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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:03 pm

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... WSE&depa=1

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... WSE&depa=1

Only difference between these is the bottom one has onboard video right? I clicked the product link to the top one and it says that it can do raid 0 and 1
any other suggestions would be appreciated as long as you dont suggest ECS. :P
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Dec 17, 2003 11:31 pm

As long as you're sure that the first one supports RAID, they both look identical other than the onboard video to me.
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Postby liteoncrasher on Wed Dec 17, 2003 11:44 pm

You are correct, sir!

My suggestion:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... =22&depa=1

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Postby tazdevl on Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:29 pm

My advice, stay away from Aopen. They're a Tier3 manufacturer for a reason (Tier3 isn't a good thing to be BTW). Featureset and bundle shouldn't be the biggest driver for a motherboard purchase.

I'd recommend sticking to Abit or Asus.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:32 pm

OK, Here's what I want, SATA, IDE, Firewire, P4 800fsb, at least ddr400, 8xagp, maybe GB lan.
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Postby David on Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:49 pm

I'm using Epox boards without any trouble.

With what your looking for this fits the description.
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Postby Morpheus on Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:46 am

OK, Here's what I want, SATA, IDE, Firewire, P4 800fsb, at least ddr400, 8xagp, maybe GB lan.


I'm planning on getting a new motherboard soon as well (Looks like my current one is screwed). The one I'm planning on getting is the Asus P4S800D-E (SiS655TX chipset) which should be out soon. It's on par with Intel's 865/875 chipset sets and includes what you want and more.

Compatible with the Prescott CPU, 800FSB, dual-channel DDR400, AGP 8x, 5 PCI slots, 1 WiFi connector, 1 Firewire, 4 USB 2.0, GB-Lan, 2 SATA connectors, 2 IDE (primary & secondary), 6 channel audio with S/PDIF Out, etc.

Here's some reviews:

http://www.ocworkbench.com/2003/asus/p4 ... 0d-e-1.htm
http://www.legionhardware.com/html/doc.php?id=269
http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NTU0
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.html?i=1865
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.html?i=1930

Some info the the Asus WiFi card:

http://usa.asus.com/news/2003/20030808.htm
http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/event/w ... otherboard
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:52 am

How bout that Epox, what does everybody else think?
I have an epox that has served me well but just isnt fast enough anymore.
IDE Raid, GB lan, firewire, SATA, but does it do SATA raid? What kindo of raid also (0, 1, 0/1)
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Postby Ian on Sat Dec 20, 2003 10:39 am

tazdevl wrote:My advice, stay away from Aopen. They're a Tier3 manufacturer for a reason (Tier3 isn't a good thing to be BTW).


I'd have to disagree. Their boards aren't as popular with the overclocker crowd. However, they're rock solid. I can't say as much for Abit.. who's outsourcing production to ECS (tier 500 IMO).
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:23 pm

True, I wouldnt say that Aopen is Tier 3, but i am a bit nervous after a CD burner and Headset problems from Aopen. But I have 3 friends who are very happy with them and 2 of them are OCer freaks.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Dec 21, 2003 1:51 am

Ian wrote:I can't say as much for Abit.. who's outsourcing production to ECS (tier 500 IMO).


Wow, that's the first I've heard of this! If they continue that, I'm not sure I'm going to be buying too many Abit boards in the future.
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