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    right you guys have persuaded me otherwise, congrats!

    so now im looking at a A8V-E, is it a nforce 4 it seems to have the exact same layout as one but just not one......

    im a much happier guy now, youve saved me around 20 quid i rekon

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    No the A8V-E is a VIA K8T890 motherboard.

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    The A8N-E (just above the A8V-E) is the NF4, but again no SLI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormPC
    That makes no sense... paying for new tech NOW that you will not use until later? Not smart at all. Better to wait until you can afford to use it. Prices always drop.
    1. The SLI is available now, no other NF4 boards are.
    2. I want to upgrade now, I've already hung on for the NF4.
    3. Why buy another mobo now and replace it in 6-9 months to save £20-30?
    4. I could have got SLI now, but I decided to buy one of the new 19" Hyundais instead. The second SLI will have to wait until my next bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson
    1. The SLI is available now, no other NF4 boards are.
    2. I want to upgrade now, I've already hung on for the NF4.
    3. Why buy another mobo now and replace it in 6-9 months to save £20-30?
    4. I could have got SLI now, but I decided to buy one of the new 19" Hyundais instead. The second SLI will have to wait until my next bonus.
    Nothing that you have said affects the validity of my comments.

    Whatever floats your boat man. If a person wants to do something he will always find reasons to justify it. If he does not he won't.

    If you want to pay 3 times the price of my Winny 3200+ NF3 combo for half the performance that is your right. Some people just don't like money as much as I do.

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    Is nForce3 better than K8T800? If so please explain?
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    For extreme overclocking NF3 has a slight edge over K8T800 Pro. For installations closer to stock the K8T800 tends to be a little faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormPC
    If you want to pay 3 times the price of my Winny 3200+ NF3 combo for half the performance that is your right.
    The SLI mobo is only around 25% more than the NF3 S939, so with the same Winnie 3200+ the total price is around 12% more. As for performance I don't see any reason why the NF4 should be slower than the NF3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson
    The SLI mobo is only around 25% more than the NF3 S939, so with the same Winnie 3200+ the total price is around 12% more. As for performance I don't see any reason why the NF4 should be slower than the NF3.
    OK, so I exaggerated a little. The A8N SLI is about double the cost of the A8N that has only one PCI-E slot. Also, to use SLI you need 2 videocards at a cost of $400.00 US minimum. If you want fast videocards it's easily $1000.00+ US. Buying one videocard is not a good idea with SLI because a revision could totally screw up your future SLI plans. Both videocards must be identical cards (brands, models, revisions, etc...) or the SLI will not work properly.

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    a8n-deluxe £110 how is that double the cost of the £95 a8n ?

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    Link? I am not talking suggested retail but actual street price right now. You won't be able to buy them at retail for a month or so when supplies are better.

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    mine cost £114 from tekheads, arriving tommorow

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    Quote Originally Posted by pudds
    mine cost £114 from tekheads, arriving tommorow
    Same here!

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    well im using it now its in my machine..... so yes it is actual street price.

    its at tekheads

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    That's about $215 USD. In the states it's closer to $300.00 and the non-SLI version is under $150.00, hence it's double.

    What VCs are you guys using?

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