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Which company has the most reliable Sli board for my 939?
I know Dfi and Asus seem to be what most people pick, but i need something that can do SLi, be RELIABLE, and can support SATA 3.0 GB/s and FIREWIRE! Ive heard problems with both companies, and I was wondering what people think of those two and others like Gigabyte, Abit, etc. Or does it really matter?

Im gonna run probably it for games and Adobe Premier, so i dont want it crashing and losing all my video projects/edits. (Stupid HP....)

Oh yeah stay within 100 bucks +/- 10.


EDIT: Below 100 is fine to lol. Trying to keep costs down.

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ASUS are usually the most reliable mobos out there, in my opinion.
 
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Originally Posted by Kamakazi

ASUS are usually the most reliable mobos out there, in my opinion.

I see in your system specs you have the ASUS board. Can i ask how long you've had it and how well tis held up? Im planning on keeping it over a year.
 

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The below DFI is an OEM NEW open box, no I/O plate, cables etc... $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136158R
Or the Asus OEM NEW... SLI32 series for $92
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131568R

For slightly over budget RETAIL, some options around $105 +S&H

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131517
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138272

What is open box? Is that refurb or am i getting an Oops *drop* off the back of the truck lol. I've never heard that before.....do you think its safe?
 

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My vote is for the a8n-sli deluxe..its a great board, and it comes with a cooler looking SBridge fan than is pictured on the egg, the old fans wore out quickly but they revised them and there are no problems now. Gives you 1 onboard firewire as well as a pci slot with a plug in to the mobo for 2 more slots. I have 10 USB 2.0 ports hooked up to this thing...
It comes with more stuff than you'll know what to do with..buy the retail, its worth it!
 

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OEM BULK are NEW. They come in large quantity in a single huge box. No extras are provided, just the MB, so no rear I/O plate, cables, CD, etc...
They are no different than the new boxed units. They are typically for in house builds and shops that are doing mass volume builds. the egg is one of few that sell them out right to the public.

Passive cooling of that "heat pipe" desing is good. I'm not to impressed with Abit anymore since there main man left and went to DFI.
 

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I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-Sli for sale if you check my sig.

thats what i have, great for OCing, very stable!
 

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i have had mine for 6 months havent had a single problem with it.
 
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Do you guys think this is a good board? i did some surfing on newegg, this came in 10 dollars cheaper plus passive cooling. Its Abit though, which i know nothing about. Are they a good brand?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127225

If not I will go wit the ASUS Sli deluxe...which some of you suggested.
 

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The Abit is an okay budget board, but I had some problems with mine...

-PCI slots didn't work
-Steam was really buggy with it

But it was a decent overclocker. Excellent BIOS. No DFI, but it would OC well. Do you need cables, drivers, I/O shield and everything? If no I would go with an OEM DFI.

If yes, I would find an open-box Asus. There is nothing wrong with open-box, my ram was, and it's fine.


The Abit would be my last choice.
 

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The Abit is an okay budget board, but I had some problems with mine...

-PCI slots didn't work
-Steam was really buggy with it

But it was a decent overclocker. Excellent BIOS. No DFI, but it would OC well. Do you need cables, drivers, I/O shield and everything? If no I would go with an OEM DFI.

If yes, I would find an open-box Asus. There is nothing wrong with open-box, my ram was, and it's fine.


The Abit would be my last choice.


Thank you. ALthough im dissapointed to see taht board isnt that good...oh well. So you would choose DFI over Asus and Asus over Abit. Ok now im gonna look into those two brands...guess theyre popular on here for a reason
 
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