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November 14, 2001 12:49:54 AM

I'm trying to decide between the SHUTTLE AK31A and the EPOX EP-8KHA+. These are the main two, since they both have 6 PCI slots. So, any recommendations?

Also, how is the Gigabyte KT266a board? A friend of mine is insterested in that one.

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a b V Motherboard
November 14, 2001 2:35:14 AM

lol, good luck!

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November 14, 2001 2:43:03 AM

Go for MSI K7T266 PRO2-ru, the price is around $140, with USB2.0 and RAID, excellent futures.

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November 14, 2001 3:10:40 AM

the gigabyte is great, i have the vtx-P. both of those boards as a couple others have been covered by users here. go back a few pages in this forum and you'll find em.

well if luck is a lady, it explains why i have no luck :frown:
a b V Motherboard
November 14, 2001 3:51:16 AM

is asus one out yet?
November 14, 2001 4:17:39 AM claims thier's will be in by Friday 11/16.

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a c 436 V Motherboard
November 14, 2001 7:59:27 AM

Running the shuttle ak31 version 3.1 for 3 weeks, currently at 139 fsb at the default voltage with the via 4 in 1 version 4.35. For $81, it's a steal. Haven't used all 4 ddram slots at the same time. Some people have had problems with the usb ports, but I don't use them.
a b V Motherboard
November 14, 2001 9:42:52 AM

well kind of weird, but why Asus never release theirs yet
November 14, 2001 4:59:51 PM

Asus Released thier board in Australia first(they always do). The board went close to 2 weeks before a recall was initiated. Something wrong with memory controller or PCI bus (i have heard both). As far as the USA Release i have it on good authority that it wont be till Late December / early january. Doesnt that just SUCK!?!?

Anyway if you were interested in the Asus board (asus A7V266-E) you might want to check out the Abit KR7A-Raid
It is actually a better board with everything the asus board had PLUS ATA133 onboard and NO onboard sound. :) 

If you are looking for an awsome low cost board check out the Gigabyte GA-7VTXH. ATA100, 5 PCI, onboard sound (creative hardware so its not horrible) AGP 4x, dual bios (that feature rocks) usb and onboard 10/100 lan. that is going for about $90-$100 on price watch, even bobs rip off shack has it for $110.

Hope that helps.

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November 14, 2001 5:27:11 PM

I've had my Shuttle AK-31A for a month now with no problems. It's got 4 DIMM slots if you need them and it only costs around $80. I'd recommend it, unless there's something on the EPoX board you just have to have.

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November 14, 2001 5:30:40 PM

I would buy the EPOX, I trust the brand, and it's preformance is un-paralled.

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November 15, 2001 10:36:31 PM

I was notified by that my ASUS A7V266e shipped last night. Tracking shows it sleeping in L.A. tonight.11/15/01

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a b V Motherboard
November 15, 2001 11:11:35 PM

Hey guys,
I was in the same boat trying to decide which one, so I put a lot of effort into a comparison. Check it out here. Hope this helps.

Also, if there are errors, email me and let me know.
November 15, 2001 11:32:22 PM

boards out with ATA133 and usb2.0 already? groan... well im still happy with the GA-7VTXH (other than its still in the box waiting for other bits, so uh, actually i dont know yet hehe) and anyway itd be ages until UK gets them.

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a b V Motherboard
November 16, 2001 2:29:40 PM

Check the ABIT KR7A-Raid... In my opinion best af all!!!!!!