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Choice of Motherboard

Discussion in 'CPU / Motherboards' started by beauty66, Nov 2, 2004.

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  1. beauty66

    beauty66 New Member

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    I would like to upgrade my system.I would like to have amd system.
    I have stuck in slection of my mobo wether to with asus KN8X-E Deluxe or
    Krypton C18G-400 motherboard.Iwould like to which mobo has onboard video.Suggest me friends. :oops: :oops:
     
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    or suggest me any other mobo.My budget is 4k-6k
     
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    first of all..what are the other components ur lookin to upgrade? AMD which processor ? Could you give us a lil more details ? I personally would say ASUS all the way....but then we need more details about ur proposed config mate!
     
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    whatever u do
    go for asus
    also krypton i dun like very much
    ur other choices are msi and gigabyte ...
    if u want good quality and gr8 performance dont look bneyond these 3
    i strongly suggest asus
     
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    i am going for amd athlonxp 2600+.does asus have onboard video?
     
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    wonder if raven works secretly for ASUS ;) hehe...kidding mate... I think the A78x has onboard video...check it out...and it comes within ur price range.
     
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    You can get the Asus A7N8X-X for arnd 5k easily ............the krypton is also a decent mobo. but since ur budget is 6k go for this and adding 900 bucks will get u a A7N8X dlx with overclocking,wifi etc ......;)
     
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    The Krypton C18G-400 is actually a repackaged Biostar M7NCG-400. I've used about 2 dozen of them and they're quite good. It has a GeForce4 MX class onboard video which is OK for casual gaming or for those who simply cannot afford a good separate gfx card. It'll be around 4k.

    The Asus equivalent is the A7N8X-VM which will cost roughly 1k more. Other versions of the A7N8X don't have onboard gfx.
     
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    Oh, and the Asus A7N8X-X will not run your RAM in dual-channel mode while the C18G-400 will.

    Don't get me wrong - I'm not against Asus ! They're tops. But in some cases, a brand with a lower profile will have a good solution for a specific purpose, usually at a lower price.
     
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    differentiate the features of these two motherboards.thank you
     
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    I don't have the specs with me right now, but this is what I can remember off the top of my head :

    Since you want onboard video, let's narrow down the comparision between the C18G-400 and the A7N8X-VM. The two are very similar - They're both micro-ATX boards, they both use the nForce2 chipset, they both have GeForce4 MX onboard video, an 8x AGP slot, 3 PCI slots, 10/100 LAN, 6-channel audio.

    The main differences are -

    The Krypton board has a 15-pin D-sub game port which the Asus doesn't.

    The Krypton has 2 rear USB ports plus headers for 4 more. The Asus mobo has 4 rear USB ports plus headers for 2 more.

    The Krypton has 3 RAM slots while the Asus board has 2.

    The Krypton mobo can run RAM in dual-channel mode while the Asus board needs to have a separate gfx card installed to do this.

    The Krypton mobo has a TV-out header. I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think the Asus board has this feature.

    As I said, I'm reciting this from memory, so anyone is welcome to correct me if I got something wrong. Performance-wise, I don't have independent third-party benchmarks, but I expect the scores would be quite close.
     
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    which mobo can go with 64bit processor.or any other
     
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    If you want a64bit processor based mobo then ur lookin at completely different set of requirements. Can you tyell us exactly what ur lookin for ? Cos the 64 bit processor based mobos means the nforce 3 chipsets.
     
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    icecoolz's right. We've been discussing 32-bit boards because you stated that you were going for an Athlon XP 2600+. You cannot put an Athlon XP in a 64-bit mobo, and you can't put a 64-bit CPU in a 32-bit board.

    You also said that you want onboard video. AFAIK, no 64-bit board has onboard video so far, though this will certainly change in the future.
     
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