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Gerbil In Training
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Wed Jan 09, 2002 6:48 am

Hi, all.

I'm new here, and could use some help in deciding between these two boards.

1. Asus A7V266-E (KT266A)
2. Nvidia Nforce (420 chipset,MSI's K7N420 Pro)

First of all, I'm not an overclocker. The rig will be solely for gaming, so I'm looking for top speed, but stability also.

Paired with the motherboard will be the following components:

Geforce3 TI500,
256 mb of Micron DDR RAM,
AMD 1900+
IBM HD Deskstar 60 GXP
Sony CD-ROM 52x
SoundBlaster Audigy
-no modem
-no extra storage or writers

Incidentally, the two company's I have chosen are MicronPC (using the NForce) and Hypersonic Computers (using the Asus). I really don't have time to learn and build my own, and I honestly don't trust local shops. The specs on both computers are almost identical, with the exception of the motherboard.

thanks for your help

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Wed Jan 09, 2002 6:55 am

Definattly go for the ASUS mobo or maybe get a nForce 415 (without integrated GeForce2 MX) saves you a few bucks against the nforce 420.
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Fri Jan 11, 2002 6:40 am

Reliability on the ASUS is much higher. I recommend the ASUS.
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Fri Jan 11, 2002 11:29 pm

with the Nforce being new (is it released yet?) there will always be some issues. I'd go with the Asus; but I reccommend Abit products.


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