865PE, best S478 Chipset, but now...

By truflip
Apr 22, 2006
  1. Which board should I get?
    Theres an ASUS with a proven track record:

    and an MSI.. which I didnt know existed:

    AFAIK, they are the exact same board, jus different company and layout..
    I cant see the difference, can anyone help me out because the ASUS is $113 while the MSI is $85.. either theres something important the MSI is missing or the ASUS is waaaaaaaaay overpriced.
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    AFAIK the ASUS gives you -

    User's manual
    InterVideo WinDVD Platinum Suite (Gold version only)
    2 x Serial ATA cable
    2-Port USB2.0 / Game module
    1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
    IDE cable
    FDD cable
    I/O shield

    where as the MSI gives you this -

    Serial ATA Power Adapter
    2 pcs Serial ATA Cables
  3. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 390

    A manual would help incase somethin comes up..
    I have all the cables needed, if not I can get them for $5.. I dont need intervideo WinDVD nor SATA cables.. not yet anyway.

    IO shield.. dont all mobos come with those? :S
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Can`t answer that.The main point being,that the only difference between the deals is the size of the goody bag.You decide whether you can get by without the extras.
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