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Old 19th April, 2006, 01:12 AM
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Which board to get for my new Opty 165?

Picked up an Opty 165 and a couple gigs of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146970 for a price that I couldn't pass up.. didn't have enough time to think of a motherboard to stick these beauties in.

I'm not going SLI so I've limited it to 3 boards..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...22#DetailSpecs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123236

What kind of experiences do yall have with these if any... I'm leaning towards Epox just because it's what I've been going with since my 8k7a+, 8rda3+, 8rda3+ Pro hehe but I've no knowledge of how the A64's are faring on them since I'm still sporting a Barton 2500+ Opinions very much appreciated as I'm wanting to make a purchase before the week is out.

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Old 19th April, 2006, 01:22 AM
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there's nothing wrong with getting an SLi or Crossfire board, even if you don't plan to make that sort of upgrade. The chipsets have to be able to handle a slightly larger load while offering these capabilities, so please keep that in mind when making your purchase.
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Old 24th April, 2006, 04:35 AM
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what cadaveca said. it only takes one strong pci-e video card on a sli mb
to get the job done. there may not be a quantum difference but I believe
there is enough to make the SLI mb your #1 choice. I did!

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Old 24th April, 2006, 02:07 PM
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Still dunno which board to get. I have most of my parts ordered.. Processor/Memory/Hard drives/DVD+RW.. still need a case, power supply, motherboard and video card hehe.
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Old 25th April, 2006, 06:54 PM
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Looks like you can take more time deciding on a m'board if you buy the other components first. Yo, little help here please.
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Old 26th April, 2006, 12:45 AM
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Looking at some other boards now..

Abit AN8 32X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127232

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ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568

Is this a bit of an overkill? Does Epox have a comparable board?
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Old 26th April, 2006, 09:08 PM
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Looking at some other boards now..

Abit AN8 32X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127232

and

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568

Is this a bit of an overkill? Does Epox have a comparable board?
wouldn't go near that Asus go with DFI or EPOX.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ice=&maxPrice=
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136009
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136151
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What's wrong with the Asus? I mean a board can't be all bad with all the reviews/positive feedback it's gotten.. any particular reason?

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bios issues, and lack of bios options for decent overclocking. If you want a mild overclock then asus is fine...but the same dollar can get you much better overclocking from DFI, or , apparantly, EPoX. I can't hype EPoX, because they won't give me a board to play with and see for myself.
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Old 27th April, 2006, 05:14 PM
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Welp, went with this board..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123246
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nice choice my friends had one (he fried it, becuase he didn't ground him self, it was RMA'ed within a week), We run his opty (2.2Ghz stock cabe2) at 2.8, it can still go much further.
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Old 27th April, 2006, 11:57 PM
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Ya newegg is great with RMAs.. one of the reasons I'd gladly spend a few bucks more there than at other online places. I've RMAd 4 or 5 things over the years and have had 0 problems
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Good thinkin' there Nate. I'm sure you'll be happy when you see what the 9NPA+SLi can do.

Of course, I am a bit biased (BIOS'ed? lol), but EPoX has been kicking all serious forms of ass for years now, and the 9NPA series is no exception.
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Good thinkin' there Nate. I'm sure you'll be happy when you see what the 9NPA+SLi can do.

Of course, I am a bit biased (BIOS'ed? lol), but EPoX has been kicking all serious forms of ass for years now, and the 9NPA series is no exception.
Yeah I loved my 8k7a+ and my 8rda3+ hehe .
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Yeah I loved my 8k7a+ and my 8rda3+ hehe .
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