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Thread: Epox 8K5A2 or 8k5a2+




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    What i really want to know is what's the difference between the to?

    Price is around $20 -30 but why would I go for the + one?

    These are just a few I have looked up any help in choosing one would be very helpful

    Epox 8K5A2+ $220.00 DDR Ram, RAID controller on board, Sound on board. http://www.computeronline.com.au/

    EPOX 8K5A 2/333 $182 http://www.arcco.com.au/

    EPOX 8K3A+ P $162 http://www.arcco.com.au/

    EPOX 8K5A3+ AMD SocketA KT333 DDR M/B, ATA/133, USB2.0, 6x PCI, 3xDDR DRAM, 4xRAID, 6ch Audio $247.50
    http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/


    Epox Ep-8k5a2, Athlonö Xp, Duronö, 3 X Ddr Sdram Pc2700, 3gb Max. 5 Pci, 1 Agp ...
    $195.00

    Epox Ep-8k5a2+, Athlonö Xp, Duronö, 3 X Ddr Pc2700, 3gb Max., 6 Pci, 1 Agp4x, Rai...
    $219.00 http://www.digitac.com.au/peripheral...ype=Mainboards


    Mainboard EPOX 8K5A2, Socket A,KT333 yes $190.00 http://www.diymarket.com.au/products.asp

    The system i want is
    CPU XP2100+
    RAMPC2700 256
    I have a ti4200
    80gb hdd
    etc etc

    Thanks for any help :wave:

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    If ya don't need hardware sound or extra drive space (it doesn't have to be used in RAID format) then get the lite weight racin' special. :devil:

    I've got the 8K3A and the 8K5A3+ and both rock. :thumb:

    Well the later would rock better if it wasn't stuck with a Thoroughbred "A" XP2200+ but then it's goin' to be a server so it doesn't matter. :devil win
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    Ok thanks for that Wiggo :D

    My next question is what is the higest CPU i can put on this board
    Ep-8k5a2+ on the Epox web site they say a xp2600 now since the EpoX 8RDA+ is out should i go for this board as it susports higger cpu's so is this board a better buy? i am buying some xms3200 ram would it be better on the 8rda board than the 8k5a2+?

    Thanks again

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    Well I just got myself an 8RDA+ if that means anything to ya. :devil win


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    It makes me even more confused than ever.

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    This may unconfuse ya a bit, http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.html?i=1759 ;)
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    Can i use xms3200 ram on this board or is it overkill or will it simply not work?

    I see people have in their sigs that have this board and they only pc2700 ram so now i think maybe i can't use this Ram but Wiggo in your thunder computer you have the xms3200 but on a 8K5A+ MB i looked up the specs for both and they look the same :?: :?:

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    Thunder uses the 8K5A3+ which has the Highpoint 274 controller to which up to 8 extra drives can be connected which is why I'll fit it soon with a gigabit nic and change it to a full on dedicated server. ;)
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