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I just saw a ton of open box stuff on a homepage and alot of those were S939 boards. I'll list some of them to see if it's good to buy those.
What it must:
  • Overclockable
  • Inexpensive (Not cheap, but inexpensive)
  • AGP preferred. PCI-E + Onboard maybe, or just PCI-E. Please let it be cheap if it's going to be PCI-E.
Here's a few, chipset in parantese(spell?):

Gigabyte K8NPro-SLI (nForce4 SLi)
Gigabyte K8NS-U-939 (nForce3 250)
Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939 (nForce3 250 Ultra)
GigaByte K8NXP-9 (nForce4 Ultra)
Gigabyte K8N51PVMT-9 (Not posted)
MSI RS480M2-IL (Not posted)
MSI RS482M4-ILD (Not posted)

All of those are damn inexpensive.
The first one I posted goes for 40$
Suggestions to what I should buy.
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dont get the rs482 boards by msi
not overclockable, i know this from experience
 
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I'd go for the nf4 boards
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k8n-pro sli looks good man....honestly...any nf4 ultra or sli chipset will do you well...they overclock like mad on amd platforms.
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post #5 of 11
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Um seeing by the first one I posted (Which is going for 316,00 DKK, actually is 54$ because of the insanely low rates)
31£ is what it is though

*EDIT*

Duh, half-done written post
I'd go for that one though.
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post #6 of 11
The K8NSLI looks promising. Should do well for you...
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post #7 of 11
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Yeah I thought that too. Especially for this price... It's normally about 600-700 DKK here. Almost half price now!!!
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post #8 of 11
I currently have a gigabyte k8n pro sli and it is fairly limiting in its overclocking capabilities, no pci locks etc... It also like to reboot just before posting the IDE devices several times before it finally boots into windows. The only fix it seems for this, is to run the HT frequency at 1x, which in all honesty isnt really a fix.

On the upside, with somewhat generic tccc memory i was able to overclock my a64 3000+ to 2.4ghz. With my memory at 400mhz using a 1.5 multi.

Once windows is booted, the system runs perfectly fine, with no trouble. I loved the board and its stability, just wanted more out of my components for BF2.

If you plan to run the machine stock, I would strongly recommend it. But you dont, so you may want to look elsewhere. It is an excellent, very stable board, but overclocking has its downfalls, while it is a capable board, it is far from ideal.
     
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No PCI locks you say? Lies.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX
No PCI locks you say? Lies.
Lies you say?

Well, I havent found any, I have a PCIex adjustment, but no known lock that I have seen. Overclocking has also produced clicks and pops in my sound card, leading me to believe my PCI slots arent locked. I have attempted several BIOS swaps, with different settings to no resolution, I still have reboot issues and clicks and pops coming from my speakers, that, when I reset to factory settings disappear.

Several others have had this issue, and if you know something I dont about these PCI locks let me know, so I can fix my issue. I like the board, it is indeed stable in windows... just quarky, and also has produced excellent overclock results at very reasonable temperatures.

I was only offering my point of view as an owner of a board you were looking at, I know I am a new member, and I am also new to overclocking so if I did miss something crucial, I apologize..

EDIT**
Upon a bit more research of my own, the motherboard does indeed lock the PCI frequencye Automatically. I apologize, it still does not make up for all of the other issues I am having...

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