View Full Version : Which one ?

07-23-2003, 07:04 PM
Im looking to buy a new AMD mobo, currently im looking at either the -
Epox 8RDA3+ nForce2 OR Asus A7N8X Deluxe nForce2

They are both the same price so which one runs better :P

Forgive my newbness :p
Thanks all

07-23-2003, 07:25 PM
I'm personnally go for the Asus board. However, I don't have any dealings with Epox so I don't really know what their like.

07-23-2003, 11:36 PM
EPoX has a reputation for creating boards with the enthusiast in mind. I don't know about Asus' recent dealings, but their pasy history is a bit jaded in my view. They became known for making motherboards that ran extra juice to the AGP slot and these boards burned out more than a few video cards in user systems. Funny thing... the Asus line of video card just happened to thrive on this extra power. Funny, huh?

While I have been told that Asus' reputation has improved, I still prefer the EPoX line as I have used them in the past with excellent results.

07-24-2003, 12:27 AM
every mobo that I have been happy with has been an ASUS and the A7N8X deluxe is no exception...it overclocks quite well and I've yet to have a problem with it in the last 7-8 months

also, I have never had a video card go bad on me...and I havn't had any ASUS vid cards

I'm not saying the AGP problem didn't exist, i just never had a problem...and AFAIK the A7N8X does NOT do that...it really is a quality board

IMO your be happy with either mobo as they are both great

07-24-2003, 01:47 AM
I've been happy with my Asus A7V, and it's still running well in my file server.

Epox, on the other hand, I had problems with the time I tried them last year. I'd probably given them another chance, but I needed a working PC really soon and just got a refund from Newegg for it.

I'm giving them a 2nd shot tho.

Asus is a good company, although you pay for the name to some extent.

I don't know if you've considered them, but MSI tends to make some decent boards too.

The only thing I can think of that might be a hindrance to the Epox board is their earlier NF2s, the 8RDA/+ & 8RGA/+, had really bad northbridge cooling. It looks like there's a different one on the 8RDA3+, and I haven't read about that cooler being a problem yet.

07-24-2003, 07:01 AM
Bad northbridge coolin' only effects those mobo's with the intergrated GPU (aka. 8RGA+) and not the others (aka. 8RDA/+) but I'm an EPoX fan myself. :beer:

07-24-2003, 07:44 AM
Wiggo an Epox fan?!!!? No way! :p

07-24-2003, 04:00 PM
Oh no i have mixed opinions :eek:

07-24-2003, 05:18 PM
the msi k7n2 delta is a good option aswell

07-24-2003, 05:59 PM
Noooooooooooo :p

07-26-2003, 10:51 PM
I myself would go the 8RDA3+ as ASUS here costs more and always holds hidden surprises that I can do without. :beer: