Asus A7N8X Motherboard v A7V8X-X OR MSI KT4Ultra

  Giggle n' Bits 22:26 30 Jun 2003
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going to put together a new system using AMD Athlon XP2400 (2GHz) CPU don't want Raid or Seriel ATA just a board with onboard Audio.

Has anyone out there in PCA Land used the A7N8X, A7V8X-X OR MSI KT4V-L Ultra board and can give some feed back on thumbs up or down for nippy boards or easy to work wit.

Thought about trying the Nvidia chip board but is this really a good board.

PLEASE NOTE-
No one will be held responsible if there findings are bad.

  woodchip 23:41 30 Jun 2003

The weaknes with ASUS is the onboard chip fan that's been known to fail in two weeks, and not easy to replace

  Giggle n' Bits 23:42 30 Jun 2003

just so many to choose from, so much choice.
Know what you mean about the onboard audio, have heard a few things about breaks in the audio on boot and graphics.

  Giggle n' Bits 23:47 30 Jun 2003

hit the nail on the head. I have used Asus boards in the past like A7V333, A7M266 just always find the audio CMEDIA chip also a let down.

Good review also KD !.

Understand these chipset fans also can fail like on any motherboard, if there going to fail though they are within the first 6 months woodchip.

  Giggle n' Bits 11:49 01 Jul 2003

but does this board have RAID ? which I don't want.

  Giggle n' Bits 13:53 01 Jul 2003

or it it on only one of the models, the Deluxe version.

Like the thought of putting VIA Chipset away and going with Nvidia as the AGP cards are/and have been trouble free to date.

  Giggle n' Bits 22:36 01 Jul 2003

now its A7V or A7N will leave it open till Wednesday lunch.

  Giggle n' Bits 22:36 01 Jul 2003

Asus win.

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