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Old 2nd October, 2005, 05:55 PM
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Smile Please help - choosing a new motherboard!!

Hi,

Time to upgrade my faithfull Epox 8k3a+ & 2000xp clocked to 2400xp and stable for the past 4 years!!!!

Heres what im looking for from the new mobo:
Socket 939 (got to cos im an amd fan)
Nvidia Chipset (loving thier work, unless you tell me otherwise)
2 RAID channels to run 2*2 drives on RAID 0 - pref SATA as ill upgrade my drives too
Dual Display output
Preferably an MSI or Gigabyte one, but im unsure at the moment

Do i go SLI or just stick with an AGP board and use the seperate PCI card i have?
Im just getting confused as hell with SLI atm, i know its good for gaming, which i dont do, but i just need to power my two monitors on an extended display as i use photoshop a lot and use the extra display to keep my pallets on and winamp etc

My current setup - 2*60gb maxtors on RAID 0 ch1, 2*250gb western digitals on RAID0 on ch2 - 20gb boot drive on IDE 1 and cdrw & dvdrw on IDE 2 - 1gb Corsair RAM and my OC'd xp2000+
im looking to change the two maxtors for another pair of WD's - theyve been real good, and my main IDE drive to 120gb - but i need a board thats going hook me up!!

Many thanks in advance for any help/suggestions, especially recomendations from anyone using any new mobo's

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If you don't game, don't buy into SLI. SLI adds to the price quite a lot, so for just £50 you can get an NForce4 Abit AN8-V with all the features you need.
I'd say go for an NForce4, or Nforce 4 Ultra motherboard with a PCI-E slot.
The money you save from avoiding SLI can buy you a simple 6200PCI-E card. This means you've got plenty of upgrade potential.
You don't need SLI to power two monitors, any GFX card will power two.
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I game, and even I'm not bothering with SLI as the framerates offered by single cards is perfect for me. It's just too expensive for me.
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Old 3rd October, 2005, 05:57 PM
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thanks man, appreciated
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Old 3rd October, 2005, 07:44 PM
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I would recommend the DFI LP UT nF4 Ultra D.
This is the non SLI board, does use PCIe, and at present these boards are extremely fast and OC'able. Matter of fact OC'ng king at present.
The bios is extremely tedious to learn to set up if you want to go into OC'ng big time.
If not it is about the same as anyother to setup.
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If you don't game, don't buy into SLI.
I agree!
For mainboards look MSI (is good and stable) or DFI (for hard o/c but you can burn it if you are not carefull).
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Old 10th October, 2005, 07:13 PM
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Purchased a DFI with a dual core 4400+

thanks for all your inputs
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No problem. Let us know how you get on.
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I dont know if it still works, but the Ultra-D boards were moddable simply, to SLi-D...But this was a while ago...I think the new ones come with enamel coating on the Nforce Chip...
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