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Old 15th December, 2003, 12:47 AM
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Epox 4PCA3+ or 4PDA2+

I'm looking at getting a new mobo. If you look at my sig, I already have a P4C800, P4P800 and IC-7.

I have always had good experiences with EPOX AMD mobos, but I hear some good things about the forementioned Epox Intel mobos.

Other than the i865PE and i875 chipsets, what are the other differences between these boards, and which one overclocks better?

I will be putting an SL6Z3 in it so I will need something capable of 300+ FSB.

Not too many people talk about these mobos, why?
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I just placed an order for the 4pca3+ myself. It was a tough decision, but after looking into it thoroughly, I went with the afore mentioned board. Epox Tech recommended the 4pda2+ over the 4pca3+ in another thread, but gave no real reason why. I would look for, if possible, getting a rev 2.x 4pca3+ as the earlier models only allowed for 1.55 vcore and the new rev's have 1.85 vcore. I guess the difference is that the 875 will not OC as high as the 865 (on average), but you gain a little bandwidth with the canterwood over the springdale. I doubt I will be going much over 275MHz fsb anyway. I guess for me the only real reason for going with the 4pca3+ was it is a newer chipset, as well as some good feedback over at XtremeSystems.
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I just placed an order for the 4pca3+ myself. It was a tough decision, but after looking into it thoroughly, I went with the afore mentioned board. Epox Tech recommended the 4pda2+ over the 4pca3+ in another thread, but gave no real reason why. I would look for, if possible, getting a rev 2.x 4pca3+ as the earlier models only allowed for 1.55 vcore and the new rev's have 1.85 vcore. I guess the difference is that the 875 will not OC as high as the 865 (on average), but you gain a little bandwidth with the canterwood over the springdale. I doubt I will be going much over 275MHz fsb anyway. I guess for me the only real reason for going with the 4pca3+ was it is a newer chipset, as well as some good feedback over at XtremeSystems.
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i recently a rev 2.0 4pca3+ from komplett.co.uk as my old rev 1.0 randomly died on me :-(

as for the differences the i875 one has 4 channel raid the i865 doesnt, though it does have firewire instead but i've already got that on my audigy, that and native pat support, and not an iffy it might or might not work on the 865.

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