Which motherboard should i choose?

I want to upgrade my pc with a new motherboard and a cpu. The cpu will be the Pentium4 3.00GHz with FSB 800 but i don't know which motherboard to choose. The motherboards i've been thinking of are: 1. MSI 875P Neo-FIS2R 2. ASUS P4P800 Deluxe and finaly 3. ABIT IC7-G Max2 Advance. There would be a great help also if someone could tell me what kind of RAM to choose (type-brand).
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  1. These two articles from Anandtech would help you I'm sure.
    <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.html?i=1831" target="_new">865PE/875P Motherboard Roundup June 2003 - Part 1: 20-way Shootout</A>
    <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.html?i=1828" target="_new">865PE & 875P Memory Guide</A>

    Of those mentioned I would say get the Asus and 2 Corsair pc3500 for the RAM. It's really a tuff call though, I don't think you'll be dissapointed with any of those boards.
  2. speaking of the ABIT board, anyone know the diff. between the "IC7-G Max2 yadda yadda yadda" and the IC7-G? They don't have the IC7-G listed on their website anymore... (at least that I could find)

    <i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
  3. I'd go the asus + pc3500 corsair or kingston (for corsair get the non ll variety, ie the one with a model number ending in C2 rather than ending in LL.)

  4. it's right <A HREF="http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/intel875.php" target="_new">here</A>

    edit - also, there's talk of a IC7-G MAX III coming out in July '03 ... so, you might wait for that??? I don't know exactly what it will be compared to the IC7-G MAX II but there's talk of it around.


    IC7-G 1.3| P4 2.8 800 | SLK900-U / 92mm Fan (AS3) | 2x512mb Corsair PC3500C2 | 2x120gb SG SATA RAID 0 | CM ATC201B-SXT | 520W | Radeon 9800 Pro | Audigy2<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by okietex on 06/17/03 08:45 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
  5. what I meant is that I couldn't find the IC7-G anymore on their site, so I'm not sure what the MAXII added to it...

    <i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
  6. Never mind - I found the answer on ABIT's forums. It's the same board, just a different marketing term.

    <i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
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