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So I purchased a new DFI over the weekend and I want it to run any game and last a long time like 4+ years. Any Experts Please advise of type of ram, Power supply and how to configure my machine for optimum life and performance while maintaining compatability and flawless operation. I have plans to purchase Nvidia SLI PCI-E cards, Windows XP-64 bit. and AMD FX55. but for now I want to stick to the ba-sicks for future growth! Time will allow for $$$ to pay for the better goodies mentioned above. What Kind of Ram and Power supply should I purchase for use in future plans :confused: . Oh yeah does any one know of conflicts or problems using wireless keyboard and mice? Thanx

 

SYSTEM SPECKS

 

This PC in not yet complete

 

CHASSIS SUPER FOX MIDTOWER W/5 CHASSIS FANS

PWR SUP ATX ANTEC 500W SMART POWER 2 ( W/ PUSH PULL FAN SYSTEM 2 FANS )

MB DFI LANPARTY UT NF4 SLI-D

BIOS ORIGINAL INSTALL FROM BOX

CPU ATHLON 64 3500+ CLAWHAMMER 1ST REV.

IDE 0 W/D 10 GB P/N # WD102AA – 00ANA0 ( MASTER DRIVE )

IDE 1 BTC 52X CD-ROM ( SLAVE DRIVE TO ABOVE DRIVE )

FLOPPY HEWLETT PACKARD MADE BY SONY

O.S. M.S.WIN 2OOO PRO SERV. PAC. 4

KEYBOARD M.S. WIRELESS DESKTOP ELITE P/N # X09-55689

MOUSE M.S. INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 2.0 WIRELESS P/N # X801603-109

VIDEO PCI Geforce FX 5500 256 MB ( BY 3D FUZION )

MONITOR VIEWSONIC M70 17” CFT

NIC ONBOARD

SOUND ONBOARD

 

RAM ?????????????? 2 X 1 GIG DDR 3200 OR WHAT I DON’T KNOW ??????

 

EXTRAS LOGITEC WINGMAN RUMBLEPAD

BELKIN USB 4 PORT SELF POWERED HUB

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OK some I have been told this before. I am on my AMD Duron 800 From a 2001 build and am just starting to have problems because I started messing w/it. Any way I believe that if I build a good solid stable machine and keep it cool and clean it should last as long as possible. Any way I'm looking for helpfull advice. Thanx

 

CHASSIS SUPER FOX MIDTOWER W/5 CHASSIS FANS

PWR SUP ATX ANTEC 500W SMART POWER 2 ( W/ PUSH PULL FAN SYSTEM 2 FANS )

MB DFI LANPARTY UT NF4 SLI-D

BIOS ORIGINAL INSTALL FROM BOX

CPU ATHLON 64 3500+ CLAWHAMMER 1ST REV.

IDE 0 W/D 10 GB P/N # WD102AA – 00ANA0 ( MASTER DRIVE )

IDE 1 BTC 52X CD-ROM ( SLAVE DRIVE TO ABOVE DRIVE )

FLOPPY HEWLETT PACKARD MADE BY SONY

O.S. M.S.WIN 2OOO PRO SERV. PAC. 4

KEYBOARD M.S. WIRELESS DESKTOP ELITE P/N # X09-55689

MOUSE M.S. INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 2.0 WIRELESS P/N # X801603-109

VIDEO PCI Geforce FX 5500 256 MB ( BY 3D FUZION )

MONITOR VIEWSONIC M70 17” CFT

NIC ONBOARD

SOUND ONBOARD

 

RAM ?????????????? 2 X 1 GIG DDR 3200 OR WHAT I DON’T KNOW ??????

 

EXTRAS LOGITEC WINGMAN RUMBLEPAD

BELKIN USB 4 PORT SELF POWERED HUB

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I agree with LCBOman1. A computer built with brand new components from 4 years ago is "slow as hell" compared to the entry/mid-level systems offered by Dell.

 

A few suggestions.

-Get WinXP, not 2000. No argument over that one. You think games coming out in 2009 (4 years from now) will still support Windows 2000? Hell no, they'll most likely be 64-bit.

 

-Get a 3500+ Venice core, not Clawhammer. Supports more instructions, and has better thermal properties.

 

-From what I can tell, it says you have a 10GB master drive... Typo?

 

-As for RAM, if you're going to play BF2, get 2GB of RAM (2X1GB). The OCZ Gold series works wonders from what I can tell.

 

-Wireless keyboard and mouse should be fine, a lot of people I know use them regularly. I personally won't use them for gaming.

 

-Flash your BIOS to the latest official one when you get it, the 623 one.

 

All I've got for now...

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ram, ram, ram - that and the powersupply seem to make the largest difference. I can't say much about the powersupply, but for RAM 2x512 seems to be working well for me. A number of RAM brands will work, but do a search of this forum before putting money out. Quick hint: Hynix based RAM do not play nicely with this motherboard. As for myself - I'm quite happy with the OCZ I picked up.

 

You'll also notice a jump in things going from that 5500 to a 6600 (or even 6800) depending on your budget. I dunno if the 7xxx series is worth it just yet. Good luck!

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You're on the right track, n2gaming.

 

>>I would recommend my power supply (in sig), as it has enough power for any system, even if you add on to yours later.

>>Like PoppyMcShotgun said, go Venice instead of Clawhammer. AMD will be phasing those out, as they are inferior to the Venice/San Diego chips.

>>As far as future-builds go, SLI is probably a good choice. I would get two 6800 Ultra's or two 7800 GTX's. There won't be a game on the market for quite a while that actually requires the insane power of two 7800's.

 

Hopefully this helps!

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Thanx to all. I found my self at these links, by doing some research here on our wonderful forum and from a post by a user who goes by THunDA! thank you!!!

 

good stuff checkmout

 

http://www.slizone.com/content/slizone/build.html

 

http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_howtobuild_1.html

 

http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_s...ersupplies.html

 

To: PoppyMcShotgun in regards to HDD no typo I set up with a 10 GB drive that's just laying around from an old system. would like to upgrade to raid but don't know any thing about it. So before I spend money on it I need to do more research on raid configs, prices and set-up. any suggestions??? Now about the CPU it's not to late to return it since I have not got it yet. I will research the prices. I paid $219 @ Fry'sOutpost for Clawhammer hoping to get good cpu spd @ good price that was two day's ago. Only wish I turned to this great forum first. Oh yeah I ask about the wireless keyboard and mouse because I had athlon 64 3000+ 929 with 2x ocz value pack of 512 ram. Then while playing Unreal Tounament the mouse froze for like a quick second or so several times during lengthy play times. Oh Yeah I Plan on BF2 when system is done!

 

TO: e lion 1 Don't know a whole lot about today's technology and will research Hynix based RAM Thanx

 

TO: JAXK I like the sound of a quiet power supply with extensive power but man my budget is one thing at a time know what I mean vern? My funny humor not directed towards you I'm just being silly.

 

TO: ALL Ideally I will have a screaming system with XP 64 bit OS and AMD FX-? what ever will fit my board. I'm getting there thanks to you ...

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my opinion, you should dump the FX55(waste of money) and get the 4000 Venice, pretty much a FX, with a little overclock itll be past the FX55(i have a 3800 Venice and OCed just below a FX57, i still can give it plenty more) and with the extra money you save on your CPU get a OCZ 600 watt PowerStream(a bit over 200$....worth it). RAM....well i have 1 gig(2x512mb) of OCZ Plat. Rev. 2, and i have that overclocked, it beats out any other ram on sandra.......by ALOT, but if your not overclocking probly the OCZ pc4000 Plat. Edition

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One more great link for any OC'r amatures like my self. Thanks to THunDA

 

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12960

 

my first dedicated gaming Rig

 

SYSTEM SPECKS

 

 

CHASSIS SUPER FOX MIDTOWER W/5 CHASSIS FANS

PWR SUP ATX ANTEC 500W SMART POWER 2 ( W/ PUSH PULL FAN SYSTEM 2 FANS )

MB DFI LANPARTY UT NF4 SLI-D

BIOS ORIGINAL INSTALL FROM BOX

CPU ATHLON 64 3500+ CLAWHAMMER 1ST REV.

IDE 0 W/D 10 GB P/N # WD102AA – 00ANA0 ( MASTER DRIVE )

IDE 1 BTC 52X CD-ROM ( SLAVE DRIVE TO ABOVE DRIVE )

FLOPPY HEWLETT PACKARD MADE BY SONY

O.S. M.S.WIN 2OOO PRO SERV. PAC. 4

KEYBOARD M.S. WIRELESS DESKTOP ELITE P/N # X09-55689

MOUSE M.S. INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 2.0 WIRELESS P/N # X801603-109

VIDEO PCI Geforce FX 5500 256 MB ( BY 3D FUZION )

MONITOR VIEWSONIC M70 17” CFT

NIC ONBOARD

SOUND ONBOARD

 

RAM ?????????????? 2 X 1 GIG DDR 3200 OR WHAT I DON’T KNOW ??????

 

EXTRAS LOGITEC WINGMAN RUMBLEPAD

BELKIN USB 4 PORT SELF POWERED HUB

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