i need a new mobo (w/ gfx 4 mx) help me choose

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by the_music_man, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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  2. LeeJend

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    I'd go with the Gigabyte or the Abit. The 3 MSI products I've seen have all failed, mainly from sloppy manufacturing. (Loose parts, mis-aligned heatsinks, clips shearing off the CPU socket.)

    I've never owned an ABIT but hear only good things about them.

    I do own a gigabyte and it is built well, totally stable. Not as overclocking friendly as an ABIT.

    I looked at my favorite suppliers and pricegrabber and got no hits on the gigabyte boards with a V at the end of thepart number. When I left the V off I got hits. But prices were over $100. Especially the GA-7nnxp, it was $163.
     
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    actually i think the V makes a difference. b/c i was looking at the GA-7N400
    on newegg then i saw that theres another one - GA-7N400V. lol gigabyte mobo model #'s are really confusing!!!
     
  4. the_music_man

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    the gigabyte ones that i suggested are only in the Uk for some weird reason