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    Default What motherboard shall I get? Asus or Gigabyte?

    Hi.
    I need to pick between an Asus motherboard or the Gigabyte K8NS Ultra-939 or the Gigabyte GA-K8NSNXP-939. If Asus, what one shall I get, i will need to be 939 pin.
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    Default Re: What motherboard shall I get? Asus or Gigabyte?

    Asus are pretty reliable. Check out the ASUS site see which ones are 939 pin, and which ones the local computer shop has in stock.

    You might like one, BUT not much use if it isnt in NZ or in the local store.

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    Default Re: What motherboard shall I get? Asus or Gigabyte?

    I perfer Asus. Don't really know about the AMD chipsets though. Apparently Gigabyte tends to lean towards the Intel so if that's true, I'd go with Asus even more.

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    Default Re: What motherboard shall I get? Asus or Gigabyte?

    Does this one seem alright, the A8N-SLI Deluxe? http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...75&modelmenu=1
    Dragon PC have that one in stock.

    Maybe A8V Deluxe http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...38&modelmenu=1 , as it is cheaper..

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    Default Re: What motherboard shall I get? Asus or Gigabyte?

    That mobo looks ok. EVen tho its 64 bit. It will make no diff on a 32 bit system. Or until a decent 64 bit based OS comes out.

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    Default Re: What motherboard shall I get? Asus or Gigabyte?

    You don't want a SLI board unless you purchased a SLI video card.


    I would have thought that the computer shop would have helped you select what you wanted,and what was compatible.

    Maybe I'm just old fashioned though......
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    Default Re: What motherboard shall I get? Asus or Gigabyte?

    They probly will. But they say that they dont stock them at because Asus is to high end and that they have to get them in from the suplier.

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    Default Re: What motherboard shall I get? Asus or Gigabyte?

    Asus with an nForce 3 chipset would be nice. If you can get one with an AGP as well as PCIe that would also be nice, however, consider going for a PCIe gfx card, they've a wee way to go but as far as I know they ain't worse than AGP at the mo.

    What's your thoughts Metla?

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    Default Re: What motherboard shall I get? Asus or Gigabyte?

    Yeah, if you haven't purchased your graphics card yet go for a PCI-e socket 939 board. nForce3 or 4. I'm sure there must be some non-sli boards around by now for nForce4.

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    Default Re: What motherboard shall I get? Asus or Gigabyte?

    My opinion is to buy what gives you the best bang for your buck on the day of purchase, So i would just suggest getting a board with AGP and a kick arse AGP card.

    Due to the fact that most people have a budget to work to it (in my opinion) makes little sence to spend it on newer but less powerful tech.

    If money isn't an issue or your budget already covers it then ditch AGP like a hot potatoe and grab onto PCI-E.


    I haven't looked into the 2 boards he linked to but I presume the SLI reference in the link refers to the new feature where you can run 2 PCI-E video cards in tandem.....at an obvious huge cost,with a proportionally small increase in performance and so far its only suported by 15 games.....
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