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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 10:34 AM
I'm toying with the idea of building a beast of a machine and have pretty much settled on an Intel CPU. What motherboard would you guys recommend? I'm inclined to go with Asus, Abit or Gigabyte I guess.

ta,
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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 10:34 AM
I'm toying with the idea of building a beast of a machine and have pretty much settled on an Intel CPU. What motherboard would you guys recommend? I'm inclined to go with Asus, Abit or Gigabyte I guess.

ta,
Matt.

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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 10:48 AM
Try the Asus. Read reviewsat www.anandtech.com (http://www.anandtech.com) It'll be a toss up between the i875 and i865 for you!



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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 12:43 PM
I'm in a similar situation mattduggan.

YOu should have a look in at http://www.tomshardware.com. They had a test of 24 motherboards with either the 865 or 875 chipset and found the best (one was MSI, the other a Gigabyte).

http://www17.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20030707/index.html - that's straight to that test.

A good idea would be to wait perhaps, as the P5 and Opteron (AMD) are just about out and the P4 prices will take a real hit soon I should think. Also, the new boards due soon will supposedly run P4 & P5 (some of those out already should do to), so maybe hold on a little if you can /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif .

Whatever you do, don't get an Intel. Overpriced POS. I've yet to find a good review on them.

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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 12:46 PM
i would recommend the intel G875PBZ - its a LOT cheaper then the asus PC800 deluxe 150 euro vs. 240.

but of course the best system is still 533 FSB intel with 32-bit rambus http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 12:53 PM
I've ordered a system with the ABIT i865 chipset, and it rocks!

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Hunter82
07-12-2003, 01:19 PM
I'm using the IC7 with the 875 chipset

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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 01:25 PM
Hunter we already know that you are using everything /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 01:30 PM
Bang for you buck, the IS7 kicks some arse.

Asus boards are always good as well. Go with 865 boards, they are cheaper and just as fast.

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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 01:40 PM
Wait, at least until September, because the current motherboards will not be compatible with the Prescott CPU's!

Cheers,

XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 02:30 PM
Yeah I think the one I got for my mom's work computer is an IS7 too!

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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 02:48 PM
For the French speaking ones, some infos here:

http://www.clubic.com/n/n9378.html

So, it's urgent...to wait /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Cheers,

Hunter82
07-12-2003, 03:01 PM
the 865 boards are having some trouble with PAT. These are boards that failed 875 testing. For the $10 more get the more dependable chipset /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


I've got my 2.4 oc'd to 3.6 on the 875 @ 300 FSB /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 03:45 PM
I just built a new system, and I'm using the Abit IC7-G. It's been completely stable so far. I'm using two 512MB sticks of Corsair DDR400 RAM (the TwinX-3200LL ones), and they are running at Corsair's revised timing specs of 2-3-2-5 (might have the 3 and the second 2 reversed, can't recall it for sure). The spec originally was 2-2-2-5 IIRC.

Supposedly the memory problems the 865 boards were having at launch are fixed now, but I figured if I was going to drop $1500 on a new computer, an extra $50 to get the possibly more stable chipset was worthwhile. If you look at the benchmarks, there really isn't much of a performance difference between the two chipsets on average, or between boards based on the same chipset. So IMO you should make your choice based primarily on features and support.

(I can post specs and peformance of the system I built if you are interested. I just didn't want to hijack the thread.) /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 04:09 PM
This is the one my new system is coming with. I hope it's a good one

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