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Those of you that own this board...what good and bad things do you have to say about this board?<br />
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i currently own the Asus A8N-SLI deluxe and am experiencing too many weird problems with it and i'm on the brink of ditching this board. What do you guys think of the Ultra-D?<br />
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is this really the best overclocking board as some of you make it seem to be?<br />
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i'm not on too much of a budget, i just want the best mobo for my money w/out spending extra for bells and whistles.
 

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If you are not interested in SLI, then the Ultra-D would be hard to beat. The Ultra-D will allow you to take your computer to the breaking point. When you reach your max overclock it will not be your motherboard holding you back. Look at the nF4 SLI-D if you are interested in SLI.
 

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Even if you were to get the Ultra-D it is SLi capable. (Pencil Mod)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">If you are not interested in SLI, then the Ultra-D would be hard to beat. The Ultra-D will allow you to take your computer to the breaking point. When you reach your max overclock it will not be your motherboard holding you back. Look at the nF4 SLI-D if you are interested in SLI.</div>

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</div>i only have one vid. card right now and sli isn't on my top priority...but i may consider buying another one in the future.<br />
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the ultra-d is non-sli? why does it carry to pci-e x16 slots then?<br />
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i don't see an sli-d on newegg...are you referring to the sli-dr?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">i only have one vid. card right now and sli isn't on my top priority...but i may consider buying another one in the future.<br />
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the ultra-d is non-sli? why does it carry to pci-e x16 slots then?<br />
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i don't see an sli-d on newegg...are you referring to the sli-dr?</div>

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</div>No he's correct. There's:<br />
nF4-D - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136159" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136159</a><br />
Ultra-D - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136152" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152</a><br />
SLi-D - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136158" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136158</a><br />
SLi-DR - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136157" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136157</a><br />
SLi-DR Expert - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136166" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136166</a><br />
CF-DR - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136165" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136165</a>
 

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okay...so which is the best?<br />
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does the sli-d have all the same options as the ultra-d? <br />
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what's this pencil mod?
 

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VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION...<br />
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how picky is it about the ram it uses?<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">Well Another one of the best motherboards for both performance and overclocks would be the DFI LANPARTY UT CFX3200</div>

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</div>ok...i'm getting lost here, now. can you guys explain the differences to me?<br />
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i thought the n4force was a better chipset.
 

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The BEST is either the CFX3200-DR (Failed to mention this one) or the SLi-DR Expert.<br />
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The sli-d does have all the same options as the Ultra-D however it doesn't COME with SLi enabled. A pencil mod you ask: <a href="http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10736" target="_blank">http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10736</a>, it enables SLi Support.<br />
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THE RDX3200 chipset was meant to counter/compete with the nForce 4 Chipset.<br />
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P.S. can you please post what you have to say in one post rather than a few, one after another.
 

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Man, isnt CFX3200-DR a crossfire board. There is no need to recommend this board when ULtra-D is out there.<br />
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And if you planning to go SLI in the future, don't bother with Ultra-D because you will pay $10-$20 for SLI bridge and prolly $10 for circuitwriter <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Man, isnt CFX3200-DR a crossfire board. There is no need to recommend this board when ULtra-D is out there.<br />
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And if you planning to go SLI in the future, don't bother with Ultra-D because i will pay $10-$20 for SLI bridge and prolly $10 for circuitwriter <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>ok, suppose i want sli in the near future and the best overclockability...which dfi to go with?
 

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If you have no pland to go SLI the Ultra D is an excellent MB. RAM should not ge an issue. <br />
Your current MB is a bit odd at times in the BIOS options but a good OCer... perhaps a little light can be shed in the FAQ. <br />
<a href="http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38169-info-asus-a8n-sli-motherboard-introduction.html" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38169-...roduction.html</a><br />
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When possible please use the "Edit" button<br />
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SLI ... the "Expert" for sure <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
Last I looked it's selling for the same price as the SLI-DR. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">ok, suppose i want sli in the near future and the best overclockability...which dfi to go with?</div>

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<div style="font-style:italic">ok, suppose i want sli in the near future and the best overclockability...which dfi to go with?</div>

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</div>The SLI-DR, SLI-DR Expert, or SLI-D<br />
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Only difference between the SLI-DR and the SLI-D is that the DR has 4 more SATA ports, the Expert has more RAM settings and a different layout but its not as great as the SLI-DR IMO.<br />
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And you really don't need like $200 RAM for DFI boards... just don't get ValueRAM or ValueSelect or any RAM with the word Value in it. Thats the type of RAM that has trouble with these boards. Just get a nice/decent pair of OCZ, Geil, or G.Skill and you'll be fine <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Man, isnt CFX3200-DR a crossfire board. There is no need to recommend this board when ULtra-D is out there.<br />
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And if you planning to go SLI in the future, don't bother with Ultra-D because you will pay $10-$20 for SLI bridge and prolly $10 for circuitwriter <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>True. I didn't think about that.<br />
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But if you CAN get an SLi Bridge for less than $10 you should be good, a circuitwriter isn't needed, as the mod was done with a NO.2 Penicl.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">True. I didn't think about that.<br />
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But if you CAN get an SLi Bridge for less than $10 you should be good, a circuitwriter isn't needed, as the mod was done with a NO.2 Penicl.</div>

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</div>And also, some of the new Ultra-Ds has the spots epoxied so you'll have to sand it off to get to the connectors, not worth it IMO. Just go with an SLI-D for like $20 more.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">If you have no pland to go SLI the Ultra D is an excellent MB. RAM should not ge an issue. <br />
Your current MB is a bit odd at times in the BIOS options but a good OCer... perhaps a little light can be shed in the FAQ. <br />
<a href="http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38169-info-asus-a8n-sli-motherboard-introduction.html" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38169-...roduction.html</a><br />
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When possible please use the "Edit" button<br />
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SLI ... the "Expert" for sure <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
Last I looked it's selling for the same price as the SLI-DR. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>sorry. i posted a bit too much. <img src="/images/smilies/redface.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Embarrassment" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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i've read the faq like 208332847928 times and i can't seem to figure it out.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">The SLI-DR, SLI-DR Expert, or SLI-D<br />
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Only difference between the SLI-DR and the SLI-D is that the DR has 4 more SATA ports, the Expert has more RAM settings and a different layout but its not as great as the SLI-DR IMO.<br />
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And you really don't need like $200 RAM for DFI boards... just don't get ValueRAM or ValueSelect or any RAM with the word Value in it. Thats the type of RAM that has trouble with these boards. Just get a nice/decent pair of OCZ, Geil, or G.Skill and you'll be fine <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>i'm using g.skill zx which i thought was really good, affordable ram.<br />
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what's the difference between the board being a UT or not?
 

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The only thing I know about the UT part is that its compatible with SATA2. If its not UT then the board only supports SATA.
 
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