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Well since I friend my motherboard yesterday I was looking into getting a new one. I was first looking into getting the dfi ut nf4 sli-dr but I went to my computer shop and the guy said that he doesn't like dfi at all and would get a gigabyte instead. He recommended the gigabyte k8n xp-sli model.

So which one would you recommend. I do not run sli at the moment but i probably will eventually. I also try to overclock and I think it was my asus board before that was holding me back behind the 2.4 wall. so let me know what you guys think about this board.
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well, it probably wont compare to the asus board you had or a DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR, but it will give you a decent oc for your money.. And it probably wont have as many OC features as the DFI, but, it's a decent price for the board.
    
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Well since I friend my motherboard yesterday I was looking into getting a new one. I was first looking into getting the dfi ut nf4 sli-dr but I went to my computer shop and the guy said that he doesn't like dfi at all and would get a gigabyte instead. He recommended the gigabyte k8n xp-sli model.

So which one would you recommend. I do not run sli at the moment but i probably will eventually. I also try to overclock and I think it was my asus board before that was holding me back behind the 2.4 wall. so let me know what you guys think about this board.
***...please dont tell me youre gonna listen to someone who just gyps people outta money, hes tellin a crock, did you go to like a specialty shop someone owns? theyre all liars and cheapskates -_-.

Get the DFI, there is NOTHINNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG wrong with them, if you want to overclock you need a DFI they give the most options and its just flat out easy to understand.
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is the dfi gonna work with my corsair value ram. Because im not getting new ram right now just for the board.
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well i think corsair sucks because theyre leaving the high end market, but for moderate overclocking i think youll be good to go until youre ready to buy some new memory, id say you could probably reach 2.4.
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post #6 of 22
He's not the only computer store guy who doesn't like DFI...must have something to do with how they do business with them.

DFI's are well respected and highly recommended in the modder/gamer category...which are you
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yes it will work with the ram...and dont EVER listen to those computer shop guys...they sell you what makes them that most money...not what is best for you!
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He's not the only computer store guy who doesn't like DFI...must have something to do with how they do business with them.

DFI's are well respected and highly recommended in the modder/gamer category...which are you
LOL its cause DFI knows theyre gonna rip people off.
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post #9 of 22
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alright, well I do trust you guys more than the computer store guy. But I dont wanna totally discredit him. He did say that he doesn't like to OC. Which is one of the main reasons for a dfi board. Which is what i primarily want to do. So which Dfi board do u think would be the best.

I know the ultra-d is the cheapest good one. Then the sli-d and the sli-dr. And finally the expert. Which do you think is the best for the money. I dont really want the expert because i cant justify spending 200 on a mobo. i was looking mostly at the sli-d and the sli-dr.

What is the difference between the d and the dr. Because the dr is $5 more.

thanks so far. reppage
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post #10 of 22
Can the Ultra-d be modded to SLi anymore? or did they modify the board? If yes, than the Ultra-D is the best value for the money...
    
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