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Eck
09-08-03, 06:03 PM
I'm in need of a new motherboard for my current system, and I've narrowed it down to two. The Asus P4P800 (http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4p800/overview.htm) or the MSI 865PE Neo2-LS (http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=433).

And here they are at Tom's Hardware: P4P800 (http://www.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20030707/i875p-16.html) and 865PE Neo-2 (http://www.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20030707/i875p-47.html)

Both have the features I want. I've found the MSI for around $90 online while the Asus is around $120 at the cheapest.

Any advice? :confused:

RM. Andersson
09-08-03, 08:37 PM
I would prefer the MSI. I dont think the ASUS board is worth the extra money.
But perhaps you should consider this one also. Even better,IMO.

http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=81

Regards!

B&R
09-08-03, 09:47 PM
Only if money matters and u dont want to OC much then MSI is good. Otherwise i would suggest Asus.

bkswaney
09-09-03, 02:02 AM
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=manufactory&catalog=280&manufactory=1315&Type=Refurbish&sortby=14&order=1


Grab a refurb from newegg.
That is what I did. I'm VERY happy with my mobo.
See my sig.

The link goes to asus boards. But they carry most all.
I gave 80 bucks for my 875P board. Why settle for a 865.? ;)

Eck
09-09-03, 07:29 AM
Hmm... money's not an issue, but neither is overclocking. I guess I'll go for the Asus. Thanks for the link bkswaney, and that would be an awesome deal, except the refurbished don't come with the accessories, which I kinda wanted. ARGH.

Eck
09-09-03, 02:13 PM
I'm going with the Asus. I'll probably order it tomorrow. Can't wait! :D

Fotis
09-09-03, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by bkswaney
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=manufactory&catalog=280&manufactory=1315&Type=Refurbish&sortby=14&order=1


Grab a refurb from newegg.
That is what I did. I'm VERY happy with my mobo.
See my sig.

The link goes to asus boards. But they carry most all.
I gave 80 bucks for my 875P board. Why settle for a 865.? ;)
Ever heard of PAT enabled 865PE's?;)
The MSI 865PE is faster than almost every 875p mobo.

Eck
09-09-03, 11:19 PM
I read somewhere that Intel finally made it impossible to enable any type of PAT on non 875P motherboards. Is this true, and if I get a Asus P4P800 right now, will it have PAT?