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Old 03-18-2005, 11:41 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)

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...596&CatId=1569

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
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...015&CatId=1569

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Old 03-19-2005, 12:07 AM   #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, 10:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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actually this mobo is not bad, but the problem is that only support agp8x~~~
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MSI!!!

I hate MSI, all the stuff i've had from them is crap, low build quality and unreliable.
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The k7n2 Delta ILSR was a great motherboard, I'm not a huge fan of my newer one from them since its black lol....
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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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Only complaint about my new one is the color, and location of the IDE headers....
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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
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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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The live update makes updating the BIOS very easy, it allows you to do it while in windows but wont take affect till a restart.
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