If you are building an older gaming computer this is a good one to pick.
10 June 2012
Summary: At the time this board was made it was one of the fastest Motherboards around. I had one of these boards back then and I am setting up a computer to use it. I have owned several Abit motherboards and this is one of the best.
Summary: I had a bunch of old components on the shelf including a Powerleap adaptor. Put in all the old parts and fired the board up. Perfect for an older person just wanting to do email and web reasearch.
Excerpt: "My BE6-II is one year old, one year of solid use and a degree of abuse! It's the best board i've used by a long shot. My old Celeron 333 (slot 1) ran at 475mhz on this board and I grinned a big grin. Then a 633 fc-pga went in (on a socket convertor) and it's been running at 855mhz since December 2000. I've got 2 hard-drives, cd-drive, cd-rewriter, network card, modem, agp graphics card, sound card, scanner, printer, usb mouse and a host of other ...
Pros: Probably the best board ever to come out of ABit
Excerpt: "I bought this mobo last summer from DABS. At the same time I got a "flip-chip" (socket kind) PIII 700 and a slocket to allow the two to work together (the board itself is designed for Slot based chips). Initial set up was very straight forward (just follow the manual's setup section page by page to make sure you don't forget anything) and initial power on gave me a fully working system. My main reason for choosing this board was its ease of overclocking. ...
Pros: Easy to setup, well documeneted, great for overclocking
Summary: A motherboard is the main choice in my eyes for deciding what your computer is going to be. It wont matter if you have a P3 500mhz or 800mhz, if your motherboard is not good then your system will be held back. To start you always look at what the board has and this board has it all. It is a very future reliable board as it can support processor bus speeds upto 150mhz(P2 runs@66mhz, P3@100mhz/133mhz). This is a non-Athlon board as it is not suitable for them.
Pros: Lots of options, overclockable and long term usable.
Summary: I have fitted this brand of motherboard into my new computer system consisting of the Pentium III processor and this motherboard comes with a huge 5 PCI slots and 2 ISA such that I can fit all my cards without any problems. Installation is easy and in less than an hour I got the entire system running. This brand of motherboard can handle the variety of PCI cards which I used: graphic card, sound card, TV tuner card and modem card. And it is running extremely stable.
Excerpt: "I purchased this board approximately two months ago, after many hours scouring the internet for reviews, ratings and opinions about which was the best motherboard for my newly purchased Pentium III 550. A number of factors swung the decision to the Abit, including the ability to change all bus and multiplier speeds from the bios without having to fiddle with jumpers. On receiving the board I was pleasantly surprised to see the amount of documentation ...
Excerpt: "...bios and a call to Abit confirmed this. Ok I know how to update the bios but can you imagine a customer who didn't, getting that response ?. Surely this is a case of a supplier who is selling a board which is not error checked. As it happens installing the new bios cured the problem but the board should not have been put to market with this error in the first place. ...
Excerpt: Das Abit BE 6 ist bei mir seit 1/2 im Einsatz und besticht durch absolut stabilen Lauf. Verschiedene Betriebssysteme sind ohne Probleme im Einsatz und auch Linux (SUSE) kommt in den neuen Versionen mit dem UDMA-66 Port bestens zurecht. Ein mitgelieferter Temeratursensor (und Anschlussmöglichkeit für Weitere)und das CPU Softmenue bietet viel Spielraum zum overclocken. In diesem Zusammenhang kann ich die mitgelieferte Software hervorheben.