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 02/22/2006 02:47 PM
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Immortal Lobster
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Im stuck between the two boards, which is better for OCing, stability,and which board stands the least chance of me having me buy new memory once i get it

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 02/22/2006 02:51 PM
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I vote the Epox. http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16813123251. I would get that one if you can find it in stock. Or http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16813123236 that one is great also.

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 02/22/2006 03:12 PM
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I really like my Epox board, I'm running 1gb of Ballistix right now, I will probably switch to G.Skill when I go to 2gb's. I haven't had any issue's with my ram at all and alot of folks are having good success with the G.Skill on this board as well.

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 02/22/2006 03:18 PM
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I run the 9NPA+ SLi, which is the same thing as the 9NPAJ SLi, but with firewire and the processor supply caps are polymer. By far one of the best boards I've worked with.

Also, the chipset HSF on it is a far better performer then the one on the DFI Infinity (and the Lanpartys, for that matter, at least from what I've read).

BTW, I took this Winny up to 8*300 @ 1.45v the other day. It didn't like it too much (passed OCCT, failed Prime, go figure), but I rather expected that, as this chip was what I got when I RMA'd my other Winny (likely a refurb itself). I'm not dissapointed, as it does whatever I throw at it, so it's all good. Maybe one day I'll be able to afford a cheap Revision E processor for better overclocking, but really, it isn't needed.

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 02/22/2006 04:12 PM
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I agree with Silk. I have a DFI and its a great mobo but the chipset placement is lacking (the only gripe I have with it). I personally would have no problem with owning the Epox mobos and they OC to close to the same level as the DFI Ultra-D.


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 02/22/2006 04:20 PM
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My choice is DFI. Better for OC.

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 02/22/2006 04:35 PM
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The DFI Infinity do overclock pretty well. They just don't have the 4vdimm option and the BIOS layout is a bit different.
 02/22/2006 04:57 PM
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k, i just scanned a few reviews, seems as though that particular epox the EP-9NPA3 Ultra seems to perform on par with the DFI Ultra-D, just a little slower, but seems to OC just as good.

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 02/22/2006 06:25 PM
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well let me ask another question, I havnt found a clear answer yet, are there any issues with EP-9NPA3 Ultra and opterons?

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 02/22/2006 06:45 PM
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None that I've heard of. Keep in mind that the name string may not read correctly, but as long as it supports X2's and San Diegos, it'll be fine for Opterons.

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 02/22/2006 08:16 PM
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basically, for an extra 5-10bucks depending on shipping, i can get this, anything wrong with it? lol
and other then firewire, and litle blue lights, i dont see much of a differance.

http://www.epox.com.tw/eng/products_content.php?ps=335

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 02/22/2006 08:24 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Immortal Lobster
basically, for an extra 5-10bucks depending on shipping, i can get this, anything wrong with it? lol
and other then firewire, and litle blue lights, i dont see much of a differance.

http://www.epox.com.tw/eng/products_content.php?ps=335




No, Nothing wrong with it, Kinda looks familiar!

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 02/22/2006 08:26 PM
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That's a fine choice, I'm sure you'll be happy with it.

Plus, I like the chipset location.

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 02/22/2006 08:29 PM
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Me too, very nice board. Should work out great.

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 02/22/2006 10:52 PM
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another vote for epox. i love my board. it has it's things, for example, the chipset fan for some reason has a will of its own.. sometimes it's dead quite, and sometimes it maks more noise than the washin machine, and with decent temps. i've even thought of pluggin it in a fan connector and so i'll be able to actually control it's speed. AND the ATX powr connector is ridiculously placed, but silk already proved it's not that bad.
epox has won my heart, now if they could only change to a ider vaiaty of colors...

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 02/23/2006 12:03 AM
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lol, yeah, the green PCB is kinda...dull, but i preder the lack of pretty colors like DFI has.

just waiting for word on tehe ASRock RMA, once i get the number, ill be ordering the Epox EP-9NPA+Ultra, and an EVGA 7800GT-OC

my wallet officially hates me

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 02/23/2006 01:50 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Immortal Lobster
lol, yeah, the green PCB is kinda...dull, but i preder the lack of pretty colors like DFI has.

just waiting for word on tehe ASRock RMA, once i get the number, ill be ordering the Epox EP-9NPA+Ultra, and an EVGA 7800GT-OC

my wallet officially hates me




But your rig still loves you.

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 02/23/2006 08:27 AM
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true

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 02/23/2006 10:46 AM
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Hah! I would have bet money that everyone but Adam was like "DFI FOR TEH WINZOR!@1212!!!212onetwwo!"
 02/23/2006 11:24 AM
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The DFI Infinty is great but I prefer the epox boards over the DFI. The greatest aspect of teh DFI boards are their BIOS'

However with that said either one will do do an excellent job, i just prefer the epox.

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