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DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra D vs ASUS A8N-E

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February 7, 2006 11:58:15 PM

Both are non SLI socket 939 mobos.

Far as I can tell the only real difference is that the DFI has a built in 1394 and the ASUS doesnt.

SO which would you chose?? I do plan to overclock some time in the future but probably modestly.

Rest of rig would be as follows

Nvidia 7800GT
1GB (2x512MB) OCZ Gold PC3200 @ 2-2-2-5
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ (San Deigo)

I think thats all that matters really, but if you need/want further info just ask. Just wanting some advice from people more knowledgeable then I!!!
February 8, 2006 3:38:43 AM

Great suggestion :D 

As a general rule:

DFI = great for OC / experts

ASUS = stability and features @ a high price

Epox = decent price / performance

MSI = decent price / performance

Abit = usually decent price / performance used to be the OC king

Tyan = expensive but usually great high-end workstation and server boards

ECS = quality control problems

PC CHIPs aka ECS = crappy ECS brand IIRC

All MFGs have released buggy or crappy boards at least once so always keep that in mind.

Most nForce4 boards are very well behaved because the chipset rocks and the design is very good :D 

VIA chipsets sometimes have issues but they are usually cheaper.

SiS = value chipset

ULI = swallowed up by nVidia

For AMD64 939 the best choice is the nForce4 :D 

Most nForce4 boards perform about the same because the CPU has an integrated memory controller.
February 8, 2006 4:32:43 AM

lol :D 

Well put wusy :D 
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February 8, 2006 5:11:33 AM

where would gigabyte fit in that list, as i to i am looking for a beginer OC board but most likely sli or crossfire. I did read alot about DfI being complicated but they have the most feature's true?
February 8, 2006 5:32:18 AM

The DFI UT nF4 is supposed to be the best OC board out there but from what I hear it is kinda complicated and a bit on the expensive side.

Gigabyte should be ok, not sure about OC tho.

For OC I would suggest DFI

For stability, reliability, performance and a ton of features for a higher price I would go with ASUS.

Epox and MSI are a good value but not as good as DFI or ASUS.

As I stated earlier, most nForce4 boards are usually well behaved and perform about the same because the nVidia reference design that most of them are based on is very good.

However quality control does vary from company to company.

I would advise you to read the reviews on newegg and other sites to see how users are rating the different boards.


Good Luck! :D 
February 8, 2006 11:27:12 PM

I've read the reviews and I plan to overclock.

I've heard bad things about both though... so its like which is the least worst???

A person I chat with from time to time online got the ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe and has a X2 3800+. With cool and quiet enabled he cant OC at all, it reverts back to 2ghz evey time.

The DFI board was suggest to me by a member of this forum in another post, and I have heard that the vast selection of choices can be overwhelming for a noob.

Inono... really wanted one or the other, but I guess Ill look at the epox then.
February 9, 2006 12:06:56 AM

Both DFI and ASUS are very good.

All motherboards have some quirks, however just because 1 person said this and 1 other person said that doesn't mean they are not excellent boards!

If you look at the newegg reviews they are all rated VERY well. In fact the DFI and ASUS boards are all rated much better than the Epox boards or any other brand for that matter.
February 9, 2006 12:57:09 AM

Just saw your sig rofl... that explains alot.