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i am going to be upgrading my video card and mobo soon and i am looking at 3 of the SLI 32 boards and need to know which of these are better as in oc'ing and stability.

MSI K8N Diamond Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130037

ABIT AN8 32X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127232

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568

some advice on a video card would be great.(around $350. not going sli atm.)
im am still not sure if i should go ahead and buy a 3700+ sd or wait and see what dual cores come out later this year.
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post #2 of 14
I'm an Asus fan, so I say go for the third, you won't be disapointed.
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post #3 of 14
Go for the ASUS.....as he said...you won;t be disappointed.....that's the board i actually wanted, but i'm a cheapskate.....It's a much better overclocking board than the other two, and while it's not a DFI, it's much more stable IMO than a DFI. Actually, the most stable boards i've owned are ASUS.
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post #4 of 14
go for the asus, thats easily the best one there for oc'ing

btw i would wait for a dual core processor, if you have the money, the performance is meant to be great
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ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
    
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asus... and a 7900gt...
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post #7 of 14
Or a dfi. Those are pretty good too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136157
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post #8 of 14
Asus all the way/

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post #9 of 14
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thanks guys for the help. some questions about the asus board.
1) does it oc good?
2) will i be able to see the difference between 16x and 8x sli
3) for oc and stability purposes should i go with this asus board or dfi sli-dr?(ive numerous post about the dfi and its oc ability.)

and i will be gaming on this rig and want to know if i get a dual core cpu. will i be able to see the difference from a 3700+ sd? im just not sure if there is a reason to really go dual core atm. please give me your input.
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post #10 of 14
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...1-AX&family=20

bios has tons of oc features!
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