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  1. Guys, I thru my new 185 Denmark 2.6GHZ Opty in my DFI Expert last night as directed in Wevsspot's thread (thanks agan tasr). Wouldn't you know it fired up perfectly and ran great. Now, no lag in Supreme Commander at 1920 x 1200 with all the settings on HIGH!!!. Thanks again for all your help.
  2. Thanks to all you guy's who replied. As a rule I keep all my data on my 2nd. HD (WD Caviar 2500KS 250GB) so basically, I'd just export my Outlook folders to a .pst file and copy that and my Favorites over to the Caviar Before the final shutdown/disconnection. tasr, Thanks for all the great linkage. I found the Unofficial Opteron 939 thread just after I posted this one. Lots of good info there. I think I already have the AMD Dual Core Patch, but will double check everything before I start. Opty will arrive on Tuesday (Newegg - $335... not bad). Using a Swiftech MCX6400-V Heatsink w/80mm Fan. Should work just fine. Thanks again for your help guys.
  3. I'm currently running a A64 4000+ in a DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert mobo. As the FX60's and FX57's are rapidly drying up and are now overpriced if available, I'm thinking about dropping a Opteron 185 Denmark 2.6GHz Socket 939 Dual Core Processor into my mobo as they are still available and reasonably priced. I am currently running BIOS version NF4ED406 dated 4/6/06 (which is the latest official BIOS available). What could I expect, some compatibility problems or would the CPU not work at all?
  4. You probably shouldn't worry about the OCZ Gamexstream 700w working on the Expert. I certainly would worry about putting anything made by Aspire in your new Rig though. OCZ makes a high quality PSU and the new Gamexstream 700w has all the correct cables needed to properly run the Expert in SLI mode. A couple of things to keep in mind: 1) Insert your DIMMs in the Orange Memory Slots. 2) Connect to Auxuliary 5v/12v Floppy type power connector (manual pg. 69) located between PCIe1 and DDR1 and the 8 Pin 12v power to your PSU. 3) When you load the SLI Chipset Drivers (I used the 6.70's) do not install the NVidia IDE Driver. 4) If using SATA hard/optial drives, connect them to the NVidia controller ports (SATA 1-4) instead of the Sil3114 ports (at least initially) I have the same mobo in this config: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego CPU Swiftech MCX6400-V Heatsink Cooler Master Dual Storm Fan WD Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB SATA WD Caviar SE 2500KS 250GB SATAII eVGA 256-P2-N564 Geforce 7900GT KO 256MB 4x 1024MB OCZ Performance PC3200 DDR OCZ4002048PFDC-K (3-4-4-8) Seasonic S-12 600 PSU 2x PLEXTOR PX-716SA/SW SATA DVD Burner Auzentech HDA X-Plosion 7.1 DTS Connect Sound Card SilverStone Temjin SST-TJ03 - Black Aluminum Case LG1980Q 19" LCD Monitor Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Digital Speakers I fired up the system Thursday night and (despite all the warnings in these forums about this mobo and the Seasonic S-12 Series PSUs) it booted 1st time (and every time since) with no problems. Read the extensive tutorial Angry Games posted in the Sticky's. I hope you also have a happy and error free experience also. Good luck.
  5. hawkeyefan, I have heard about the -5VSB boot issues with many PSU types on the Expert. I read in another thread where Angry Games stated emphatically that there were no "official" problems with Seasonic PSU's and DFI NF4 mobos. But, I am aware of the potential problems. Thanks for the remider just the same. I didn't know about that new OCZ GameXStream 700w PSU. That looks sweet. Specs look good too. I had the Seasonic S-12 600 modded (UV Red Sleeved and UV Red Connectors @ FrozenCPU) so it cost me a few bucks. If I can't get it to play nice with the Expert, I'll consider the OCZ GameXStream 700.... along with the PC P&C Turbo Cool 510 SLI/ASL. Thanks for the heads up.
  6. Hey Guys, Later this week, I'm gonna put together my new Rig: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego CPU Swiftech MCX6400-V Heatsink WD Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB SATA WD Raptor 740GD 74GB SATA WD Caviar SE 2500KS 250GB SATAII eVGA 256-P2-N564 Geforce 7900GT KO 256MB 4x 1024MB OCZ Performance PC3200 DDR (3-3-7-3) Seasonic S-12 600 PSU 2x PLEXTOR PX-716SA/SW SATA DVD Burner Auzentech HDA X-Plosion 7.1 DTS Connect Sound Card Hauppauge WinTV PCI SilverStone Temjin SST-TJ03 - Black Aluminum Case LG1980Q 19" LCD Monitor Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Digital Speakers As the RAM slots may be a little close to the CPU socket for my Swiftech MCX6400-V Heatsink, I wanted to know what other people are using on their Expert mobo's? Anybody out there put a Swifty MCX6400-V on their CPU for this board?
  7. Hey Dude, You say your PSU has no 8 pin EPS12V connector and you're using the standard 4 pin right? It supposedly will work with this configuration in non-SLI mode. Where is it connected? According to the manual, it should be connected to pins 3,4,7,&8 (the four closest to the top of the mobo). See page 68 of the manual. It's outlined in red. This may be worth trying (if you haven't already) before upgrading PSU, RAM... Just a thought. Good luck.
  8. No problem Dude. As you know, PC P&C makes the best desktop PSU's around. Especially if you wanna OC. And seeing as we're on DFI Street.... Lots of OCZ fanboys here. They're ok, but I'd buy a PC P&C, Seasonic or Fortron Source before an OCZ PSU any day. I have a modded (UV Red Sleeved w/UV Red Connectors) PC P&C Turbo Cool 510 Deluxe powering my MSI K8N Neo2 based Rig now. As far as the huge PC P&C TC 850SSI and 1GW go, they state a 20" minimum case depth for proper mounting. I just bought a modded SilverStone Temjin SST-TJ03 (Performance-pcs) for the extra room in case I wanted to step up to one of those big boys.
  9. ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) ATX12V 535W NVidia SLI certified, reasonably priced, Enermax quality and reliability, plenty of power ([email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
  10. Renegade87

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    Nice Rig Dude! Keep the PC P&C Turbo Cool 510 ASL in your build plans and get the eVGA 256-P2-N565-AX Geforce 7900GT CO Superclocked 256MB as CPDMF previously suggested. The only issue with the Turbo Cools (provided you're ok with the pricing) is that they can get a little loud when they heat up. Other than that, you get what you pay for.... the best! I have a modded PC P&C Turbo Cool 510 Deluxe powering my MSI K8N Neo2 based Rig. I have the same Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB SATA-II as my storage drive in my present Rig which will migrate over to my new Rig during the Build. Great drive. Here's the rest: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 2 x 1MB L2 Dual Core CPU Swiftech MCX6400-V Heatsink WD Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB SATA WD Raptor 740GD 74GB SATA WD Caviar SE 2500KS 250GB SATAII eVGA 512-P2-N575-AX Geforce 7900GTX Superclocked 512MB PCI-E x16 (690MHz) 2x 1024MB OCZ Performance PC3200 DDR (3-3-7-3) Seasonic S-12 600 PSU 2x PLEXTOR PX-716SA/SW SATA DVD Burner Auzentech HDA X-Plosion 7.1 DTS Connect Sound Card Hauppauge WinTV PCI SilverStone Temjin SST-TJ03 - Black Aluminum Case I already have a lot of this hardware (Expert, UV Sleeved S-12 600w, PLEXTOR PX-716SA, Modded Temjin SST-TJ03... The only concerns I have is the compatibility between the Seasonic S-12 600 and the Expert. I've read about "Cold Boot Issues" with the S-12 series PSU's and DFI SLI mobo's, but have yet to see anything conclusive in relation to the Expert and the S-12 600. My S-12 is version 2. If anybody has anything concrete to share on this, don't be shy. If i'm convinced i'll be looking at tons of frustration, I'll RMA the S-12 and get the PC P&C Turbo Cool 510 ASL as you did Brehon. Sorry for the hijack, just want someone with direct experience to stand up.
  11. Wise man that joek71. Listen to him.
  12. In my opinion, OCZ PSU's are overpriced. Good product, but for roughly $200, (Powerstrem 600) overpriced. If you don't have a problem investing $200+ in a PSU (good investment in my opinion seeing as you may spend thousands building or rebuilding your Rig) why not get a psu that is rated at 650w max (will hit the full rated 510w at 50 degrees c) provides 34Amps (38Amps Max) on the +12v Rail, and maintain a documented +/-1% voltage regulation (lets see any OCZ match that!)? Look at the PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 ASL for your Expert. Especially, if you're entertaining SLI. 125Wx2 in SLI can tax a PSU quickly.
  13. That eVGA is on my short list also, but XFX actually has a higher clocked card: XFX GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3 XXX Edition PV-T71F-YDD (9,R}. These aren't gonna be easy to find, and will probably be priced over $600. I think I'll wait a few weeks for the dust to settle a bit and prices to stabilize before purchasing either.
  14. Good question! The Seasonic S-12 600 is a great PSU. Read this:Seasonic S12-500 & S12-600 Power Supplies over at SilentPCReview. And then theres always the exhaustive testing they did over at Tom's Hardware:Stress Test: Power Supplies Under Full Load The bottom line here is Seasonic makes a great PSU. Quiet, efficient, powerful, and cost effective in this power range. Since we're talking about a LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert board here there may not be any problems using this particular model. Be aware though, there have been rumors of issues with this PSU (cold boot problems with v1&2 of the S-12 500 and 600) and others. I currently have the same mobo and PSU, but have not yet completed the build as I'm still collecting all the new [H]ardware. Supershanks is right, Head over to [H]ardOCP and check out the wealth of info in the PSU forum there. Many of the guys there (Ice Czar, Computerpro3, jonnyguru, just to name a few) have probably forgotten more than most of us know about PSUs. I also like the FSP 700w he suggested. Too bad it came out after I bought my new Seasonic S-12 600. Now, one last thing. Lots of OCZ fanboys here. You're right, they do sell a good PSU. But, if you're gonna get over the $200 range, there's pretty much only one name you should be willing to spend that much $ on:PC Power & Cooling!. I presently am running a PC P&C Turbo Cool 510 Deluxe in my system and enjoy the piece of mind that goes with ownership of the best in class. If you were contemplating the OCZ Powerstream 600, look at the PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 ASL. That extra $30 buys you alot of piece of mind when spending thousands $ on hardware.
  15. NuLL, Is the Neon Red (and the Neon Green, Blue, & Yellow for that matter) from performance-pcs.com UV sensitive? BTW, my pick is UV Red from FrozenCPU.com
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