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Is DFI Worth It? (Overclocker switching to A64)

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I have no experience with nforce4 boards from other manufacturers

i have and it wasnt nice, the following i used wiith 3 diff cpu's ...

asus a8v deluxe wireless .. max overclock was 209fsb !!!!

gigabyte k8n ultra sli .. max overclock 219fsb

dfi ultra d .. max overclock 310 fsb (& thats only because of cpu temps)

 

and touch wood, the only problem i had with the ultra d was ddr timings which was cured in no time thanks to tmods bios cd :D

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Single card requires min. 400W PSU with 12V rating of 26A

SLI configuration requires min. 500W PSU with 12V rating of 34A

 

ocz powerstream 520W sli ready:

+3.3V(28A), +5V(40A), +12V(33A)

 

Hiper Modular Type-R 580W Power Supply (630W Peak) SLI Ready

[email protected], [email protected] (38A)

 

 

ive also read many reviews saying the hiper is one of the most stable psu's :D

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So I guess I'll go with the OCZ (so I don't have to upgrade it later when I put in another 7800GT). The OCZ should have me covered from pretty much any angle, right?

 

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

 

THE OCZ POWERSTREAM 520W HAS PROVEN TO BE THE BEST ALL ROUND PSU FOR DFI N4 MOBOS!

What is that based on?

 

Also, if I'm going to have to spend extra $$ on a new PSU, then there's NO WAY I can afford the Lanpary SLI-DR. The LP SLI-DR doesn't have any features that the Infinity lacks that I really want, at least I don't think so.

 

As long as they are comparatively stable and OCable, I don't need the uv reactive extras, extra LAN, extra audio connectors or extra SATA.

 

Does the LP have any critical OC features that the Infinity doesn't?

 

Thanks,

 

|||synthtax|||

 

PS: Are there any different revisions for this board that I should be aware of? I'm used to ABit M/Bs, and sometimes having the right revision is critical.

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So I guess I'll go with the OCZ (so I don't have to upgrade it later when I put in another 7800GT). The OCZ should have me covered from pretty much any angle, right?

 

actually no, if you read my last post, 2 7800's need 500w min & 34A plus the ocz is only single rail 12V

 

the 520W is not best all rounder performance wise, budget wise maybe but i know id much rather keep my hiper

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Single card requires min. 400W PSU with 12V rating of 26A
Where did you get that from? Is that the main criteria?

 

The PSU I have now, the Antec SmartPower 400W (SP-400) has two 12V rails, the first rated for a max of 15A, the second 14A, that's 29A total. Should that not be sufficient?

 

Dave, why exactly did you say that PSU wouldn't work?

 

NOTE: This is assuming that if/when I do put in another GFX card, I upgrade the PSU.

 

Thanks,

 

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Single card requires min. 400W PSU with 12V rating of 26A

SLI configuration requires min. 500W PSU with 12V rating of 34A

 

ocz powerstream 520W sli ready:

+3.3V(28A), +5V(40A), +12V(33A)

 

Hiper Modular Type-R 580W Power Supply (630W Peak) SLI Ready

[email protected], [email protected] (38A)

 

ive also read many reviews saying the hiper is one of the most stable psu's :D

Rave on! :P

 

The Hiper Type R's are recommended primarly as a consession to our UK/EU members,

because the best PSU's are so expensive over there!

 

PC PSU's:

 

#1 PC P&C 510

#2 OCZ PowerStreams

#3 Antec, Enermax, Fortron/Sparkle, Seasonic

 

#? Skyhawk

#? Hiper Type R, Ultra X-Finity,

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