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Which Board? Abit or Iwill?

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Sketch

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Hey guys I was wondering which board will do the best with the 1gig AXIA chip I have. I've read the reviews and board specs and just can't come to a conclusion. Should I go with the Iwill KK266 or the Abit KT7A? With or without Raid also. Any imput would be appreciated. Thanks
 

Tachyon

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Sketch (Mar 28, 2001 09:38 a.m.):
Hey guys I was wondering which board will do the best with the 1gig AXIA chip I have. I've read the reviews and board specs and just can't come to a conclusion. Should I go with the Iwill KK266 or the Abit KT7A? With or without Raid also. Any imput would be appreciated. Thanks

Compare spec's between the boards and pick the one that has the features you want. :)

Terry
 

PimpDaddy

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you should be able to find what you want on both kinds of boards.
a raid will only be good if you have 2 or more hards to you to act as one unit.
as for abit or iwill? I have an iwillkk266r it was a lot better then my asus mobo. I think iwill will be my brand for life if the rest of there boards are as good as the kk266. From what I have seen in posts was there is more problems with the asus and abit boards then the iwill but that could be that the iwill is just newer so not as many overclockers have them or that a lot have them and there are no problems.

So you sum up I will rocks for me and others I have talk to.
to raid or not to raid? only if you have more then 1 hard drive .
 
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Nomis

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My friend have the Abit KT7A non raid, easier to setup and I have the Iwill KK266-R rev.1.1, more options to configurate IDE but not as easy. For some reason, he could not get all the multipler for his unlocked duron the first time and even after I redo it for him? So, check in the forum to see if other KT7A owner has this same problem and the fix for it. What I can tell you about Iwill is, it does not come with a northbridge chipset and 2nd usb connector like abit, but FSB of 160MHz is what this motherboard can do and without an active cooling on the northbridge. I think the KK266 rev.1.2 can go a little higher on the FSB. Both are quite good, I chose Iwill is because of the high FSB, good Iwill track record in the past, something total new and different than what I've always used, Abit and Asus. There are just so many good reviews on the Iwill KK266 to make my decision to go with Iwill this time.
 
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Sketch

Sketch

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Well, I also use broadband IP, so I got a feeling that the nic won't handle anything over 140-145 anyways, so would the Abit work for me better?
 
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Nomis

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How's this, if you absolutely don't like jumpers to switch the fsb between 100MHz/133MHz, voltage adjustment for the VIO, onboard sound and Raid controller, then Abit Softmenu III is great, none of that stuff. Iwill bios support for the motherboard it very good at this time and even came out a turbo bios for their supporter, the overclockers but ? future. NO 1. concern should be which motherboard is more stable than the other when overclocked. I see you already have a KT7 which may have came with an extra usb controller and a active cooling chipset heatsink you can migrate into any motherboard.