View Full Version : Whats with the ASUS A7N8X-X?

07-10-2003, 06:45 AM
I was gonna go with the usual 8RDA+ for this new rig and hooking up...then i see the A7N8X-X from ASUS...with the new 400FSB support as well as a ALC650 6CH w/built in HP amplifier. Does it support Dual Channel like everyone else?

I don't think the other nFroce2 Mobos carry this "HP Amplifier"...is this so ?

I mean the thing is 89.99 versus the 83 of Epox. I trust them both...but dunno much about the "X" model from Asus. You guys think there will be a difference? BTW the MOBO wiill be coupled with a 2600+.

Thx in advance for any comments and help.:cheers:

07-10-2003, 02:57 PM
well, if your gonna use a 3200+ or higher in the future get the A7N8X-X

07-10-2003, 07:19 PM
well, if your gonna use a 3200+ or higher in the future get the A7N8X-X

I know that much...but i went to their website and i didn't see anything about dual channel...does it support it.

07-11-2003, 01:46 AM
I don't know much either but...

The nForce2 400 is Single Channel, for Dual Channel look for a nForce2 Ultra 400. In the Asus case the A7N8X or A7N8X Deluxe

07-11-2003, 04:25 AM
the a7n8x-x has all the same ammenities as the regular a7n8x, the difference is it does not come with as many accesories like a gameport header and extra souder header.

all asus motherboards with the "X" at the end are this way.

07-11-2003, 04:36 AM
Thanks for the Clarification..:cheers:

07-11-2003, 12:56 PM
Have you gone to Epox site lately? They have a new motherboard listed that supports the FSB 400, it is 8RDAE. Just in case, you would like another option.

I have been waiting for ASUS to come out with info on the A7N8X-X, too. I even emailed them last week and still have not gotten a reply.

I also read some comments at Tom's Hardware Community Guide, about ASUS and their support service. It doesn't sound very good. And I have had an Epox before, and when I emailed them, their support sent me a reply within 12 hours. So I'm still undecided.

Here's an update: if you go to ASUS site and instead clicking on "motherboards", type in the model# in search products the specs will come up. Also, $86.50 at accupc.com including shipping.

07-11-2003, 07:31 PM
I have been waiting..just that i saw it at new egg for 89.99 with free shipping. Anyway..i know about the Epox...i think they are great...but i really don't need 400 FSB...i am using a 1700+ and Integrated Video...its a value system i am putting together for a friend.

Thx for the help anyway...:cheers:

07-11-2003, 11:09 PM
Well, if its a value system... have you thought about the ASUS A7V8X-X? At googlegear.com its only 66.00 including shipping.

07-12-2003, 12:05 AM
Maybe as the nForce2 based mobo leaves the VIA based one well behind. :devil win

07-12-2003, 06:52 AM
Ya...i don't bother with VIA chipsets right now. I systems i am building i use the nforce2 chipsets. I sometimes even use the good ol' nforce(1) from asus...

07-12-2003, 12:02 PM
Is the nForce really that much better than the VIA?