I'll be helping some people build PCs soon, as well as repairing my PC. If you haven't yet followed along, my PSU killed my motherboard. Nice, right?
First board - mine:
MSI K7N-2 Delta; nForce 400 chipset, dual channel DDR; no SATA, no expansion card sound output options, nor built-in IDE RAID. I will need a board to replace my current one (colored ram slots, no fan on chipset heatsink) or another nForce 400-based board.
Second board - something for a friend's PC:
Shuttle AN35N; nForce 400 chipset, dual channel DDR to start off.
What's the difference between a A7N8x-X and a A7N8x-Delux? The X came out after the Delux, but AlbertaBeef told me in another forum that the D's faster. Why?
K7N-2 Delta - Athlon XP 2000 (soon to be upgraded to something... I"m not sure what), 512MBs DDR400 CL2 ram (soon to be 2×512MBs OCZ DDR433 LL ram)
AN35N - Athlon XP 2500, 2×256MBs DDR333 CL2.5 ram
A7N8x - Athlon XP 1800-2800, 512MBs DDR400 CL2 ram (after I upgrade my ram to DDR433)
Could I have links and suggestions for these boards? I've allocated 75 points per board so that we may have wholesome discussions about each one.
I really need any information at all. Have any people had hardware conflicts with these? I need links, hardware conflicts, and any topics of interest that concern these boards.
Thank you very much,