What's the best 800MHz fsb Mobo?

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  1. Sex Machine

    Sex Machine New Member

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    Anyone know what is the best 800MHz fsb Motherboard out?
     
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    Something with the Intel 875 chipset from either Gigabyte/Asus/Abit if you want play with or tweak your system, or Intel if you want rock solid stability but no getting to change settings.
     
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    I have the P4C800 Deluxe.

    I'd recommend that or the P4C800-E Deluxe with has the intel gigabit nic with csa instead of the 3com nic.
     
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    Yeah, but unless you actually have a gigabyte switch, it's useless
     
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    1997 CL 3.0 OG since 00

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    Key Features
    i875-4SATA connectors, ECC Memory Support, Official PAT (Performance Acceleration Technology) essentially faster memory timings
    i865PE-2SATA Connectors, un-official PAT/MAM/Whatever support

    Like Mikey D said above if you need CSA Gigabit ethernet you're going to have to go with one of the 875 boards. But in terms of performance there is only a marginal difference between the 865 and 875. To me it's not worth the extra $50 or so just for ECC memory support and the CSA Gigabit lan and a couple more serial ATA connectors.

    Personally I just bought an ASUS P4P800 Deluxe which gives the two standard IDE connectors + 2 SATA + 2 more IDE Raid connectors for a total of 10 devices + floppy. It also has a gigabit lan controller although it's not on the CSA bus.

    IMO the Abit IC7/IS7 Asus P4P800 are the fastest boards out there if you're going to overclock. Check out http://www.abxzone.com they have lots of members with different boards from several different manufacturers. When overclocking with the "C" revision chips it seems that your ram is your biggest limitation and it might be worthwhile to get a cheaper 865 board and spend the difference on some PC-3700 memory instead.
     
  8. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    I concur with the others here, I just bought the 2.4C P4P800-Dlx. as well and outfitted it with 512MB corsair xms3700 RAM and am loving the configuration.

    the only problem I've run into so far is the board absolutely will not overclock, I have yet to investigate what the problem is.
     

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