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Which company has the most reliable Sli board for my 939?
I know Dfi and Asus seem to be what most people pick, but i need something that can do SLi, be RELIABLE, and can support SATA 3.0 GB/s and FIREWIRE! Ive heard problems with both companies, and I was wondering what people think of those two and others like Gigabyte, Abit, etc. Or does it really matter?

Im gonna run probably it for games and Adobe Premier, so i dont want it crashing and losing all my video projects/edits. (Stupid HP....)

Oh yeah stay within 100 bucks +/- 10.

EDIT: Below 100 is fine to lol. Trying to keep costs down.

Thanks
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ASUS are usually the most reliable mobos out there, in my opinion.
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I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-Sli for sale if you check my sig.
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post #4 of 17
The below DFI is an OEM NEW open box, no I/O plate, cables etc... $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136158R
Or the Asus OEM NEW... SLI32 series for $92
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131568R

For slightly over budget RETAIL, some options around $105 +S&H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131517
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138272
    
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Originally Posted by Kamakazi
ASUS are usually the most reliable mobos out there, in my opinion.
I see in your system specs you have the ASUS board. Can i ask how long you've had it and how well tis held up? Im planning on keeping it over a year.
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post #6 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
The below DFI is an OEM NEW open box, no I/O plate, cables etc... $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136158R
Or the Asus OEM NEW... SLI32 series for $92
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131568R

For slightly over budget RETAIL, some options around $105 +S&H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131517
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138272
What is open box? Is that refurb or am i getting an Oops *drop* off the back of the truck lol. I've never heard that before.....do you think its safe?
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post #7 of 17
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127225

I noticed that the Abit had passive cooling, but what do you guys think of that brand?
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post #8 of 17
My vote is for the a8n-sli deluxe..its a great board, and it comes with a cooler looking SBridge fan than is pictured on the egg, the old fans wore out quickly but they revised them and there are no problems now. Gives you 1 onboard firewire as well as a pci slot with a plug in to the mobo for 2 more slots. I have 10 USB 2.0 ports hooked up to this thing... It comes with more stuff than you'll know what to do with..buy the retail, its worth it!
post #9 of 17
OEM BULK are NEW. They come in large quantity in a single huge box. No extras are provided, just the MB, so no rear I/O plate, cables, CD, etc...
They are no different than the new boxed units. They are typically for in house builds and shops that are doing mass volume builds. the egg is one of few that sell them out right to the public.

Passive cooling of that "heat pipe" desing is good. I'm not to impressed with Abit anymore since there main man left and went to DFI.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by danm
I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-Sli for sale if you check my sig.
thats what i have, great for OCing, very stable!
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