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Old 07-29-05, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default SLI- MSI or ABIT?

okay, i have to decide between these 2 boards...

MSI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130487

i like the SBlive onboard, but i do kinda like using the nvidia audio panel. but then again, its SBlive onboard, thats nice

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ABIT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127207

i love the alc880 audio, and i like the silent cooling for the chipset.. i just dont know which one i like better.

any opinions?
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Old 07-30-05, 12:03 PM   #2
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I say the MSI one, silent cooling isn't going to be a biggest issue and for a chipset, how often are you really going to notice the sound with a cpu fan and a couple video cards whirring away..

I'd rather SB over anything else for audio
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Old 07-30-05, 02:21 PM   #3
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Old 07-30-05, 02:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: SLI- MSI or ABIT?

i agree, the MSI has a few more features, but to me its all about what i need personally.

the abit is cheaper and has the non-fan cooled northbridge. thats a big plus for me since i love a silent PC. and it has firewire that i use.

but can anyone confirm for sure that is has alc880? i have been searching everywhere for hours this morning, and i cant find anything for sure. i only ask cause the AOpen i just bought CLAIMED it has alc880 and it was alc850. jerks
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Old 07-31-05, 11:01 AM   #6
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Definitely the MSI but if you're gonna spend that much might as well go for the DFI(which is a better board imho)
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think so? i hadn;t really thought about DFI. but i am trying to not spend too much, hence why the abit caught my eye. but until i knoiw about the onboard audio, i'll still research
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Yeah definitely worth looking into mate, they have made a believer out of me on the first buy. OCing and stability is out of this world and the build quality of the board is noticable. I even messed up and picked up the ultra but was able to make a true SLI board out of it very easily. The MSI does have better onboard audio though.
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Yes if you plan to go for any extreme OC'ing, I would go for the DFI, the MSI is not a bad OC'r either. The Abit board is... meh. Just not a fan of them anymore.
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i went looking around locally, and the DFI almost got me. i voted against the MSI, cause i havent been friends with creative, since my audigy 2 adventures. the abit has the ALC880 which is a big thing for me, and that silent cooling freakin rocks. i always complain about noisey pc's, so the chipset fan is one less to worry about. besides, the abit was almost the same as the MSI, minus 2 SATA and the audio, and i was alot cheaper. wish me luck. my switch over to SLI HAS NOT BEEN SMOOTH. first, a returned DFI, the a returned Aopen. man o man, i am suprised i havent tossed my pc out the window. those 6600GT's SLI better be cool
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I would vote ABIT here for one reason between MSI and ABIT. If you decide to get or upgrade to the 7800 gtx, you are SOL. Unless MSI has made a new revision of their SLI motherboards, there is a capacitor stopping from getting the 7800 gtx card all the way in one of the PCI-E slots.
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Is there anyone browsing that has the ABIT AN8-SLI? if so, what is your onboard audio chip?
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