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Is the Asus A8N-E a good board?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by Gazza33, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. Gazza33

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    I am planning on buing one of these, can anyone give me any feedback on it. I want two SATA hard drives at a minimum. A PCI-E graphics card. An Amd 64 3800+ (Upgradeable to a dual core). A TV capture card. An Audigy soundcard. Two DVD-RW. LOTS of ram space (4GB?). I mainly want it for hard gaming, video editing/graphic design, sound recording. I have been on the Asyus website but cannot make much sense of it all. :(

    http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=15&l3=171&model=455&modelmenu=1

    Cheers guys. :thumbsup:
     
  2. overkill

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    Heres some punters reviews:- A8N-E Be warned though, the chipset fan has failed on a large number of these boards. It's also an NForce board so be prepared for it to either work like a charm or be a dog from day one. I have an NF7-S. Guess which one it was for me.................... :rolleyes:
     
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    Funny thing is, I have had chipset fans fail on 3 Abit NF7 boards in the last month :mad: . It made me vow never to buy another Abit......but now you tell me Asus are just as bad :( (digs out his list of MB makers in despair) :rolleyes:
     
  4. TooManyHobbies

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    I have A8N SLI deluxe :D and it's a topping board!
    I have heard a few people mention about the chipset fans going down but if you contact Asus direct they will send one out FOC so I read.

    I don't think you would be disapointed with it.
     
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    Why not get the Asus A8N SLI Premium?

    This has a heatpipe instead of the chipset fan so will be a lot quieter!

    Pat
     
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    Hi,

    I've also got an A8N Sli delux board and i've had no problems with it except for a noisey fan but i'm going to get that replaced.

    Great for overclocking as well.
     
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    They will, but they shouldn't need to. It's poor QC.

    There is a nvidia 'alternative' site from which you can get modded drivers -that work. Nforce are not the industries (or Nvidia Board users) favourite drivers. NF3 was slated on its release. NF4 looks to have solved at lot of the problems though.

    As to the NF7-S, it is fast, it is Overclockable, but hey it doesn't work with my hardware - so great! Not. Having scoured the boards I'm not alone...........
     

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