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Asus A7N8X Deluxe or Epox EP-8RGA+ MB?

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by E. Rust III, Sep 18, 2003.

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    E. Rust III Guest

    Okay, I was all sent to buy a Epox MB, carefully researching the
    alternatives - and low and behold, this darned Asus keeps popping up... I
    also saw the Soyo Dragon series. I went up on the Asus site and the specs
    are confusing to say the least! It seams there's 4 versions of the A7N8X -
    and only 1 has on-board video and sound. The Soyo's look really nice, but
    i've been hearing about quality control issues. I need on-board video and
    sound, LAN would be nice - which would you'all recommend? I use my computer
    for surfing, e-mail, programming, and CAD work. And i'm using a AMD XP
    2500+ CPU (that I want to o'clock to over 2ghz). Thanks.

    E. Rust III, Sep 18, 2003
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    Ben Pope Guest

    The Asus nForce2 boards are nice (I have the Deluxe). Looks like the -VM
    uses the IGP and yet another different Audio controller.

    Abit NF7 range is supposed ot be good too, not sure if they have an IGP

    Ben Pope, Sep 18, 2003
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    Erik Alvar Guest

    NF7-M. Very good board. Good overclocker and decent onboard graphics.

    Erik Alvar, Sep 19, 2003
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    Ben Dellar Guest

    Im using the A7n8x and its a wonderful board. I blew one up about 3 days
    after we got it but i just reset cmos, took it back and said it didnt work
    and got a new one that was me being silly with settings tho not the board.
    My only reliablility problem is occasionally after restart it freezes at the
    SATA controller post screen but u can just turn it off and on again and it
    works perfectly (not the freeze only happens after a restart never when
    starting up from scratch so i think its me power supply) i dont know the
    Epox but i'd recomend the a7n8x dlx its a very nice board
    Ben Dellar, Oct 9, 2003
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