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Old 05-15-2006, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well i'm upgarding my mobo, cpu, and video card soon. Well heres what i've decided so far:
CPU: AMD Opteron 144
Video Card: Sapphire X1800XT 512MB GDDR3
Mobo: havent decided yet mostly between the DFI LP UT CFX3200-DR and the DFI LP UT RDX200 CF-DR.

My question is do i need a Crossfire certified PSU if i'm not runnin crossfire. I'm eventually gettin crossfire probably with an Antec 550 (i think the NeoHE). My PSU that i will be usin is in my sig, the JUST PC 550W (please no comments.... i kno i was a n00b when i bought it now i kno 100x more than i did when i got this computer but the PSU works great).
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*Opteron 165 1.8Ghz
*DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D
*HIS Hightech X1900XT 512MB w/ Zalman VF900 (Core: 690Mhz, Mem: 1500Mhz)
*G.Skill 1GB DDR 400
*Kingwin Mutant X Series
*HP IDE Lightscribe DVD Burner
*Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA II
*Maxtor 80GB IDE
*OCZ Gamexstream 600W PSU
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice setup. And no I dont think you need a certified PSU to run crossfire. Any PSU should work. Like yours you have now should work.
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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k u clearly dont need it if ur NOT running it, and you SHOULDNT get sli or crossfire, at least not this century.

For CPu i'd suggest an Opteron 165, and OC the shiz out of that MOFO.

GPU is a great choice, but again go with either a 7900GT or a x1900 xt.

Mobo, either get DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D or MSI K8n neo4-f, despite its price MSI is one of the best overclocking motherboards out there, and one of the best in general.
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea i dont have the money for a dual-core and a X1900XT right now thats y i'm gettin a 144 and OCin it and a X1800XT. Does the MSI have the same (or almost the same) OCin abilities as the DFI? I trust MSI as a company since i've boughten a few of their graphics cards and love them. If i go with the MSI i might be able to step up to a X1900XT but idk

also forgot to mention i'm also upgrading my HD to a WD 10,000RPM 36.7GB SATA I
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*Opteron 165 1.8Ghz
*DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D
*HIS Hightech X1900XT 512MB w/ Zalman VF900 (Core: 690Mhz, Mem: 1500Mhz)
*G.Skill 1GB DDR 400
*Kingwin Mutant X Series
*HP IDE Lightscribe DVD Burner
*Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA II
*Maxtor 80GB IDE
*OCZ Gamexstream 600W PSU
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