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Old 05-30-2006, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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looking a good mobo for gaming and i found 2 choices that i like:

Asus A8N32 SLI deluxe
MSI k8N Neo4 platinum

i need some comments
Not planing for overclcoking , so DFI is not my choice..
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Well, to me it seems it is up to if you are going to run SLI or not. The ASUS mobo supports SLI but the MSI one doesn't.
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Either, they are both good motherboards. You will not be dissapointed with either.
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I have a friend with the Neo4 Platinum (actually I built his coputer). it's a very good board.
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MSI is more stable than Asus but it's a close competition nonetheless.
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Personally, I'd go with MSI, even though their support is more akin to calling a Chinese fast-food take-out joint. Asus has been falling behind the ball a bit lately.

Motherboards are really all in the specs. If it has the features you want, and doesn't look like it was assembled by color-blind slave monkeys from Guam, it'll probably do alright.

If you're worried about it, get the warrenty option for some coverage. Now-adays you pretty much can't go wrong if you do your homework first.
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I have been very impressed with the qaulity of MSI products.
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^^^ditto. They've lived up to their name lately.
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Go with MSI I have had problems with ASUS and everyone else is saying MSI.
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MSI, I've had a lot of problems with my ASUS board that's only a month and a half old. Had to RMA the first one and now looking to get a new one to replace the current.
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