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Which Mobo Is Better ?


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#1 roon

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:24 PM

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I am going to upgrade my Asus P5PE-VM mobo. I have got two choices which are MSI P4M900M2-F / L and Asus P5S-MX SE. Which of them is a better choice ? I am also going to buy a "Geforce 6600GT 256MB" or a "Geforce 7300GT 512MB with GDDR2" which one is better ? I am also planning to buy a "Dual core E2140 1.6 Ghz processor" or a "Pentium D" which should be a better choice ? Help me buy a better PC.

Edited by roon, 08 November 2007 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 05:23 PM

Honestly this one specs out better then either of those listed and comes slightly cheaper. Biostar P4M890.

The 7300GT is better (IMO, I love mine)

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 06:43 PM

blackspyder thanks for your reply. The mobo you suggested is a good one but its not much different than the MSI P4M900M2-F / L. This mobo supports DDR2 with 533MHz bus and the MSI mobo supports DDR2 with 667MHZ bus. Will this make any significant difference ?
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 06:53 PM

I have both a Biostar and a MSI. The Biostar has been as solid as a rock. The MSI is a good board, but a little quirky until I straightened out a few things
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 07:01 PM

Actually the only difference I was seeing was a Newegg error (Newegg listed the Max RAM for the MSI at 2 Gb instead of the actual 4 GB). the MSI has slightly better onboard graphics. info on the differance in VIA chipsets (the only differance between the 2 motherboards outside of Brand) can be found here look at the P4m890 and P4m900 (right of the center of the table).

MSI migh be the better bet (customer ratings aren't exactly high though, seems that way with all 775 socket Motherboards under $100)

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 07:18 PM

Thank you blackspyder for your reply. I also want to know that a "Pentium D" processor is better or a "pentium Dualcore" ?
AMD Athlon X2 4200+ Processor@2.2Ghz per core, Asus M2N-E mobo, 1GBx2 PC-5300 DDRII RAM, 80 GB Seagate SATA drive 7200 RPM (ST380817AS), Nvidia nforce570 mcp chipset, XFX nvidia Geforce 8400GS 256MB(64 bit) 512MB-TC Graphics card, Bridge BM 17c monitor.




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