View Full Version : Best Motherboard and Memory??!!

02-03-2004, 06:34 AM
Hello Everyone!

I was thinking of upgrading some parts.

These are the parts I already have:
AMD Athlon 2500+ Barton
Thermaltake Silent Boost with Ducting Mod and AS3
Geforce FX 5950 256MB
Audigy2 zs Platinum 7.1
7.1 speakers Inspire T7700
(2) Western Digital Hard Drives 120GB SATA150 7200RPM 8mb buffer
IBM Deskstar Hard Drive 160GB External USB2.0 7200RPM 8mb buffer
Sony 8x DVDRW Dual format
Sony 52x CDROM
NEC Floppy
Aerogate II Temp Monitor/Fan Controller

What brands and models are the best!?
Motherboard: Asus, Abit, MSI, DFI, Soyo, ETC....
Memory: Kingston, Corsair, OCZ, ETC... Dual Channel only please!

All Suggestions will be honored and appreciated!!!
Unless you are being a smartass!!

02-03-2004, 07:14 AM
Most people seem to recommend the ASUS A7N8X Deluxe as a good, solid AMD motherboard. As for RAM, I use Corsar myself, but there's a lot of other good brands out there. Someone else might be able to help with that one.

02-03-2004, 07:36 AM
These are mobo's that ya should consider;
Abit NF7-S (ver. 2.0) (http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherboard/motherboard_detail.php?pMODEL_NAME=NF7-S&fMTYPE=Socket+A)
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe (http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socketa/a7n8x-e-d/overview.htm)
DFI Lanparty NFII Ultra-AL (http://www.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_product_spec_details_r_us.jsp?PRODUCT_ID=1882)
EPoX EP-8RDA3+ (http://www.epox.com/html/motherboard.asp?product=EP-8RDA3plus&lang=1)

I like the Corsair XMS range myself but some others prefer Kington's HyperX and others go for OCZ's but get either PC3200 or PC3500 but make sure that whichever ya get has 2-3-2-6 timings. :beer:

02-03-2004, 11:31 AM
Thanks for the good help!

I was also looking into to those three brands. I am not sure which one has the best ratings though. I also have been keeping in mind memory timings. I still am not sure which to choose from. I guess price is the next step.

I like Asus preferably, but I think Abit has an awesome looking board. Then again DFI got really good ratings, but the are expensive. I need some more feedback and information on these boards.

Much Appreciated for thoes replies!!!

I will look into some more information on the products. I will post them here as well.

Thanks again!!