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Thread: Asus A7n8x or soltek SL-75MRN-L




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    I am currently gathering parts to build a computer and am deciding either to get the Asus a7n8x mobo or the soultek SL-75MRN-L. The price doesn't matter, I just want to know wich is the better performer and if price was important if it would make any difference to get the soultek.:shrug:

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    the A7N8X is a great board....it's one of the few investments that I havn't regretted :thumb:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Stick with the ASUS. You will have a lot more help on the boards since A LOT of people have the ASUS and not many have the soltek.
    I have used a lot of soltek board, especially when I lived in Tokyo. They are good boards too.
    You will just have better help and it already a proven board.
    Chez
    SFlower/Kingwin TT-201AB-W 3 window 12 bay Black/Gold ~
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    I have the Asus A7N8X (Non deluxe) make sure you get the Uber BIOS for it so you can use a custom bootlogo :D. It's a great board, and I believe it outpreforms the soltek in almost every test...
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

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    I have about 5 sites that have some killer boot/shutdown/logon logos if you want me to post em'.

    I haven't done the bootlogo yet, although ASUS has that program that helps you do it.

    One of the sites has a program that alternates between all of your logos if you want too, its pretty cool. You also don't have to go into the registry, it is shareware and does it for you. Actually I think it is freeware. It is cool as heck though.
    Anyway, if you guys are interested, I can post em'

    I have a logon, thats all right now. It is cool, alot better than the reg. old XP screen.

    Chez
    SFlower/Kingwin TT-201AB-W 3 window 12 bay Black/Gold ~
    Antec 480Blue modded+UV blue sleeved-hshrink from Pc-perfomance
    A7V8X Deluxe Rev. 2.0 - 2500+ Barton ~ Aero 7+ OR TT 11 Xaser w/ TT fan tube
    MSI Ti4200-VTD8X 8X AGP w/Zalman h-pipe cooler ~ Geil 2 x 512 Cas 2.5 6-3-3-2t w/Blue HS
    WD120JB 7200 8mg Cache ~ Maxtor Quantum Fireball 60GB
    Lite-on 48x24x48x16x CDRW-DVD Black ~ Aopen 56x Cdrom Black
    Enermax 3.5" Fan controller A3FATR2 ~ Round UV Blue cables/Silver braid
    2x12” UV/Blacklight CC Sound/on-off/PCI switch ~ 2x12” Thtake Blue CC Sound/on-off/PCI sw
    ALL wires UV Blue sleeved + Hshrink - Cornea CT 1904 19" LCD BLk/Slvr ~ Microsoft™ Windows XP Pro

    Knowledge is POWER

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    That Soltek board has integrated video, which will bump up the cost, especially if you don't need it. Instead, look out for the 75-FRN2-L board, which is the same, minus the onboard video.

    I recently got the improved model Soltek board to that one, and haven't looked back since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chezman
    I haven't done the bootlogo yet, although ASUS has that program that helps you do it.
    which program is that?
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    http://www.radfiles.com/logonloader/

    Here is the SITE. It never really had a site before. But I just read a little on it and the guy said he finally made a site for it. Looks like the program is getting a little more attention then he expected.

    Anyway, hope you like it.

    http://software.deviantart.com/

    http://www.tweakxp.com/


    http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.as...ding&library=1


    http://www.tipsdr.com/

    Here are just a few fun sites that I learned a lot from. They have reg tweaks and stuff, above and beyond how to do the logons, boot screens, ect.

    Chez
    SFlower/Kingwin TT-201AB-W 3 window 12 bay Black/Gold ~
    Antec 480Blue modded+UV blue sleeved-hshrink from Pc-perfomance
    A7V8X Deluxe Rev. 2.0 - 2500+ Barton ~ Aero 7+ OR TT 11 Xaser w/ TT fan tube
    MSI Ti4200-VTD8X 8X AGP w/Zalman h-pipe cooler ~ Geil 2 x 512 Cas 2.5 6-3-3-2t w/Blue HS
    WD120JB 7200 8mg Cache ~ Maxtor Quantum Fireball 60GB
    Lite-on 48x24x48x16x CDRW-DVD Black ~ Aopen 56x Cdrom Black
    Enermax 3.5" Fan controller A3FATR2 ~ Round UV Blue cables/Silver braid
    2x12” UV/Blacklight CC Sound/on-off/PCI switch ~ 2x12” Thtake Blue CC Sound/on-off/PCI sw
    ALL wires UV Blue sleeved + Hshrink - Cornea CT 1904 19" LCD BLk/Slvr ~ Microsoft™ Windows XP Pro

    Knowledge is POWER

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    Quote Originally Posted by chezman
    http://www.radfiles.com/logonloader/

    Here is the SITE. It never really had a site before. But I just read a little on it and the guy said he finally made a site for it. Looks like the program is getting a little more attention then he expected.

    Anyway, hope you like it.

    http://software.deviantart.com/

    http://www.tweakxp.com/


    http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.as...ding&library=1


    http://www.tipsdr.com/

    Here are just a few fun sites that I learned a lot from. They have reg tweaks and stuff, above and beyond how to do the logons, boot screens, ect.

    Chez
    That's just for Windows XP login screen. The BIOS is independant from any other software loaded on the computer. I am saying you can change the icon in the BIOS normally where the energy star icon is :D
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

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    Oh, I don't think I've seen anything on that.
    Thats pretty cool.
    I would of loved to have that when I had my packard bell PII 266, that screen was on there forever it seemed like.
    No its so fast I can't even read what anything says, and I forget what it takes to stop it, so you can read it, like alt + f2 or something.

    What did you put in its place?

    Chez
    SFlower/Kingwin TT-201AB-W 3 window 12 bay Black/Gold ~
    Antec 480Blue modded+UV blue sleeved-hshrink from Pc-perfomance
    A7V8X Deluxe Rev. 2.0 - 2500+ Barton ~ Aero 7+ OR TT 11 Xaser w/ TT fan tube
    MSI Ti4200-VTD8X 8X AGP w/Zalman h-pipe cooler ~ Geil 2 x 512 Cas 2.5 6-3-3-2t w/Blue HS
    WD120JB 7200 8mg Cache ~ Maxtor Quantum Fireball 60GB
    Lite-on 48x24x48x16x CDRW-DVD Black ~ Aopen 56x Cdrom Black
    Enermax 3.5" Fan controller A3FATR2 ~ Round UV Blue cables/Silver braid
    2x12” UV/Blacklight CC Sound/on-off/PCI switch ~ 2x12” Thtake Blue CC Sound/on-off/PCI sw
    ALL wires UV Blue sleeved + Hshrink - Cornea CT 1904 19" LCD BLk/Slvr ~ Microsoft™ Windows XP Pro

    Knowledge is POWER

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