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I'm planning on buying a new mobo and some DDR2 ram to go along with it. The reason I'm going AMD is becuase I cant buy a quad-core at the moment so I need to be able to use my Atholon64 for a little bit longer til I can save up some more money (lots of unexpected expenses lately ). I don't need an overclocking beast or a gaming monster, just something thats going to be fast and stable. Any input is appreciated!

MOBO's
DFI LanParty DK790FX (PC8500 support?)
MSI K9A2 Platinum (A64 support?)

RAM (in order of preference)
OCZ Reaper HPC Edition (2 x 1GB)
mushkin (2 x 1GB)
G.SKILL (2 x 1GB)
CORSAIR Dominator (2 x 1GB)
OCZ SLI-Ready Edition (2 x 1GB)
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Phenom 9850 BE @2.7 DFI LANParty DK 790FX-M2RS HD 6770 HD 6770 
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9600 GSO 4GB G.Skill DDR2 1066 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 Zalman CNPS9700 
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Logitech G110 Rosewill Capstone 750 M Thermaltake Core P5 Tempered Edition 
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Phenom 9850 BE @2.7 DFI LANParty DK 790FX-M2RS HD 6770 HD 6770 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
9600 GSO 4GB G.Skill DDR2 1066 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 Zalman CNPS9700 
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Go for the DFI and the G.Skills.... I don't think you'll go wrong with either choice.
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I really like my G.Skill. I got the same exact pair you linked to. And yeah, I'd also recommend the DFI board. I'm not to keen on MSI boards.
 
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If your not in a big hurry, the next gen MB will have the 7xx SB chip which improves performance to some of the devices it handles.
    
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post #5 of 13
I like my DFI and OCZ, can't speak about G-Skill.
post #6 of 13
Gskill IMO is the best, top quality ram. But if you dont need an overclocking beast, why wouldnt you just go for something basic, like a low-end asus board and some adata ram or something... you would save loads of $$$ and would still be pretty fast and stable. This would also give you a head start for when you save up for the next gen tech upgrade
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post #7 of 13
Go with the DFI board and either the Gskill or Mushkin
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Originally Posted by superk View Post
Gskill IMO is the best, top quality ram. But if you dont need an overclocking beast, why wouldnt you just go for something basic, like a low-end asus board and some adata ram or something... you would save loads of $$$ and would still be pretty fast and stable. This would also give you a head start for when you save up for the next gen tech upgrade
This is good advice. The next generation of AMD Southbridges will reportedly have the ability to unlock additional speed in the Phenoms.

But if you want a good 790FX board, get the DFI !!!!

And I am running my RAM at 1066Mhz, and thats what it says in the BIOS, so yes it is fully supported. For some reason it didn't play nice at first and was running at 800, but I probably had something set differently that I can't figure out. But all is fast and well now.
Edited by OpticWaves - 6/16/08 at 9:53pm
post #9 of 13
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Thanks for the quick replies. I might go the more economic route but $200 for MOBO and RAM seems reasonable, and if it is great for overclocking then all the better. The only time restraint I have is that my current HDD is about to die so I bought a new SATA drive... of course my current Abit board is a piece of $h¡* and wont recognize any SATA components. So basically once my current drive dies all the way, I need hardware that can detect the SATA drive. To anyone wondering, I did look into PCI SATA cards and a decent one runs about $40-50 so I figured I could put that money towards newer, better hardware.
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KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech G110 Rosewill Capstone 750 M Thermaltake Core P5 Tempered Edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom 9850 BE @2.7 DFI LANParty DK 790FX-M2RS HD 6770 HD 6770 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
9600 GSO 4GB G.Skill DDR2 1066 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 Zalman CNPS9700 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate x64 23" Samsung SyncMaster 2333 19" Viewsonic VX910 Logitech G110 700W OCZ GameXStream 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K Z87X-UD3H EVGA GTX 1080 SC G.SKILL Sniper Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsun 840 SSD XSPC Rasa Win8.1 x64 Samsung 23" 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech G110 Rosewill Capstone 750 M Thermaltake Core P5 Tempered Edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom 9850 BE @2.7 DFI LANParty DK 790FX-M2RS HD 6770 HD 6770 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
9600 GSO 4GB G.Skill DDR2 1066 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 Zalman CNPS9700 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate x64 23" Samsung SyncMaster 2333 19" Viewsonic VX910 Logitech G110 700W OCZ GameXStream 
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post #10 of 13
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Just ordered th G.Skill and the DFI. Thanks for all the input guys, I don't think I will be disappointed.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K Z87X-UD3H EVGA GTX 1080 SC G.SKILL Sniper Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsun 840 SSD XSPC Rasa Win8.1 x64 Samsung 23" 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech G110 Rosewill Capstone 750 M Thermaltake Core P5 Tempered Edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom 9850 BE @2.7 DFI LANParty DK 790FX-M2RS HD 6770 HD 6770 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
9600 GSO 4GB G.Skill DDR2 1066 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 Zalman CNPS9700 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate x64 23" Samsung SyncMaster 2333 19" Viewsonic VX910 Logitech G110 700W OCZ GameXStream 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K Z87X-UD3H EVGA GTX 1080 SC G.SKILL Sniper Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsun 840 SSD XSPC Rasa Win8.1 x64 Samsung 23" 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech G110 Rosewill Capstone 750 M Thermaltake Core P5 Tempered Edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom 9850 BE @2.7 DFI LANParty DK 790FX-M2RS HD 6770 HD 6770 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
9600 GSO 4GB G.Skill DDR2 1066 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 Zalman CNPS9700 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate x64 23" Samsung SyncMaster 2333 19" Viewsonic VX910 Logitech G110 700W OCZ GameXStream 
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