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Old 02-08-2006, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello, i'm new to this forum, after reading quite a few posts i felt i could get some up to date information on a good motherboard recommendation

here's what i either have or plan on getting for my new system:
(buying pieces every 2 weeks to keep my bank account away from zero )

AMD Athlon 64 FX60
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400 Dual Channel Platinum
ENERMAX EG651P-VE FM(24P) ATX 550W Power Supply
Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM 8MB Cache
eVGA 256-P2-N529-AX Geforce 7800GTX 256MB

the case has 3 - 120 fans to keep decent air circulation

i'm looking for an MB w/ gforce4 SLI , but so far, all i see are new editions, i'm not exactly a fan of updating my bios all the time. was wondering if there was a pretty solid MB which will require minimal effort =)

i'm pretty green as far as building computers, only done a couple, any help will be much appreciated.

thanks in advance !

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Old 02-08-2006, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Asus and DFI....look into them. You should only have to update your BIOS once.


Intel E8400 @ 3.78ghz
8gb (4x2gb) G.SKILL DDR2 1600 @ 420mhz, 5-5-5-12
ASrock P43Twins1600 (hates RAM dividers)
WD Caviar 500gb + 250gb hdd, 32mb cache
eVGA 7900gs @ 585/1700mhz
OCZ GameXStream 600w PSU
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
Cooler Master Centurion 5 case
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hello and welcome , i hope you enjoy your stay ,yeah the signature mobo of tf is the dfi lanparty ultra .. i believe thats the sli one .... but if not ocing i think there is a better/cheaper board

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