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post #11 of 28
Definitely go with a DFI board for the 939 platform.
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post #12 of 28
Asus A8N-VM SE is a good mobo if ur on a low budget
    
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post #13 of 28
DFI LanParty Ultra-D... its one of the best 939 boards... - the only one that is better is the DFI LanParty Expert (there is a special one called Venus which has solid caps)

most of the 939 overclocking records are set on DFI's - and they are UV reactive, look great and have some fantastic features such as CMOS reloaded which allows you to save bios settings in a profile... and things such as the on/off and restart switches on the board incase you want to use it outside the case.
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post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
Oooh!

I've got a fresh one waiting for some more parts, waiting to be built!

It'll be used as a client demonstrator and will be mated with an Opteron 170. 310MHz on the HT's not the best, but with a 10x CPU multiplier that's more than enough.

Thanks for sharing!
PM me when you get it and I'll tell you my settings for it. I ran it at 305 Mhz HT 24/7, as I didn't care to OC my memory past it's rated 250 MHz.
THe only bad thing about the AT8 32X is that it's FUGLY!!!!!!!
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post #15 of 28
I had an A8N-SLI Deluxe and a A8N32-SLI Deluxe and they both where great overclocking boards. They are my recommendations because I've had personal experience with them.
    
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post #16 of 28
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PM me when you get it and I'll tell you my settings for it. I ran it at 305 Mhz HT 24/7, as I didn't care to OC my memory past it's rated 250 MHz.
THe only bad thing about the AT8 32X is that it's FUGLY!!!!!!!
Thanks for the offer, dude! I'll likely hit you up in a couple of months.
    
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post #17 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of the replies guys. I was kinda leaning ASUS over DFI because of the heatpipe chipset coolers, good to know that they don't work very well.
I basically want to have a solid 939 setup for another year or so until the dust settles between Penryn/Barcelona and when I can pick up a cheap quad core. Does anyone have any experience with the DFI Infinity board? I think that it is the budget version of the DFI nForce 4 series but I'm not sure. I can pick up a Infinity for $45.00 off fo Ebay.
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post #18 of 28
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Thanks for all of the replies guys. I was kinda leaning ASUS over DFI because of the heatpipe chipset coolers, good to know that they don't work very well.
I basically want to have a solid 939 setup for another year or so until the dust settles between Penryn/Barcelona and when I can pick up a cheap quad core. Does anyone have any experience with the DFI Infinity board? I think that it is the budget version of the DFI nForce 4 series but I'm not sure. I can pick up a Infinity for $45.00 off fo Ebay.
Get the SLI-DR Expert instead (the UT version is UV reactive, remember that!), and you can trust me on that you'll have a blast setting up your computer. I feel it's much better than the SLi-D my friend has.
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post #19 of 28
I've had my Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe since day one of my 939 lifetime. I couldn't be happier with it. As far as the chipset cooler goes, I can't say that i've had problems with overheating. As txtmstrjoe said, this board is hot indeed.

I've never found my max FSB for the board, because I've never had to go any higher than 350, but that is what I got to with smooth sailing all the way.

Hope this helps
    
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post #20 of 28
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THe only bad thing about the AT8 32X is that it's FUGLY!!!!!!!
But should you really buy a mobo based on its looks? I'd rather have a really good but ugly mobo than a crappy one that looks really good
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