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Is DFI Worth It? (Overclocker switching to A64)

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I'm mainly looking at the SLI Infinity (not SLI-DR) because of price concerns. All the reviews I've read, have good things to say about these boards, but as soon as I look at forums, all I see are problems.

 

I'm an avid overclocker, and put lots of importance on overclockability of pieces of hardware - but I'm seriously considering not bothering with it because of all the problems with these DFI boards.

 

How many of you have had good experiences with these boards? (Specifically the SLI Infinity).

 

Here's the proposed setup:

 

DFI NF4 SLI Infinity

 

Antec 400W Smart Power 2.0 (from Antex TX640B)

OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Platinum Revision 2

Athlon 64 3200+ (90nm Venice)

BFG 7800GT OC or XFX 7800GT (single card for now)

Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250GB and Seagate 7200.7 160GB (Both SATA - no RAID)

Zalman CNPS 7000A/B

 

From your experience, will this work? Any input?

 

Thanks,

 

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You would be much better off with the LP nF4 SLI-D if you are an avid OCer.

 

Search the forum for people's experiences with this board and make your decision then. :)

 

The PSU does not meet the minimum specifications set by DFI. Click on the link in my sig for the NF4 recommended PSU list.

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Antec 400W Smart Power 2.0 (from Antex TX640B)
No :shake:

 

PSU Guide: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10854

 

This is a support forum, the people who post are requesting assistance,

not bragging about their successes.

 

Check the OC database: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=28 , to see "if it is worth it".

 

Good Luck,

Dave ;)

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Dave,

 

I feel like a complete idiot. Obviously these forums are for support... :rolleyes:

 

I've been up all night researching (once I get my mind on something), so you know how it is.

 

I was hoping to be able to get away with my current PSU, if that won't do it, I can't decide between these two:

 

Antec NeoPower 480W or OCZ PowerStream 520W

 

Thanks.

 

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If you plan on running SLI in the future, it would behoove you to get a SLI certified PSU.

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Get the LP. You can get the Ultra if you are not going to use SLI. You can always mod it to SLI in the future if you get the urge.

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I'm running the NeoPower 480W w/ no problems, w/ the setup in my sig. If I were to switch to SLI, I would buy a new PSU.

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Antec NeoPower 480W or OCZ PowerStream 520W

i wouldnt go for either, especially if youre planning on running sli

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as I guess you came to realize, of course you're going to see nothing but problems with these boards when reading this site, since that's what its for :)

 

I have no experience with nforce4 boards from other manufacturers, but I imagine they have just as many or more problems than those offered from DFI.. you might not hear about them however, since they do not have a dedicated support forum, moderated by actual DFI employees. Odds are, if you have a problem, you can post a quick thread up here, and a DFI employee or one of the other gurus will have an answer. Can't say that about any other maufac.. try solving a complex driver problem through telephone or email tech support ;)

 

anyway, I chose a DFI due to the immense amount of help available, and the supreme performance, whether you OC or not.

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