Which motherboard is the fastest right now?

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  1. cbot

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    Which motherboard is the fastest right now for the ultimate pc gaming experience?Also which HDD drive should I get for some good pc gaming?
     
  2. otaku

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    mine is pretty fast but the latest dfi is also although im having a bitch of a time trying to rma a product of theirs

    mine is the a8n32 sli deluxe
     
  3. hartofalyon

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    when you ask which is the fastest, do you mean which is the best overclocker? because all motherboards with the same chipset display roughly the same performance, regardless of brand. if you mean best overclocker, then i'd vote for DFI boards.

    with hard drives, i believe the best out there is the 150gb wd raptor. however, if you need storage space, you can either raid0 two raptors, or get a large capacity 7200rpm hard drive with 16mb cache. you will notice faster loading times with the 10,000rpm raptor, but in game performance will be the same going from 7200rpm to 10,000rpm.
     
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    Otaku which OS are you running i have pretty close to the same rig and i'm running 64-bit XP and i have some flaky issues. The issues i'm havin are as follows: i boot up and then after everything loads up my screen redraws and where the start button would be it is gone along with the whole side of the screen the width of the start button up then i make my software redraw the screen and its ok.

    Any help would be really appretiated.
     
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  5. otaku

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    im just running regular windows atm budy so i cant help much but it doesnt sound like a huge problem if you make a new thread on it i bet some one will know right away
     
  6. kwak

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    the difference between the diferent motherboards is really small, so i dont think one is really the best for gaming.
    as far as hard drives go, the raptor is easily the best. if you can afford it, i think the hitachi t7k250 series is the next best.
     
  7. vexed_uk

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    if your after amd, then pretty much anything with a nforce4 chipset will be fine. regarding DFI motherboards, there perfectly good if your experianced. it took me 4 weeks to get my pc running stable with my board. i reccommend abit, otherwise if you like the challenge DFI is deffinatly worth it, and amasing overclockers. 1000mhz overclock i managed.
     
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    Dfi looks like a decent mobo go for it :)
    WD raptors are fast gor for it also :dave:
     
  9. Crystallas

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    Asus A8N 32 SLI is the fastest now. Nothing to earn it bragging rights, as said before, you can only go so far with the same chipsets.
     
  10. Donn1nger_69

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  11. kwak

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    that has more to do with the fact that they used an x1900xt on the a8r-mvp and a 7800gtx ont he a8n sli than with the mobos themselves. due to the onboard memory controller, all a64 chipsets and mobos perform about the same.
    but if anybody wants to go crossfire, the a8r-mvp is the way to go, it looks like a great board.
     
  12. Eric1987

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    DFI lanparty best
     
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    where do you find that board at $250? it goes about €170-€180 in germany.
     
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    well this is a thread ment to be answered, but i am going to ask a question (thats all i seem to do here LOL :/

    I found this board....ASUS A8N-SLI Premium S/L/SLI HT (SKT-939)
    is this what u guys talking about AsuS32 SLI board...or is it a totaly different board
     

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    That's almost certainly the older A8N - if it had X32 for SLI it should include it in the model number.
     
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    any directions to an web site where i cna purchase these or view them in the UK?
     
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    on that hard drive issue i would skip the WD raptors and just raid some sata2 drives, ALMOST as good performance for way less money and alot more storage too...
     
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    The DFI Lanparty nf4 series is excellent atm but apparently the Asus A8N32-SLI is even better.
     

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