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Old 06-21-2005, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay so I've been milling throught he options and would like to make a decision. The 3 major things that are important to me are:

1. Ease of installation and use

2. Compatibility & Upgradability

3. Good enough onboard sound quality that I don't need to add a sound card

It looks like all three will be great performers so I'm not to worried about that. The ABIT got rave reviews over and over and so did the ASUS. I know a lot of people here like the DFI boards as well and I love the color combo and UV cables on that one. All the boards look excellent and I'm having a hard time deciding. I'd like to get some opinions.
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The Asus in all honestly are crap for newer AMD boards, and DFI wins

What socket of board are you looking for?
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What socket of board are you looking for?
Socket 939 / PCIE / SATA / Good Sound
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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DFI Lanparty...
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Not sure about PCIE, but for AGP the MSI gets the best ratings.

As I assume that these guys use PCIE, go with them
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Old 06-22-2005, 05:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Here are the links to the exact boards that I'm looking at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131524

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136157

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127196

So far it's been DFI hands down, any reason why that one is better then the Fatal1ty?

Also, does anyone know how these boards perform as far as sound quality?
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Old 06-22-2005, 07:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok dfi is def not easy to use. I just found this out yesterday when someone I knew bought it. he had a bunch of trouble figuring out which jumper belonged where and the manual was confusing. He is not a first time builder, but he is no computer expert either. He is building his 2nd machine, so you could call him a novice(sorta). If you don't know exactly what your doing, get some other mobo. If you know what your doing then DFI is good.
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DFI is easy to configure. Their's no reason why a computer n00b should change any jumper or anything in the BIOS except the boot pririority's. But for overclocking this board is advanced.
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