The Best Damn Socket A board, Period?

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Postposted on Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:10 am

LicketySplit wrote:No Phlaims here


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[force persuade]Forget the past Lickety[/force persuade]

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Postposted on Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:52 am

flip-mode wrote:I hope you're talking about the southbridge heatsink, cause that's what I'm talking about.


Not at all, I totally misread that. But this confuses me even more, mine is room temp.

Vrock, can you make use of sounstorm?
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Postposted on Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:57 am

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flip-mode wrote:I hope you're talking about the southbridge heatsink, cause that's what I'm talking about.


Not at all, I totally misread that. But this confuses me even more, mine is room temp.

Vrock, can you make use of sounstorm?


<Vrock resurrects dead thread....LIVE!!! LIVE!!!!>

:)

I could make use of soundstorm, but it isn't the priority. I've got two soundcards collecting dust already (A Fortissimo II and a Audigy 2 Value). I've pretty much settled on the NF7S v2, or the Epox.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:03 am

Vrock wrote: I've pretty much settled on the NF7S v2, or the Epox.


Smart man..you cant go wrong with either board..the Abit has a few more features..but both are great.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:09 am

LicketySplit wrote:
Vrock wrote: I've pretty much settled on the NF7S v2, or the Epox.


Smart man..you cant go wrong with either board..the Abit has a few more features..but both are great.


Well, the Epox is also about $20 cheaper, and I'm cheap. :wink:

....And now the Epox is out of stock at Newegg. :roll:

Well, I guess I could wait...I still have about 5 1/2 months left in the sandbox. :lol: I'd hoped it wouldl be waiting for me when I get back stateside....
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Re: The Best Damn Socket A board, Period?

Postposted on Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:41 pm

Vrock wrote:Don't laugh, and please don't tell me to get a socket-939 board!
/me whistles innocently...
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Re: The Best Damn Socket A board, Period?

Postposted on Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:12 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Vrock wrote:Don't laugh, and please don't tell me to get a socket-939 board!
/me whistles innocently...


I know, I know....but the goal is to spend between $60-$90 to last me for another year. If I went socket 939, I'd have to buy a new board, a new processor, and most painfully, a new video card because I'd be insane not to go PCI-E. And my GF 6800 AGP is only a year old, so I just can't justify it.

The goal of this socket A board hunting is to replace a flaky old 333mhz FSB Nforce 2 board. I've got a good little mobile 2500 XP that likes to run at 2.4 ghz....not cutting edge at all compared to Athlon 64 or even some fast P4s, but still plenty fast. The all out upgrade will wait until late 2006/early 2007.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:19 pm

this board looks pretty close to the mobo that's running my current system. It's been running rock solid for me for a year now, folding or gaming 24/7.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:26 pm

FireGryphon wrote:this board looks pretty close to the mobo that's running my current system. It's been running rock solid for me for a year now, folding or gaming 24/7.


Yeah, I saw that one. The rebate makes it tempting, even though I don't usually go for rebates. But, it has a fan on the northbridge, and I hate fans on my northbridges <homer>they make me so mad<homer>
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Postposted on Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:54 pm

Jebus your cheap :lol: Spend some of that tax free money on the Abit ..at this rate you will still be deciding what to get when you get home..and be without :lol:
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Postposted on Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:36 am

LicketySplit wrote:Jebus your cheap :lol: Spend some of that tax free money on the Abit ..at this rate you will still be deciding what to get when you get home..and be without :lol:


Guilty as charged. I got to save that tax-free swag. Going on R&R to Garmisch, Germany with the woman in a few days here....going to be 15 days of sex and booze, along with some sightseeing. Can't wait.
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Postposted on Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:00 am

If you don't need a motherboard for 5½ months, why not wait 5 months to order it?
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Postposted on Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:42 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:If you don't need a motherboard for 5½ months, why not wait 5 months to order it?


Honestly, because I'm worried what my socket A options will be in 5 months. We'll see. Nothing's ordered yet.
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Postposted on Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:51 am

Germany for R&R?? Oh...thats right..you had all the sun and heat you need :lol: Have a grand ol time..try to come up for some air eh :lol:
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Postposted on Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:37 pm

Vrock wrote:
JustAnEngineer wrote:If you don't need a motherboard for 5½ months, why not wait 5 months to order it?
Honestly, because I'm worried what my socket A options will be in 5 months. We'll see.
If Socket-A were less available in January (which I do not expect), would it affect your upgrade decision?
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Postposted on Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:50 pm

Just buy this NF7-S V2 for $69 and free shipping. If it's not around in 5 months, I'll be surprised because it's been there for a long, long time.
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Postposted on Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:25 pm

Darned good spot Ragnar Dan..hmm..mayhap i can use a spare :lol: Hurry up Vrock..me finger is itchin.
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Postposted on Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:45 pm

i know everybody likes the nf7, but ill say this.
i tried a nf2 shuttle, and it actually worked better for overclocking, higher OC less voltage, but i got a nf7 and donated my shuttle to my family.

the nf7 fan is pretty cheapo, if i leave my pc off for a while and start it back up the chipset fan makes bad noises.
also, nforce2 drivers are crap, dont ever use the hard drive drivers or you are asking for problems.
i thought it might have been a shuttle problem, so thats why i tried the nf7 tell the truth, but its not.

good luck with your purchase, if you havent already.
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Postposted on Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:24 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Vrock wrote:
JustAnEngineer wrote:If you don't need a motherboard for 5½ months, why not wait 5 months to order it?
Honestly, because I'm worried what my socket A options will be in 5 months. We'll see.
If Socket-A were less available in January (which I do not expect), would it affect your upgrade decision?


If I can't get the socket A board I want in January, then I'll just stick with my flaky old Asus AN78X board. It is not upgrade time for me.
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Postposted on Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:03 am

Vrock wrote:
FireGryphon wrote:this board looks pretty close to the mobo that's running my current system. It's been running rock solid for me for a year now, folding or gaming 24/7.


Yeah, I saw that one. The rebate makes it tempting, even though I don't usually go for rebates. But, it has a fan on the northbridge, and I hate fans on my northbridges <homer>they make me so mad<homer>
The fan's been good and quiet so far on my board. If it bothers you that much, it wouldn't be too much trouble to stick on a larger passive heatsink.
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