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Old 02-26-2006, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I know all of you guys must get extremly sick with , "hows this build look" or the "my first build, rate it?" posts so Im going to show you my build and ask you questions on it.

My system


PSU: OCZ OCZ600ADJSLI 600W Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817711001 = $209.99

Mobo: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136166 =$190.99

CPU: AMD X2 4400+ Dual Core Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103546 =$460.00

RAM: G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021 = $197.00

Case: NZXT LEXA-NP Black/ Silver Aluminum ATX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146018 = $129.99

Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160 = $154.00

GPU: eVGA 256-P2-N386-AX Geforce 6800GS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130267 = $169.00

Optical Drives: ????

Grand total w/ out shipping is $1510.97

I want to overclock alot but I dont plan on OC'ing the 6800 becuase thats just the card thats going to get me thru till the G80..I want to OC my 4400+ to 2.6 maybe 2.8. I know Im going to need a really good CPU fan so if you could show me a good one I would appreaciate it.

Questions.

1. Is the ram I chose good for OC'ing or is there better...

2. is the PSU I chosen powerfull enough?

3. I have windows XP Home, is Pro worth the money? and since I have home can I use it on this system since I used it on my other one.

4.Finally any one know where I can get some cool neon lights


Thanks
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Old 02-26-2006, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First of all, that case owns. Second, ditch the 4400+ and get an opteron 165, then with the money you save, get a 150gb raptor instead. The optical drive is really up to you. Just get one by a good brand (Liteon, plextor, etc...). And make sure it supports dual layer dvds. The video card is fine, but the power supply is a little overkill. If I were you I would get the 520w version instead. Or better yet, get a silverstone zeus st52f instead. They are better quality than the OCZ's (I've owned both of them). That RAM is good.
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Ok...Thanks also know where I can get any cool neon lights?
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Old 02-26-2006, 02:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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xoxide.com has a pretty big selection. and cold cathode lights are better =D
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ok Hey thanks for the help but I have one more question....is the DFI expert board really hard to get the bios right? I heard some people say it takes forever and you have to make sure they are all right...dunno if I should just get the Ultra-D but that has only 2 PCI slots..hmm
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hmm im not sure on the DFI expert question but a few months back over at XS forums, the dfi expert was killing some cpu's. something ith the motherboard and it will pump too much voltage into the cpu. but i think dfi has fixed this problem but id check into it just incase. i doubt you can make a bios "right". the only time you have ot mess with your bios oc'ing and if you mess up thats what clear CMOS is there for.
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Ok becuase I want to overclock the Opty to at least 2.6 maybe 2.8

OC'ing isnt that hard is it...... :/
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