SLI motherboards.. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-22-2005, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 162
Default SLI motherboards..

I'm about to piece together a new PC and haven't found many reliable, unbiased opinions on socket 939 SLI motherboards. This is the layout:

Athlon FX-55 64 bit
1gb DDR memory
GeForce 6600GT

Now, PCI-X 1x ports aren't necessary, but I'd prefer to have as many options for upgrading as possible. The one I'm considering at this time is the Asus A8N-SLI board, however I haven't heard much about other boards.
__________________

caseyc is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
aj2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,094
Default

the msi board is really good but i hear DFI have on comin/out and they make top quality boards.

I would reconsider that system alittle, if ur goin for gamin it might be a idea to drop the fx55 down to maybes a 4000 or 3800 nd put the extra money on 6800gts cos 1 6800gt gives aprrox the same performance as 2 6600gts in sli. just a suggestion
__________________

__________________
AMD x2 5000+ black edition at 3.3GHZ zalman cnps 9700-NT
Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 motherboard
3072mb: OCZ ddr800 gold
2x 7800GTX in SLI for 20" viewsonic
OCZ 600watt power supply
www.angelic-accessories.co.uk - plug for my gfs site
aj2003 is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

DFI has a full blown SLI out and a 2x PCI-E board.

Only difference between the 2 is a bridge, however this is due to the nvidia chip, and nvidia got angry, and their changing it :/
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 05:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 162
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by aj2003
the msi board is really good but i hear DFI have on comin/out and they make top quality boards.

I would reconsider that system alittle, if ur goin for gamin it might be a idea to drop the fx55 down to maybes a 4000 or 3800 nd put the extra money on 6800gts cos 1 6800gt gives aprrox the same performance as 2 6600gts in sli. just a suggestion
I'm not that heavy into gaming, I'd prefer having a top-knotch processor over the video card, not to mention paying for two 6800 ultras (equal to two 6600GTs) would be over $1100 (canadian) and buying 2 6600GT's would be about $500. Games aren't necessarily my main focus, I just want a decent motherboard with some nice features.

MSI came out with an SLI board however it doesn't have any PCI-X 1x slots, so that's a little disappointing. I'll look into the DFI one, thanks!
caseyc is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 05:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,790
Default

Yeah, I think it's better to invest more money in the processor, it'll last him a lot longer than the video card. And a 6600GT will perform everything at settings that I doubt anyone can complain about, add another in SLI and you've got a nice little system picked out.

I like the MSI nforce4 SLI board, I think Abit has an SLI board out as well that's getting some pretty good praise, I can't remember exactly though.
__________________
Intel C2D E6320 / AMD Athlon X2 3800+
Gigabyte 965P DS3 / DFI nF4 Ultra-D
2GB OCZ Gold PC2-6400 / 2GB OCZ Gold PC4000
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB / eVGA 6800GS 256MB
150GB Raptor / 74GB Raptor
2x500GB / 320GB
OCZ GameXStreme 850w / OCZ StealthXStream 600w
gaara is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 05:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 162
Default

I found the DFI board and it's really nice, however it seems like it's really rare and noticeably more expensive. 2x PCI-X 16X, 1x PCI-X 4x, 1x PCI-X 1x, and 2 PCI expansion - i like that. I'd go for the MSI however their expansion controllers are simply PCI, doesn't give me a lot of variety.

Link to DFI board
__________________

caseyc is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.