Summary: This motherboard fit the need I had. I needed a mb for a daycare of school aged kids. I did not want to have to buy a lot new items to make it work since I had a socket processor already. Memory was cheap, lan and sound was included.
Summary: Well i wanted to upgrade my computer but in doing that i fig'd i'd use my old computer parts to build a new computer also (i bought a 3200+, used my 2500+ to build another computer). [...]it was a POS so i RMA'd it. So i researched what was the best Socket A mobo out there, the NF7-S v.2.0 came up a lot (and the Lan Party Ultra II or something like that also).
Summary: In reply to previous reviews, Amazon does not state that this is revision 2.0, nor does it state that this board actually supports 400FSB - They merely copied data from Abit, and you can not tell what revision they are selling.
Summary: The one I bought from Amazon is indeed Ver.2.0 and capable of supporting 400 FSB cpu's. I have a AMD Athlon 2800+ cpu (333FSB) running with 512 MB crucial 2700 ram (2 X 256). This combo works! This MoBo has a lot of expand abilities that set it apart from some of the comparable priced units. Features such as 5 PCI slots, three slots for DIMM RAM (up to 3 Gig!), AGP slot (gotta have 8.0) gives plenty of room for expansion. Excellent on board sound too. Onboard LAN also!
Summary: ABIT NF7-S Rev. 2 Answer to the previous reviewer. Rev 1 only supported 333 MHz FSB while Rev 2 supports 400. This is the motherboard recommended in anandtech's April 2004 overclocking system buyer's guide.
Excerpt: This board is still one of the best Socket-A Motherboards money can buy. The nForce 2 Ultra-400 Chipset is great for overclocking, and this board can hit front side buses of 220+ with ease. Whilst if you want a slightly higher (10-20mHz) fsb a DFI board would suit you better, this board performs the same at lower speeds. The Northbridge fan can sometimes be a little whiney, but that is easily replaced.
Excerpt: I bought this mobo for the first computer system i've ever built from scratch, and i have to say it is incredible. There is so much fun to be had, you can change a million and one settings from the BIOS, its great! ***Ok first things first CPU installation was a sinch, drop the CPU into the socket and push the leaver down.