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deftor

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I'm looking for the best cheap AMD motherboard. I don't really want to hit into the $100 range..so i'm ruling out the NF7-S. $80's is ok..but $40-50's is preferred. Basically, the cheaper the better. But I want something stable, can run at decent fsb speeds, has AGP 8X, and integrated sound. Might sound like a lot to ask for, for the price..but i know its do-able. Even micro-ATX is ok.

Any suggestions.

Btw..this is because my A7N8X seems to be screwed up. When it does the memory check..its really really slow (I can read each number as it goes up..good thing it doesn't increment by 1's). Even the biios seems to run slower then usual...and so does harddrive detection and everything else after it. Its boots but not stable. Does this sound like a mobo problem...I've practically changed all hardware before, besides the mobo for testing..so that seems to be the problem. =T

Thanks for any help.
 

CalsonicGTR

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The Shuttle AN35N-Ultra might be the choice for you. It can be found for $64.99 here. It is also highly recommended by many owners on this board.

The NF7 @ $80 is also a pretty good deal.
 
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deftor

deftor

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Thanks guys for the suggestions. I went with the shuttle board, primarily cuz i think its a great price for a non-refurbished NForce2 board.

I'll let everyone know how it turns out after i get it.
 

nut581

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b1tchdesigns said:

you keep doing this and you're gonna get banned ...

for the original thread maker: Shuttle's a good choice :)
depends on your definition of "best", if you're asking for the best value overclocker, then majority of the people will shout for NF7 (non S) Rev 2.0, if you want the cheapest yet still strong enough in it's OC department, soltek SL75FRN2-L is the way to go .. I used both, and completely satisfied with both :D .. only downturn is Soltek's max Vcore is 1.85V while Abit's goes all the way to over 2.00Vcore .. and the soltek without modded Bios doesn't have the VDD option, but Abit does :)

enjoy your new mobo :D