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    Motherboard Comparison

    So I was pretty much set on the Abit AN8 Ultra but then I saw zee Gigabyte GA K8N Ultra.

    The slightly larger price tag made me assume it'd be better (as is usually the case) but after a look at the specs it's near identical (unless I've missed something) to the Abit. Can anyone offer any words of wisdom?

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    Dual GbE LAN thats one of the few differences. The abit was one i was looking at but become a bit concerned that the heat pipe wont move enough heat away from the board

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    Ah well, I don't happen to need Dual LAN so there we go.

    I share your concern about the heat-pipe but I think I'm just gonna trust Abit.

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    This is probably one of the more negative reviews of the ABit http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=ODAx see what u think

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    I'll link you to this thread, I know you posted in it but have a read further down.

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    lol sorry dident realise ud seen the hardcop link - i keep changing my mind every 2 mins forget what ive said half the time. Still dont know weather to take the risk or go for something by asus or msi decisions decisions..................

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