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im wanting to rebuild my machine, and im gonna use AMD, i want to know whats the best MOBO out there for me im a huge fan of ASUS, but i hear good things about the MSI and DFI i want an awesome overclocker, a cool board and a board that wont give me any hassle so tell me what do i do??


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post #2 of 9
The Asus-A8N SLI are good boards, good overclockers too. If you want the most options and max overclocks then you wanna go with a DFI.


I don't know the name of the DFI board that OC's good...someone help me out?
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post #3 of 9
If your sold on ASUS... A8N32-SLI Deluxe has the most BIOS options
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568
Ge a 3700+, 2x1G of some good ram and have fun.... on other items just ask
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
If your sold on ASUS... A8N32-SLI Deluxe has the most BIOS options
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568
Yeah that one is even better if your dropping two cards and want the full 16x and 16x instead of 8x 8x.


Is there even much of a jump in performance there?

I never got to really read any reviews on that board.
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That MB and the DFI Xpert series are the 2 best choices for the high end OCing. DFI is a bit more daunting though but both are screamers!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
That MB and the DFI Xpert series are the 2 best choices for the high end OCing. DFI is a bit more daunting though but both are screamers!
Yeah DFI is more precise and has a few more options, but is for more advanced overclockers.

Asus is the noobs way at, but hey, I have one
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post #7 of 9
Yes there is a boost in performance in both single and dual card setups on the A8N32-SLi over the "regular" SLi (A8N-SLi).

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post #8 of 9
Ah, AMD's converted another!

Welcome aboard,

Like they said the A8N32-SLI Deluxe is one of the few SLi boards that support full 16x for both cards.

Oh and since your going to OC everything, the 3200s are one of the best A64 OCers. If you want to jump right up to 2.4 or whatevery and go from there, thats fine and dandy, but you can easily get that with a 3200.

Oh and go for Gigabyte LAN, its a tad faster then the reg 10/100 adapters.
    
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post #9 of 9
Best bang for the buck CPU... 3700+
    
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