best of the best

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok NTFS people i call on you people here who like intel. and i dont want this to turn into an intel and amd debate

    i just need intel

    i need to know the 4 best intel boards out there for the price and speed. so what do you guys/girls like here????
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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  3. NerdUprising

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    If I may make a suggestion... the 865PE chipset is pretty spicey... especially the PERL

    the basic boards have at least 8x AGP, dual channel DDR400(and all the way back to 266), 800MhzFSB (and is reverse compatible all the way to the Celeron w/ 400mhz FSB)support, 5.1 channel audio (20 bit), dual channel SATA, hyperthreading, usb2.0, etc etc...
    same board with more stuff includes Gigabyte ethernet or LAN,and RAID

    The 865G chipset (ie D865GBF - has one more PCI slot than the PERL) has basically the same stuff but onboard video, if you are into that (intel extreme graphics 2)

    In comparison with the 875 chipset... you are getting alot of the same features for a little less cash (865PERL w/ RAID+GBe = $136; 875PBZ = $156)

    just my opinion... but then again, I could have no idea what Im talking about
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    i thought i read that the newer 800fsb boards weren't compatible with 400fsb procs?
     
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    Pretty sure the 875's arent (they can support 533, but not 400) but the 865's can: (800 P4, 533 P4, and 400 celeron)
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    well if hes asking for the best mobo's... its canterwoods handsdown eh ? init ?

    there are a couple of new boards coming out from VIA and ATi... both of whom should have canterwood based solutions soon enough... probably on market in q303 or q403...

    how soon do you want a replacement canadian_divx ?

    :) I am also looking to upgrade in a bit... first hand info will be great...

    cheers..
     
  7. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i am looking for the 5 top intel motherboards that are the best for there price, all the features they have and how fast they are and how good they are made. like nothing from msi lol

    the best of the best and most cmpatiale or upgradeabel
     
  8. LeeJend

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    Now that you qualified it "for the price" look at whatever ASUS model is using the 865 chipset. ASUS and a few others have built most of the bandwidth enhancements that are in the 875 into their MB at no extra cost. The proof that they work is that Intel is threatening law suits...

    Also, keep in mind what processor you want to use. See above comments on FSB. The higher FSB proc will add a significant increase to your cost.

    BTW My next upgrade will be to an Intel based system, for the first time since 1987 and my 80286/12mHz proc.

    The king is dead! :confused:
     
  9. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    not going to wait for the athlon64 ?

    they demoed a laptop with it @ the MML2 thinger.. so its only a matter of time now...
     
  10. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    too much time
     
  11. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    i will wait.
     
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  13. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    DFI LanParty!!!

    Awesome, overclockable board. Three boards are available, two AMD's, one P4 check it out:

    http://www.lanparty.com.tw/LP1/index_lp_us.jsp

    Don't forget to check the list of stuff it comes with. It even has RAID1.5!!

    I am the owner of two DFI boards (2xPIII's) This one will be my next.

    Heeter