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Hi, im building my first rig and need a motherboard. Im going to buy it off good old ebay. I was thinking of an MSI k8n, i would of like the AN8 but its too expensive

Is the k8n any good - its seem pretty good value
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I've got a K8N Neo4-F and it's a decent overclocker. I've gotten the HT up to and beyond 333 Mhz. It has trouble with Winchester CPU's, but other than that, no problems. If you do get one, upgrade to the latest BIOS, first thing.
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Thanks Ive got my eye on one
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Originally Posted by The_Jester
Thanks Ive got my eye on one
It's an excellent Overclocker and rock stable. Except for the Beta game I'm testing, I haven't had a lockup or crash in any application or game ever and I built this computer back in late June or early July. Here's a review showing the OCing of the SLI Neo4, but the Neo4-F will have identical performance.

http://anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2358&p=21

The AN8 you mentioned wanting is also in this review and was beaten badly.
http://anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2358&p=5
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Cheers

Im ordering one now
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Cheers

Im ordering one now
You won't regret it. It'll perform with any of them out there and do it at nearly 1/2 the price. Btw, make sure you update your BIOS if you're going to OC. The shipped BIOS isn't a good Overclocker, but MSI has the ability to update the BIOS from Windows, so it's a cakewalk.
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Originally Posted by The_Jester
Hi, im building my first rig and need a motherboard. Im going to buy it off good old ebay. I was thinking of an MSI k8n, i would of like the AN8 but its too expensive

Is the k8n any good - its seem pretty good value
Don't go cheap. Save up and get quality parts. You don't want to make $75 bucks for a crappy mobo and then have to replace it. Just be pacient and get good parts!
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post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
Don't go cheap. Save up and get quality parts. You don't want to make $75 bucks for a crappy mobo and then have to replace it. Just be pacient and get good parts!
Price doesn't always mean "cheap" as is the case with the MSI Neo4 series. Read up on the numerous awards that it's received. I'd also put the Sunbeam Nuuo power supply in the list of "things that could be priced higher" category. I'll take the Neo4-F up against anything except the top DFI Lan series for overclocking and even against those, it doesn't lose by much.
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post #9 of 27
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ahh testicles!!! it went...what about the Asus K8N-E?? is that any good - *cant be bothered to read a whole load of reviews*
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i just checked and its a socket 754...i want a 939...nuts
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