Final Choice of system

I think I have nailed down my purchase:
amd64 3500+ S939
MSI k8n neo plat
1g kinston hyper-x pc3200
eVGA 6800 gt

Good choice? Great choice?
I havent had any experience with MSI, in a previous post someone said go with it over ASUS, anyone have the same or diff advice? And is the ram good stuff?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by BossHoss on 08/21/04 07:36 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. The mobo is one of the best, if not the best !
    The ram, i dunno

    Toms Hardware Site is a joke !
    Looks like intel spent more on bribing reviewers to cover up it aint that great than they did in R&D, you know what im talking about Tom !
  2. Tou probably meant MSI K8N Neo<b>2</b> Platinum. The K8N Neo is for Socket754 CPU!

    A7N8X / <font color=green><b>AMD Sempron 2800+</b></font color=green>
    Kingston DDR333 2x256Megs
    <font color=red>Radeon 8500 128Megs</font color=red> @ C:275/M:290
  3. Get a Corsair XMS 3200 if possible, less conflicting problems.

    AMD A64 3200+ (2.2GHz Newcastle)
    MSI K8N Neo Platinum
    1GB Corsair DDR400 ValueSelect (CL2.5)
    R9600Pro @ 500mhz Core, 340mhz Memory
  4. >I think I have nailed down my purchase:

    I'd start all over again.. Seriously, why not a Pentium 4 ? Whats wrong with an ATI X800 ? Why MSI when ASUS and ABIT offer such nice motherboards ?


    = The views stated herein are my personal views, and not necessarily the views of my wife. =
  5. He's getting the exact same ram as me and I have no conflicting problems.

    AMD 64 3400+
    MSI K8N Neo Platinum
    1 GB Kingston HyperX PC3200
    ATI AIW 9600XT
    WD Raptor 74GB
  6. great choice for a system and if you shop around its hands down the best performance for the money (besides the ram, id go with crucial ballistix, great a64 performance and a good price; 2-2-2-5 to boot!) you should easily be able to oc both the proc and your 6800gt to the speeds of their higher priced counterparts. but what about hdd? best choice: go for two raptors in raid 0, they'll scream through bootup and app loads. (if you need more storage later, jsut add a third, theyll run even faster in a 3 drive array!)
    enjoy ur system.

    -I'm Laughing At It Now-
  7. You think Abit makes nicer mobos than MSI? I've never owned either, but I want to buy an MSI to get away from ECS and Gigabyte.

    P.S. Asus boards are a rip-off.
  8. Obviously I should have added sarcasm tags for you :(

    = The views stated herein are my personal views, and not necessarily the views of my wife. =
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