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    Which socket 939 Motherboard???????

    Well I've whittled it down to the following boards...........

    DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR Expert
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    Asus A8N32-SLI/Deluxe

    The DFI doesn't get a single bad review anywhere and by all accounts is the fastest NForce4 board bar none.

    What are peoples experiences?

    Much appreciated. Ta.

    EvoStu.

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    Ive got the ASUS A8n standard and its a very good solid board, i would go for the DFI though if your giong to Overclock.

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    ^^agreed, if you are gonna be overclocking then nothing can beat the DFI

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    I would get the ASUS personally.
    the DFI is by no means perfect http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/foru...ory=NF4+Expert

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    agreed. DFI rocks for overclocking support. but the A8N32, which is the board i use, is certainly no piece of chump equipment. they are both solid.

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    go for DFI if overclocking, best out there!

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    DFI best overclocking, also herd problems on the Asus with installing 4gigs of ram...defi all the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF
    I would get the ASUS personally.
    the DFI is by no means perfect http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/foru...ory=NF4+Expert
    The expert hasn't been doing so well recently. The other NF4 series boards are still more than adequate so they SLI-DR is still worth a look at. The Asus is pretty good but I'd still go DFI.

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    1. I have a DFI Sli- DR Expert and my Abit board beat it hands down for overclocking ability. It's a pain in the ass to get set up right and I think it's all down to poor bios which DFI have a history of.

    Their support is'nt as good as Abit's either so dont believe it when everyone says how good DFI boards are, not all live up to the hype.

    2. Are you the same EvoStu from the civictype-r.co.uk forums?

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    can't really go wrong with the dfi, you can only overspend.

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    Currently running the SLI-DR at home and have the MSI K8N Neo4 Diamond in works machine (used to have the Platinum version at home). Theres no doubt the dfi is a great piece of kit but it does take a fair bit of setting up to get the best out of it. In comparison the K8N Neo4 Platinum was an absolute doddle to set up and was extremely fast. It had great results for memory bandwidth with almost no tweaking and clocked to 325 without breaking sweat. It would have gone higher but never needed to. If you just want to overclock to fairly safe margins and want an easy life go for MSI.
    If you're going to be extreme then the DFI is the only choice due to the amount of voltage control you have - was able to get my Opty to 3ghz with the dfi. The msi 'only' went to 2950 due to less volts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turgid
    can't really go wrong with the dfi, you can only overspend.
    Yes you can really go wrong with DFI, where would you like me to start?

    1. Slow RMA service.
    2. Warped ziff sockets on old Lan Party Ultra B boards.
    3. Poor layout on Lan Party Ultra B boards.
    4. The 4 Leds of Death syndrome on virtually every AMD model made by DFI.
    5. Poor bios support.
    6. SLI-DR Expert frying processors by zapping them with over 4.0 volts on boot up.
    7. No consistency in quality. ie wierd behavior may exhibited by one board but not by another yet they both run the exact same bios, settings & hardware.
    8. Can be stupidly difficult to get set up correctly.
    9. Some components will not run well with certain DFI boards. i.e. older revision Seasonic S12 psu's, Samsung & Western Digital hard drives and certain memory modules.

    But then there is always the overiding reason to buy DFI - Get a a good one & they are one the greatest boards around, run like a dream & overclock like hell. It's just that there are too many other good boards out there to have to put up with the DFI quirks.

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    wooooo that guys dont like dfi i dont mind them id go for

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattio
    wooooo that guys dont like dfi i dont mind them id go for

    ABIT , DFI, ASUS
    Thats right thats why I have 4 DFI boards, I just like overclocking more

    It's just that DFI boards are not for the faint hearted or for somebody that expects them to run strait away & overclock like a dream right out of the box. I see far to many people recommending them, expecially the sli-dr Expert without appropriate caveats or warnings.

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    i would never reomend the expert that some heavy stuff cant be bothered with that
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    get the dfi
    there solid as a rock
    and u wont need the dual 16x pci-es yet as it makes very little difference to sli proframce well according to custom pc im not sure how accruate that is but there normally right
    and dfis are colourful
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