The legend lives on as a RAID platform, Fileserver, NAS or basic officebox
13 July 2013
Summary: It's 2013. This is still a good workhorse if you need a basic machine, fileserver or NAS, because it was an absolute BEAST when it came out. Remember that it's an old board now- it is not a platform you will be building on to handle the newest games out there, but if you want to put together a file-crunching monster NAS or workhorse machine to use up the old PCI cards or tie in those firewire drives you have lying around, this veteran can handle it.
Summary: I was able to overclock this board with a AMD 64 3700+ 90nm CPU to 2.7Ghz, for over 48 hours. Heat is not a problem with a good heatpipe cpu cooler. I am however very disappointed with the cheap southbridge chipset cooler fan. After about 200 hours on time, the cooler started to whine loudly. I had to remove the top metal fan shroud to make it quiet again. If I turn the system off and reboot an hour later the fan makes the noise for another 30 minutes.
Excerpt: This is one beast of a card. If you are going to build a mid range- to top spec system for gaming then here is your montehrboard. ASUSTech bring this board to you designed mainly for gamers with its SLI capabilities for fitting two NVidia's right onto it (make sure you have a big enough PSU). ASUS includes their patented technologies such as Ai Nos which injects a boost of power when you PC needs it most. This board supports AMD FX and dual core CPU's.
Pros: ASUS's copyrighted technology features - AI NOS
Excerpt: Asus has consistently produced top-quality products offering both superior quality and features. The A8N-SLi Deluxe is no exception to this and offers a host of overclocking and other features and excellent build quality. Installation of components onto the board is a relatively simple matter and thanks to Asus' Stack Cool 2 and the heat pipe system the board is incredibly efficient at dissipating heat.
Excerpt: oops, I did it again with such a SAD title that half the readers of this small review on the newest Nvidia chipset based motherboard for the AMD64 socket 939 platform, have probably closed their browsers in disbelief. It was Just around the Christmas/New Year I decided that frankly my old XP3200+ based system could no longer cut the mustard so to speak, so off I went ( once I had been paid ) and bought nearly a complete system based around the Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe.
Pros: SLI . AMD64 bit goodness, DDR memory still used, Hypertransport, Hardware Firewall, Cable testing ports
Cons: New PSU needed for 24 pin ATX and PCI - E power, BIOS updates required