I am the Walrus
24th October 2004
Anyone have, or used an ASUS A8N-SLI Series Motherboard?
I have heard they are really good and am greatly considering buying one for my new PC.
Which is better, the deluxe, or the premium? Any noticable differances (besides the cost of course. ;))??
23rd January 2000
Yes, C38368 has the ASUS A8N-SLI Premium if I remember correctly. Go bother him :p
21st February 2005
I have the ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe motherbored. I love it to death. Great bios and I love its features. Good motherbored well worth the money. It's hard soild. Just make sure you get the new version if you get the Deluxe version. The older models had a shity fan on it and went out after 2 months. But the new one has a better fan and is bigger for better cooling. But besides that I love it and wouldn't get a different brand.
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
'[+Glasius+']Yes, C38368 has the ASUS A8N-SLI Premium if I remember correctly. Go bother him :p
Yes, I have the Premium. It's also up and running for the most part now, though not burnt in enough to warrant overclocking (I'm still transferring data anyway).
Yeah, they're good boards. ASUS isn't the top manufacturer for overclocking goodness anymore, at least not for nF4 Athlon platforms anymore. However, their boards are quite feature-rich and very stable. The Premium is better than the Deluxe, and under no circumstances should you consider the latter anymore, as the two boards are carry almost identical price tags now (around $160 last time I checked). The Premium is basically the same (feature-wise) as the Deluxe anyway, but with a few major changes: First, it overclocks much better. I haven't tried mine yet, but by all accounts, whatever ASUS didn't get right with the Deluxe, they fixed with the Premium. Second, the SLI paddle from the Deluxe has been replaced with ICs in the Premium. This allowed one of the PCIe x1 slots to be replaced with a PCIe x4 slot (so the Premium has 3xPCI, 2xPCIe x16, and one each of PCIe x1 and PCIe x4). Third, the chispet fan is gone, replaced by a heatpipe that terminates in a fin array that's affixed to the power circuitry (this is a Good Thing).
The only time I would recommend against the Premium is if you're using an oddball case, like the Lian-Li "V" series, that inverts the motherboard. If it's upside down then the chipset's heatpipe won't work correctly and the chipset will become very hot. This affects all such boards.
Waffle-Sprocket is broke
24th November 2003
I uae the deluxe and it is a great board. Easy to overclock and very good BIOS. I expect they are both great, just choose on price and extra features from one board to another.