P4 Mobo - Is my choice a good one?

Doh_boy

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I'm going to upgrade my system soon and I'm currently mulling over the choice of mobo.

I'm going for p4 (800fsb) so it's all nice and expensive :p

My two choices at the moment are:

MSI 865PE-NEO2-FIS2R i865 P4 DDR (preferred, cheaper ergo dear proc)
Asus P4C-800 Deluxe (dearer and looks packed with goodies).

What do people think? Alternatives welcome.

Asus
http://uk.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4c800-d/overview.htm

MSI
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=433
 

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From what I have read (planning on a new PC meself soon), if you is getting Intel then you want the 875 chipset not the 865, which would mean the Asus is the better card.
Couldn't personally vouch for what difference you get for the money though :/
 

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my new parts should be arriving within the next couple of days and im gonna be using the intel 865PE P4 800FSB 478 DDR mobo so ill let you know how i get on with it, im also getting a pentium IV 3.0Ghz 800FSB cpu, ati radeon 9800 pro graphics card, 1Gb corsair twinx1024 xms 3200 DDR400 RAM and a Maxtor UATA 133 200Gb HDD
 

Doh_boy

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heh close to what I want to get!

Apart from that, only 512 Mb (two sticks of course :D)

and no hdd (for the moment).
 

Doomy

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Doh_boy said:
I'm going to upgrade my system soon and I'm currently mulling over the choice of mobo.

I'm going for p4 (800fsb) so it's all nice and expensive :p

My two choices at the moment are:

MSI 865PE-NEO2-FIS2R i865 P4 DDR (preferred, cheaper ergo dear proc)
Asus P4C-800 Deluxe (dearer and looks packed with goodies).

What do people think? Alternatives welcome.

Asus
http://uk.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4c800-d/overview.htm

MSI
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=433
I have that mobo (MSI) with my 2.8. More stuff on it than ill ever use and totally stable tho the Live Update stuff is a bit chuggy. Fantastic partner to my 2.8c
 

Doh_boy

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Aye THG says it tops. Any other sites you look to for hardware reviews (technation don't do a review of either board nevermind a comparison).
 

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