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post #1 of 21
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i see that these 2 boards are very similar but i feel the need for a 2nd opinion. which of these 2 boards is going to be more reliable, compatible, coolest temp, last longest? also it is hard for me to tell but correct me if im wrong. both boards have ide?

the 2 boards. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128451

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157195
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post #2 of 21
Yes They have IDE, that is what the "ATA" is in the specs Both are good boards. One question I have though is if you need a full sized ATX board? If you can get by with a smaller micro-atx board with less PCi/PCIX slots, then you may be able to get a more feature packed board for the same price! (8XX chipset, HDMI, etc)
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post #3 of 21
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i am getting an atx case, even though it supports microatx, id prefer atx because it just seems that larger board would equal some better quality, and i do not need an integrated video chip.
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post #4 of 21
Thast cool man, but just cuz they are smaller doesn't mean less quality
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post #5 of 21
Get the Gigabyte. Both dont have VRM cooling so they are not meant for high overclocks so keep that in mind.
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post #6 of 21
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also ive worked with micro atx, my sausage fingers make it that much harder but its a one time thing so whatever. which board would you say wins the temp contest and the reliability contest? i plan on overclocking so i dont want it dead in ayear, that would realllly suck.
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post #7 of 21
I like Gigabyte better, but like Zealot mentioned, neither have good voltage regulators. You will still be able to OC, but just not as heavy
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post #8 of 21
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got it. the gigabyte doesnt seem so clear on the ide. i looked at the asrock and it looks fine but the gigabyte ide thing looks like it only has 1 row of pins?
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post #9 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phobos223 View Post
I like Gigabyte better, but like Zealot mentioned, neither have good voltage regulators. You will still be able to OC, but just not as heavy
using an athlon II x4 640 would an oc from 3.0 to 3.4 be safe?
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post #10 of 21
Get the Gigabyte!
You should be able to overclock on it moderatelly.
As long as the voltage is not touched you should try and find out ,it will not go on fire don t worry.
Make sure you use a proper power supply.Ask if you need help regarding the PSU.
Don t go cheap on the power supply or you will get your system killed sooner or later.
   
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