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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Congrats Joe

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Originally Posted by shifty22123 View Post
Good thing I just saw this thread! I have tons of S939 motherboards and cpu's. If someone can message me the name of a member who needs something badly I can hook him up. I'm not going to give it to someone who has a i7 rig he isn't showing
Shifty, thank you for letting us know. I'll keep my eye for a member that is in dire need of S939 parts.

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Joe, I use to do donuts until I found out I had to purchase new tires. This was when I was 18 and dumb hahahahh. I'm sure Omega has had his share of donuts in his mustangs
Why yes, yes I have . On average I'd buy 4 set of rear tires per year. And only a little of that was from donuts. The car had so much torque that it was actually difficult to get going without spinning the tires. And believe it or not I used to drive that car in the snow. Reminds me of a time I got caught with slicks on the back and a snow storm hit.

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You know, I don't think I've ever done donuts in a car. Not liking the feeling of going sideways when going fast probably has something to do with that. Though there have been quite a few times I've had to do some quick counter-steering when a power-oversteer slide was starting in a really powerful RWD (Corvette C5, testing for Chevy many years ago at Pomona).
Now I'm jealous. I would've loved to even had to opportunity to drive a car like that on a real race track. Goes to show you how good (:turd those Goodyear tires are don't they.

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Hmm, Pictures of the event would be ever so delightfull to us all.

Edit: Hey guys, are you feeling extra special and would like to purchase a BNIB DFI NF4 SLI DR Expert Venus mobo? Well if so then here is a link for ya.

Wow $425!!!! starting bid! It does come with a FX57 and some ram but still! Holy smokes thats expensive.

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If a certain Grabber blue w laserstripe 71 Torino GT comes around, get ready cuz it's me.
Yes, it's got a .030 overbored 466CID big block under the hood....

Also hoping I don't put up too much tiresmoke for you to see through.
Pics of said car? But thats awesome kryton, are you in GB or the US? If you're in GB how can you afford gas for that thing?
Great color BTW, my fav for the old school muscle cars.

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Originally Posted by shifty22123 View Post
Good thing I just saw this thread! I have tons of S939 motherboards and cpu's. If someone can message me the name of a member who needs something badly I can hook him up. I'm not going to give it to someone who has a i7 rig he isn't showing

Any mods who reads this can help me out. I'm posting it here because I'm guessing the members in here would appreciate it more

Shifty
We're always on the look out for parts.

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Joe: I thought your Civic was front wheel drive, and as such, it would be darn near impossible to do donuts with it.
Its not impossible or even very difficult, you just have to do them backwards

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N2Gaming: You know Joe is coveting that just for his quest to try every 939 mobo ever made...
ha ha, yup I'd like to have a new one just for side by side Overclock comparisons between the SLI DR vs SLI DR Expert Venus. Still to much money for my blood. Well to be honest it is coveted as the best of the best for Socket 939. I see People today buying Intel Mobo's close to that price for Todays Technology that will eventually be outdated as well. I'm not saying 939 is outdated but it's seen it's hayday and is not sought out as much in general but more or less by those in the know that hold a special place in there heart for one bad mother socket design. I'd like to take a class just to learn how to repair mobo's & other electronics so that I can keep this thing going for a very long time. I can see it now. I'm in an old retirement home and sitting in a group of old farts/geezers talking about my beloved Venus Mobo.
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We're always on the look out for parts.

Wow $425!!!! starting bid! It does come with a FX57 and some ram but still! Holy smokes thats expensive.

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Just for you Joe:
Totally agreed & could not say it any better my self.
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Heh, I wish I could afford that Venus.

To be honest, though, speaking purely for myself it's a bad investment. I've got the SLI-DR Expert already (NIB still); I may wind up never playing with that board. The Venus has some extra special little touches (like all solid caps and cool packaging, not to mention built-in bragging rights due to exclusivity), but it's essentially the same board as the SLI-DR Expert.

Plus I've yet to solve the riddle that is the CFX3200!
    
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Heh, I wish I could afford that Venus.

To be honest, though, speaking purely for myself it's a bad investment. I've got the SLI-DR Expert already (NIB still); I may wind up never playing with that board. The Venus has some extra special little touches (like all solid caps and cool packaging, not to mention built-in bragging rights due to exclusivity), but it's essentially the same board as the SLI-DR Expert.

Plus I've yet to solve the riddle that is the CFX3200!
Joe what do you think is better, the SLI DR Expert or the CFX3200?
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If my Toledo is in fact not dead, I might look into a good mobo and RAM. I am not sure about it though.
     
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Joe what do you think is better, the SLI DR Expert or the CFX3200?
If you have one that's healthy, the CFX3200 is much-vaunted as an overclocker. Some of the craziest S939 OCs I've seen (try circa 3.3GHz+ on H2O) have been done with a CFX3200.

Having said that, though, your expected results have much to do with the other parts of your hardware as well. You need a great chip, great RAM, a solid PSU. You also need a saint's patience, since its BIOS is more complicated and intricate than most. Just for RAM tuning alone, I think there are almost forty different adjustments (not counting VDIMM) you can make.

The SLI-DR Expert is more forgiving, but it also requires an expert's touch to get the most out of it. But, on the whole, I think DFI did a much better job on the nF4-series motherboards in terms of user-friendliness (and therefore, usability) than the ATi-chipset boards.
    
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Heh, I wish I could afford that Venus.
I second that thought.
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To be honest, though, speaking purely for myself it's a bad investment.
So true but what if.
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I've got the SLI-DR Expert already (NIB still); I may wind up never playing with that board.
Have you been holding out on us? I'd like to see some Expert action. How did you manage the NIB Expert if you don't mind me asking?

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If my Toledo is in fact not dead, I might look into a good mobo and RAM. I am not sure about it though.
Did you ever post a picture of the damaged ic on the Toloedo? I can't remember. I do remember a member telling you that you may be able to revive the cpu w/a ic replacment. Good Luck.
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Well, she is in Joe's loving hands now... if he cannot resurrect her, she wants to stay dead.
     
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Plus I've yet to solve the riddle that is the CFX3200!
MWHAHAHAHAH! I think I beat you to that one. mine is still up and running other than the lockup on initial startup issue she's working perfectly.

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If you have one that's healthy, the CFX3200 is much-vaunted as an overclocker. Some of the craziest S939 OCs I've seen (try circa 3.3GHz+ on H2O) have been done with a CFX3200.

Having said that, though, your expected results have much to do with the other parts of your hardware as well. You need a great chip, great RAM, a solid PSU. You also need a saint's patience, since its BIOS is more complicated and intricate than most. Just for RAM tuning alone, I think there are almost forty different adjustments (not counting VDIMM) you can make.

The SLI-DR Expert is more forgiving, but it also requires an expert's touch to get the most out of it. But, on the whole, I think DFI did a much better job on the nF4-series motherboards in terms of user-friendliness (and therefore, usability) than the ATi-chipset boards.
I'll have to agree with that, although the CFX is a great board and has tons of options, my Ultra-d's seem to be more stable and require less voltage.

I'll have to see how many actual adjustments there are for the RAM, but there is definitely a lot. But then again DFI gives you ALOT more RAM options than most other companies in general.
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