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Old 05-28-2018
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Ok, long story short, the mobo of the rig in my sig (an8-sli 32x) is no longer with us. R.I.P.

I need a socket 939 board, which meets the following requirements:

Socket 939. Duh.
PCI-E. 1 is fine, 2 is great.
Stable. I need my pc to be up as much as possible, it's what makes me my monies.
At least 2 SATA.
Local. I need to buy this ASAP, and I can't wait for shipping. I'm in Vancouver, Canada, so that pretty much means I am buying from NCIX or Anitec.

What I've looked at and am considering. Feedback?

Asus A8N-SLI SE
Asus A8R-MVP
Sapphire Pure Crossfire Xpress 3200
Asus A8N5X

My budget is about $110 canadian.
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Asus A8N-SLI SE, I've had 3! Other than one having a little g-droop issue, they all really worked great for us. My buddy also owned the Asus A8N5X for many years and iirc he had no complaints at all.
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I need a socket 939 board, which meets the following requirements
Why?
What are you doing with it?
When replacing the Board with a different chipset you could switch to a different plattform anyway.
Something that is more widely available and cheaper - like AM3.

If you haven't done it already, you could fix the Board you have right now for a couple of days, maybe weeks.
That should be enough to order something better online...


All you need to do is remove the Heatsink of the Chipset and heat the Chipset up for a bit (not long).

You need some kind of hot air device and only need a short time - a couple of Seconds or so. And it should work again, for a short time.


This is _NOT_ a fix and only helps for a short while!

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Asus A8N-SLI SE
Asus A8R-MVP
Sapphire Pure Crossfire Xpress 3200
Asus A8N5X
If possible, not the nForce 4 Chipsets because they are prone to failure. Same issue as the Original XBox 360, G84. Thanks to the Non Leaded Solder that is used to connect the Die to the Package.

The ATi Chipsets should be more reliable. And out of those two, the Sapphire has the rather crappy AMD SB450 or something like that.
And the A8R-MVP has the ULI M1575 wich was a bit better (but on mine takes a long time to find Drives in AHCI Mode, works fine in RAID or IDE Mode though).
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