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    Question New 939 Motherboard?

    Hi all,

    I am looking for a new and reliable 9393 motherboard (to go with the items <----) I woud like to try some overclocking on my X2 3800+ (so something with good VDD and VRAM options is needed) but I am puzzled as to which I should buy and therefore kindly request your opinions.

    I don't think that I'll be using either Crossfire or SLI as at the moment I just have one PCI-E graphics card (an X1800XT) although if there is a SLI board out there that is a good board then I don't mind paying a bit extra.

    I did look at the A8N-SLI Delux/Premium and a couple of Abit boards but could anyone recommend me one based on the above?

    Thanks very much for any suggestions
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    Well DFI is whati would go for ut it would probably not be as stable as the asus or abit out of the box.
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    Asus A8N Premium or the Abit series (heatpipe).

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    DFI are great for overclocking, but the reliability and build quality for the money isnt so great. the rma turnaround isnt too fast either (3rd board in 3 months).

    i bought an asrock dual 939 as a spare and i have to say that it seems better built physically than the DFI, obviously it is seriously limited in its overclocking abilities, but all the basics are there, and for 36 quid delivered you cant go wrong.
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    DFI are made from high quality parts which is one of the main reasons they are so good and they are reliable if you set em up properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    DFI are made from high quality parts which is one of the main reasons they are so good and they are reliable if you set em up properly.
    well, ive had 3 in as many months, and they were all set up properly, each with different faults, and each one repaired by dfi under warranty, and 2 of the boards that have died have suffered from a "dead crystal" and is a "common fault", those are dfi's words. the last dfi board managed to kill a cpu as well.

    and in an unrelated incident, a mate of mine, who bought his dfi about 6 weeks after me, is also on his 3rd board. as i said, great for overclocking, but not the best for reliability.

    if you sit the asrock and the dfi side by side, and just have a look and the difference in build quality, you might be surprised, i was.
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    I'd go with the Asus premium boards for the silent northbridge cooling. Personally I think the dual 16x PCI-E board is a bit of a swiz, as the performance results are barely tangible, and if you're not going to use SLi anyway

    Asus A8N-SLi Premium
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...t_939_483.html

    Also, make sure you don't have a funny upside down case, such as some of the Lian-Li's, as the heatpipes wont function properly.

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    Sorry for odd question... but will my ATI 1800XT work with the NF4 chipset ok? It's just that I saw one question on the ebuyer site about it that made me think that the two don't get along well.

    Has anyone heard of any problems like this?
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    I doubt that happen at all, it would be very crazy if nVidia block ATI card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SourceQuench
    Sorry for odd question... but will my ATI 1800XT work with the NF4 chipset ok? It's just that I saw one question on the ebuyer site about it that made me think that the two don't get along well.

    Has anyone heard of any problems like this?

    Shouldn't have any problems at all. I used an x1800xt on a DFI NF4 Ultra-D and it worked fine.

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    It'll work fine, got an ATi card on a nVidia chipset board here.

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