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Old 09-11-2005, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Howdy all. I have been doing research for the past few months on a new computer system. I am not a total newb when it comes to PC building, but it has been the better part of a decade since I built my last machine.

I have pretty much narrowed my decision down to an AMD based system since I will be primarily using the rig for gaming with some usage as a surfer and maybe some DVD copying.

I have always been interested in getting the most out of my money with whatever I buy, so overclocking has me intrigued. Though I doubt I will start right out of the gate with this machine.

As I stated before, I will primarily be gaming with this rig. I mainly play MMORPGs, but I also like to dabble in first person shooters. If you have any input, feel free to chime in. Any and all advice would be well recieved.

Here is the list of parts I currently have in mind:

Mainboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130484

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103546

Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130248

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148065

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106989

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153024

I already have a decent monitor, keyboard and mouse as well as Windows and I will get some AS5 when I order.

Please let me know what you think!
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Looks like a great system you have there. Many people on here will recommend the DFI Labparty nForce4 SLi-DR, but that is an overpriced motherboard, and what you have there wil be enough to see you through at least 2-3 years.

I'd possibly think about getting an SLi capable motherboard though. But that is up to you.
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get the DFI nF4 ultra-D 122 with 2 pcie16 slots you can mod it to an SLI. and thats about it
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I can see the logic in buying an SLi capable board in that, if I do end up wanting SLi I won't have to buy a second mother board down the road. And if I never go SLi, I only spent a few extra dollars.

Now as for going with a DFI board, I put a lot of thought into it. I read all over the net that they are without question the best OC boards for AMD procs, but after heading over to DFI-street.com I was far too intimidated buy the amount of BIOS configuring that has to be done to make those boards run smooth. Especially with this being my first build in a long time. Maybe down the line and with some more building expirience, DFI will be the right choice for me. As for now I think I will try and hold true to one of my grandfather's old maxims: Keep It Simple Stupid!
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DFI boards, have many choices into to optimizing the best for your OC, they also have memtest86 built in, am i right? anyways, the NF4 ultra-D is cheaper then your mobo then you picked out, and is better,
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yeah he's right ^^, about two things, a the DFI motherbaord is cheaper and you can do some simple modding to make it SLi
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