Finally narrowed selection to 2. Which one tho? Tags: Motherboards Asus Last response: May 3, 2006 2:14 AM in Motherboards Share Bogus69 May 2, 2006 4:06:32 AM Hi guys. I have finally narrowed my choices of mobo to 2. Asus A8N SLI-Premium or Abit KN8 SLI I *might* want to OC a little but not much. Will be running a Opty 170 and OCZ Platinum RAM. I have heard ASUS aren't the best for AMD and that Abit possibly is.... I only have a need for 1 PCI at this stage (Current Audigy2 card) What do you reckon?? More about : finally narrowed selection tho Bogus69 May 2, 2006 11:58:20 PM Oh yeah.... I'll be using Antec Neo HE 550W PSU if that makes a diff. oenomel May 3, 2006 12:33:55 AM My vote goes for the ABIT (see sig) KN8 SLI is a bargain. And didn't asus have problems with some Antec PSU's? Regardless of which you chose check the manufacturer sites about that PSU. Related resources Which would you choose? I've narrowed it down ( finally ) - Forum Narrowed down selection of HDD's, looking for any advice - Forum Asus A7V333 XP2100+ ( which one tho ) Overclocking. - Forum Which is better tho ? the ps3 or the xbox360 - Forum Narrowed down my MB search to 3, you pick! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sdrawkcaBgoD May 3, 2006 12:35:48 AM Why go SLI? In my opinion it is just not woth the ungodly amount of money you spend for two cards. Get one x1900xt and, in many cases, your performance will beat out 2 $300 cards. Here's just one example: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2746&p=4 Just my two cents. oenomel May 3, 2006 12:41:52 AM I chose the SLI board to get the passive cooling. I have a thing against those fans. Not to mention the KN8 is cheaper than some of the Non sli boards... and just in case SLI becomes somehow more attractive.. Bogus69 May 3, 2006 12:47:52 AM Yeah passive cooling is one of the reasons I am looking at these 2 boards. Bogus69 May 3, 2006 2:14:46 AM Right, I had a look at the Antec NeoHE /Asus A8N issue. Looks like it was fixed in Dec 2005. Provided the Asus board is Rev 1.02 and the Antec PSU was built after Dec 05 the combo should be fine. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which one should I get? Forum New System Boot Error: Narrowed down to one stick of RAM Forum I've narrowed down 4 GPU's - thoughts? Forum I've narrowed it down to these three... Forum AMD build MOBO pick - narrowed down to two options Forum new build (or upgrade old?) almost narrowed down... Forum Stage one , Radiator selection Forum 2 builds under 3k, which one is the winner Forum Motherboard Selection for OC E4300 Forum Motherboard Selection for Conroe Forum Intel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 Forum Which Motherboard for this setup? Forum Which Epox SLi board would you recommend? Forum Which one to choose Forum LGA775 nForce4-SLI mobos - which one? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !