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Choosing a new MOBO! Which one!

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#1
ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131022
ABIT KN9S Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127007
Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128321
ABIT KN9 ULTRA Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127008

Which board would you reccomend? I'm replacing my current ECS KA3 MVP due to stability problems. I've always liked abit and I'm pretty able when it comes to getting them to work, cause when they do, they can't die. As for SLI/Crossfire, well there is only one crossfire board out thats 'decent' and its the one I have, not enjoying it. I was curious though if the NF4SLI chipset would be a good option simply cause it would allow me to upgrade later, and the technology isnt bad, only think that changed in AM2 was really just the memory controller, chipsets never had to change. Anyway though, I'd like to order this thing tonight so I could get it by friday, so suggestions are really appreciated!
 
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#2
IMO the asus board doesn't look impressing..Asus Doesn't seem to catch my attention.. I'd go with the Gigabyte
 
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#3
Gigabyte, is slow and is expensive, i have seen many gigabyte boards perform far under compared to an asus.
 
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#4
My first option on any board usaully is dfi or abit..Gigabyte makes decent boards... Just In this situation Im not sure... Abit?
 

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#5
personally, id go with an m2n32 sli dlx or a crosshair.
 

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#6
Trying to stick in a price range between 80 and 140 dollars, preferably lowest price/highest performance is needed.
 
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#7
The Asus.
 
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#8
Are you planning to use SLI? Now or future?
 

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#9
SLI is not imperative for me to have. Seems like the ASUS is everyones favorite so far though. As for gigabyte the old s478 GA8IPE1000Pro I had was the best p4 motherboard i had ever laid my hands on.
 
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#11
If you don't want your mobo I'll take it.
 
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#12
Dfi Makes great socket 939 mobos, Just not sure about am2...I still think asus is gonna be the winner for the pricing.
 

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#13
Sound's good, cause im literally ready to order it, made my deposit and i got the money. ASUS seems like the winner. As for my current mobo, i'm willing to sell it for 130 shipped, other than that though, i'm just going to send it in for a refund after i recieve the new one.
 
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#14
$130 shipped? Never mind, since it's $109.99 at newegg after rebate.
 
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#15
Asus good choice, first thought was no, but I looked into it further seems good.

g12 Lower the price of that mobo, IMO.
 

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Nah, cause i'm getting a full refund for it, so it was just an ambiguous offer. Thanks for the help though, going to order it in a few minutes.
 
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No Problem... Good Luck with everything.
 

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Aye, as long as with the ASUS I can touch more than the cpu multiplier and boot up i'll be happy :laugh:
 

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#19
Dfi Makes great socket 939 mobos, Just not sure about am2...I still think asus is gonna be the winner for the pricing.

As of now Asus owns Gigabyte, so the boards should be simular in design and price.
DFI has several of the winning AM2 MB's.
Since I do not want nor need SLI, I am going with the DFI INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2.
This board is prime stuff, from what I read from actual users this MB can't be beat.
Great performance, can utilize PC2-1000 down to PC2-667. Match this MB with an AMD
X2-4200 or even higher and see why much of nuthing can keep up.
The EGG has this MB for less than $90.00
 

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#21
WAIT
DON'T GO WITH THE M2N-E
it gives a lot of problems, memory and boot related, i know this for personnal experience, choose other, you aren't going to like the M2N-E, after a couple days you wan't to smash and send a mail to ASUS that the board sucks
don't go with the ASUS M2N-E

(i think i was too late) :(
 

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#22
AGREED. my refund for it just went through today, i bout it thinking i could do some decent overclocking and tweaking... it was useless to me... and had a few other bugs and annoying sound issues...
 
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#23
So, what board are you going for now?
 

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#24
save and get the 590 series
 

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#25
it overcloks pretty well (M2N-E), i see some going up to 360FSB wich is pretty good, mine is at 289mhz, it just has lot of problems in boot and memory :banghead: