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superklye
07-28-05, 08:21 AM
All you NF3 Ultra users, can you guys give me the boards you're using, what makes them great and why you like them? People keep giving me suggestions...I thought that the Epox 9NDA3+ board was the one for me, but after reading some reviews about SATA ports being placed in bad places, not being able to OC with SATA enabled and other things, I'm not quite so sure anymore.

So, what other Socket 939 NF3 Ultra boards are out there and worth using? I'd like to know before noon CST so I can order today. :)

Thanks!

Riptide
07-28-05, 08:27 AM
The Neo2 has SATA ports in the most idiotic places imaginable. SATA 3/4 are way back by the video card towards the backplane. That one left me scratching my head. Also NF3 boards (at least ones I've seen) have the CPU socket placed closer to the AGP slot than I like.

What does that new DFI look like? I read somewhere here that they have a NF3 AGP board out?

*EDIT* Oh well it's only skt754. Lame.

superklye
07-28-05, 08:32 AM
The Neo2 has SATA ports in the most idiotic places imaginable. SATA 3/4 are way back by the video card towards the backplane. That one left me scratching my head. Also NF3 boards (at least ones I've seen) have the CPU socket placed closer to the AGP slot than I like.

What does that new DFI look like? I read somewhere here that they have a NF3 AGP board out?

*EDIT* Oh well it's only skt754. Lame.
Yeah, I think Banko mentioned their board earlier but it's 754 only. Lame. Who the hell even USES that?

|MaguS|
07-28-05, 08:56 AM
I love my Neo2, Its nice and stable. The only thing I dislike about it is that SATA1/2 do not have locks so I can only use SATA3/4 if im overclocked.

superklye
07-28-05, 09:03 AM
What about the Gigabyte GA-K8NS?

superklye
07-28-05, 09:21 AM
Huh...apparently there IS a Socket 939 DFI board:

http://www.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_product_spec_details_r_us.jsp?PRODUCT_ID=3160&CATEGORY_TYPE=LP&SITE=NA

Banko
07-28-05, 10:33 AM
Huh...apparently there IS a Socket 939 DFI board:

http://www.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_product_spec_details_r_us.jsp?PRODUCT_ID=3160&CATEGORY_TYPE=LP&SITE=NA
Yeah it's not on newegg for some reason anymore, but you can buy it at mwave:

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?SCriteria=BA30085&CartID=done&nextloc=

|MaguS|
07-28-05, 11:04 AM
I haven't had any, I had to run older bios for my BH5 but other then that its all smooth. Why would you think there would be?

jAkUp
07-28-05, 11:25 AM
DFI all the way ;) Oskar Wu is the man

Riptide
07-28-05, 12:10 PM
DFI all the way ;) Oskar Wu is the man
He wants 939 NF3 and apparently the DFI is a piece of trash.

Gator
07-28-05, 12:24 PM
What about the Gigabyte GA-K8NS?

It's utter crap in my experience. High failure rates, CPU fan issues, and awful warranty support. I say this from 2 of those boards my friend got. Both computers are now using the Epox 9NDA3+ instead ;)

My vote for Epox NF3 Ultra boards :afro:

Side note: I wish Asus made an NF3 Ultra board. I don't understand why they don't, my Asus NF3 250GB board is excellent :confused:

superklye
07-28-05, 12:33 PM
It's utter crap in my experience. High failure rates, CPU fan issues, and awful warranty support. I say this from 2 of those boards my friend got. Both computers are now using the Epox 9NDA3+ instead ;)

My vote for Epox NF3 Ultra boards :afro:

Side note: I wish Asus made an NF3 Ultra board. I don't understand why they don't, my Asus NF3 250GB board is excellent :confused:
Well, what's the difference between the 250GB and Ultra NF3?

Gator
07-28-05, 12:35 PM
Well, what's the difference between the 250GB and Ultra NF3?

My motherboard is S754 and therefore NF3 250GB. S939 uses the NF3 Ultra ;)

superklye
07-28-05, 12:52 PM
My motherboard is S754 and therefore NF3 250GB. S939 uses the NF3 Ultra ;)
ahhh...all right, well, I'm going to go and order now.

Thanks to everyone for your input and help. :)

Gator
07-28-05, 12:53 PM
ahhh...all right, well, I'm going to go and order now.

Thanks to everyone for your input and help. :)

You gonna get the Epox?
:afro2:

superklye
07-28-05, 01:11 PM
You gonna get the Epox?
:afro2:
Yup! I just ordered a Venice 3000+ and the Epox 9NDA3+. I can't wait. :)

Gator
07-28-05, 01:14 PM
Yup! I just ordered a Venice 3000+ and the Epox 9NDA3+. I can't wait. :)

Smart boy. :cool:

zoomy942
07-28-05, 11:01 PM
well done on the epox. i have hated gigabyte ever since i found out that their gig-nics are TIED TO THE PCI BUS and they ran the 10/100 nic through the nforce chip.

CaptNKILL
07-28-05, 11:36 PM
Asus A8V DELUXE vs Epox 9NDA3+

who wins?
Ewww VIA :p

Dudes__Geof_
07-28-05, 11:50 PM
I have an Asus A8V-E Deluxe, never had a problem with it

mattkenn_4545
07-29-05, 12:35 AM
I have an Giga-Byte K8NS-Ultra939 and I love it specially with the newest F8 bios which allows for the new dividers in the venice cores. See sig for more info.

Zerocool
07-29-05, 12:39 AM
I have an Asus A8V-E Deluxe, never had a problem with it
I got the Asus A8V Deluxe, same for me no probs. at all. New official BIOS too.

Dudes__Geof_
07-29-05, 12:54 AM
I got the Asus A8V Deluxe, same for me no probs. at all. New official BIOS too.

exactly the same here for BIOS..

I suggest something from Asus, they have a cheap motherboard for socket 939 that has AGP and Dual Channel, I don't remember what it was though...I don't know how good it is though, I do suggest something else from another company if you are looking for the best though

superklye
07-29-05, 07:11 AM
well done on the epox. i have hated gigabyte ever since i found out that their gig-nics are TIED TO THE PCI BUS and they ran the 10/100 nic through the nforce chip.
I'm glad you convinced me. :) It should be here by Tuesday...man, I almost wish I would have paid for overnight shipping. Sigh. Oh well.

Zoom, did you have any of these "random 6800 freeze" issues with your J?

zoomy942
07-29-05, 07:47 AM
I'm glad you convinced me. :) It should be here by Tuesday...man, I almost wish I would have paid for overnight shipping. Sigh. Oh well.

Zoom, did you have any of these "random 6800 freeze" issues with your J?


not a one. i was worried abuot it cause that was a large problem for many people, but i was in the clear. so, you shouldnt have any troubles.

i feel you on paying for overnight shipping. i bought an MSI SLI baord from someone at another forum, and i gave him extra to overnight the thing to me for a LAN party i am hosting for my air force base, and he never has replied to me in 4 days. oh well...