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 Post subject: nForce 4 Ultra Motherboards
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:25 pm 
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I need a Nforce 4 board, Which one of these seems good? I'm not really obsessed about OCing. I just want to OC a little. Which one of these is the most stable? Which would you prefer? Thanks. Any comments will be appreciatd.
Abit-Fata1ty AN8
Chaintech-VHF4/Ultra
DFI-Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-DR
Epox-EP-9NPA+ULTRA
Foxconn-NF4UK8AA-8EKRS
Gigabyte-GA-K8NXP-9,GA-K8N Ultra-9
MSI-K8N Neo4 Platium


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:29 pm 
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out of all of them, i want the Abit, but seeing as how i dont think it will be compatible with the thermalright xp-120, ill probably get the asus sli deluxe board


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 Post subject: Re: nForce 4 Ultra Motherboards
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:31 pm 
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Kiltz wrote:
I need a Nforce 4 board, Which one of these seems good? I'm not really obsessed about OCing. I just want to OC a little. Which one of these is the most stable? Which would you prefer? Thanks. Any comments will be appreciatd.
Abit-Fata1ty AN8
Chaintech-VHF4/Ultra
DFI-Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-DR
Epox-EP-9NPA+ULTRA
Foxconn-NF4UK8AA-8EKRS
Gigabyte-GA-K8NXP-9,GA-K8N Ultra-9
MSI-K8N Neo4 Platium


DFI LanParty

Abit Fatality AN8 boards are overpriced right now...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:32 pm 
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If it were me (and it is me, as I'm in the sam boat), the decision would come down to:

DFI
MSI
Asus

I'm leaning heavily towards the DFI, as it tore up the review over on Anandtechs - performance was killer and overclocking was downright stellar.

Asus is falling lower and lower on my radar, as I don't like the quirks and problems I come across on various forums. I'm generally an Asus guy, the A8N-SLI keeps popping up in problem threads.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:35 pm 
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If I had the money, I would for sure go with the DFI.
The best performance for not a lot of money, and if you do the mod it can become a SLi board.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:42 pm 
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But I'm scared to buy the DFI one because I'm worried about the stability issue. I've seen some bad and good things about the DFI mobo.


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Kiltz wrote:
But I'm scared to buy the DFI one because I'm worried about the stability issue. I've seen some bad and good things about the DFI mobo.


What stability issue? Did you read the review?

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I'm currently using the MSI nforce4 ultra. I have zero stability issues and am very happy with it. As of right now, I'm not overclocking anything but the GPU, so I'm not sure how well it does in that department. It was my first build, and it was incredibly easy.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:12 pm 
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Would you buy the MSI one or the DFI one if you're doing little OCing and you have no window in your case? Like OCing a 2.2GHz to 2.3Ghz or a little higher. I feel the urge to buy the DFI for its OCing ability but I also want to buy the MSI one because of its MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinum, still I just can't decide. I won't be using the DFI 2 PCI-E slots anyway but I'm having huge problems deciding. Can you help me?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:40 pm 
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I'm going with DFI


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Very good call.
Both of those companies are very stable and reveered for it, especially when OCing.
Good luck!


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like i said in another thread, im definitely building a new pc in june, and i want an nforce4 ultra board. whatever any of you get it would be nice if you reported you experiences, so we could all benefit.


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ok, looking at the DFI board, im just curious about the little sound board they give you, i mean where does it go?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:05 am 
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How about the chaintech board? It's only $119. Is it a piece of crap?


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 Post subject: Re: nForce 4 Ultra Motherboards
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:42 am 
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OCNoob wrote:
Abit Fatality AN8 boards are overpriced right now...


Not only that but cruising th Abit-USA, PCPer, and xtremesystem.org boards there are apparently some issues with the BIOS. If I was even remotely considering that board, I'd wait awhile. xtremesystem has an ongoing evaluation of the DFI board and the regular AN8 going on here.


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spin-up wrote:
How about the chaintech board? It's only $119. Is it a piece of crap?


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 Post subject: Re: nForce 4 Ultra Motherboards
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:00 pm 
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mach0 wrote:
xtremesystem has an ongoing evaluation of the DFI board and the regular AN8 going on here.


Anyone else having serious second thoughts about DFI?


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 Post subject: Re: nForce 4 Ultra Motherboards
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:56 am 
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OCNoob wrote:
mach0 wrote:
xtremesystem has an ongoing evaluation of the DFI board and the regular AN8 going on here.


Anyone else having serious second thoughts about DFI?


Not yet. There's a couple of long threads in that link, but they contain a lot of fluff. You have to wonder which of those problems are due to user error and/or inexperienced overclocking.

If you go to DFI's support forum, I'm not seeing a ton there either. Looking at this thread started TODAY, a concerned user who is waiting on his newly purchased board asked if anyone has gotten a working mobo - so far, there's already 5 people saying yes, and not a single person saying no. That's pretty unusual for a support forum, IMO - LINKAGE.

That being said, I will keep an eye out, as DFI is the frontrunner in my build. With the other components going into it, I don't want to a risk a Soyo-like experience. :P


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the chaintech board is ok, but far from exceptional. If i had to i'd choose msi or dfi. The lanparty ut from the socket 754 was the best oc'er the 754 had, though at stock was left behind meaning you needed a small oc anyway to get to stock performance. It was still a great board. This board however is just beautiful. An fair boost in doom 3 from the mobo alone?


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I'm in the same boat, going to build my brother a new computer when his tax return comes back. I've already settled on a Winchester 3200+, was looking at the Asus SLI board with dual 6600GT's. I'll be watching the forums until he gets the money, may make a few changes in the build.


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