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ScrubberManFSJ
03-16-2005, 04:03 PM
I am about to upgrade, and this is the board that 3 shops have suggested to me. Does anyone here have it? I am going to use the Athlon 64 3200 chip in it.

Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

EDIT: here is the pricing from my local store (cdn)

K8V SE Deluxe...........................$177.00
AMD Athlon 64...........................$328.24
512meg Kingston Ram for above....$136.00

Total.......................................$541.2 4


I know I can probably find it cheaper online, but I support my local Computer store, as the service is excellent.

Demon_Mustang
03-17-2005, 01:36 AM
Ooh, I know, it's Asus, that means it'll be awesome. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Seriously though, I'm not sure about this specific board, but from Asus' track record, they don't usually release something that isn't pretty much top of the line. I would be fairly confident with it especially if people recommend it. I might be going this same route myself, but later, so it'll be even cheaper, hehe.

buccaneer
03-17-2005, 03:42 AM
I have the same MB together with an AMD 64 3400 and it rawks. Go for it , you will not be dissappointed. I use it for gaming and graphic designing. Good value for money too because it will make a soundcard redundant.

ScrubberManFSJ
03-17-2005, 07:02 AM
6 channel built in SC, so is the sound really good? I have a CL Live value card, will it be beter?

buccaneer
03-17-2005, 08:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ScrubberManFSJ:
6 channel built in SC, so is the sound really good? I have a CL Live value card, will it be beter? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The sound is awesome. Every penny you spent on a separate soundcard would be wasted. Seriously!

ScrubberManFSJ
03-17-2005, 10:05 AM
Good to know, thanks Buc. I had asked the guy yesterday, but he did not have a really good answer.

buccaneer
03-17-2005, 11:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ScrubberManFSJ:
Good to know, thanks Buc. I had asked the guy yesterday, but he did not have a really good answer. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No problem mate. I am really fond of this MB. I am not a computer geek but anyone can see that Asus really did a great job on this one.

ScrubberManFSJ
03-17-2005, 01:03 PM
Well, I just ordered the new items. They will be here Monday. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif Darn 2 business day shipping.

I also bumped it up to the 3400+ chip. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Hope all goes well.

Demon_Mustang
03-17-2005, 04:04 PM
Asus really does a great job on most of their products, hehe. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Black_Knight_1
03-19-2005, 11:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ScrubberManFSJ:
Well, I just ordered the new items. They will be here Monday. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif Darn 2 business day shipping.

I also bumped it up to the 3400+ chip. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Hope all goes well. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

3400?? Your getting a socket 754? Socket 754 has no plans for further CPUs other than the sempron range. You will probably be better off getting a socket 939 board and a 3200 winchester or newcastle core chip.

The motherboard is also a VIA chipset, which means the sound will be the AC97 codec, which compared to a sound card isnt too good, I noticed a huge difference going from a AC97 codec to a nforce motherboard with soundstorm.

Just a touch of advice for you. All the same it will still be a really good PC, just wont have huge upgrade capabilities.

ScrubberManFSJ
03-19-2005, 12:34 PM
I keep my system for about two years, and it has been my experiance that better things come out that are not compatible with my present "system".

example: SDRAM to DDR, MB not supporting chipset high enough, FSB from 266 to 800 and so on.....

So, the next time I upgrade, since I do chip and board at the same time, I won't have to worry. But thanks anyways, it is good advice to think about things like future. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

buccaneer
03-19-2005, 01:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Black_Knight_1:
The motherboard is also a VIA chipset, which means the sound will be the AC97 codec, which compared to a sound card isnt too good, I noticed a huge difference going from a AC97 codec to a nforce motherboard with soundstorm.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What is the huge noticable difference?

DayGlow
03-19-2005, 01:38 PM
I'm taking the Upgrade plunge this spring as well.

I'm jumping in deeper than Scrubbs though.

I'm getting the ASUS pci-e SLI board along with a 6800GT card.

My thinking is that in the next year AMD is releasing it's new dual core cpus in a 939 package, so the MB will support that. Along with adding a second video card a year from now for a cheaper price will give me a nice boost in FPS, esp giving Nvidia a year to mature it's drivers and support for SLI.

Myself I'm getting a 3200+ cpu. It o/c's very easily to around 3800+ levels with no voltage or cooling changes

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=Njg2

concidering it's $100cdn less than a 3500+ I think it's the best value speed bin out there.

buccaneer
03-19-2005, 05:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DayGlow:
I'm taking the Upgrade plunge this spring as well.

I'm jumping in deeper than Scrubbs though.

I'm getting the ASUS pci-e SLI board along with a 6800GT card.

My thinking is that in the next year AMD is releasing it's new dual core cpus in a 939 package, so the MB will support that. Along with adding a second video card a year from now for a cheaper price will give me a nice boost in FPS, esp giving Nvidia a year to mature it's drivers and support for SLI.

Myself I'm getting a 3200+ cpu. It o/c's very easily to around 3800+ levels with no voltage or cooling changes

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=Njg2

concidering it's $100cdn less than a 3500+ I think it's the best value speed bin out there. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That should be one sweet rig Dayglow. I am not hung up about corespeeds anymore. My update will be about balance http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Demon_Mustang
03-20-2005, 02:52 AM
I think unless you're an audiophile, which black knight might be, you wouldn't really notice enough of a difference for that one aspect to change your mind about something. However, the processor socket thing I do agree with. 939 will last you a whole lot longer since that will continue grow in selection when it comes to CPU's.

However scrub, despite that, your system will still be very good and probably last you another 2 good years, so it's no big deal.

ScrubberManFSJ
03-20-2005, 07:52 AM
Mt view is that new and better are coming out all the time. I spend about $600 every two years on a system, which averages out to $300/year. To spend more money, just to have TOP of the line (at present time) means the upgrades I would do, are still going to be in the high range mark. I am JUST starting to get low frame rates on some high end games with my present system (1.4gig on 266fsb MB) and the system I am upgrading to (3.2gig with 800fsb) should aleviate that problem for a while.

And with Battlefield 2 coming out just around the corner........ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

buccaneer
03-20-2005, 10:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Demon_Mustang:

However scrub, despite that, your system will still be very good and probably last you another 2 good years, so it's no big deal. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I totally agree. And thats why I am on the same page as Schrubs when it comes to upgrade. The system that he has assembled will be solid for the next 2 years. Good fun, great performance without paying stupid amounts of money.

Black_Knight_1
03-20-2005, 12:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by buccaneer:
at is the huge noticable difference? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well i just listen to loads of musics, and with my dad being a DJ i notice even the slightest bit of distortion or background noise from a soundcard.

For Dayglow, the dual core CPUs are due out Q3/Q4 of this year, and the new socket 939 'Venice' core next month. Also I have a 6800 here and its absolutely brilliant, best card ive ever had in my life.

And towards scrubbs, I gues its just in my nature to suggest things that can easily be ugraded as thats how I go, i prefer to spend small amounts at once rather than one huge wedge. Money burns a hole in my pocket.

Demon_Mustang
03-21-2005, 08:24 PM
See? What did I say? I told you black knight is an audiophile, that's why he would notice! I personally don't, I use headphones most of the time, so all this 5.1, 7.1, Dolby Digital, business, it really doesn't matter to me, lol.

Although some people argue that headphones are actually not good for your ears, but hey, it works wonders playing games. People say using surround sound helps you hear where someone is coming from. Well, I can do that with headphones too. Some kind of digital 3D simulation or something, but for some reason, all the sounds in games really have placement for me and I can usually tell where the sound is coming from pretty easily, so it works fine. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

DayGlow
03-21-2005, 09:04 PM
or you use 5.1 headphones http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.walibe.com/reviews-47.html

Amazing piece of kit. They have to be experienced to really understand. Great directional sound and the base is amazing. They actually push air so you feel the impact along with the base tones.

Demon_Mustang
03-21-2005, 10:16 PM
Hm, sounds expensive, lol.

Oh, and BTW, it's "bass" when you're talking about sound, I know it's spelled the same as bass the fish, but it is, trust me, hehe. Just letting you know.

Black_Knight_1
03-23-2005, 04:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Demon_Mustang:
See? What did I say? I told you black knight is an audiophile, that's why he would notice! I personally don't, I use headphones most of the time, so all this 5.1, 7.1, Dolby Digital, business, it really doesn't matter to me, lol.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, nice guess http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I also use headphones all the time, but background noise is more noticeable on them, but im just fussy.