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cheapest board with these specs:

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by GAMEfreak, 16 Jan 2006.

  1. GAMEfreak

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Nov 2005

    Posts: 759

    Location: Newry, Northern ireland

    what would be the cheapest board that supports :

    1) high FSB speeds, for overclockign a 144 oppy.
    2) IDE interface HDD's
    3) has 2 gfx slots for SLI.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. subxero

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,353

    Location: Over the Moon

    DFI SLI-D, best board for your money :)
     
  3. GAMEfreak

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Nov 2005

    Posts: 759

    Location: Newry, Northern ireland

    ok cheers
     
  4. GAMEfreak

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Nov 2005

    Posts: 759

    Location: Newry, Northern ireland

    thats a bit out of my price range, any cheaper alternatives? i dont midn not having SLi after all, it just needs to be able to support high FSB speeds.
     
  5. Murzo

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Oct 2005

    Posts: 609

    The next best overcloking boards to the DFI mobos are the EPOX motherboards.

    Epox EP-9NPA+ SLi nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-046-EP) (£105.69 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    or

    Epox EP-9NPAJ SLi nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-050-EP) (£79.84 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    These both have SLI and are pretty cheap considering the overclocking ability and the features that come with the mobo. Unfortunately they are out of stock at the moment here at OCUK. If these are still out of your price range the cheapest nforce 4 mobo in the epox range is:

    Epox EP-9NPA+ nForce4 (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-030-EP)
    (£70.44 Including VAT at 17.5%)
     
  6. GAMEfreak

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Nov 2005

    Posts: 759

    Location: Newry, Northern ireland

    nah thats fine thanks. better bookmark his thread :). what sort of FSB speeds can these boards handle? woul i be able to get up to 3ghz using them if i was lucky enough to have a 144 oppy which could reach it?
     
  7. Murzo

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Oct 2005

    Posts: 609

    Yes if your lucky enough to get a great clocking oppy 144 you will reach 3ghx with these boards, alot of ppl on these forums with oppys and epox boards that have reached the 3ghz mark. But you should expect 2.6 max overclock at the worst depending on your CPU otherwise 2.7-2.8 with a good clocker. Your ram will also help with overclocking, take a look at the GSKILL memory.
     
  8. Dirk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,930

    Everyone forgets the DFI Infinity. :( Poor old thing is like the the sick relative that gets wheeled into the conservatory whenever guests appear.

    It's a GOOD mobo! :D DFI overclocker for a good budget price. Check it out.
     
  9. mi9tchy

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Mar 2005

    Posts: 895

    Location: london

    i second the dfi infinity its around £60 too