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Old 03-12-2005, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking into building a new AMD 64 system, and want PCI-e.

I've been looking through a few motherboards, any recommendations that you guys have seen and would like to share?

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Old 03-12-2005, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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either dfi lanparty, abit an8 both great boards pretty much top of the line dfi can be got with or without sli difference of about 50 bucks dfi w/out sli is 145 abit an8 is about 140

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Old 03-12-2005, 04:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I suggest DFI.

Go for the nF4 Ultra D if price is a concern and SLI is not.

Go for the nF4 SLI-DR if you want SLI.

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Old 03-12-2005, 08:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you don't want to spend a lot of money then don't get any of tehse boards. You don't need DFI or abit. Gigabyte will do just fine.
<font size=\"1\">Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHZ HT-------------------AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester
Intel Stock CPU Cooler------------------------Zalman 7700-Cu
Idle: 51C---------------------------------------Idle: 21C
Load: 72C--------------------------------------Load: 28C
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe-----------------------GIGABYTE K8NF4-9 NForce4 4X
512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200-----512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200
ATI RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition-------ATI RADEON X800 XL
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS----------Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital Raptor 37GB 10K------------2X Western Digital SATA150 Caviar SE 80GB RAID 0
Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
Zalman 5.1 Headphones----------------------Zalman 5.1 Headphones
Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone----------Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone
Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard 1.0A----------Logitech Media Keyboard
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 4.0A---------Logitech MX510
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Old 03-12-2005, 08:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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DFI and MSI is what i would recomend.
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Old 03-12-2005, 08:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i think dfi will be the best choice
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Old 03-12-2005, 08:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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dfi, msi, abit, all are good boards. just a matter of picking which board suits your needs the best
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the DFI Lan Party MOBOS are "IMO" some of the best you can buy.

MSI MOBO's run in second place.
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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in Motherbaord manufacturing and market share, here is the number:

1: Asus
2: GigaByte

after than comes
and others

VIA Chipset on PCI-E wasnt a tremendous performance leep over AGP version of same, so I'm confused, ATI's chipset for AMD Athlon performed better. so in case of chipsets, I cannot recommend one particular type now. but as if you have decided to go with VIA , then Asus is choice, and if with nVidia, then MSI makes performing Motherboard on nVidia chipsets.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The Ultra-D is identical to the SLI board. I cant remember the exact details, but a simple modification can convert the Ultra-D into a fully functional SLI board.


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