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Thread: Abit A8N vs Asus A8n premium

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    Abit A8N vs Asus A8n premium

    I am planning an upgrade to pcie and have two potentials for the motherboard, one is the abit a8n sli the other is the asus a8n premium.

    personally i think that the abit is better value for money but I would like to know what other people think.

    http://www.ocworkbench.com/2005/abit/an8-sli/g1.htm

    http://www.viperlair.com/reviews/cpu...pr/index.shtml

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    Abit's is AN8 not A8N ...

    Abit ~£90 Asus~£115 hard not to see the Abit as better vfm.

    MSI P55-GD80, i5 750
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    Yes, but, it's not really a fair comparison. The ASUS has quite a lot more in the package, including 2x Gb LANs, 2x SATA controllers, 10x USB ports, 2x IEEE 1394. If you just want the heatpipe then get the ABit.

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    what the question really is is is the extra sata and gigabite ethernet controller worth £30

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    Quote Originally Posted by user1453
    what the question really is is is the extra sata and gigabite ethernet controller worth £30
    Unless your wall socket or router doesnt take your extra laptop, there is really no reason for an extra LAN slot.

    4 SATA is already plenty for a normal system. You could run almost every type of RAID be it 1,0,0+1,5 for that matter with 4 SATA..

    Unless you have a cousin at home who wants to online but no socket, or u have so many laptops or file servers that you overloaded that 10 port router. You could save that £30 for a good nite out in the pub..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    I've always been a fan of Abit in the past but lately I've started to like DFI.

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    i had the asus a8n premiuim it sucked same setup as current rig just different mobo with 20fps less
    dfi sli-dr | AMD64 3700+ san | 2 Gb kingston PC3200 | SLI XFX 6800GT | emu 1820m + ADAT 32 channel audio card | 600w modualar PSU | 300Gb maxtor maxline | 3 X 300 samsung spin point sata2 hdds | 70Gb raptor | akasa case | Zalman Reserator 1 Plus with two cpu blocks |
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    so would you recomend the abit?

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    Best Overclocker is DFI. Best package is Asus. But the Abit isn't bad and is a fair bit cheaper.

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    id recomend a dfi i use one and its rock solid
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    • user1453's system
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    where can you buy them from?

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