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Shopping for a new motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cheesytoenail, 15 Dec 2005.

  1. cheesytoenail

    cheesytoenail New Member

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    OK my current board is an asus A8V deluxe, I'm looking to upgrade the board and graphics card to PCI express and I need some recommendations on which board to go for.

    Basically what i'm after is something along the lines of:

    Socket 939
    nForce 4 (Ultra?)
    S-ata (2 isn't needed but it might be nice in the future)
    Onboard sound that will operate with another sound card installed
    Possibly SLI as an upgrade path

    Cheers for any help you lot can provide,

    Rich

    P.S. I'm gonna post in the 'Video Cards' board aswell so any help there would be appreciated, thanks again.
     
  2. AWACS

    AWACS New Member

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    a8n-sli the plain version or deluxe or premium are good boards
     
  3. hitman012

    hitman012 Active Member

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    If you can budget it in, the Asus A8N-SLI Premium is a superb board, even if you don't intend to use SLI.
     
  4. cheesytoenail

    cheesytoenail New Member

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    Only thing I have against getting another asus board is that whenever I plug my audigy in, it disables onboard sound. I like onboard sound for my headset and use the audigy for my speakers. I don't know if this is a common 'feature' of all asus K8 boards though, can anyone enlighten me?
     
  5. Skylined

    Skylined Active Member

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    Run a cable with a 3.5mm jack to the front of your case and disable onboard sound.
     
  6. AWACS

    AWACS New Member

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    that's odd... I have audigy2 zs platinum pro and asus A8N-SLI Deluxe and onboard sound works fine at the side...
     
  7. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    A8N32 if you can get hold of one, most 'future proof' board now or wait for AM2 socket. Been waiting for months now in Netherlands to grab one :blah:
     
  8. AWACS

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    am2 wont be out for another 6 months (if I remember right)
     
  9. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    Uhm yes, i meant the A8N32.
     
  10. cheesytoenail

    cheesytoenail New Member

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    Sorry my point was I like to run both cards simultaneously (I use 'Teamspeak' and don't want my mates on speakers while I listen to music)
    Suppose that answers my question as to whether or not it's a "common feature" or not

    I'm sort of on the fence right now as to whether or not to get an Asus or Abit board...hmmm....this will require further pondering
     
  11. fieroloki

    fieroloki New Member

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    I just finished putting together my new PC with the
    Abit AN8 Ultra

    I like it alot so far. Only complaint is the placement of the USB/IEEE headers, WAY to close to where the vid card is, but im only using one of them so its no biggy...

    Sorry, I cant read, missed the SLi part.... :duh: :wallbash:
     

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