View Full Version : what board do i need

08-28-2004, 10:28 PM
I have a 2600xp processer, 2 sticks of pc2700 256ram. 160gib maxtor 7200rpm HD that i can use in this setup. I dont understand all the info on motherboards, like what will work with what i have. I also want a 9800pro that i dont have yet far this system, would like to keep the cost at or near 100US if possible for this motherboard ( as that vid carde is going to be $2-$300 ). I also have the A drive and CD drive & CD recorder, a empty tower case and a 450ps. I would like this setup to play games on, The 98 pro has TV out that i would like to setup to a 27inc. TV. then I can set in my easy chair and play games. Any help on this board I would be grateful for THANKS.

08-28-2004, 11:39 PM
Abit AN7 (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-127-167&depa=1) $91us
Abit NF7-S2G (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-127-184&depa=1) $89us
Abit NF7-S2 (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-127-185&depa=1) $69.18us
ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-478&depa=1) $84us
ASUS A7N8X (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-455&depa=1) $77us
ASUS A7V880 (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-501&depa=1) $69us
EPoX EP-8RDA3+ (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-123-198&depa=1) $76us
EPoX EP-8RDA3I (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-123-208&depa=1) $58us
Any of those will do the job so take your pick.

08-29-2004, 01:45 AM
I'd suggest the ABIT NF7-S2 that Wayout linked to as it's just about the best overclocking and performance motherboard out there and is still pretty cheap.

08-29-2004, 05:04 PM
thank you im going to order that board. any problem you now of to run a 27inc tv with this vid card,

08-30-2004, 11:37 AM
Not the NF7-S2 or SG2. I think Yag wanted to say the NF7-S v 2.0. The S(G)2's OC options are crap. If that's not a problem, then fine, but if you're looking to OC, they won't cut it.

08-30-2004, 11:43 AM
Both NF7-S2 and NV7-S Rev. 2 are acceptable names for the board. I haven't heard much regarding the performance and overclockability of the S2G, but it's just a waste of money unless you really need gigabit ethernet.