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post #31 of 78
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Originally Posted by tuchan
If you use a 20-24 pin adapter make sure it is properly wired and not just a 24 pin plug with 20 power pins- if you undrstand?
Yep, my PSU has a full 24-pin connector
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Alright, so, tomorrow I'll place an order for the DFI SLi-DR Expert and a 4-pin to 8-pin converter. Thanks guys!

EDIT - Sleeved
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812201005
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Dont forget about the cheap Evercool chipset cooler! Cheap but worth it!
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Dont forget about the cheap Evercool chipset cooler! Cheap but worth it!
gL
Yes! I will get one soon, but I'm not liking the red LED. Hrmm... I'll find a way to disable it.
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post #35 of 78
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Originally Posted by FlaKing
Alright, so, tomorrow I'll place an order for the DFI SLi-DR Expert and a 4-pin to 8-pin converter. Thanks guys!

EDIT - Sleeved
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812201005
The converter is not needed for the mobo, it states in my manual that it is recommended but not needed. As using an adaptor I dont think will do much, it also states in the manual that the board alone can use up to 300w.

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I had an Asus premium board and I had one hell of a time getting stable settings on my OCZ ram. It also had some trouble with my Antec power supply.

Since then I got the DFI Expert and it was the best investment I have since made on this computer. You won't regret it!
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Yeah for S939 there is no contest, DFI all the way
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post #38 of 78
DFI for the serious user...period.
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post #39 of 78
You should get the Evercool Chipset cooler before you get the board installed. The chipset HSF that is on the board has plastic push bolts that can at times be troublesome to remove. I tried to install mine without removing my motherboard and had to in the end. You will get 5 to 10*c lower temps and delay the inevitable, because it is going to take a crap on you in the not too distant future.
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post #40 of 78
Assuming this is your PSU then it has 30A on a Single +12v rail so while the overall rating is 460W and the min. for a DFI is 480W the key rail is the +12v.. this PSU 'should' be Ok for mild OC'ing.. use MBM5 and a multimeter to measure and then setup monitoring of your rails - +12v, +5v, +3.3v. Good to see that it is a native 24-pin... using a 20-24pin for a DFI invites issues. And make sure that you connect up all 3 power connections for this MB - 24-pin, 4(8)-Pin and the FDD by the PCIe slot.

Have fun..

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Originally Posted by FlaKing
Alright, so, tomorrow I'll place an order for the DFI SLi-DR Expert and a 4-pin to 8-pin converter. Thanks guys!

EDIT - Sleeved
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812201005
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