Asus A8V or Abit AV8

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Which one to choose and why?

Specs :
Amd 64 3000+
Gig of Corsair XMS Ram
Geforce 5900 FX
120 GB Seagate Barracuda IDE
Antec Lanboy
FSP 400 Watt PSU

P.S. I don't plan on overclocking anytime soon but maybe in the future. This will be my first build so I want it to be a simple build.
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You have two choices with Asus, A8v or A8V-E, the most prominant difference being the A8V-E has PCI-E and uses VIA's K8T890 NB chipset.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCo ... ategory=22

The two other boards use AGP.
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Yum, PCIe tastes good :)
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blink182av wrote:
Yum, PCIe tastes good :)


I don't think you are supposed to consume the PCI-E connectors :P
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Woops...

Lemme go get some Image
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VIA chipsets..
they don't support dual channel DDR...
consider again?
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wonderland wrote:
VIA chipsets..
they don't support dual channel DDR...
consider again?

Asus: http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket9 ... erview.htm
Abit: http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/tec ... &model=175

Both support Dual channel DDR. What were you looking at?

Either way, I would go with the Abit board, but that's just a personal preference. I have an Abit BP6 that I beat the hell out of. Finally got tired of trying to kill it and let it retire.
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uhh I know what pci-express is and my video card that I have is AGP. Just wondering which is more reliable.
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Hello Joe. PCIe is the future of graphics, they have stopped making AGP and converted over to PCIe, it is better performance and more reliable.
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wow I just said I know that... now which is the better board.
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Blink182av: They haven't stopped making AGP boards yet. They are in the process of phasing it out.

ItalianKid: If I had to choose between the two, In this case, I would go with the Asus, contrary to what I said earlier. It has far more features, and roughly equivalent specs. I mean, hell, it has 802.11g, 8 channel audio, Instant music. Damn, Now I'm gonna have to get one for my media machine.
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I would have to go with Spock on this one. The Asus is packed with features for a relativly small price.

If you are happy with your AGP card and don't do a lot of heavy gaming, I would stick with that for the moment.

Yes they are phasing AGP out of new mobo's, but it's not gone yet.

On the other hand, if you are looking to upgrade now and now really worry to much in the future, grab the Asus A8V-E Deluxe with its PCI-E port.
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I am running the A8V Deluxe non-wifi and have had not an issue with it at all. been completely stable , full of features, dual sata raid controllers ide raid controller, supports the X2 chip, DOES support dual channel memory....no need to go pci-e, the market will slowly merge over but as they thought the 754 chipset would phase out or was rumoured to phase out, the agp will be around for along time yet. Do not grabbed the A8V-E Deluxe with the kt890 chipset as you will not have support for future cpu's(X2's).

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ScienceOfSpock wrote:
Blink182av: They haven't stopped making AGP boards yet. They are in the process of phasing it out.


I am talking about cards. The new models they are not making AGP.
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I am an Asus person personally. But they have been ticking me off lately. The tech support is non-existant and their devlopment is getting very sloppy. They better shape up or I'll ship em out.

Had the same thing happen with ABIT a long while ago. I used to be a complete ABIT guy untill the stuff they were making became crappier and crappier.

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