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I have never built a rig before. I have never Overclocked before. I have literally been researching for months while saving up money. Here is the big question:


MSI Neo4-f, or DFI Lanparty Nf4 UT Ultra-D.

I know that DFI leads in Overclocking. But, the MSI is cheaper, and I have read that it is more beginner friendly?

Is the Lanparty board that much better that it will justify me spending the extra money, and the extra trouble I will go through to set it up? Or should I just go with the MSI?

Thanks for your opinions!
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post #2 of 8
By all means spend the few extra bucks for the DFI nf4 ultra, it is a great board, and it really isnt all that complicated. All the help is readlly available for the asking....but do go for the DFI.
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post #3 of 8
if you want the best option and are willing to learn and spend the money the dfi may be the way to go. if you only want a decent overclock and low price is important maybe the msi will work.

i just bought the msi and a couple of others have it, ive heard it isnt too bad.
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If you truely want a learning experance go with the DFI, theres a lot of us that will help you along the way
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How isnt the DFI beginner friendly? my god everything is laid out so nicely its not even funny :|. Go with the DFI you wont be disappointed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metalkobra
How isnt the DFI beginner friendly? my god everything is laid out so nicely its not even funny :|. Go with the DFI you wont be disappointed.
i beleive it is due to the large number of options. more things to fiddle with when you dont know what they are is confusing. also correct me if im wrong some memory caompatibility issues.
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Originally Posted by Jazino
i beleive it is due to the large number of options. more things to fiddle with when you dont know what they are is confusing. also correct me if im wrong some memory caompatibility issues.

Yeah, I've heard a lot of people have trouble with memory timings and things of the sort.
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No MB likes all memory. The earlier issues are corrected in BIOS updates but there are a few modules that are less friendly ... some are even optimized for Intel and less AMD friendly.
Just ask and you will find what is good to go
    
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