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hehehe now that i have your attention.........its time, time to upgrade!!! ive decided to say goodby to my asus and do a DFI build!!!! so since hearing nothing but good from you all about the dfi's tell me whats the one to get??<br><br>
im thinking of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Windsor 2.6GHz.<br>
also i have good memory ill probably keep (corsair ddr400-2gig)<br><br>
do i go lanparty, lanparty ut, infinity??? i just dont know. im a gamer, lots of UNREAL, and half life, lots of music and dvd stuff so i want fast and reliable!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/proof.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Proof"><br><br>
any help??<br><br>
also keep in mind im also saying goodbye to <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/gunner2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gunner2"> INTEL too!!!<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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Um, no, Asus is a ton better than DFI.<br><br>
DFI may look like a better overclocker on paper but Asus will overclock just as high while being a ton more stable and user friendly, I've used 3 DFI boards and 3 Asus counterparts to those and in every case Asus was best, that's why my Intel rig always gets Asus mobos.
 

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Stability and rock solid performance? Get the infinity, but overclocking will most likely not be as abundant as it would on the LP versions.<br><br>
Remonster has a point <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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First, with Core 2 Duo on the market, why goodby to Intel? Core 2 Duo beats anything AMD has to offer right now.<br><br>
Having that said, there is only one DFI board for your CPU, and that's this one:<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136014" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136014</a><br><br>
And I agree on Remoster on the ASUS boards. Better stability, and nearly as good overclockability.<br>
Take a look at this one: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131011" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131011</a><br><br>
Also, that RAM won't work with that CPU. The CPU is AM2, and works only with DDR2 RAM
 

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Well, it you got a AM2 DC 4000+ or 4400+ you could save some money because they should OC as well at the more expensiuve 5000+<br>
BTW the 4000+ 4400+ & 4800+ have the big cache unlike the 5000+
 

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Now, if you want to keep your memory, you need to pick socket 939, and then you have many more choices. YOU want SLI, Crossfire, or not?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">First, with Core 2 Duo on the market, why goodby to Intel? Core 2 Duo beats anything AMD has to offer right now.<br><br>
Having that said, there is only one DFI board for your CPU, and that's this one:<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136014" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136014</a><br><br>
And I agree on Remoster on the ASUS boards. Better stability, and nearly as good overclockability.<br>
Take a look at this one: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131011" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131011</a><br><br>
Also, that RAM won't work with that CPU. The CPU is AM2, and works only with DDR2 RAM</div>
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i guess im looking fo a cool processor thats stable my intel is awesome but i was kinda thinking it was time for change??
 

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one thing i think that ram is ddr so youll need to upgrade that also<br><br>
on the asus boards ive had a bunch of them (about 5) and now im on my second dfi brand board and i know asus is built great and everything but i have had to mod my asus boards to do the same thing that the dfi did out of the box,<br>
now ofcourse i havnt had a intel version since my p4pe deluxe or p4p800 (cant remember) so i am not sure of the settings the intel guys have<br><br>
i would say if your going am2 go dfi but you may consider with a new build jsut going conroe since the performance will be much higher<br><br>
but i will say if you go am2 go for the 4800 its like 250$ at newegg oem version and its supose to oc to 3.0 pretty easily and would prob be the best bang for buck in that route
 

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i've had 3 lanparty boards, and they were all extremely stable, plus they have TONS of options in the BIOS.<br><br>
This dfi im using now, is waaaay more stable than the asrock i had b4 it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Now, if you want to keep your memory, you need to pick socket 939, and then you have many more choices. YOU want SLI, Crossfire, or not?</div>
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Ahhh, keeping the DDR RAM, nevermind about my AM2 CPU info if that is the case. 939 DC... either a 165 or 170 Opty readly available....or a 4400+ if you can find it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i guess im looking fo a cool processor thats stable my intel is awesome but i was kinda thinking it was time for change??</div>
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Well, since Intel launched their Core 2 Duo CPUs a few months ago, they beat anything AMD has to offer. However, that upgrade involves upgrading your RAM to DDR2 also, and you'll be looking at around $650 or so for a CPU/MOBO/RAM combination.<br><br>
Let us know how much you're willing to spend on this upgrade. I think there are the following options:<br><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Keep your current RAM, get a <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136152" target="_blank">DFI Lanparty Ultra D</a> (non-SLI) or the <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136151" target="_blank">DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR</a> (SLI) and a good dual core socket 939 CPU, like The Duke suggested. The <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103588" target="_blank">AMD Opteron 165</a> would a really good choice. In this case, we're talking about $300 - $350 total</li>
<li>Go AM2, with the <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136014" target="_blank">DFI LP UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G</a> an a <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103739" target="_blank">AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+</a> CPU combined with good DDR2 800 RAM, like the <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231065" target="_blank">G.Skill DDR2 800 HZ 2GB</a> kit. Total will be around $700</li>
<li>Or, the best choice, get a Core 2 Duo. Here Asus rules, with the <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131045" target="_blank">P5B Deluxe</a> (limited Crossfire/SLI) or the <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131025" target="_blank">P5W DH Deluxe</a> (better Crossfire/SLI) combined with an <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115005" target="_blank">E6300</a> and the same <a href="http:" target="_blank">"]G.Skill DDR2 800 RAM</a>. Here also, we're talkign about $700 - $750. However, there are cheaper boards that overclock really well also.</li>
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Socket 939 is obviously the cheapest, since you can keep your current RAM. However, no further room for future upgrades. AM2 performs on par with socket 939, but is upgradable to future technology like the K8L and AM3. By far the best performer is Intel Core 2 Duo, at about the same cost of AM2. This one is also pretty upgradable, at least to the Quad Core Kentsfield.
 
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