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which mobo

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by KELTICKNIGHT, 20 May 2006.

  1. KELTICKNIGHT

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 825

    Location: EIRE[for munster rubgy]

    looking at 2 mobos
    one is xfire dfi and other msi neo4
    heres the links
    msi mobo

    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=652

    and the xfire dfi mobo
    http://us.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_product_spec_details_r_us.jsp?PAGE_TYPE=US&PRODUCT_ID=4556&SITE=US

    there a € 100 difference for me msi to dfi
    is the dfi worth 100 more/
    looking for as many standard pci slots as l can get
    dfi has 3 and msi has 4
    the dfi would give me option of having down the road 2 g-cards
    what you think
    cheers
     
  2. Datamonkey

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

    Posts: 6,798

    Location: Northamptonshire

    personally i wouldnt touch the msi,

    i have had to rma 2 msi boards in the last year and a half.

    but you will get others telling your their the best lol.


    i have never owned a dfi board, but from what i hear their good clockers but can be picky about what ram is used on them. You would need to check that out as i dont know whats the best ram to go with them.


    not much help sorry.
     
  3. KELTICKNIGHT

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 825

    Location: EIRE[for munster rubgy]

    cheers
    every bit helps
    my brother looking at sapphire rx480as9
    l heard theres probs with usb ,not if only using for mouse and keyboard and game controllers,only usb hardrives
    any thoughts on it
    hes in same boat as me as to getting as many standard pci slots as one can
    only thing puts me off is l have used bios updating through windows mostly
    ,that where dfi is good as it has windows updater
     
  4. KELTICKNIGHT

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 825

    Location: EIRE[for munster rubgy]

    put in the sapphire mobo in brother pc and runs well,with no probs
    only thing l dont like about it is you have to update bios old fashion way ,no updater through windows
    looking at msi at moment,would l loose one of the pci slots when g-vard installed