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Posted: 1/5/2006 11:15:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 11:20:32 AM EDT by JackieTreehorn]
what do you know of this board?
would it be good for a gaming rig?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:28:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 11:30:01 AM EDT by MEI2757935]
Just from my experience...and others would agree. You can't go wrong with an ASUS.

Try this setup:

ASUS A8N5X Motherboard
AMD Athlong 64 X2 3800+ Socket 939 CPU
Corsair TWINX2048RE - 3200 2GB DDR400 XMS3200 Memory
ATI Radeon X1800 XT PCI Express 512MB GDDR3 Video Card (Or Video Card of Your Choice)

Throw in a 7200 RPM Maxtor Hard Drive (size of your choice), a few fans or liquid cool it and you'll have yourself a hell of a gameing system.

Just my .02

ETA: You can find descent prices at Zip Zoom Fly or New Egg
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:41:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:51:46 AM EDT
ive used msi on several occasions. they do just fine.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:26:24 PM EDT
in my experience, msi, gigabyte, asus, abit, and even biostar are just fine.

generally, if it were a machine that would get tweaked a lot, i'd probably prefer asus or abit. i've been running abit for the past several years in my personal machine.

otherwise, i've had good experience with all of the above.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:43:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 12:46:37 PM EDT by JackieTreehorn]
the board is brand new and free.
no my grandfather once told me, "Anything that's free, is worth saving up for"



this would make ten, yes ten PC's on my network. not including my servers.
we'll see how it does as a gaming rig.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:46:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JackieTreehorn:
the board is brand new and free.
no my grandfather once told me, "Any thing that's free, is worth saving up for"



this would make ten, yes ten PC's on my network. not including my servers.
we'll see how it does as a gaming rig.



Well if it's free....who cares? Try it and see.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:49:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MEI2757935:

Well if it's free....who cares? Try it and see.




of course i just wanted some feed back from some1 who has owned one
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:11:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JackieTreehorn:

Originally Posted By MEI2757935:

Well if it's free....who cares? Try it and see.




of course i just wanted some feed back from some1 who has owned one



I think you will be okay with it. I wouldn't buy it but I would use a free one. Good luck and happy gameing!

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:30:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:18:01 PM EDT
That's more of a "2nd computer" mother board if you will.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:07:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 11:09:29 PM EDT by Max_Mike]
ASUS is the best quality you can buy.

MSI… I have had good and bad motherboards from them… many more good than bad.

Stay away from ABIT… usual good motherboards but they are in deep financial and legal do-do.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 4:37:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
ASUS is the secondbest quality you can buy. DFI is the best

MSI… I have had good and bad motherboards from them… many more good than bad.

Stay away from ABIT… usual good motherboards but they are in deep financial and legal do-do.



Fixed, to make the post realistic
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