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post #11 of 25
You're not? O.o Just OC it and don't tell him. That's what I do. Gives them more speed, and they never know. Plus, OCing is fun.

Either get the HZs or something else. I've heard nothing but problems from DFI and Corsair combinations. Look into OCZ or Mushkin or G.Skill.
post #12 of 25
Typically yes, DDR500 is only really needed if you intend on overclocking.

It is worth noting that most of the people i meet say they are not interested in overclocking then 3-6 months down the line start showing an interest as A. their PC's are not as quick as they used to be or B. get board and want to tinker with the kits capabilities (which that rig has a lot of)

If they never intend on overclocking DDR400 would suffice.

The price difference is not a lot when comparing the two differing speeds.
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post #13 of 25
Yeah, I just saw the DFI motherboard and what is probably the most overclockable (new) AMD out there right now, and assumed. If you're not planning on overclocking, change the DFI to a Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, or if you can spare the cash in the budget, an A8N32-SLI Deluxe. Easier setup, but still good OCing capabilities. They just limit the vCore to 1.55. (except for the A8N32). My 3700+ didn't need more than 1.55 volts until quite a bit after 3GHz.
post #14 of 25
looks alot like my setup, which i think is probably one of the best gaming setups for the moment, i could use a lil better video card but it will run everything thats out now on max settings pretty much, and my load times are ungodly. and i spend only about $1k including the monitor from newegg.com
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post #15 of 25
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Thanks for all the pointers guys. I'll look into the memory and ask my friend if he wants to OC
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post #16 of 25
One thing if you want to save a couple of bucks: You can easily take a DFI nf4 Ultra-D and mod it to a SLI with a simple pencil rub on the chipset. All the Ultra-Ds out and for the next long while actually have SLI chipsets just without a completed circuit. If you're interested, I could dig up the link on how to do it, it was posted on dfi-street a while ago.
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post #17 of 25
You still need the SLI bridge, though.
post #18 of 25
True, but there was a company releasing SLI kits(2 cards and a bridge) and bridges seperately, I can't remember it's name right now though.
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post #19 of 25
I believe www.scan.co.uk sell SLI bridges to buy
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post #20 of 25
Pick up that DFI mobo, its a really nice one, i have that in my fiances computer. i got the better one in mine.
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