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What to go for

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by INFECTION, 29 Jan 2006.

  1. INFECTION

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 527

    Location: Leeds

    hey guys am building a new rig am gonna order a
    Sapphire ATI Radeon X1800 XL 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-102-SP)
    £189.95 £189.95

    but i dont know which board to get or to go INTEL OR AMD can anyone give me a good clue which mobo i should be looking at for each ?
     
  2. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,320

    Location: Brighton

    Asus A8R-MVP Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-129-AS)

    I dont know of any intel/crossfire boards, as you are getting the x1800xl i would reccomend getting crossfire.
    I believe this motherboard uses a ULi southbridge which doesnt have the problems the ATi southbridge has and it is good value too.
     
  3. INFECTION

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 527

    Location: Leeds

    you just like to help me out dont ya m8 with out fail you post on my threads :) cheers
     
  4. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,320

    Location: Brighton

    your always up the same time as me! lol
     
  5. INFECTION

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 527

    Location: Leeds

    lol u got msn or anythin i can chat to u on ?
     
  6. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,320

    Location: Brighton

    Email in my trust, i'll email you my MSN(you havent set up your trust)
     
  7. INFECTION

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 527

    Location: Leeds

    i have now its got my msn so just add me m8
     
  8. kbc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Nov 2004

    Posts: 1,631

    Location: London

    If you go for AMD and if noise is an issue as suggested from your other post, then try out the ASUS A8N Premium, it has passive chipset cooling i.e. no noisy chipset fans which is a bonus. The deluxe is the model up which has decent overclocking potential... but if you're a serious overclocker or have the intentions of an Opteron - then get a DFI board, good clockers at the expense of a chipset fan. But can't see it being as noisy as a graphics card fan.
     
  9. Big.Wayne

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Sep 2003

    Posts: 14,662

    Location: London

    There are a few choices for 939, of course depending on budget!

    My personal choice was the ASUS A8N-SLI Premium, and so far I gotta say its quality.

    I have never paid over £100 before for a motherboard, but I managed to shop around for a good price on the ASUS board and paid £122 inc shipping.

    I haven't started overclocking with this board yet but I have a good feeling its gonna be good :)