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May 10, 2004 3:41:14 AM

My friend need to get new computer for general purpose(some game, nothing like Half-Life and the like), I recommend him All-In-One, I got two options:
Giga-Byte 7VM400M-RZKM400 All-In-One
Asus A7V8X-MX-SE KM400 All-In-One

Could someone tell me which is better?
He want to spend the minimum, but if there are other suggestions out there, please tell me.

System Integration...yeah right, thanks to marketing, more confusion

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May 10, 2004 5:39:03 AM

Between the two I'd say the Asus. But personaly I'd go with an NForce2 MB, something like the <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">MSI K7N2GM-L</A>, or another with the IGP chipset. I've had a few problems in the past with VIA and the NForces have performed without problems for me.

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May 10, 2004 5:46:31 AM

I have had good success with the A7N8X-VM/400. It is $25 more, but the better graphics, and stability more than make up for it.
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May 11, 2004 5:33:11 PM

Aren't VIA's onboard video are made S3 which are not so fast? I don't have any experience with it..so sorry for the question
May 11, 2004 8:38:52 PM

Onboard S3 graphics cores are horrible for anything 3D. They're suitable for playing 2D games, the Sims (and games of similar 2D + some 3D tech. based games) and some old games with low details.

nForce2 IGP (even nForce(1) IGP-128) is way better than integrated S3 graphics cores.

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