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Old 03-12-2005, 05:37 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, 05:45 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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I suggest DFI.

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

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...136-152&depa=0

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

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...136-151&depa=0

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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.
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DFI and MSI is what i would recomend.
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i think dfi will be the best choice
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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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in Motherbaord manufacturing and market share, here is the number:

BIG PLAYERS
1: Asus
2: GigaByte

after than comes
MSI
ABit
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.
rest, ATi's still to come (in a month or so)
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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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