Anyone know about this board? How does it compare to NF7-S?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by W.O.T. Stang, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. W.O.T. Stang

    W.O.T. Stang Limp Gawd

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    http://www.giga-byte.com/MotherBoard/Products/Products_GA-7N400 Pro2.htm
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-128-199&depa=1

    Just found this one today for the first time... Seems to have some things going for it over the NF7-S. Dual bios feature, 4 IDE connectors, 4 DIMM slots, gigbit lan.. plus the standard SATA/RAID, Firewire, USB, integrated sound/network. ..etc.

    Have a look at it. Anyone ever heard of it? I may consider it since the price is almost exactly the same. Just want to get some opinions on it.
     
  2. Drisler

    Drisler Gawd

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    If you plan on really overclocking...get the nf7-s
    believe that gigabyte ain't worth it ...in that regard.



    Personally...I'd look at the DFI Ultra Infinity NFII
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-136-137&depa=1&section=1
    2.0 Vcore, 1.9Vdd, 3.3Vdimm
    .......everyone with one hits 240 - 250fsb ...highest 270fsb. Great bios support. And the same features as the nf7-s including soundstorm..sata raid, etc ...$95

    I've ordered mine..The Lanparty B is basically the same thing...but it adds Gigabit Lan and glows in the dark...:D :eek:
     
  3. CrimandEvil

    CrimandEvil Dick with a heart of gold

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    Does that DFI board have firewire hookups? I really need that.
     
  4. Drisler

    Drisler Gawd

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    Yes, it has FireWire
     
  5. CrimandEvil

    CrimandEvil Dick with a heart of gold

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    How bout the RAID does that extend to IDE or is it just SATA? If it does I just have to get myself one. I just noticed that it doesn't have the Soundstorm APU or does it? I see that alot of nforce2 boards have the APU but don't have one thing or another that lets them call it Soundstorm.
     
  6. BigMaxxin

    BigMaxxin Limp Gawd

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    i have that gigabyte board, and 2 of my freinds do too, one of my freinds has a 2500 oc'd to a 3000+ on that board, and i like the dual bios feature, cause im a dumbass, and it has saved me a couple of times.
     
  7. Drisler

    Drisler Gawd

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    It does not have IDE RAID only sata raid.
    It has Soundstorm.
     
  8. uwackme

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    It looks like this new board has the AN7 fixes to the DDR voltage regulators. It has the HSF screw holes that the Gigabyte lacks (fatal flaw). Including a southb heatsink is good, the spacing next to the AGP slot like NF7-S is good, and the price is good.

    Ill have to grab one soon. I'd luv to see the performance results from using 4 disks in SATA raid setup. I'd have to get 2 more Abit adapters and 2 more Maxtors.