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Thread: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?




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    Default What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...157-035&depa=1

    I've read a bit about it and the only review and benchmarks look decent:

    http://www.ocworkbench.com/2004/asro...combo-z/g1.htm

    For someone who might consider buying it with a 3200+ just so I can upgrade to the top 939 processor a year or so down the road, what do you think?
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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    Wow. Depending on price, that would be the motherboard of my dreams. It would knock the MSI K8N Neo Platinum out of my mind altogether. I have got to check this board out. Wait a minute. It's $77 from Newegg but it has an ALi M1689 chipset, no firewire, and probably crappy onboard sound compared to the Neo Platinum. Hmmm. Anybody else?
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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    Another thing to consider is that when you upgrade to a s939 CPU you will have to use the onboard video as you will no longer to be able to use the AGP slot once the s939 adapter board is installed.

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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    Where'd you get that from? OC Workbench ran their tests on the board and had either a Radeon 9700 or Radeon 9800 in them. Last I checked, these were only available in AGP format.

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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    He's talking about the other board that requires you to install the 939 socket I think, not this one.

    Apparently Asus is now making boards with the Ali chipset now, so it's not too bad I imagine. I don't need firewire and how hard is it to make decent sound these days? I hope to find out more reviews on it soon.
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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan_Lander
    Where'd you get that from? OC Workbench ran their tests on the board and had either a Radeon 9700 or Radeon 9800 in them. Last I checked, these were only available in AGP format.
    Yes they also ran them with a s754 CPU (the article states that s939 results will come later) but once you put the s939 daughter board into place a video card will have no room to fit with the s939 CPU in the way.

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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    What are you talking about? Look at the board... the 939 socket (big yellow patch) is no where near the AGP socket (left side with the thin purple cap):

    http://www.ocworkbench.com/2004/asro...461%20copy.jpg

    As a matter of fact, they tested the 9800XT with the FX 53 on the board but you have to read the review twice (the links branches halfway through).
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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    Sorry but I got that mainboard confused with this other one of their's, http://www.ocworkbench.com/2004/asro...e-760gx/g1.htm

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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    Yeah, you're right about that one. What were they thinking? Who would spring for a 939 processor and settle for intergrated graphics?

    In any case, any other opinions on this product? It sounds like it might be a decent purchase for those who don't like to upgrade their whole system often.
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    FSB 2x101 MHz
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    Temps: Board 25.4C, CPU 52C
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    Default Re: What do you guys think of this 754/939 combo board?

    I will have to wait and see how the reviews are on this one. I would like to see other boards with this same thinking. But as for now, my MSI is still on my list. I just don't know much about the chipset.

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