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post #1 of 12
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Hello I might buy a new MB but I am wondering which of these would be a better deal. I am looking for the best bang for the buck but I am looking for top notch performance and OCing ability.

1. http://cgi.ebay.com/B3031-New-MSI-86...QQcmdZViewItem

2. As long as the price stay resonable... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MakeTrack=true

3. I have heard good OC results with this board... http://cgi.ebay.com/ABIT-VT7-SOCKET-...ayphotohosting

4. Another one from the 478 appreciation thread... http://cgi.ebay.com/ABIT-IS7-Intel-8...QQcmdZViewItem

I dont need a MB as my Asus P4P800 SE works very good but the SATA controller is broke so I am using a PCI SATA card which limits performance. Also I have a bad vdroop problem limiting my OC to 3.6 Max stable and 3.8 MAX bootable.

Thanks guys for the help and have a good one.
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post #2 of 12
Abit IC7-G all the way. I love it. It is a great board! Plenty of V-mods too if you are into that stuff. Also look at the ASUS P4P800SE since it is also one of the best S478 boards.
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I already have a P4P800 SE and like I said ythe SATA controller is broke, so I want not need a new MB. My ultimate goal is a 1gig OC I can get there with this Asus but it has a bad Vdroop and I dont want to give a whack at doing the droopmod as I almost fried the MB already. So like I said the best bang for the buck.
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post #4 of 12
i have a P4C800 E Deluxe, not too much v droop,
dont remember exact ammount, its ben a few months since i used it

works BEAUTIFULY

but the ABIT IC7-G is amazing for 478
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Ok I have 2 for the IC7 but what about the MSI and the other MB. I hope to get a new MB either way just incase for a backup as I may do the droop mod and if I brake my MB I can rest well knowing I have a backup. Also is the IC7 better than my P4P800SE?
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ASUS P4P800-E DLX is the best for socket 478 outhere.
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Oh come on now we all know thats not true considering the P4C800 with the 875 chipset is better. The biggest difference between the e dlx and my SE is the SATA slots. I think I may get the IC7, or the MSI neo2 pls
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Oh come on now we all know thats not true considering the P4C800 with the 875 chipset is better. The biggest difference between the e dlx and my SE is the SATA slots. I think I may get the IC7, or the MSI neo2 pls
It's just the PAT enabled on default that may be the difference between the 875 and 865. However, I find no creditable performance different when PAT enable or not (it's also noted that PAT might cause instability).

Yes, and the EDLX has 2 extra SATA slot on Promisetm SATA controller.
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post #9 of 12
The IC7 is the best period, lots of OCing options, vmod options, very popular board! (owned 3 myself). The IS7 is a downstep from that, probably a bit better OCer than the MSI board, though the MSI board is a good bang for the buck, if that's what your looking for.
    
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post #10 of 12
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TY Wowza that is the kind of feedback I was looking for. I was wondering about each MB and which is the best for the cash I will be spending. I will shoot for the IC7 but I can settle for the MSI if it comes to that. Basically the only thing that would stop me is cash+demand, I don't need it bad enough to spend lots of cash.
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