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Old April 4th 04, 03:17 PM
philo
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after working on an XP2500+ based system for several days...
i've decided to replace what appears to be a flakey mobo.

i saw a Matsonic KT400 on newegg that looks ok (it's about $50usd)
but i don't know anything about them...
is that one ok? ...if not...what's better?
the computer's owner would have no problems paying more if necessary

philo


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Old April 4th 04, 04:46 PM
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philo wrote:
after working on an XP2500+ based system for several days...
i've decided to replace what appears to be a flakey mobo.

i saw a Matsonic KT400 on newegg that looks ok (it's about $50usd)
but i don't know anything about them...
is that one ok? ...if not...what's better?
the computer's owner would have no problems paying more if necessary


http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-468&depa=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-194&depa=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-144&depa=1


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Old April 4th 04, 05:07 PM
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"S.Heenan" wrote in message
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philo wrote:
after working on an XP2500+ based system for several days...
i've decided to replace what appears to be a flakey mobo.

i saw a Matsonic KT400 on newegg that looks ok (it's about $50usd)
but i don't know anything about them...
is that one ok? ...if not...what's better?
the computer's owner would have no problems paying more if necessary



http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-468&depa=1

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-194&depa=1

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-144&depa=1



thanks for the reply!

the matsonic board had good reviews...but *very few*

of the three links you posted that ABIT nforce looks like a real good one...

philo


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Old April 4th 04, 06:15 PM
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philo wrote:
"S.Heenan" wrote in message
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philo wrote:
after working on an XP2500+ based system for several days...
i've decided to replace what appears to be a flakey mobo.

i saw a Matsonic KT400 on newegg that looks ok (it's about $50usd)
but i don't know anything about them...
is that one ok? ...if not...what's better?
the computer's owner would have no problems paying more if necessary




http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-468&depa=1


http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-194&depa=1


http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-144&depa=1



thanks for the reply!

the matsonic board had good reviews...but *very few*

of the three links you posted that ABIT nforce looks like a real good
one...



All three are great boards, under $80USD. The Abit is slightly better at
overclocking, if that's a criterion.

One reason to stick with brand name boards is the online availability of
drivers, BIOS updates, and general info. Try to find info on a PC Chips
board made a few years ago and you'll see what I mean.


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Old April 4th 04, 06:26 PM
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thanks for the reply!

the matsonic board had good reviews...but *very few*

of the three links you posted that ABIT nforce looks like a real good
one...



All three are great boards, under $80USD. The Abit is slightly better at
overclocking, if that's a criterion.

Don't need to over clock...just looking for something that's very stable...
the specs and price look fine for the ABIT. I'm sure if the board is good
for overclockers...it will be quite stable if not overclocked.

One reason to stick with brand name boards is the online availability of
drivers, BIOS updates, and general info. Try to find info on a PC Chips
board made a few years ago and you'll see what I mean.


I certainly know better than to go with a PC Chips board...
and even though I know ASUS is a very highly rated mfg... I've had a few
problems with some ASUS boards and wanted to try another
premium quality mfg. Most of the time, when I'm building a machine...
the person I'm building for merely wants a cheap one...

philo



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Old April 4th 04, 07:21 PM
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philo wrote:
Don't need to over clock...just looking for something that's very
stable... the specs and price look fine for the ABIT. I'm sure if the
board is good for overclockers...it will be quite stable if not
overclocked.


Overclocked or not, it's fast and stable.


One reason to stick with brand name boards is the online
availability of drivers, BIOS updates, and general info. Try to find
info on a PC Chips board made a few years ago and you'll see what I
mean.


I certainly know better than to go with a PC Chips board...
and even though I know ASUS is a very highly rated mfg... I've had a
few problems with some ASUS boards and wanted to try another
premium quality mfg. Most of the time, when I'm building a machine...
the person I'm building for merely wants a cheap one...


Pay good, get good. It's that simple.

I can usually talk people into a better quality motherboard and power
supply. They grumble at a few bucks before hand, but almost never after
they've had the machine a while.


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Old April 4th 04, 07:50 PM
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On Sun, 4 Apr 2004 12:26:00 -0500, "philo" wrote:


I certainly know better than to go with a PC Chips board...


PCChips = Matsonic
Same company, Hsing-Tech
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Old April 4th 04, 08:00 PM
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"kony" wrote in message
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On Sun, 4 Apr 2004 12:26:00 -0500, "philo" wrote:


I certainly know better than to go with a PC Chips board...


PCChips = Matsonic
Same company, Hsing-Tech


thanks...
i'm glad i asked first!



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Old April 4th 04, 10:55 PM
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philo wrote:
after working on an XP2500+ based system for several days...
i've decided to replace what appears to be a flakey mobo.

i saw a Matsonic KT400 on newegg that looks ok (it's about $50usd)
but i don't know anything about them...
is that one ok? ...if not...what's better?
the computer's owner would have no problems paying more if necessary


The Soltek SL-75FRN2-L is an excellent board. I've built five machines using
it. nForce2 Ultra 400 chip set. Very stable. Also Soltek's site is easy to
navigate it you need to download drivers or a later BIOS.

As a side-note, if you are into overclocking, my ladyfriend's XP2500+ is
running on a 200Mhz FSB for XP3200+ speeds on one of these boards and is
stable as a rock.
--
~misfit~


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Old April 4th 04, 10:57 PM
~misfit~
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kony wrote:
On Sun, 4 Apr 2004 12:26:00 -0500, "philo" wrote:


I certainly know better than to go with a PC Chips board...


PCChips = Matsonic
Same company, Hsing-Tech


LOL. I knew I could rely on you Dave.
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~misfit~


 




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