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zaqwsx
03-12-2006, 03:49 AM
im buyin a new mobo and i want to know what is the best one out there that supports agp and socket 939 im buyin a amd athlon64 3700+ for sure i need the mobo to have agp becuase i just got 6800gs and i dont want to get a new card
i saw this epox mobo which i like tell me if its good http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813123222

also i have a rosewill psu would any of u guys know if its good or not here it is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817182002 i boutght it a while ago and wanted to know if any one knows anything about it and if its good i myself think its good i have had it for 3 or 4 months and never had a problem with all that u see in my signature at the bottom and would it be enough for an amd athlon64 3700+ and a new mobo

casecutter
03-12-2006, 09:41 AM
The MSI K8N NEO2 Platinum is really the best board you can get for S939 and AGP. And they over clock amazingly well too. I cannot recommend it enough. I believe those PSU's are not bad so it should do the job for now.

zaqwsx
03-12-2006, 10:18 AM
i know msi is grate motherboard company and ive heard that epox are ment for over clocking the eopx EP-9NDA3+ Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 Ultra how would it put up against MSI K8N NEO2 Platinum will i see like a proformane diffrence i a 3dmark 06 or gaming bettween them and if u can give me a link for the MSI K8N NEO2 Platinum board thanks

Darthtanion
03-12-2006, 12:46 PM
3DMark06 was not even a thought when I tested these boards, but the most recent one shows the results of 3 different s939 boards that are all AGP compatible.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/744/epox_9nda3_socket_939_nforce3_ultra_motherboard_re view/index.html

zaqwsx
03-12-2006, 08:59 PM
thanks alot darthtanion

zaqwsx
03-12-2006, 08:59 PM
and casecutter

casecutter
03-12-2006, 10:05 PM
Well, that is a very nice chart! Personally, I am surprised that the Abit did so well. Almost everyone I have known with an ABIT board had issues overclocking. I never ran one myself so I cannot confirm any real world issues with that board. In fact, the only of the three I ever ran was the MSI. Fast and stable. I think you cannot lose with any of those boards. If the EPOX has found a spot in your heart, then it looks to be a very wise choice! Good luck!

Yawgm0th
03-13-2006, 11:48 AM
Well I haven't worked with any 754/775/939 boards from Abit, but prior to that Abit was known as one of the best companies for overclocking boards around. The NF7-S v. 2 was by far the best socket A overclocker around.

zaqwsx
03-15-2006, 04:30 AM
its me again the board i want to get it gone cant find it anywhere if u guys see one please tell me well there is this other version of the epox its a EP-9NDA3J how much worse will it be in performance differens if any the diffrence is the 4sata to 2sata on the EP-9NDA3J and some packaging dirence also i want to know wat cpu will work for this i want to get a amd3700+ with 1 mb cach its a san diago core

Munkul
03-15-2006, 06:19 PM
why not consider the asrock 939 dual.it has both native agp and pci-e,for future upgrading, and performs as well as any nforce4 board. however, the overclocking isnt great. i got 240mhz fsb stable with my 3200 procesor. features are sparse,tho.

zaqwsx
03-16-2006, 03:47 AM
actuly i dont care for pcie right know but in the futer im goin to upgrade to a whole new comp and ya ive seen the pcie and agp boards and from the reviwes most people have had problems

zaqwsx
03-30-2006, 04:08 AM
hey its me again would the EPoX EP-9NDA3J Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard be able to use a amd 3700+ san-diago 1mb cach socket 939 cause im buying the board when its in stock and if it dosnt can u point one that can use it and still have agp and socket 939 and i dont want one with pci-e plus agp just agp ok thanks alot guys

zaqwsx
03-31-2006, 06:52 PM
hello i saw the asus av8 is that a good motherboard

casecutter
03-31-2006, 08:27 PM
MSI NEO2 PLATINUM is the ONLY choice for overclocking. ASUS's performance is lackluster at best.

zaqwsx
04-01-2006, 02:43 AM
i cant find that mobo though if u could tell me a site that has it ok
thanks

zaqwsx
04-01-2006, 09:01 PM
would any of these be good http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/products/motherboard/Default.aspx?CPUType=Socket%20939&ChipsetType=NVIDIA%20nForce3%20Ultra

casecutter
04-01-2006, 11:28 PM
By the time you make up your mind on a motherboard they will all be off the market because they are a dying breed. Either spend some time on Ebay looking for the board you want or get one that is in stock somewhere. They are all being discontinued. AGP may still be viable, but the manufacturers of motherboards are not making them anymore, except in MATX form factor and they don't OC for crap.

zaqwsx
04-02-2006, 06:33 AM
thanks casecutter

casecutter
04-02-2006, 09:05 AM
I am sorry I sounded so down, but I just spent another 30 minutes looking for ANY nForce3 motherboard at ANY online store and they are just all gone! If you are lucky, there was I think 1 Gigabyte mobo out there, but I doubt it was an overclocker. Looks like everyone has dropped the nForce3 boards and your only logical choice would be the ASRock Dual board with AGP and PCI-E. I strongly suggest you either go the Ebay route or call around to the local shops in your area. You may get lucky and find one on their shelf. Other than that, you are gonna be out of luck I am afraid.

zaqwsx
04-02-2006, 09:10 PM
its ok casecutter anyway the EPoX EP-9NDA3J Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 Ultra they have that at newegg though and its a good over clocker the get like 270 form 200 but im not goin that high anyway also if that board is gone ill get the ASRock Dual board and there are like 16 boards on newegg and most off them are good thanks again