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post #1 of 12
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Alright here are my specs:
DFI Lanparty UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert Socket 939 NVIDIA nforce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHZ FSB Socket 939 Processor

2x Kingston ValueRam 512 MB 184 Pin DDR SDRAM 400 PC 3200 (Already have it so that can't change)

eVGA 256-P2-N515-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Desktop PC

XION Black XION II Xon-103 SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W power supply

Hitachi Deskstar 7k80 80 GB 7200 RPM Sata 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Basically I'm wondering if there are better or cheaper parts I should be buying and if all my parts are compatible. I want this computer to be very upgradable which is why i'm getting the SLI motherboard and whatnot. The computer is used only for gaming which is why the HD is so small. If there is a better part for around the same money I'd like to know. Will the processor bottleneck the video card? Thanks for the help.

If this is the wrong place to post this let me know.
Gaming
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 @ 4.0GHz eVGA P55 SLI 2 x GTX 570 Classified 900/1800/2000 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz 
PowerCase
Antec HCG 750W Antec P183 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 @ 4.0GHz eVGA P55 SLI 2 x GTX 570 Classified 900/1800/2000 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz 
PowerCase
Antec HCG 750W Antec P183 
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post #2 of 12
I would suggest getting a better PSU, high end systems need very stable power supplies. Fortron makes great PSUs, and the ePower Puma II is pretty good, too. It's $46.50 at NewEgg.
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by Jarobata
Alright here are my specs:
DFI Lanparty UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert Socket 939 NVIDIA nforce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHZ FSB Socket 939 Processor

2x Kingston ValueRam 512 MB 184 Pin DDR SDRAM 400 PC 3200 (Already have it so that can't change)

eVGA 256-P2-N515-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Desktop PC

XION Black XION II Xon-103 SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W power supply

Hitachi Deskstar 7k80 80 GB 7200 RPM Sata 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Basically I'm wondering if there are better or cheaper parts I should be buying and if all my parts are compatible. I want this computer to be very upgradable which is why i'm getting the SLI motherboard and whatnot. The computer is used only for gaming which is why the HD is so small. If there is a better part for around the same money I'd like to know. Will the processor bottleneck the video card? Thanks for the help.

If this is the wrong place to post this let me know.
We can't tell you whats cheaper unless you give us a link to where you are buying it from
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Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
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Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
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Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
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Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
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Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
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post #4 of 12
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Gaming
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 @ 4.0GHz eVGA P55 SLI 2 x GTX 570 Classified 900/1800/2000 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz 
PowerCase
Antec HCG 750W Antec P183 
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Gaming
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 @ 4.0GHz eVGA P55 SLI 2 x GTX 570 Classified 900/1800/2000 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz 
PowerCase
Antec HCG 750W Antec P183 
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarobata
Alright here are my specs:
DFI Lanparty UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert Socket 939 NVIDIA nforce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHZ FSB Socket 939 Processor

2x Kingston ValueRam 512 MB 184 Pin DDR SDRAM 400 PC 3200 (Already have it so that can't change)

eVGA 256-P2-N515-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Desktop PC

XION Black XION II Xon-103 SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W power supply

Hitachi Deskstar 7k80 80 GB 7200 RPM Sata 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Basically I'm wondering if there are better or cheaper parts I should be buying and if all my parts are compatible. I want this computer to be very upgradable which is why i'm getting the SLI motherboard and whatnot. The computer is used only for gaming which is why the HD is so small. If there is a better part for around the same money I'd like to know. Will the processor bottleneck the video card? Thanks for the help.

If this is the wrong place to post this let me know.
If you want that DFI board, the RAM will have to change. Sorry.


http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24719

Read that for info.
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield DFI DK P35-T2RS eVGA 9800GTX 512MB G.SKILL DDR2-800 4x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
160GB WD SATA2 Pioneer DVD-ROM Acer 22 in. Saitek Eclipse II 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield DFI DK P35-T2RS eVGA 9800GTX 512MB G.SKILL DDR2-800 4x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
160GB WD SATA2 Pioneer DVD-ROM Acer 22 in. Saitek Eclipse II 
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PC Power & Cooling 750W Antec P182 Logitech MX518 
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post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by amped
If you want that DFI board, the RAM will have to change. Sorry.


http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24719

Read that for info.
What am I supposed to be looking at? I see that kingston is not recommended but does that mean it can't be used?
Gaming
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 @ 4.0GHz eVGA P55 SLI 2 x GTX 570 Classified 900/1800/2000 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz 
PowerCase
Antec HCG 750W Antec P183 
  hide details  
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Gaming
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 @ 4.0GHz eVGA P55 SLI 2 x GTX 570 Classified 900/1800/2000 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz 
PowerCase
Antec HCG 750W Antec P183 
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post #7 of 12
HA, that is the same case, and almost same CPU as mine (amd 3500+ venice core).
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Intel Core i5 2500K SABERTOOTH Z77 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Gskill DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
250gb WD 500gb WD Cooler Master something or other....it's BIG. Windows 7 
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55" Samsung Smart TV LED Wireless GE 600W NZXT  
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
250gb WD 500gb WD Cooler Master something or other....it's BIG. Windows 7 
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55" Samsung Smart TV LED Wireless GE 600W NZXT  
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Wireless GE 
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Jarobata
What am I supposed to be looking at? I see that kingston is not recommended but does that mean it can't be used?

Chances are you'll end up buying all your stuff, and it won't boot because of the Kingston Value. It may work, but the odds are against it.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield DFI DK P35-T2RS eVGA 9800GTX 512MB G.SKILL DDR2-800 4x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
160GB WD SATA2 Pioneer DVD-ROM Acer 22 in. Saitek Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouse
PC Power & Cooling 750W Antec P182 Logitech MX518 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield DFI DK P35-T2RS eVGA 9800GTX 512MB G.SKILL DDR2-800 4x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
160GB WD SATA2 Pioneer DVD-ROM Acer 22 in. Saitek Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouse
PC Power & Cooling 750W Antec P182 Logitech MX518 
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post #9 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by amped
Chances are you'll end up buying all your stuff, and it won't boot because of the Kingston Value. It may work, but the odds are against it.
Is this the case with all DFI boards? Is the ram I have useless? Is Corsair Valueselect good with DFI?
Gaming
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 @ 4.0GHz eVGA P55 SLI 2 x GTX 570 Classified 900/1800/2000 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz 
PowerCase
Antec HCG 750W Antec P183 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 @ 4.0GHz eVGA P55 SLI 2 x GTX 570 Classified 900/1800/2000 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz 
PowerCase
Antec HCG 750W Antec P183 
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post #10 of 12
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Alright I think i'm going to get a 1 gig stick of G.Skill 184-pin DDR SDRAM 400: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231046

and an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103533

I can't decide if I should the DFI Lanparty UT NF4 Ultra-D or the SLI-DR. Any thoughts? I've read many opposing viewpoints regarding the affordability of upgrading via SLI opposed to just buying a new card when the time comes around. The SLI-DR board is like 30 dollars more.
Gaming
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 @ 4.0GHz eVGA P55 SLI 2 x GTX 570 Classified 900/1800/2000 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz 
PowerCase
Antec HCG 750W Antec P183 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 @ 4.0GHz eVGA P55 SLI 2 x GTX 570 Classified 900/1800/2000 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz 
PowerCase
Antec HCG 750W Antec P183 
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