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July 22, 2006 6:42:27 PM

I sold my gigabyte rig, now I have restarted from the ground up, the cpu will be a 3700+, 1-gig ddr400 and I will oc, I would like some imput towards one of the Fatal1ty boards that is in the review section on the homepage, will this mobo get me thru till the goodies come out in 2007?

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July 22, 2006 7:22:10 PM

I just ordered this one...Its an Epox ( i didnt know who they were without some digging for reviews) But it has a pretty decent price tag, can go SLI no problem and has some pretty good features....and all the reviews say thumbs up. Check it out here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
July 22, 2006 7:54:50 PM

I just bought this board to replace my gigabyte board that I had because it wouldnt let me OC very much! Now my setup is as is in the sig! Also the layout of this board is awesome, and I believe that this is a better board for OC'ing than the fatal1ty!

ASUS A8N-E: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Best,

3Ball

Antec P-180 Case
Antec Neo HE 550w PS
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Sandy @ 2681mhz (Arctic Freezer 64 Pro)
ASUS A8N-E 939 Motherboard
Sapphire X1900XTX 512mb (668mhz/775mhz) (Arctic Accelro X2)
(2x1024mb) DDR400 Patriot Performance Mem (2.5-3-2-5: 1T) @ 412mhz
(2x120gb: 7200rpm, 8mb cache, SATA Hard Drives)
Lite-On DVD Rom and Lite-On DL DVD-RW
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 zs
WinXP Pro
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July 22, 2006 8:22:10 PM

are you talking about the abit fatality board?
if so it should do just fine.

and the 3700 is a great cpu i have one
with an asus a8n 32sli deluxe and have had it to
2630mhz.
July 22, 2006 8:36:09 PM

Quote:
I just bought this board to replace my gigabyte board that I had because it wouldnt let me OC very much! Now my setup is as is in the sig! Also the layout of this board is awesome, and I believe that this is a better board for OC'ing than the fatal1ty!

I've never seen an Asus A8N at 400HTT (admittedly I've never looked :wink: ) but I have seen Abit AN8s there.

58engr is there any specific reason to buy a Fatal1ty?
The original Fatal1ty AN8 was the first of the series which means that later boards (AN8 Ultra, SLI) were improved from it.
The AN8 SLI & Fatal1ty AN8 SLI are basically the same board just wih changes in PCB colour & chipset cooling plus the Fatal1ty is bundled with the Guru panel (available separately as an accessory anyway).

Tbh the KN8 is a decent series - not too many frills but stable, overclocks well & not too dear.
July 22, 2006 9:51:31 PM

I know it doesnt look like it, but I love ABIT...When I used Intel I bought all ABIT Intel boards with the most recent being the ABIT Fatal1ty AA8XE! When I switched to AMD i bought an ABIT AN8 Ultra and it wouldnt let me get past 2.4ghz so I switched to a DFI Lan Party UT NF4 Ultra, which was the best OC'ing motherboard I have ever own'd. I lost the DFI to an electrical surge and needed a motherboard quick so had to settle for a Gigabyte K8N-SLI Pro motehrboard, which didnt let me overclock more than 120mhz. So I then decided to give the ASUS a try, because I read in many different reviews that it was only second to the DFI Lan Party NF4 Ultra UT motherboard in overclocking on the NF4 chipset, so I got it and havent had any problems...as you can see my processor is overclocked 481mhz currently and is rock solid, and I have hit 2.97ghz on it and it would load windows then reboot, but 2.86ghz was most I could get stable on air, just didnt like the temps. So I kept it at 2.68ghz, which is fine for me!

I didnt mean to sound like I disliked abit boards, and was an ASUS fanboy because i dont and im not! When I go conroe, I will be getting an ABIT board im sure!

Best,

3Ball

Antec P-180 Case
Antec Neo HE 550w PS
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Sandy @ 2681mhz (Arctic Freezer 64 Pro)
ASUS A8N-E 939 Motherboard
Sapphire X1900XTX 512mb (668mhz/775mhz) (Arctic Accelro X2)
(2x1024mb) DDR400 Patriot Performance Mem (2.5-3-2-5: 1T) @ 412mhz
(2x120gb: 7200rpm, 8mb cache, SATA Hard Drives)
Lite-On DVD Rom and Lite-On DL DVD-RW
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 zs
WinXP Pro
July 23, 2006 1:18:44 AM

I do not want to invest a ton of cash for something that will only get me thru the next year or so, I did some serious looking at the asus a8n sli deluxe, that looks real good!...I had an abit board once and liked it, but that was when they had the bad capacitor problem, now, I just want to get up and running, gotta whole lot of scanner and photo work to do..thanks for the reply :lol: 
July 23, 2006 1:20:46 AM

Quote:
are you talking about the abit fatality board?
if so it should do just fine.

and the 3700 is a great cpu i have one
with an asus a8n 32sli deluxe and have had it to
2630mhz.



Yes I was, but as stated in the other post, I am thinking Asus A8N sli deluxe, good solid board from what I have been reading and seeing...thanks :D 
July 23, 2006 4:28:53 PM

I would just get a regular AN8 SLI or KN8 SLI (you seem to want SLI?) - both have the advantage over the Asus of heatpipe chipset cooling instead of a noisy, failure-prone fan.
July 26, 2006 9:33:41 PM

Well, the winner is the KN8 SLI, under $100.00 and a reliable mobo, throw a 3700 on there oc to about 2.6ghz with 2 gigs ddr400 and two 7600 gt's, I think it will last untill the really good stuff has been out on market in 2007, I do want to thank the gentleman for reminding me how noisy the fan is on the asus mobo I was looking at....thanks to everyone...have a great day.....
July 31, 2006 4:45:38 PM

Someone should have mentioned that if he wanted it to last more than a year, he should have considered a Conroe setup . . . Im true, and blue AMD< and I'm even considering it, even after having bought an AM2 CPU . . .
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