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A8N premiun or DFI Lanparty?

By Xyclor
Mar 28, 2006
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  1. just a quick question. Ive been looking at mobos and i can't decide between the DFI lanparty and the A8N-sli premium. I know they both have some great features but i mainly just want some oppinions from those of you who have or have used either of these. thank you, mobo going to be paired with a x2 4200+, 2 gig xms, 7900 GT, and a 74G raptor if that changes anything.
  2. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin TS Rookie Posts: 150

    You're not using SLi so don't get an SLi motherboard. Get an Asus A8N-E or a DFI LANPARTY motherboard without SLi. With an X2 and 7900GT, I recommend the Asus A8N-E. If you had an Opteron, I'd go for the DFI. Best of luck!
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Both of the boards you are looking at are excellent, top of the line boards and you can't go wrong with either of them. I suppose how to decide depends on your needs.

    The Asus board you are looking at has a few selling points: it has no chipset fan so it is very quiet. If you are one of those people who hate the sounds of fans chirping (and I am one of them) this is a nice bonus. I agree with Akifuddin on the point about not getting SLI. I happen to have the deluxe version of this board, and I have never used two cards at the same time, nor do I plan to. But that doesn't necessarily mean you need to avoid this board. Who ever uses ALL the capabilities of a board anyways? I have found the board to be extremely stable, and a great performer.

    The Lanparty board too, another amazing motherboard that has won all kinds of awards for 939 sockets. The advantage of the DFI over Asus is its overclock-ability. Asus can't compare to the DFI board in this arena. The A8N-SLI is a very bad choice if you are planning on overclocking. Myself, I am not really into that game, so I went for Asus. I rarely have problems with their boards, and when I do, have found there tech support to be top notch.

    Sidenote: both of the boards you are looking at are somewhat known to be picky about the ram you put in them. Be sure you research what ram will work very well before you buy.

    Good luck!
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