View Full Version : Google-proof Motherboard

07-20-05, 07:58 PM
I have been looking EVERYWHERE for info on this Aopen mobo...


but i havent found anything. i already ordered it from newegg. i recieved my DFI today, but it didnt have the audio riser component, so thats getting returned :(. this board has everything i would want besides SATAII, which doesnt matter to me. and it has alc880, so i can still use the nforce audio panel :) :).

anyone know anything at all about this board?

07-22-05, 09:59 PM
I have never heard of a nVIDIA CK8-04

Aopen looks pretty shady to me. I would stick with MSI or ABIT. I would say ASUS, but my curent ASUS board the Ethernet port don't work. I use a USB wirless adapter for internet acess so it's not a big deal but it's the principle of the thing. Those who think RMA, forget it a PCI NIC card costs half as much as for me to ship it back for replacement.

07-22-05, 10:12 PM
Some links here:



07-25-05, 04:56 PM
BEWARE... i bought this mobo... it lists firwire support, but DOES NOT come with the backplate for it. and it LISTS ALC880.... on newegg and on their website.. BUT IT HAS ALC850. i am so damn pissed right now. i havent decided if alc880 is worth returning it.

07-25-05, 05:02 PM
According to google nVIDIA CK8-04 is basicly Nfocre 4 ?

07-25-05, 06:42 PM
screw it. this is what i am getting


this aopen board has really really disappointed me. so, its time i just spent a ton of $$$ on something i KNOW people are happy with and has lots of features.


07-25-05, 06:55 PM
You might get one of the earlier boards that can't take 2 7800s though, if that's your intention. Better look into it.

07-25-05, 07:04 PM
You might get one of the earlier boards that can't take 2 7800s though, if that's your intention. Better look into it.


07-25-05, 08:05 PM
Initial MSI K8N-SLI models can't take 2 7800GTXs. You better look into it, if that's your future upgrade intention.


MSI will also provides free service to replace the capacitors for existing MSI K8N Diamond motherboard users who need to run two GeForce 7800GTX graphics cards. These users only need to bring or send the motherboard to any MSI service station in their country or region. MSI will replace the capacitor and send it back for free. Currently, this service has no time limit. If users should encounter the same problem again when upgrading graphics card within the warranty period, MSI will replace the capacitor free of charge.