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Strahd
01-26-06, 04:30 PM
If your MB went belly up on you right now and all you needed to replace was the MB, which one would you pick? I do intend on OC'ing.

My two top picks I am considering are the A8N32-SLI or the DFI Landparty SLI-DR.

Suggestions from you guys would be extremely appreciated!

einstein_314
01-26-06, 05:06 PM
I'd pick the DFI Lanparty SLI-DR. It's actually what I have right now. I love it. It has so many options that it takes a while to learn them all but it is a very powerful board. But the Asus board is good as well from what I've read.

retsam
01-26-06, 05:16 PM
i hate the layout of the A8N32-SLI but ya the dfi lanparty seems to be a good board.

jAkUp
01-26-06, 05:23 PM
Sli-dr Ftw!!!

PaiN
01-26-06, 09:51 PM
DFI it ;)

saturnotaku
01-27-06, 05:06 AM
Though I've not owned either, if it were me, I'd pick the DFI merely out of my pure and utter hatred for everything that is Asus. :D

ViN86
01-27-06, 07:30 AM
check out the AN32 reviews... yuck. they cut back some of the cpu/memory HTT bus to add the added lane support for the second pcie slot and they lost some performance in the process.

DFI all the way. the nforce4 sli x16 chipset only seems to be faster when you have insane shading/detail turned all the way up.

rewt
01-27-06, 07:46 AM
Just don't count on any support from DFI. I e-mailed them twice about one of their motherboards and never got an answer back...

I tend not to buy products which have no support. MSI, eVGA, and BFG all have great support according to my prior experiences.

Strahd
01-27-06, 10:26 AM
I'm looking at the DFI board and I'm wondering if the PCI slots are 2.2 complaint? I can't find any documentation anywhere to tell me. I have a raid controller that requires a 2.2 compliant slot to work. If I can work out this one detail, DFI it is :)

Thanks all for your input

john19055
01-28-06, 12:30 AM
Between them two go with the DFI ,but I have a Gigabyte K8N-Pro-SLI which overclocks great and the price is good too.

einstein_314
01-28-06, 01:13 AM
Just don't count on any support from DFI. I e-mailed them twice about one of their motherboards and never got an answer back...

I tend not to buy products which have no support. MSI, eVGA, and BFG all have great support according to my prior experiences.
Dude, check out http://www.dfi-street.com. They have the best support forum of any company I know.

Strahd
01-31-06, 10:26 AM
DFI tech support wrote me back and told me that the PCI slots are 2.1 compliant which means that if I get this motherboard, I have to get a new raid controller or use onboard :(

Roliath
01-31-06, 10:49 AM
Dude, check out http://www.dfi-street.com. They have the best support forum of any company I know.

haha!
That is crazy, in my opinion that forum sucks...
I've made threads there that went weeks without any help whatsoever.
I'll say one thing their BIOS support is amazing.


But to the OP I'd go with the SLI-DR. Best board I ever had. But look for a new chipset heatsink, the stock one is pretty annoying and not that great.

surfnet
01-31-06, 11:54 AM
OK my ASUS A8N 32SLI is a piece of crap. I need a new MB. Looking at www.zipzoomfly.com at the DFI boards. What is the difference between these besides the zipzoomfly part number and the price?

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=246494

and

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=246485

And are these true 16x on both PCIE busses or is it a shared 16x between both graphics cards?