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Old 02-12-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
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Ok, so its come down to 2 motherboards....I am not sure that I will have enough cables if I get the MSI one....but I am wondering which one is the better of the two. Thanks.

ASUS "A8V Deluxe" VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL

MSI "K8N Neo2 Platinum" NVIDIA nForce3 ULTRA Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL

The ASUS one comes with a lot more cables than the MSI one....the optical drive that I am getting has no cables what so ever, so I am thinking that the ASUS one is better.
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Old 02-12-2005, 12:48 AM   #2
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uhhh the msi
comes with hdd cable and floppy cable, then u can use an ide cable from another comp for ur cd drives, viola, prolem solved
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but i dont got another comp to take parts from and im getting a retail floppy kit
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hmmmm, are u getting retail hdd kits? cuz most come with ide cables like mine did
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I am not sure if my hard drive is retail....lemme check, but even if its OEM, u r saying that most likely it comes with a IDE cable?
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it should, my WD hdd kit thingy came with ide cable and floppy disk to set it up
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hmmm, well it turns out that it isnt OEM, i guess ill wait to get my mobo after the rest of my parts come, cuz i already ordered everything else, a quick Q, if i ordered it all on Wed from newegg, when do you think itll be here?? i live in cali everything but the speakers werer shipped from cali, the speakers were shipped from texas
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friday or saturday,since today is over prolly saturday or monday, depending on whether or not fedex delivers on sat.
when i got my parts, i orderd on monday, got case on thursday, and rest on friday, cuz they sent case on mon, and rest on tues, but since ur in cally shouldnt take mroe than a day or 2 i dun think, and i live in tx soooo i dunno, for u prolly day after or 2 days after they actually ship the items
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my bad, i meant that it IS oem, so thats cool, that means i should be getting it this next week? too bad i wont have my mobo, cuz there might be a LAN party at my friends house on Sat night
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oh yeah, i am thinking of reformatting my other comp, how would i go about doing this? ive never done it b4
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as in .... like formatting
and then installing windows from scratch?
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yeah
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if its winxp, u put the cd in, boot up the comp, it will take u to the win xp install screen, gives u 3 ops, one of em i think is repair, i go to that option, then it takes u to dos asking which installation of windows to repair, type in 1 and enter, then type C:\format, and it will format the drive, or there may be a option in the instalation menu that says to format, i cant remember
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so then after it removes everything i just reinstall winxp and treat the comp like i just got it? i have to get all the service packs and stuff right?
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it says the command is not recognized
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farthest ive gotten is the blue screen where it takes like 2 mins to load all these things, what do i do from there?
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ok nevermind, its formatting WOOT so people say that formatting is bad for your harddrive....is this true?
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uh oh....i dont know where the serial number for winxp is >_< :s
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go with the ASUS AV8 deluxe, its better then the Msi, in the AGP 8X mobos, in the PCI-E go with the MSI
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but u have a MSI
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