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Thread: MSI KT3 Ultra2-R




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    I'm thinking of building my new system around the MSI KT3 Ultra2 R motherboard, and would like some opinions on this board....
    thanks

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    A reliable board from what I hear so you should do well. ;)


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    I am using the non raid version and it's been working to my liking. OC'ing seems to be decent as well. you can see my system on my sig (SYSTEM 2). good board.
    It's NEVER fast Enough!!!
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    Cel-T 1.3@1.575
    ABIT ST6
    512MB PC-133 SDRAM
    GF3 Ti200 64MB
    SB PCI 128
    Adaptec 2100s u160
    15K Hitachi 18.6GB HDD
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    AthlonXP 2000+@1760MHz
    MSI KT3 Ultra2-CE
    256MB PC-2700 CAS-2.5
    RADEON 9000 PRO
    MAXTOR 20GB ATA-133
    SB Live! 5.1
    3COM 3905C-TXNM
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    I think I'm gonna just go ahead and use the Asus A7V8X board instead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvickner1
    I think I'm gonna just go ahead and use the Asus A7V8X board instead...
    What made you change your mind?
    - Damien

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    If you decide to go with a KT400 part, make sure that you get a second revision of the board that should carry the KT400CE chipset. It is suppose to have fixed some of the performance issues the original KT400 has/had. This was the same for the KT333's. If you read the earlier reviews you'd notice that the KT400 performs slightly better than the KT333 does, and in occasion even performed worse.
    It's NEVER fast Enough!!!
    __________________________
    SYSTEM 1

    Cel-T 1.3@1.575
    ABIT ST6
    512MB PC-133 SDRAM
    GF3 Ti200 64MB
    SB PCI 128
    Adaptec 2100s u160
    15K Hitachi 18.6GB HDD
    _________________________
    SYSTEM 2

    AthlonXP 2000+@1760MHz
    MSI KT3 Ultra2-CE
    256MB PC-2700 CAS-2.5
    RADEON 9000 PRO
    MAXTOR 20GB ATA-133
    SB Live! 5.1
    3COM 3905C-TXNM
    _________________________

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    Basically i figure the benefits of the Kt400 are nice... 8X Agp, Serial ATA... And the fact I've heard some really good things about these Asus boards.... Bought a Samsung 512mb PC2700 stick to put in also.


    The only thing is, I don't know which version of the board to get... I've seen A7V8X-A, and A7V8X-C.. I'd like the one that has the best sound system, meaning the one that comes with the additional I/O card with the digital out.. the website says it comes with the "audio version only", but i haven't seen one listed with "only audio"... also I think I like the idea of having the RAID built in... which version of the board would be the best interms of what i want....

    thanks

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    When will the "KT400CE" chipset be out??? all i've seen is the KT400...

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    VIA and the MOBO companies never really announce the release of the CE revisions of the chipsets. Rather you just need to look for it, on the board itself. Also I would say, if you can, go with some PC-3200 CAS-2 Corsair XMS. then your OC'ing potential is higher. GEIL branded memory uses 5ns chips on their PC-3200 memory which offers faster performance. hope that helps.
    It's NEVER fast Enough!!!
    __________________________
    SYSTEM 1

    Cel-T 1.3@1.575
    ABIT ST6
    512MB PC-133 SDRAM
    GF3 Ti200 64MB
    SB PCI 128
    Adaptec 2100s u160
    15K Hitachi 18.6GB HDD
    _________________________
    SYSTEM 2

    AthlonXP 2000+@1760MHz
    MSI KT3 Ultra2-CE
    256MB PC-2700 CAS-2.5
    RADEON 9000 PRO
    MAXTOR 20GB ATA-133
    SB Live! 5.1
    3COM 3905C-TXNM
    _________________________

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    Well I really don't plan on overclocking.... Unless Doom 3 runs like $hit on a 2100... :) which i doubt... I'm planning on getting the next generation nvidia card NV30... How will i be able to look on the board, if i buy it off the internet?? I wont be able to look at it... but i would assume if theres a new chipset the asus board will have it...

    any ideas on what version of the A7V8X board i should get... i want the best audio first and formost...

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