COM,1x LPT,8x USB2.0(Rear 4),1x IEEE1394,1x RJ45,2x S/PDIF out,Audio Ports
IDE: 2x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices, 1x ATA 133 up to 2 Devices by Promise 20378 with RAID 0/1/0+1
SATA: 2x Serial ATA with RAID 0/1, 2x Serial ATA by Promise 20378 with RAID 0/1/0+1
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC850 8-CH
Onboard LAN: Marvell 88E8001 GbE
Onboard IEEE1394: 2x 1394



ABIT "AV8" K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU - Retail


Model# AV8
Item # N82E16813127181

Specifications:
Supported CPU: AMD Athlon64/Athlon64 FX Processors
Chipset: VIA K8T800 Pro + VT8237
RAM: 4x DIMM for DDR400/333/266 Max 4GB
IDE: 2x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X , 5x PCI
Ports: 2xPS/2,1xCOM,1xLPT,SPDIF In/Out,8xUSB2.0(Rear 4),3xIEEE1394(Rear 1),1xLAN,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: 6-Channel AC97 Codec
Onboard LAN: VIA VT6122 Gigabit Ethernet
Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x Serial ATA, RAID 0/1
Onboard 1394: 3 Ports
Form Factor: ATX
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Asus... i've had nothing but good luck with them.
chipsets are the same... it's about the same either way you go... asus has a bit better audio... ehhh no real dif. that i can tell... i'll stick to my good luck with asus.
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I hate ASUS. Their quality in motherboard manufacturering has gone down. They aren't what they used to be. Beyond that their tech support is basically nonexistant unless you speak taiwanese then you're good to go.

ABit and MSI are far better brands than ASUS IMO..

The ABit AV8-3rd Eye and MSI Neo2-Platinum are both really good boards. Both having lots of options in the BIOS that'll keep you busy for a while. ABit has uGuru to monitor temps and things like that. It can also do basic overclocking. It's a really good program they've utilized that board with.

MSI Has Corecenter...also good, but not as good as uGuru in that the overclocking functions are even MORE basic, but if you really want to OC you should be in the BIOS anyway.

MSI Has 8 channel audio, ABIt has 6 channel, MSI has dual onboard lan, don't think ABit does.

IMO I say you choose either the AV8-3rd eye or MSI Neo2-platinum.
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I pick Asus because it has raid for ATA133 and everything else seem to be the same.
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i would go with Abit AV8. Abit is nothing but good quality Motherboards! with SATA!
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