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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.
Infinitys are not nearly as capable as the LanParty series.

Infinity is like the Squier Fender guitar brand: They're strictly entry-level, with not nearly as many options available, or with build quality that isn't a match for the big boys in the range.

Comparing a LanParty DFI with an Infinity would be like comparing, say, a Cadillac with a GMC. Same, but not the same, you know?

As with most things, you do get what you pay for.
    
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Infinitys are not nearly as capable as the LanParty series.

Infinity is like the Squier Fender guitar brand: They're strictly entry-level, with not nearly as many options available, or with build quality that isn't a match for the big boys in the range.

Comparing a LanParty DFI with an Infinity would be like comparing, say, a Cadillac with a GMC. Same, but not the same, you know?

As with most things, you do get what you pay for.


Thanks for the advice, There is several brand new Infinity's on Ebay for cheap. I was already getting the feeling that something wasn't right cuz they were just too many of them for sale.
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A8R32-MVP Deluxe motherboard, it's a great overclocker and your Opty 170 will surely get over 2.8-3.0GHz (by the way, this board has a very easy bios to work with).
    
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As an update to this thread I bought CyberDruids ASUS A8N32-SLI. I went this route for several reasons. 1. I couldn't get a DFI Expert anywhere for a reasonable price. 2. The DFI Infinity scares me. 3. I'd rather buy from a trusted OCN member than from someone off of Ebay. Thank all of you very much for your input amd wish me luck please!!!!
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As an update to this thread I bought CyberDruids ASUS A8N32-SLI. I went this route for several reasons. 1. I couldn't get a DFI Expert anywhere for a reasonable price. 2. The DFI Infinity scares me. 3. I'd rather buy from a trusted OCN member than from someone off of Ebay. Thank all of you very much for your input amd wish me luck please!!!!
I am sure you will enjoy it, but the Expert's price is about $100 on eBay last time I checked.
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I am sure you will enjoy it, but the Expert's price is about $100 on eBay last time I checked.

I could only find 1 and it was like $160 something used. There was Several Lan-Party's for about a hundred or so, but what can I say Cyber made me a good deal and I feel pretty safe about buying from a forum member with 1000+ reps.
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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
Yea I know, that's why I owned it! However, it can be a deciding factor if two mobos are nearly identical.
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I could only find 1 and it was like $160 something used. There was Several Lan-Party's for about a hundred or so, but what can I say Cyber made me a good deal and I feel pretty safe about buying from a forum member with 1000+ reps.
Yea CD is a stand up guy!
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If the difficulty in resetting the CMOS is the problem , make a switch.
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