nForce2 Boards?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by melon, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Okay...after enough grappling, I've decided on an nForce2 mobo for my next Athlon system. The question now, though, is which nForce2 mobo is worth buying?

    I've heard of the Chaintech Zenith board, but now I've run into the ASUS A7N8X. I know these boards are kind of new, but I'm wondering if anyone here has an opinion on this subject?

    Melon
     
  2. Sazar

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

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    they all have similar layouts and features...

    asus/chaintec/leadtek and epox all have nice solutions... all have different things that standout...

    best all around might be epox and asus... leadtek and chaintek are supposed to be a little tiny bit faster... go with asus... they have a very nice board layout...
     
  3. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Thanks for your input. I was leaning towards the Asus board, because it is not only about $30 cheaper, but seems to have a nicer layout. The Chaintech board, for instance, doesn't have 5.1 Dolby surround sound in it.

    Melon
     
  4. Sazar

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

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    asus also has dual lan support on it... v/s single on the chaintek and the layout is better as you said.. plus the onboard sound is better too though for me it is not such a biggie coz I have an audigy...
     
  5. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    I would go for the A7N8X Deluxe. Onboard Dual LAN, Serial ATA, SoundStorm 5.1 Sound, you can't go wrong.

    I'm getting one right after chirstmas.

    JJB
     
  6. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    I know this isn't the exact answer you were looking for, but more a personal opinion based on experience...

    I've owned a Asus A7N266-E (nForce 1) for almost hmmm, a year now?

    Love it big time.

    I even ran some semi-heavy games under it's on-board graphics chip and was very impressed. I've since upgraded to a Ti4400, but still, it did well for quite a while...
     
  7. pr00fX

    pr00fX Guest

    just-a-quick-question

    is-the-chaintech-nforce2-now-called-the-Apogee?

    I-cannot-find-any-*enith-nforce2-mobos.

    oh-and-yes--this-*-represents-a-broken-key

    hopeyoucanfigureitout
     
  8. jonex

    jonex OSNN Junior Addict

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    pr00fX Guest

    nevermind-they-released-two-different-nforce2-boards.
     
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  11. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Dude! You really need to get that keyboard replaced! :)
    (Was that the "-"-button breaking in the last line?)
     
  12. pr00fX

    pr00fX Guest

    Look at all the sp a c e s !! ! ! ! Mu Hah Hah Hah


    alright, its about darn time.

    I would really like to apologize for all my posts using -----

    thanks for understanding

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