Another new computer question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jpom, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. jpom

    jpom OSNN Addict

    So as stated in my XP64 for noobs thread I am building a computer for an acquaintence. I have a couple more questions though.
    Here's the specs I'm looking at:

    AMD64 3200+
    OCZ 1024 PC3200 Dual Channel Kit
    Seagate 7200.7 160GB SATA W/NCQ
    LG Super Multi DVD Write (GSA-4163B)
    Creative Labs SB Audigy2 ZS
    MSI RX800XL-VT256E

    My questions is about motherboards, I have always been a fan of Asus, and have been looking at the A8N-E or the A8V-E Deluxe (the only real difference between them that I can see is the builtin Wi-Fi on the A8V-E), but I seem to recall hearing good things about MSI K8N Neo4 platinum.

    I only have $1500 CAD to work with so can't really afford to vary much on the components above, and while the Neo4 is a bit more expensive if it's going to be a fairly good improvment over the Asus then I can support going with it.

  2. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

    Vernon, CT
  3. jpom

    jpom OSNN Addict

    Very nice, problem is that I'm in canada, so places like this and newegg ect. are all useless to me :(.

    Thanks Anyways Though
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    Well I've never used ASUS before, but I can tell you that the Neo4 Plat is a reliable mobo. If you want the wifi option, it's available on the Neo4 as well - not sure what prices in the US/Canada.