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Old 11-02-2005, 10:35 PM   #11
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looks good xcept the motherboard, all my friends that have them have had problems with them, ranging from memory problems no matter what kind of chip to severe system instability, i suggest you invest in a good gigabyte brand motherboard, no problems with them ever
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looks good xcept the motherboard, all my friends that have them have had problems with them, ranging from memory problems no matter what kind of chip to severe system instability, i suggest you invest in a good gigabyte brand motherboard, no problems with them ever
You've seen problems with this model of board specifically, or ASUS boards in General? when shopping for a board I looked at Gigabyte also and they had mediocre reviews as well. In fact, every board I looked at, they all had 3/4 eggs (stars) or less. I think there'* bad boards from every company, for every model. I just hope I don't have issues.. I don't know a whole lot about building computers.
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:14 PM   #13
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all in all it looks like a nice setup. BUT way overpriced. i dont deal with newegg cause of there prices, not that much less then bestbuy for alota there stuff. good luck
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I haven't used that particular motherboard, but have run Asus motherboard for the last 3 generations of computers, as well as installing them in a few friend'* computers, without any major issues. You may want to check out the user forums at

http://forums.pcper.com/ It'* part of the amdmotherboards http://www.amdmb.com/ site.

Lots of good information posted there. Before I purchase computer parts online, I check a few sites for prices, specials, etc. I've purchased from all of these without any problems.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com
http://www.geeks.com/
http://www.shopharmony.com/Default.asp

What I have had problems with are the Western Digital hard drives. I've had 3 fail over the past year and a half. Luckily 2 were still under warranty. I'd suggest to load Windows on your new hard drive, or do a hard drive backup, often.
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looks good xcept the motherboard, all my friends that have them have had problems with them, ranging from memory problems no matter what kind of chip to severe system instability, i suggest you invest in a good gigabyte brand motherboard, no problems with them ever
You've seen problems with this model of board specifically, or ASUS boards in General? when shopping for a board I looked at Gigabyte also and they had mediocre reviews as well. In fact, every board I looked at, they all had 3/4 eggs (stars) or less. I think there'* bad boards from every company, for every model. I just hope I don't have issues.. I don't know a whole lot about building computers.
yup that model in particular :(
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I have personally seen 2 ASUS boards fail..well actually the orginal failed, got an RMA, that failed..., that is why I use MSI now, I have built at least 10 puters with MSI boards in the past few years, NEVER had a failure

In regards to the NEWEGG comment, I have been buying off them since it was egghead, great company IMO.
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looks good xcept the motherboard, all my friends that have them have had problems with them, ranging from memory problems no matter what kind of chip to severe system instability, i suggest you invest in a good gigabyte brand motherboard, no problems with them ever
You've seen problems with this model of board specifically, or ASUS boards in General? when shopping for a board I looked at Gigabyte also and they had mediocre reviews as well. In fact, every board I looked at, they all had 3/4 eggs (stars) or less. I think there'* bad boards from every company, for every model. I just hope I don't have issues.. I don't know a whole lot about building computers.
yup that model in particular :(
I looked at the list of qualified vendors (VQL) and there'* only something like 25 different brands/models of RAM that the board supports. The model of ram I have (Kingston Model number KVR400X64C3A/1G is on the list of supported vendors. It says on their site if you use memory other than the qualified vendors, you could have memory issues and stability problems. Seems to be a picky board?
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Looks really good. I have a Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe board. As for problems with Asus boards, I've never heard anyone complain about them.
Oh, and AMD doesnt supply thermal interface with their CPU'* anymore. I always like to make sure there'* plenty on there before putting the heat sink on.
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a suggestion? if you want 1gb of memory, get two sticks of 512 and take advantage of the dual-channel mode on that motherboard..it also a bit cheaper to go that route...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property

those are your different choices, i see the kingston 2x512 configuration is about 20 bucks cheaper than the 1gb stick...and although it seems price isnt a big issue for you, doesnt hurt to save money.

but i would recommend going dual-channel over the one 1gb stick.

also you could take advantage of the SLI capabilities of that motherboard as well...for the price you are paying for that one video card you might be able to get two slightly older ones and achieve greater performance out of it...thats not always entirely true though, youd just have to do your homework.

and get yourself some artic silver 5 for your thermal paste, if the cpu heatsink comes with stuff already on it, clean it off and reapply that, the stock heatsink should be fine unless you plan on overclocking, for instructions on applying artic silver 5 go here http://www.articsilver.com/arctic_si...tions_big2.htm and more isnt always better
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I'm getting two 1GB sticks of ram....
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