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Old 05-13-2006, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default First time Build. What is your dream motherboard?

Hey everyone. Newb to the forums. I am in the process of my first home build. (I built a few 386s back in the nineties, but that doesnít count) My question for you all is.. If money was not an option, what motherboard would you get? The computer I am building will be used for everything from hardcore gaming, work, to browsing the web. I am looking at spending $3000.00 - $3500.00 on this computer so Iím not worried about dropping a few hundred for the board. I think I have narrowed it down to this DFI , let me know what you all think.

Also any other suggestions on video cards sound cards etc would be great.

Thanks in advance for any help!!
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Old 05-13-2006, 09:26 PM   #2
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i want the asus a8n-sli premium
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Go with the ASUS A8N-SLI ATX AMD Motherboard, to sli two nvidia card for some awesome power!

Or, go with this ABIT AT8 32X ATX AMD Motherboard, which allows you to cross-fire two ati cards. Imagine the gaming with dual x1900xtx's.. That would probably be overkill but if you got the money go for it!


Edit: A good video card is the Nvidia 6600gt. It plays most games decently. Also, I hear the Soundblaster Audigy line is excellent.
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Go with the ASUS A8N-SLI ATX AMD Motherboard, to sli two nvidia card for some awesome power!

Or, go with this ABIT AT8 32X ATX AMD Motherboard, which allows you to cross-fire two ati cards. Imagine the gaming with quad x1900xtx's.. That would probably be overkill but if you got the money go for it!


Edit: A good video card is the Nvidia 6600gt. It plays most games decently. Also, I hear the Soundblaster Audigy line is excellent.
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The ASUS A8N-SLI for SLI mode or this guy for the Crossfire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136009
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My dream motherboard would be an ASUS 985x chipset motherboard, but since you are talking about AMD, DFI all the way.
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Yeah I think my dream motherboard would be that DFI. Just to let you know intel's new processor Merom is coming out this summer. It has beaten down FX-60's so you might just want to wait for that to come out before you drop $3000 on a computer right now. That is just my $.02 though.
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DFI Lanparty UT SLI-DR Expert.... awesome board for AMDs...
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:18 AM   #10
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Dude, you MUST, MUST wait. Do not buy now... if you... well.. your gonna be hurting, BIG time when the high end intels come out.. (and possibly AMDs)
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