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post #1 of 9
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Back at it. I have been trying to build a decent gaming rig with little success over the last few months and this is attempt #4. I like AMD and Nvidia and am willing to deal with the shortcomings of there unwillingness to work together. My ideal rig would be a micro ATX AM3-SLI set up, but that is probably not going to make it to marked. So after sharpening the pencil I was able to stay true to a portion of my plan and go with an AM3-SLI setup. Here is what I have so far:

MSI(I cant get away from them) NF980-G65 MotherBoard
MSI N465GTX
4 Gb Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600MHZ
32 GB SSD (freebie)
750 GB Seagate Barracuda
Thermaltake V3 Case
TZ3 Coolermaster fan(to be updated in next round of upgrades)

I am thinking my next round of upgrades will be:
1 Gtx465(for SLI)
1 GTX 260(for Physix)
4gb Ram (8gb maybe, not sure how an 8gb will pair with 4gb)
Corsair H50
128 Patriot SSD.





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post #2 of 9
not too bad, esp after round 2 of updates. keep is informed of your future progress
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post #3 of 9
What psu is that?

And the wire management is a little choppy, but it looks decent
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post #4 of 9
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Yea, about the power supply, that will be included in round 2 as well. I am not sure which direction to go on that, I like the modular idea but am not sure which one. The current psu is a 550w from a Logysis case. Not the best, but it should hold until round 2
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by cook View Post
Yea, about the power supply, that will be included in round 2 as well. I am not sure which direction to go on that, I like the modular idea but am not sure which one. The current psu is a 550w from a Logysis case. Not the best, but it should hold until round 2
I'd be careful with such a crappy psu powering your parts.

I wouldn't want to kill my 980a board and 465 because of a ghetto PSU.
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post #6 of 9
Looks like it's coming along nicely! Needs a bit of cable management though.

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Originally Posted by zeroslutsamus View Post
I'd be careful with such a crappy psu powering your parts.

I wouldn't want to kill my 980a board and 465 because of a ghetto PSU.
This. I think your next upgrade should be a quality power supply.
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post #7 of 9
You do realize that you cannot do SLI on an amd mother board from what I know. So I don't know what you plan on doing with that.
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by fenderlove0` View Post
You do realize that you cannot do SLI on an amd mother board from what I know. So I don't know what you plan on doing with that.
SLI Hack.
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post #9 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fenderlove0` View Post
You do realize that you cannot do SLI on an amd mother board from what I know. So I don't know what you plan on doing with that.
Check out the specs for the NF980 Mobo, SLI is narrowly available on AMD
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