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Hey, my chipset on my DFI Lanparty SLI-DR just died. So I need a new mobo, and I dont wanna get the same one. Should I get another high end one, or just a cheapy and hold out for the AM2 release, or mabey just hold out now for the Nvidia 590-SLI release.
Also, note that I have BH-5 ram so high voltage is a plus, but not needed (ive been thinking of selling it and geting 1gig modules)

So far I am looking at:
Asus A8N32-SLI
MSI K8N Diamond Plus
Asus A8N-SLI Premium

Any comments on those boards, or other suggestions?

Thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 8
alot of people have the A8N-SLI and they seem to be good boards... so thats my suggestion... but why get rid of the BH-5 ram? that stuff screams with tight timings
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
alot of people have the A8N-SLI and they seem to be good boards... so thats my suggestion... but why get rid of the BH-5 ram? that stuff screams with tight timings
Because of the high voltage requirements, 3.3v to run rated timeings at 200MHz and 3.5~3.6 or higher when O/Cing. And id rather the A8N Premium, because jumpers are a pain, but mostly ive seen a bunch of my friends have those pesky chipset fan failures.
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Go with epox ram can be set to i believe 3.8 with updated bios and vcore can go up to 2.0
stable great overclockability chipset hsf flawless nice layout
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123246
+ goodies like mini heatsinks screwdriver 90degree angle sata cables sleeved ide's
cons: some may not like the color scheme
Did i mention a thermal probe that connects into the mobo and can be read via speed fan and the boot screen sweet
Contrary to what 1 reviewer said it does indeed support dual core...
    
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post #5 of 8
nvidia's nforce 5 are coming out so you might wanta wait for a decent mobo with that chipset

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30222
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phant0m
nvidia's nforce 5 are coming out so you might wanta wait for a decent mobo with that chipset

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30222
Don't you think 3 months is a long time to wait without a motherboard? lol
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post #7 of 8
oh yeah, needs a new one now...
Go for a cheap one then get an am2.
oh but a cheap 939 is about £60. Problem.

Id go for a great 939 mobo then skip am2 and get whatever comes out after that.
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post #8 of 8
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I could allways do overkill ^.^ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130523

but realisticly, if I do get a nice 939 ill prob keep it for a while into AM2, i wanna pick up a dual opty cheap when AM2 is released.

One of the resions I dont wanna use DFI again, is the voltage regulators for the ram kinda suck, thus the "cold boot" issue with BH-5. (Ive killed 4 sticks, all replaced under OCZ's warranty.)

So, I was thinking the the MSI Diamond Plus cuz the support for 4 volts to the ram. But I dont know if its as stable as the ASUS, plus the 8 phase power is tempting, but my PC Power & Cooling prob helps on that front. Plus the ASUS cant supply more than 3.2 volts.

The thing is, ive never used a MSI board. But I have a bunch of past experance with ASUS. Also, I have no problem with a Refurb board, but someone will need to show me were to get the sli connector if its not the same size as the DFI one.
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