Which mobo?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Blumen, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Blumen

    Blumen Coastermaker

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    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

    or

    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Word.

    Word. E.M.I.

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    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!
     
  3. Greg King

    Greg King I just kinda show up... Staff Member

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    Having owned boards from both companies, please go with the DFI. Love DFI.
     
  4. Blumen

    Blumen Coastermaker

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    Thanks guys, ordering it this week. Hopefully the Opteron early the next week, and then i'm back in business.
     
  5. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    Good choice with the DFI.

    As for the Optie.. rub it in! Great choice, the 146 performs amazingly.
     
  6. Blumen

    Blumen Coastermaker

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    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. :p
     
  7. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh yeah man, you made a real smart move there :D
     
  8. Jacksn

    Jacksn Obliviot

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    I've got nothing but love for this ASrock board....
     
  9. Sledgehammer70

    Sledgehammer70 Obliviot

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    If your going to OC get DFI
     
  10. tomato

    tomato Obliviot

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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?
     
  11. zachig

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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. ;)
     
  12. werty316

    werty316 Partition Master

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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.
     
  13. anibalX

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    This msi mobo, has been selected as the best overclocker! and the htt can be modified by software
     
  14. sbrehm72255

    sbrehm72255 Tech Monkey

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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..............:D
     
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