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Old 02-06-2006, 09:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't know the backrounds on the MSI, but aren't DFI's best for OCing?
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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DFI's are the best for overclocking, but put it this way, I can get my Athlon so far up to 2.83 GHz windows stable with ****ty ram.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The MSI K8N neo4 Platinum board on newegg says "The mainboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically"

Dose the DFI Ultra-D have this feature? And If not how hard is it to do it manually?
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I'm pretty sure the DFI does.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well, I think I'm going to go for the Neo4 Platinum. I'm going to have a new thread up with my proposed build in a bit. I'd appreciate all of your input once that's up.
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No problem and good choice either way.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Ah, looks like NewEgg is actually out of stock of the Neo4 Platinum. I'm going to be ordering this build sometime this week (most likely tomorrow) and the MSI isn't back in stock until the 13th.
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But does the MSI board have those cool UV painted slots?

lol...what's sad is that was the deal breaker for me.
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The PCIe 2x, PCIe 16x and PCIX slots are UV reactive.

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