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Old 03-18-2005, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MSI K8TNeo2-F Via Socket 939 ATX Motherboard / Audio / AGP 8x / Gigabit LAN / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA / RAID

what do you guys think of this motherboard? I've used MSI before and most of the boards have blown caps and have been replaced. I do like the price, and its 939pin and gig lan, and it doesnt use nvidea chipset (doesnt work with deepfreeze)

just found this one which i think is better
Abit AV8 VIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard / AGP 8X/4X / Audio / Gigabit LAN / USB 2.0 / Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID

your thoughts!!

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Old 03-18-2005, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd go with ABit, although I've used both and have absolutely no complaints about MSI, if you choose to overclock down the road the ABit will OC much better

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Old 03-20-2005, 09:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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actually this mobo is not bad, but the problem is that only support agp8x~~~

AMD Athlon 64x2 4000+
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Old 03-20-2005, 10:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I hate MSI, all the stuff i've had from them is crap, low build quality and unreliable.
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Old 03-20-2005, 03:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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MSI isn't crap nor is it unstable, although I've only had this board for a certain amount of time, upto now I've had no problems or complaints.
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Old 03-20-2005, 03:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You'll need to flash the bios when you get it to fix a couple bugs. Other than that, its a sweet motherboard
AMD 64 x2 3800 Venice @ 2.0
Zalman 7700 @ 28c
Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI
2 x Samsung 1gb DDR400 CL2.5
2 x eVga 6800 256mb GT
430mhz Core / 1.1ghz Memory
M-Audio Firewire-410
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Sandra Cpu Arithmetic:

Eat your heart out intel.
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Old 03-20-2005, 03:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It also provides "LiveUpdate" program which you can downlod all the latest drivers and software, it also comes along with monitoring programs like DigiCell and CoreCentre I'm also sure it comes with an Antivirus program.
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