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Old 02-19-2006, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I already had a post on motherboards 2 weeks ago, but I only used that, because it helped me to find the area of board i should search through. Now I have made myself a list that shows all motherboards that have the features that I want. I would like you to help me chose!

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131540

MSI K8N Diamond Plus (little expensive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130037

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136166

I hope you can give me some advice. Thanks.

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Old 02-19-2006, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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DFI, Not only are they very stable boards and the best Overclocking boards ever, They have the best customer support.

Like www.dfi-street.com if you have any problems they'll know the answer and solution.

DFI..hands down
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Dont go with DFI... Go with the MSI board if you want to have a good borad...
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If you run stock get MSI. Other wise DFI IS THE BEST at overclocking.
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I have as you can see an AMD 3700+. It is said that this cpu is very good for overclocking. So I would want to overclock, but i also want the possibility of going SLI or maybe upgrade my processor to a x2, but i don't know if that is necassary. I want to have good upgrade possibilities, because the board I have know only has 2 ddr ram slots and only supports amd athlon 64 or sempron. That sucks. I am stuck with amd 64 while the computer market moves on to dual core cpus, 4 gbs of ram and other upgrades that are necassary in the future.

So, I should go DFI even the board I chose costs a little bit???
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Yes the DFI-SLI DR Expert is a really good board. you won't regret it.
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I heard that you could buy the nonSLI board with all the other features of this board and mod it to SLI. Is that safe? I don't really want to buy a board and ruin it before I used it.
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if you want sli,0or the possibility to in the future, go with the msi, that has full x16 support. i hear that asus board was rushed too fast and has alot of bugs. if you go with the dfi, i wouldnt risk patching it, soudns a bit iffy.
tho i did almost get a dfi simply cause of their box =-D
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DFI also makes the other mobo that already has SLI standard. I don't know, all my friend tell me to go DFI, cause its a good overclocking board, but on the other side in want to have SLI. Do you think the SLI board made by DFI will work?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138272

Does this board support full 16x SLI? Is it good for OCing?
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