Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Is this a good mobo choice




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    63

    Default Is this a good mobo choice

    http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...M2-IL&class=mb

    Its an MSI RS480M2-IL based on ATI Radeon® XPRESS 200 Chipset. I know its not a high end offering. All i need is a good performing, reliable socket 939 mobo with PCI-E. I am not going to overclock. This seems like good value?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    28

    Talking Re: Is this a good mobo choice

    Looks the part but for that price im sure you could shop around a get a dual pci-e mobo (Nvidia SLI) so you can rig to cards together in the future and have your graphics running at stupid sppeds.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    4,543

    Default Re: Is this a good mobo choice

    The only PCI-E slot it has is the 16X for the graphics. IMO it's stupid to get a PCI-E board without any smaller PCI-E slots. If you want good value, get this.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    63

    Default Re: Is this a good mobo choice

    I am not too keen on SLI. The way i see it when your GPU gets outdated its better to replace it with new technology which anyway is likely to double performance.

    Yawgm0th's point about the smaller PCI-E slots though is a good one. When will we see soundcards etc start to come out for these slots?

    How abt this mobo then
    http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_cont...gbnf44x&page=1
    Don't comment on pricing because things may differ in my part of the world. I've been looking around amd this is one of the best deals here. Just tell me if the features etc are adequate. In the above review it outperforms more expensive alternatives. I could use the firewall too.

    1 more question. This system will have a socket 939 3000+, 2x512mb DDR 400, PCI-E geforce 6600gt, 80gb 7200rpm HD, DVD/CD-RW combo, Audigy 2zs. Will an Antec 350W PSU give me perfect stability. Or should i get the more expensive 430W?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    4,543

    Default Re: Is this a good mobo choice

    That board should do, but I'd suggest you do as the article says and change the HT speed to 1000MHz since the board can handle it. If you don't do that, it's not worth it.

    For the PSU, I'd go for a 480W if possible, but no less than a quality (Antec, OCZ, Thermaltake, Enermax, Sparkle, etc. ) 420W will do. I strongly recommend 480W, but there's no way {I'd try that with a 350W.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •