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Motherboard review

By Panic_MD
Jan 22, 2005
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  1. Justin

    Justin Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,595

    You can't really go wrong with the 865 chipset. It is very stable and robust. It doesn't offer quite the level of performance as the 875 chipsets or say the 875PERL boards, but it is a great chipset.

    ABIT is a reputable brand as well. I've never personally used that board, but it seems to have quite a good combination of peripherals, and onboard sound/nic is a plus (though today it is almost standard).

    The price is great too. Cheaper than an Intel D865GBFL motherboard, which would be the equivalent.
  2. godiszed

    godiszed Newcomer, in training

    Before I buy a new motherboard, I like to check the manufactorer's forums for problems with the board. You can also look at what the bios updates that have been released for the motherboard fix. (To gauge the quality)
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    for intel freaks like me
    ASUS P4P800 deluxe
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    yeah, i own an intel d865 perll and it's the best performance for an mpga478 socket. thg actually really liked this board, as it beat out competitors by a significant margin under it's factory settings. worthy to note is that a little of fine tuning makes this thing significantly faster. also nice is the bios controlled overclocking options, if you want to push your pc faster.
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