What are some advantages to the gigabyte 7dx(r) over the Epox 8k7a(+)?

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j24u

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Went to a computer show in NE Ohio with a bud yesterday - picked up the following:

Gigabyte 7DXR - brand new in retail box - $137 + tax

Tbird 1.33 (266 FSB) stepping "AYHJA" with a "Y" on the 3rd line $159 + tax
these suckers can do 1.66

Tbird 1.0 (200 FSB) stepping "AXIAR" with a "Y" on the 3rd line $129 + tax
these suckers will do 1.55

Not a bad day for deals !
 

chainbolt

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<< Went to a computer show in NE Ohio with a bud yesterday - picked up the following:

Gigabyte 7DXR - brand new in retail box - $137 + tax

Tbird 1.33 (266 FSB) stepping &quot;AJHJA&quot; with a &quot;Y&quot; on the 3rd line $159 + tax
these suckers can do 1.60

Tbird 1.0 (200 FSB) stepping &quot;AXIAR&quot; with a &quot;Y&quot; on the 3rd line $129 + tax
these suckers will do 1.55

Not a bad day for deals !
>>




wowow, that looks very sweet or sweat? :)
 

MTDEW

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Update on my decision.

I bought:

EPOX 8K7A
1.4 Athlon
512mb Crucial PC 2100 DDR
TaiSol CGK760092 Copper Base Cooler
And some Arctic Silver II

sliverback,
Thanks for the &quot;heads up&quot; on the 3rd dimm slot!
 

jaggrey

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I went through this same drama about a month ago. I decided on the Epox b/c i don't really need the RAID (though it would be nice) and I'm just gonna grin &amp; bear it about not having the extra DIMM slot. Also I like having 6 PCI slots instead of 5.