Looking for suggestion on Motherboards with integrated video, sound and maybe cpu as well

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Puck, Nov 26, 2003.

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    Puck Guest

    i had been told of the friends recent experience with some pc chips
    boards he had built seven systems with. they had onboard everything
    really. the seven systems have been put together over the last six or
    seven months and no problems so far.
    fom my past experience of pc chips they were *shit* boards. have they
    improved?

    what are the better integrated boards? need not have a cpu built in.
     
    Puck, Nov 26, 2003
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    SteveH Guest

    Hi,

    Have a look at the NForce boards with integrated sound and video. I've built
    a couple of boxes for people with the MSI NForce boards and they work a
    treat.

    HTH
    SteveH
     
    SteveH, Nov 26, 2003
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    BigH2K Guest

    MSI do nice Intel boards too, used a P4MAM-L recently and was very
    impressed. MSI have taken to suppling their boards with sheathed floppy and
    IDE cables too so they are like the rounded ones you pay extra for, nice one
    MSI.
     
    BigH2K, Nov 26, 2003
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Abit NF7-M is supposed to be good, although other manufacturers probably
    do something similar with the NForce2 chipset.
     
    Rob Morley, Nov 26, 2003
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    nobody760 Guest

    I can only speak as I find. This comp has a PC Chips Motherboard
    810LM. Ok its not the fastest/bestest MB in the world but it does everything
    I want and my son plays his games on here and listens to bang bang songs he
    has downloaded with no trouble. Running XP corporate with no problems at
    all. So if - like me - your budget is tight, again personally no problems.

    However look at this site for all the gen:

    http://radel.inet.net.nz/m810lmr.html
     
    nobody760, Nov 27, 2003
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    Ric Guest

    seconded. MSI k7n2g-l for 65 quid gives cutting edge nforce2, 8x AGP and an
    integrated Geforce4MX for bugger all money. stick an AMD 2500 barton in it
    and you'll be a happy bunny. solid as a rock *with decent ram* as well.

    oh, and if that's steve from droylesden, "hi!" - it's ric you went to school
    with...

    ric
     
    Ric, Nov 27, 2003
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    Ric Guest

    as an aside, the only thing they're not great for is overclocking. done
    around 30 of these systems over the last year or so, and pushing the FSB too
    far (around 189MHz on the board i killed in testing) whilst using onboard
    video WILL corrupt the BIOS to a point where it's no longer bootable or
    recoverable. if you're only interested in mild overclocks then don't worry
    about this at all.
    for overclocking, you still can't beat the Asus A7n8X deluxe IMHO.
     
    Ric, Nov 27, 2003
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