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 10/25/2005 12:57 PM
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sgie87
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i know vender bashing is not aloud here,
but can you then just tell me the good points about diffrent compays.

i am having to replace my MSI neo4 platium because it has been killing motherbaord batterys.

i dont know wheather i wish to get that board again.

i am now looking for a good mid range 939 mother board, pci-e.
i here good things about DFI landparty boards but have no experince using them.

which is best and why do you think so?>




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 10/25/2005 01:04 PM
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asking wich is the best is calling for flame wars. in the end, perhaps, there are no "best" manufactrers... just, different.
if you're OCing, then yes, DFI mobos could be proclaimed the best, followed by, in no specific order, MSI, ABit, and Epox.
not OCing, then pretty much any board will offer the stock stability, but within those "not OCers" we should most definitly have Gigabyte, Chaintech, and several other on top of our list.
i might get fired at by saying this, but i consider ASUS mobos to be somewhere in between those two categories.
are you OCing or not?

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 10/25/2005 01:08 PM
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Who: DFI

Why: Because they perform amazingly well. I bought a DFI board for less money than the equivalent MSI and it's been great. The MSI died during a BIOS flash, and I think the experience has put me off buying MSI again. I can't believe the difference between the DFI and MSI, especially the BIOS options.

If I was buying a new socket 939 board right now, it'd be a DFI model or the new Sapphire board with the ULi chipset. No other board has caught my attention like the Sapphire, which hopefully will be my next purchase along with an Opteron 148.
 10/26/2005 12:39 PM
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i the only thing that puts me off DFI lan partys is the modles i am looking at do not have sata 2 ports,where as MSI ones do.
but i also hear from some people that sata 2 makes no real diffrence in proformace at this point in time.
is sata 2 worth considering?

and also nividas "active armor" it claims to be a good hardware fire wall built into the mother board,any one have any experince with it?good/bad?



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 10/26/2005 12:45 PM
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The nForce firewall is not good, don't even bother with it. A good software firewall such as Sygate does a much better job and puts less processes on your system.

SATA II is no big deal right now, but the option would be nice to have if possible.
 10/26/2005 01:14 PM
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QUOTE(ninjastyle @ Oct 26 2005, 09:45 AM)The nForce firewall is not good, don't even bother with it. A good software firewall such as Sygate does a much better job and puts less processes on your system.

SATA II is no big deal right now, but the option would be nice to have if possible.
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Actually the Nforce firewall works very well under X64, one firewall that actually works under x64.

As far as my favorite board maker
Gigabyte
Why: Great technical support (with a fast pickup), unlike dell which for me has a 12 minute wait time in the US for business tech support, and asus which had 45 minutes for me. Second the hardware is amazing, and includes a second bios on board so that if you lose your first one to a virus or whatever you can at least bootup to the bios on the second chip (and yes the second chip can be flashed as well).

I had an Asus A8V for my 939, but it just didnt hold up to what I needed, thus I went to the Gigabyte k8ns ultra 939. I must explain that the Asus A8N E does work very well.
 10/26/2005 03:25 PM
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im gonna throw biostar in there, never had any problems with the 4 of em iv'e owned in my lifetime.....

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 10/27/2005 05:25 AM
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you guys already know what motherboard i'm digging right now.


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 10/27/2005 05:44 AM
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for good cheap well proforming for there money boards. ECS is by far hands down winner for the budget lines

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 10/27/2005 07:07 AM
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Asus all the way! /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

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no way man, i have got most ppl computers with ASUS and it has ran perfect, bios easy, setting up easy, gigabyte are alrite but can experiance little problems. ASUS is the way to go !!!!
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