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Old 07-25-2004, 04:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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if u r getting A7N8X-E Deluxe, better to get Barton with 400Mhz FSB as this board can support buses 400/333/266/200

I have used A7N8X Deluxe on 3000 Barton (absolute stability and performance)
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hmm, 2.8 in E series came with 533Bus and NO HT (bear in mind)
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Old 07-25-2004, 04:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If i get the ASUS A7N8X, do i still need to get a 400mhz FSB or could i get away with 333 FSB?
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Old 07-25-2004, 04:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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any. 333 / 400

E series in intel is Presott, it runs slightly hotter. if u want to buy Intel, then better go for 2.8 C (not E)

as P4P800 is as well very nice board, (P4C800 is for performance users, as ma using P4C800)
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Old 07-25-2004, 04:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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ok so i think this is my final decision

ASUS "A7N8X" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU with a AMD Athlon XP 3000+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor with a RAIDMAX Blue 10-bay Case with 420W Power Supply, Model "ATX-868WUP"


for a final price of $292 at newegg.com


any other final comments/suggestions before i order this?

doom3/half life 2 here i come
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Old 07-25-2004, 05:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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what graphic card?

and I have told to get A7N8X-E Deluxe Board.
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Old 07-25-2004, 05:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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just to let you know in depth (to clarify ur decision about intel 2.8), i'm writing difference in both E and C Series:


Intel 2.8E Processor:

Core: Prescott
L2= 1MB
Micron Technology = 0.90
HT = No HT enabled
FSB = 533


Intel 2.8C processor:

Core: Northwood
L2 = 512K
Micron Technology: 0.13
HT = Yes , Fully HT enabled
FSB = 800Mhz


2.8E runs a little hotter, and is slower than 2.8C
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