Have a look at this mobo for me!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Evil Marge, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    My son's thinking of buying this motherboard but I thought I'd get your opinions on it before he spends his money.
    Is it any good,is it worth it? :)
    Click me!!
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    I've never heard of the company that makes it, SiS chipsets suck (SiS = S**t In Side), it has onboard video and no AGP slot to upgrade to better video (don't expect to play any games that require 3D), the Micro-ATX size makes upgrading really limited, and onboard AC97 sound is terrible. I wouldn't touch that motherboard with a 10 foot pole.

    Though it really depends on the use. It would be fine for websurfing, email, Microsoft Office, etc; but don't expect it to do much more.

    -JJB
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Haha, Everything that JJB said is right. Except for the make, I know that Novatech make some good stuff, mate has a notebook by them, nice little machine :) shame everything else (as mentioned by JJB) add up against the board making it quite nasty :D
     
  4. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

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    heh @ JJB.

    Depends what kind of user he is. If it's just basic stuff like school work/internet etc... then yeah.. thats perfect.

    But as JJB pointed out quite vividly.. not the motherboard to go for if you are aiming to upgrade things/power user.

    MdSalih
     
  5. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Must be a UK only company then, I've never heard of them in the States.

    -JJB
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I wouldn't wish AC97 on even the average user, not even on a newbie! :p

    And yeah JJB, it's a UK company :)
     
  7. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I would only use this if I was to build a box for grandma.
     
  8. albybum

    albybum Penguin Rancher

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    ahahha, lmao :D
    Sounds about right.


    I recently switched from Abit to Soyo motherboards. I am happy with the switch. I have built 3 computers now with soyo boards and they are all running solid as a rock. Very nice performance too.
     
  9. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I have an onboard AC97, but recently got a SoundBlaster PCI 128 for free. And I haven't noticed a difference in sound. But I wanted to get away from onboard crap. I have onboard video but mu mobo has an AGP slot :).
     
  10. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Thanks guy's.Looks like we'll have to have another look around.
    He wants to be able to play older games on it.
    Any recommendations?? He's on a buget so we don't want anythig fancy,just affordable :D
     
  11. Don Corleone

    Don Corleone The Godfather

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    get an asus ..
     
  12. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You'd inflict AC97 on grandma' ? Shame on you :p :D
     
  13. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    The asus a7n8x-x or whatever their budget one is. I have the deluxe and I love it!!

    James
     
  14. LeeJend

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    If the budget is tight look for a UK supplier of PCchips MBs. A friend of mine builds and sells low cost systems and that's all he uses. 3 of the 4 computers he has at home are PCchips brand. He has never had a board fail or one dead from the supplier.

    I know of US suppliers though.
     
  15. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    I would suggest an Asus board, full ATX Size. The budget version of the A7N8X would do nicely.

    -JJB
     
  16. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Thanks guy's I'll have a look at your recommendations.
    The thing is he's on a budget of £180 (which he saved himself) and out of that he's hoping he can get a mobo,processor,memory and harddisk.
    I've been told it can be done but we just don't have any idea where to look and what to look for :confused:
     
  17. Mooz

    Mooz Moozically Con~foozed

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    marge i had that motherboard ..... it was a giveaway by a mate ... and i must say that it caused me nothing but problems .... ran hot ... crashed /.. installed it about ten times before giving it back .... when i handed it back to my mate he said "oh i thought it was something else that was casuing that to happen all the time"!! .... i wouldnt touch another novatech product ever ...... :( i also found there technical support to be absolutly terrible .... apart from all that .... hmmm no no and no ....
     
  18. Mooz

    Mooz Moozically Con~foozed

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    on another note in the uk if your budget is tight go to www.scan.co.uk and look at their today only page ... they have daily offers that can work out up to 30% cheaper than the rrp!.....
    i hope this helps.
     
  19. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Thanks Mooz :)
    I've just found theses bundles,is there anything on there worth buying??
    Planet Micro
    Can be slow loading but it does come up.........eventually :rolleyes:
     
  20. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Take a look at GigaByte mobo's. There are a good mobo company and are realistic is cost.