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Old 10-21-2005, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default Which mobo?

Ok, i've finally decided that this Socket A isn't going to take me much further before i throw something at it, or it blows up.

I'm going to s939, or possibly a Dothan. I'd rather have an A64, but we'll see. For right now, i'm going with a 146 Opteron.

Which motherboard should i get?

MSI Neo2 Platinum

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DFI NF3 Ultra D.

I can get the DFI for $105 new i believe, and the MSI a bit more than that, i think around $115-$120.

I know they're both fairly picky, but have great results and BIOSes.

Which does anyone here recommend?

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Old 10-21-2005, 10:21 PM   #2
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Cool Hey

Id recommned the DFI, i have one and it never failed me yet. But i don't know much about the other one you listed. And A64 Ftw!
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Old 10-22-2005, 01:07 AM   #3
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Having owned boards from both companies, please go with the DFI. Love DFI.
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Old 10-23-2005, 02:05 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, ordering it this week. Hopefully the Opteron early the next week, and then i'm back in business.
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:31 PM   #5
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Good choice with the DFI.

As for the Optie.. rub it in! Great choice, the 146 performs amazingly.
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Old 10-23-2005, 08:09 PM   #6
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Good choice with the DFI.

As for the Optie.. rub it in! Great choice, the 146 performs amazingly.
Oh, come on... faster than FX-series clock for clock, same cache, clocks to 2.8g on air with a BAD core, cheap as hell... couldn't pass it up for a chance to finally stop relying on socket A.
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:34 PM   #7
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Oh yeah man, you made a real smart move there
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I've got nothing but love for this ASrock board....
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If your going to OC get DFI
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:09 PM   #10
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DFI over MSI any day of the week good choice, good choice.

Does anyone have an opinion about Abit and/or ASUS boards? I've primarily used ABit, and would recommend them to anyone, but I've heard ASUS are pretty reliable as well... any thoughts?
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:15 PM   #11
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I would definitely go with the DFI. I think they are among the BEST motherboard manufacturers, if not THE best, especially if you're an overclocker.

Anyway, GOOD LUCK.
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:20 PM   #12
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I owned that MSI board and it perform and OC's really well. But for more memory settings and probably a little better at OC'ing go with DFI. All I can tell you with the MSI K8N Neo Platinum board I can get to 300HTT with ease.
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This msi mobo, has been selected as the best overclocker! and the htt can be modified by software
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DFI LanParty Ultra D............ Mine has served me well from day one. The 4v VDIMM is a must if you go with BH5 ram................

Any of the major boards will clock above 300HTT depending on your CPU you have, the ram settings are the key to max performance..............

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