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Need to chose between these two...Which one?

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  1. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    So I'm going to RMA my motherboard(Jetway 939GT4-SLI-G-VC) because they gave me a slightly different one than the one shown. I chose RMA Refund and I have no restocking fee since it was newegg's fault, and I have a choice between these two motherboards:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813123001
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813153030

    There's not much I know about the EPoX motherboard, or the company itself. But I know quite a bit about the Jetway, and mostly good things.

    Should I choose the EPoX, or stick with the Jetway?

    Btw, the only difference between the Jetway I got, and the Jetway I was supposed to get is that mine was green, had no de-bug LEDs or onboard start/reset buttons. Plus, the Jetway I was supposed to get(red PCB) has 100% Japanese Capacitors(similar to DFI capacitors) which is the reason it has good overclocking.

    Review of Jetway 939GT4-SLI-G:
    http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=2506&p=7
     
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    I saw your review on the newegg.com site. Im wondering, since the Jetway you got is awesome, why RMA Refund it? isnt the one your looking at getting the same one if not very close to it? I know both EPOX and JETWAY, though lesser known to most because of ABIT, ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE, MSI, et al are more popular. Anandtech says its right up with with OC features. Its stocked out from what I can tell and seems to be pretty stable and good. Colors ::gag:: are horrible, but its performance that counts. Id go with the Jetway.
     
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    The thing is, the Jetway that I got doesn't have the Japanese capacitors, so overclocking is slightly more limited/unstable, and it doesn't have the de-bug LEDs or onboard start/reset switches(which I now realize I need badly). I got an RMA number and the newegg RMA staff said they'd make sure that if I order the Jetway, I get the one shown.

    So...that's one for Jetway.

    If you look at the Anandtech.com review, the EPoX is there trailing Jetway.
     
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    Then Id go with the Jetway. Newegg is the most awesomest supremist out there. Though I have found some parts cheaper elsewhere, I always go back to Newegg. And you are right about the caps, sorry about that. Jetway would be my vote still.
     
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    Alright...thanks man...I was leaning towards the Jetway side 60/40, but you made it 70/30 Jetway side.
     
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    Not a problem dude. Anytime I can help :)
     
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    Ok...taking apart my comp now to send the Jetway back to newegg, but I'll still see your responses, I'll be on my Intel Rig...see ya in 30;)
     
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    Have fun man. See ya in 30
     
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    Hmm, mebbe when the Conroe comes out and Im foolish enough to allow a Pentium to be bought by myself, Ill build me a pentium rig, just for shits and giggles: )
     
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    Lol...my AMD Athlon 3200+ @ stock 2.0Ghz beats an Intel Pentium D 820 @ 3.3Ghz in 3DMark 05 by a hundred points, and gets more FPS in call of Duty 2, that with the Intel having the dual-core patch.

    Really have to go take this apart...
     
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    Yeah, but just once, Intel might pull off its coup and the "hype" might be true ::HAHA::
     
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    Then K8L comes out in 2007, and hopefully bam! Inte'ls back down...

    I don't even know why I'm still here...:eek:

    And before, I had one of those Intel Celerons that could overclock like crazy...it was like 566Mhz(LOL) but it was good at the time...
     
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    The K8L is the 4X4 right? Or is it something else (cant remember what Maximum PC was saying in this months issue)
     
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    i would stick with the jetway. they are great. i agree about the awesomality of the debug leds and switches. i don't know if ocing will be better, because i think you and i both got to 2.4 GHz, right? i have a thermaltake silent 939 on there, which isn't great, but it's better than stock. i even took my ram down from 240 to 200, and i can't raise it any more.

    nevertheless, the jetway is a great board
     
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    I agree wih the mustang man :)
     

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