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What mobo do i get?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Yucca, 24 May 2006.

  1. Yucca

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,168

    Location: Nock/Leicester

    Ok im to 100% sure if i am going to get a sli board or a normal board, so... what is the best sli board and the best normal board? By best i mean for overclocking and features, price i dont mind although obvioulsy it is a factor and if a cheaper mobo is as good then that gets the star rathing!

    SATA 2 is a must and i would like lots of extras like firewire, latest chipset, capable of taking faster than 200Mhz ram, good for clocking, stable, raid on the sata 2 would be great too. More than 4 sata ports would be a +.
     
  2. Gashman

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Mar 2006

    Posts: 4,379

    Location: Jarrow, Tyne And Wear

    hate to ask but what socket are we talking about here, i heard great things about the ASUS A8N-SLI Premium, SATA2, SLI, faster than 200Mhz ram, decent overclocking, plenty of extras, MSI boards i have found from personally owning one are brilliant too, i find them stronger than there ASUS counterparts (though so many will disagree). the K8N Diamond Plus uses dual PCI-E running at proper bandwidth, has loads of features and the only boards i have ever seen clock faster than MSI are DFI, though i think the MSI boards tend to be much better value for money
     
  3. split

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,534

    Location: Dorset

  4. Yucca

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,168

    Location: Nock/Leicester

    So its the asus or the dfi-firewire then?

    Are these the two best boards at the moment then?
     
  5. Stelly

    Don

    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

    Posts: 11,015

    Location: Liverpool

    DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR EXPERT.... great board mate :)

    Stelly
     
  6. Yucca

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,168

    Location: Nock/Leicester

    But for that price why hasnt it got firewire!? I dont know if i will ever use it but i might so what would i have to buy, a pci firewire card?
     
  7. split

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,534

    Location: Dorset

    I have had mobos with firewire on, and never used it.
    You can get a card here for £9.34 Including VAT at 17.5%
     
  8. Jay_t

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 714

    Location: The Lake District

    Just get the DFI Expert - there is nothing else as good ;)
     
  9. BUFF

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 2,883

    Location: Glasgow

    Abit AN8 32X ticks most boxes incl. firewire too.
    It's stable & a decent clocker.