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  1. #1
    Member jonwessel's Avatar
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    Jun 2003
    Cincy! Go BENGALS!!

    can you help me find a mobo?

    i need a good mobo for my Athlon Xp 2500+ Barton, here are my requirements:

    -Supports Dual Channel DDR

    -Supports at least PC2700/3200

    -Supports OCing

    -Supports Ultra DMA 100 AND 133

    -Has good onboard sound in your opinion

    -Supports at least 333 and 400 CPU Speeds

    -Is ATX form factor

    Thanks in advance and happy hunting

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    Member Socket eh?'s Avatar
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    Feb 2003
    So basically.... an nForce2 board. The abit or asus boards have what you want.
    | i7 4790K 4.5GHz 1.175v - Asus Strix GTX 980 |
    | 32GB DDR3-1866 CL10 - Asus Maximus Hero VII - Samsung 840 Pro - 3x Asus PA238Q |

    The coin is still turning.

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    Member Gage8's Avatar
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    May 2003
    New York State
    the big three are asus, abit, or epox. it is really preference and price as to which one to choose from. i believe people are getting the best consistant OC from abit at this point.

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    Member emericanchaos's Avatar
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    Sep 2002
    Williamsport, PA
    the abit board is the best OC'er. can be run over 200FSB right out of the box. well the REV 2.0 board can.

    get it at last i heard it was $112 guaranteed REV 2.0.

    if that's to much get the Epox 8RDA. it's like $80 and has everything you asked for. it's also very stable but needs some mods to take a 200+FSB stable. if you want the best OC get the abit. after you spend everything to get the Epox ready for 200+ FSB you coulda paid for the abit.
    crap MSI board
    2GB XMMS
    not worth OCing with this board.

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    Member Inositle's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    Lee's Summit, MO
    The ASUS A7N8X-DLX is nice if you're not worried about price. I got mine at for 140, but they're cheaper now. Just matters what you need.

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    Aug 2002
    Racine, WI
    i have the epox and nf7-s and i like both my boards. My epox didn't need any mods to hit 200 fsb. The nf7-s kicks butt and i have hit 220 fsb. I have worked on the a7n8x dlx(old version) and it wasn't able to run stable at 200 fsb. Hope that helps ya out.

  7. #7
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    Apr 2003
    Get a KT600 (kt400b) if you don't want NF2. Or KT400A but then you don't get guarenteed 200 mhz support (you get the dividers for 200 mhz though).

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