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post #11 of 19
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hmm, id prefer to stick with the same harddrive. 80gb is way more than enough for me. I only want to play bf2 and maybe a few older games that are like RTS. On my other pc i had about 8 games and never hit past 40gb. Its like 50 bucks so it saved me 100 bucks compared to the previous one i wanted.

As for the ram, will it even do anything, mobo supports 400ddr 3200pc. Im afraid to overclock so I probably wouldnt for a while im afraid ill mess something up. The ram i listed had fast timings and was pretty cheap compared to what it usually is. I dont trust valueram so....

Ya i think ill take off the hdd cooler, but Im not sure i can spend another 50 on a cpu cooler. I can see, if the processor is gonna overheat during games then I guess i should get it. Or if i want to OC, but once again, im afraid to OC, i dont know how either, but the word overclock makes me feel like im gonna overload it all and damage something.

So im pretty sure 80gb is enuff, ill try seeing about the cpu fan if its needed, and im still not sure about the ram. I dont know how much faster it is, and seems those numbers for the speed are alot better on the ram i posted. But i dont know much about the higher ram these days, i was always used to 400ddr 3200pc.
post #12 of 19
Cool on the HDD. The stock cooler will work for your non OC system. Since this is overclock.net we all assumed you would be OCing the beast. But it would not hurt to get a better one. As for the RAM, well your mother will support DDR500 but you will have to make changes to get it to go right. Like a mild OC to 2.5GHz. The timings are looser but you stand a better chance to get a higher OC with the DDR500 than the DDR400 in a 2GB kit. But then again this will not be an issue. Which brings me to my question to you: WHY are you getting a DFI motherboard if you do not plan to OC? This is a very difficult board to setup, even stock, if you do not know what you are doing. My suggestion would be to get a lesser involved board since you do not plan to OC. It is a waste of money to get a DFI and never use it for what it is intended for. You would be better off with a basic Asus A8N-SLi or A8N-E or something by Abit or MSI. Just a thought amigo.

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post #13 of 19
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well, on other sites people said that DFI is best gaming mobo and works real good with OCZ ram. At the moment i dont want to oc, as I dont want to ruin a brand new pc. Maybe in the months to come or a year I would. I dont plan on ever having to upgrade this pc. So when the time comes my pc is a bit slow on a game i want, ill have to oc it. Just for the moment im afraid. But im the future I would like to OC a bit to keep the pc up to speed in the next year or two. Just right now I dont know anything about OC, but thats why im here. My other pc i made lasted like 2 years so im afraid this one will end up with the same lifespan. >.< Im not harsh on my pc but im afraid to mess something up badly.

I dont really know much about the Asus boards these days, i dont want sli i know that.... my other board was asus and it died.

But ya im all in for OCing in the time to come. Most likely the processor though as 2.0ghz might need to be increased to 2.4ghz if thats possible.

Just ill need 6 months maybe to ask a thousand noob question and read stuff for ocing. I dont know a whole lot, like all these terms and stuff like pipelines and raid, and some of the speeds and stuff. Like i built my other pc myself and got it working fine for a while. I think it didnt last long because of cheap parts though and a psu powersurge.


A human guide would be nice Right now im worried about getting everything set up normally when I buy the pc for now.
post #14 of 19
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ok i just bought it and the cpu heatsink. So what did you mean about it being hard to use with the DFI motherboard? Is there anything I need to read?
post #15 of 19
DFI motherboards are extremely finnicky and complex to set up. They are the best for OCing, not neccesarily gaming. Unless you really know what you're doing, I would reccomend either canceling the order or returning the DFI and getting something like the Asus A8N-SLi.
post #16 of 19
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well, is OCing voiding any warranties. I would OC eventually if it wouldnt void a warranty.

I guess ill have to try to find someone to help me with the DFI then, confusing thing i know about it is that you have to flash bios for dual core or something.
post #17 of 19
Yup, but it is alot more than that. With most motherboards, you can just pop in the parts and boot up, but with DFI, you have to tweak all the RAM settings, as well as other stuff. DFI LanPartys have an insane amount of options to change, I really reccomend you search through the FAQs on this site (and everywhere else) on how to set up your new motherboard.

Don't get me wrong, DFIs are very, very good motherboards, but they are very complex and picky, especialy with RAM.
post #18 of 19
Make sure you include a DVD-ROM or DVD+/-RW in there. Many games these days ship on DVD media.
post #19 of 19
Here is what you will need when you get the motherboard.


DFI Forum

ncsa's DFI introduction

Overclock.net search

Hope this helps and good luck amigo.

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