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Well guys, building the new rig soon (In the sig) And am wondering is the MSI K9A2 platinum better than the DFI???? I know the DFI is a more OC friendly board and has a "better" BIOS but Ive seen the K9A2 platinum looking pretty good. SO what do you guys recomend?
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DFI is generally not friendlier to OC with there high end MBs... but they do kick major butt!
I prefer DFI overall but they can be a challenge some times.
    
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I would say both are good MB's. I looked at them when I was shopping for one and went with the Asus M3A32-MVP.
Here is a link where someone is selling that MSI MB for $90 shipped.

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http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=58935
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I would say both are good MB's. I looked at them when I was shopping for one and went with the Asus M3A32-MVP.
Here is a link where someone is selling that MSI MB for $90 shipped.

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http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=58935
Nahh, not doing used, but is the M3A32-MVP worth the extra $40?
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Nahh, not doing used, but is the M3A32-MVP worth the extra $40?
Yes I love it. Its very forgiving to this noob OCer.. I bought the WiFi version since at the time it was cheaper than the non-WiFi one.
I ran the MB on my 6000+ when I first bought it on the stock Bios and it ran very well.
I flashed the Bios when I install the Phenom 9850 and it got alot better..
I have purchased a 3rd Visiontek 3870 to run tri-fire. Waiting on the water block right now to add it to my GPU loop.
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Definitely the DFI. Top notch quality paired with very good overclocking potential. DFI BIOS do tend to be more overcomplicated than the rest (specially on RAM settings, but on AMD systems this really pays off), but it's easy to figure out. Besides, community support for DFI is among the best (even after DFI Street went down). The only other manufactures that come close in terms of build quality and overclocking potential are Asus (despite their many flaws) and Biostar.
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post #7 of 23
I will throw one up there for MSI. I think its great for the money all the new stuff quad CF. Know nothing about DFI so cant say anything but I will say the MSI and DFI both seem to get the 9850s to 3.0 and it seems the Asus dont make it. Maybe just the luck of the draw but it seems all Asus guys with 9850s can't get as high. So really I think it comes down to what one looks better to you and money what one cost less.
post #8 of 23
I really like that MSI board and I've always been treated well by MSI however that DFI is just too awesome to pass up.
post #9 of 23
I love my MSI it has taken some wrong settings and turned around and fixed itself or just lived thru it. It has more overclock options then i need. It has some excellent cooling for the chipset. I have a POS 9600BE and i have a very stable OC that works folding 24/7. I had no issues getting my ram to run 1066 or higher. For the money I think i made a good choice.
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post #10 of 23
Buy the DFI because it has a cool looking boot screen !!

JK, as a newbie OCer I have found the DFI very user freindly and I also like how it doesn't have an oversized northbridge HPC, that gets in the way. My only complaint is that if I want dual GPUs I need to switch to ATI.
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