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diyfiesta
03-24-2004, 07:49 PM
Hello,

Bit of a newbie question really, but for Athlon XP chips (2600 and up), are these chipsets amongts the best? Do people prefer the nForce over the Kt400? Is KT600/800(?) for something else completly?

Basically, I'm trying to get a feel for what's a good chip/mobo combination (exluding 64 chips). I'm thinking a 333FSB or 400(?) would be a good start?

I was thinking the Asus A7N8X delux board seems pretty good, but does anyone know how these compare with the Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro and GA-7NNXP? Any other good boards I should consider?

Any help appreciated I'm rubbish at this!

Thanks in advance,
Toby

Thoric
03-24-2004, 08:09 PM
The "nForce2" are made by nVidia, the KT600/800 by VIA. The nforce2's run all over their VIA counterparts.

i have the Asus A7N8X Deluxe and it is fantastic. There is a newer version, the A7N8X-E Deluxe i think it is called.
alot have simular in features...alot having Soundstorm, Firewire, 400FSB support etc etc.

I would instead get a 333FSB Barton rather than a 400FSB, the 333 is able to be overclocked to 400FSB speeds with good memory and a decent motherboard and doing it this way will save you some money.

Consider the Abit NF7-S and the Epox 8RDA3+ too, as they are great boards.

diyfiesta
03-24-2004, 09:38 PM
Cheers for the info, I'll look them up too.. I've found somewhere here (UK) that does the A7N8X-E for 73 (about $130) which seems good.

Is an 'Ultra'(?) worth looking at? Thats dual memory right?

Thoric
03-25-2004, 05:18 AM
yes the nForce2 Ultra chipset is what you are after :)