Has anyone ever heard anything bad about Chaintech? (i know its not out yet, or is it?) but im thinking of getting the 7NJS Zenith, price isnt a issue (I expect it to be a above average priced board, being all the materials you get with it, but it has alot of nice features, it did fairly well against the Asus A7N8X, has anyone had any "issues" with the asus board?
also for Ive been reading that DDR333 is faster/better for a athlon 2800+ (being they only run at 333) than the DDR400/434 chips? so im thinking about getting corsair PC2700 (DDR333) 2, 512mb chips, another question is about memory, has anyone seen any benchmarks compared to corsair vs OCZ memory? id like to see some results on those...
any comments/suggestions on which board/memory to get?
The only major difference between Chaintech against Asus is the on board sound. Chaintech doesn't include the SoundStorm feature while there is a slight unfavourable in Asus BIOS e.g. no USB boot up setting.
so then basically, theres no performance gain from the chaintech board compared to the asus board? I basically want to get the best of the best board, thats out right now (i know it will happen a week after i get my mobo/proc/ram but i dont want to really be outdated as fast as normally would happen...
also i plan on getting a athlonxp 2800+ and 2 512 chips of Corsair PC2700 DDR 333 memory (being i heard DDR333 is "better" (more performance) when using a 333fsb proc, compared to ddr400...
any suggestions on ram? anyone heard if corsair is better than OCZ? or OCZ better than Corsair?
I had the same dilemma, but I chose the asus board with corsair ddr400 256 x2. It has better sound, even though it doesn't have all the extra goodies like the front usb ports, or rounded ide cables, and you can get the asus for a little better price, becuase I only found two vendors on pricewatch selling the Zenith.
I am also about to buy the A7N8X.
I would love to hear how your build goes.
This will be my third amd Beast I have built.
Friends always seem to make me an offer I can not really refuse. I lose very little and am able to upgrade to this newer chipset.
As far as ram and Athlon systems, my best experience has been with crucial ddr266 which has been tolerant to overclocking ;also I have heard that Kingston actually does well in the ddr 333 range??? Please contact (PM me) so we can discuss further.