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Epox or DFI for a decent config.?

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May 24, 2006 8:11:21 AM

:(  Help me please!!!
Epox EP-9NPA+ Ultra or DFI nForce 4 Ultra Infinity ???
the rig will be:
Athlon 64 3200+ Venice
eVGA geForce 6800 GS 256 MB
memory ???
hdd WD caviar se16 250gb
NEC nd 3550A
Benq cd-ROM 52x
case/psu Antec TX 1088 AMG
Please give me your opinions and comments
if you have a better solution i'll be greateful,but not more expensive.
I prefeer whith IEEE option if possible.
i don't care about SLI !

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May 24, 2006 6:31:03 PM

thank's :) 
It will be Epox.
Can you give me a link with DDR memory for this mobo?Or can you recommend me something?
Thank's again.
May 25, 2006 7:25:05 AM

:(  I bought ND 3550A because I can't find the other.... :cry: 
eVGA geForce 7600GT 256MB in good enough?
For the memory,is recomanded "twinx" ?
and if is not Corsair?
I'll do what you recommend,it will be yur responsibility if the rig don't work! :lol:  (I'm jokeing)
can you give me a better rig,on the same budget(not more 800$)with the option to upgrade in the future whit more memory,and a dual core AMD?(excluding monitor,i have it)
I can't wait for the new AM2 or Conroe,I'm outside US,is not the same dynamic!
Thank's :) 
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May 25, 2006 3:48:16 PM

And the case?it's enough juice here?If I go later with dualcore....
Tagan is more expensive(2 force TG 480-U22) and i must buy another cheaper case(Termaltake Swing)to remain on the budget :( 
Antec is good enough?
May 26, 2006 7:05:29 AM

please don't be angry with me but i have a dubitation :oops: 
I have read something on "forumz" about stability.DFI seems to be leader,but you told me that both of them are ok.Please,be more specific.I'm not an expert....i need stability more than oc! is important the manufacturer,the quality of the components,instalation....
on newegg.com DFI is not rated as good as Epox...
:( 
help!!!
May 26, 2006 8:16:45 AM

:? can you give me another one wich is better then other two mobos?100$ +or-
if not I'll stay with Epox! :cry: 
Thank's!!!
May 26, 2006 9:14:57 AM

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Actually DFI is the one with less stability and it's to do with tricky BIOS settings if you don't get it correct.
Hardware wise all S939 motherboards are equally stable&reliable with the exception of a few ASUS ones.

What about ASUS A8N5X??? :?
May 26, 2006 10:19:47 AM

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and it's to do with tricky BIOS settings if you don't get it correct.
I should've got that Epox board that you recommended to me. My PC can't get past the post stage whenever there are USB devices plugged in, and it recognizes the SATA hard drive as an ATA133. I've probably set it up wrong, but the BIOS had a way to reset it to the default settings, which I did, and I still have the problems.
May 26, 2006 10:21:06 AM

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Actually DFI is the one with less stability and it's to do with tricky BIOS settings if you don't get it correct.
Hardware wise all S939 motherboards are equally stable&reliable with the exception of a few ASUS ones.

What about ASUS A8N5X??? :?

Wusy was recommending that you not get an ASUS board.
May 26, 2006 1:54:58 PM

Wusy was recommending that you not get an ASUS board.[/quote]

:)  Right,but he said "a few"...At newegg.com this asus is the best rated asus S939 mobo
:(  what can I do now? I'm back again!Epox or DFI??? :?
May 26, 2006 2:10:02 PM

It is a shame that my board can not be found anywhere anymore. It is cheap but it has to be the most stable setup I have ever had.[/quote]


I told you,I'm outside US,here are only Asus,Gigabite,Epox;DFI,MSI, Foxconn,
ASRocK (but not 939dual-SATA2),Mercury,Jetway and...that's all
:oops: 
it is more dificult to make a good rig.
May 26, 2006 2:27:00 PM

I've had 2 Epox boards and haven't had a single problem out of them (stability wise) so far. I have never had any good luck with ASUS so I stay away from them. I would recommend the Epox, they are great boards plus cost a bit less than DFI.

One warning! If you get a socket 939 Epox board, make sure the plastic heatsink retaining bracket allows your heatsink to touch the CPU!!!

I learned the hard way, didn't notice the motherboard heatsink bracket didn't let the heatsink make contact with the CPU (it was a close fit, but not close enough) and my 3200+ Winchester spent 30-45mins at 88c. Fortunately the processor survived with flying colors but my 2GB of RAM bit the dust. Took a file to the plastic and 'adjusted' it. It now works fine.
May 26, 2006 3:46:16 PM

thank's :)  useful advice,but what about the capacitors?There are rumours that EP-9NPA+Ultra's are chinese? Is that a big problem?
May 26, 2006 4:19:30 PM

LOL! A lot of motherboards are manufactured in China, tons of them. I wouldn't worry too much. I'm fairly certain that the Epox board capacitors will be fine.
May 26, 2006 5:08:51 PM

Thank you all! :D 
This will be my rig:

Athlon 64 3200+ Venice
Epox EP-9NPA+ Ultra
DDR 2x512 /400 Corsair Value VS :roll: (or G.Skill 1GB(512x2) PC3200 2-3-3-6-2T)
eVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB
WD Caviar SE16 250GB
NEC ND 3550A
Antec Performance TX 1088AMG/TP2-480W

I don't now exactly yet how latencyes has Corsair .
You're great, thanks again :D 
May 27, 2006 5:42:33 AM

Yes,I Understand now. :) 
thanks
can you tell me if G Skill DDR above is a good choice?I find it on a good price!Or i must go definitely with Corsair?
May 28, 2006 6:05:26 PM

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eVGA geForce 7600GT 256MB in good enough?

Should've mentioned that instead. Best performance/$ mid-end card right now providing you don't go over 1280x1024. Definitely recommended.

:(  big problem! I can't find nowhere the eVGA .
Can I replace it with BFG geForce 7600GT OC 256MB or is better the ATI Radeon X858XT Platinum 256MB ?
it's about the same price, circa 300$ .It's a good one?
please help me :( 
May 29, 2006 5:56:11 AM

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Did you check newegg or zipzoomfly? Also you can always check www.pricewatch.com or buy direct from evga's website.
:cry:  I'm outside US ....
Tell me please which is better ? Radeon or BFG?
Thanks!
May 29, 2006 6:07:03 AM

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Can I replace it with BFG geForce 7600GT OC 256MB or is better the ATI Radeon X858XT Platinum 256MB ?

What's the currency is that in?
7600GT should cost less than US$200. Only the cheapest will do, brand does not matter as long as it's retail packaged.
7900GT 256MB costs around US$310(cheapest) now.

$160 for X850XT 256MB. Slighly better than 7600GT under more extreme condition and exceptional in Obilivion.
escuse me wusy but I did't saw your answer first! :oops: 
But BFG IS oc FROM FACTORy,THIS DOESN'T MATTER?and is lifetime guarantee...and has pixel shader 3.0,doesn't matter at all?
Thanks,You're raight ,with this money i'll take 7900 GT,or change to Radeon if you say that is exceptional in Oblivion!!! :) 
May 29, 2006 3:47:48 PM

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Before 3yrs(1yr for BBA) is up on warranty you'd be getting a newer card anyway. :wink:

RIGHT! 3yrs is quite enough!(what isBBA :oops:  ). Thanks for all!
I'll go to watch the discussion that you have mentioned :) 
just only one more question: G.Skill 1GB(512x2) PC3200 2-3-3-6-2T!!! this is good enough,or i must find Corsair at any cost?And if i find Corsair With this latencies,is OK?
!