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Difference between Lanparty UT and Lanparty?

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Sorry for being such a newb, but I trying to research all I can about which DFI board I want. I know they are highly tweakable, and the most sought out board for tweakers. I haven't been following DFI until now, as I used to be a Asus fanboy (and then on to Gigabyte, when Asus consistantly ran unstable). Moving from a Prescott Socket 478, I want to be diving into the Athlon x2s now.

 

Newegg even lists several Lanparty nF4 boards (two of which look to be the exact same model, but different prices):

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813136158

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813136157

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813136151

 

But even more confusing is the fact that I can't find the differences between the Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR and the Lanparty UT nF4 SLI-DR.

 

And where I can even purchase the Expert?

 

Thanks. :)

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Both boards are the same, but the Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR comes with a lot of additional extras, Like: pc carrying straps, UV cable sleeving and a drive bay front panel thingy, etc..

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Ah, so the non-UT actually have less. That's weird because I thought having extra letters for a designation would mean it has more. :)

 

I've also ran into the Infinity nF4-SLI. I know it would have less extras, but how does it compare to the Lanparty line in terms of overclocking?

 

Right now I am interested in an inexpensive mobo with good overclocking results. Although the Asrock SATA2 mobo on the ULi chipset I heard was pretty good, I wanted something that can do Crossfire or SLI. I'm leaning towards SLI because currently the best value in video cards is the 7800GT.

 

Thanks for the info so far.

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Infinity will not overclock as hard as the DFI LP. A cheap mobo would be the DFI LP Ultra-D and then mod to SLi+buy connector. That makes it around 145$. Or go with the Asus a8n SLi, Chipset fan supposedly whines lots and dies. Or the Gigabyte Pro K8n SLi board. Cheap board that works, and actually will alst for some time. Less overclocking potential of course :P.

 

BTW best bang for the buck card this year is the 6800gs :D

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6800GS, huh? Any links to benchmarks for it and the prices vs the 7800GT?

 

Also, thank to everyone's input, I think I have decided to get the DFI LP-UT SLI-DR. All these different models are confusing the hell outta me (and I used to be on top of all this back when it was VooDoo II that was king, lol).

 

I think out of all the DFI boards, I think this will be the best value. The non-SLI Ultra version is not that much less than this (especially since you have to take your time to mod it, and find the bridge).

 

DFI Lanparty-UT SLI-DR - 169.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813136157

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Oh, btw, how is everyone with the Seasonic S12 600W coping? I already am having this shipped, and didn't know about the issue between this PSU and the DFI LP series of boards. I know there is a fix, but if I decided to put the memory on the 5+ volts rail, I think I will have to go with BH5 memory.

 

I guess I want to know if everyone who has this PSU is - what voltage did you set your memory to, and is the memory running too hot using the voltage jumper fix?

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you only need to use the 5v jumper if you want to run your memory at over 3.2v, usually the only reason you will want to do that is if you are OCing bh-5,

ie. it would go more like:

if you decide to go with bh-5, and oc the #%*$ out of it, then you will have to put the memory on the 5v rail (and actively cool your ram)

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you only need to use the 5v jumper if you want to run your memory at over 3.2v, usually the only reason you will want to do that is if you are OCing bh-5,

ie. it would go more like:

if you decide to go with bh-5, and oc the #%*$ out of it, then you will have to put the memory on the 5v rail (and actively cool your ram)

 

well, i read that you still need to jumper it to the 5v rail because of the cold-boot issue with Seasonic S12 PSUs. Am I correct on that?

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Ah thanks, so I see the rabbit hole goes further...

 

I hope that the S12 that is enroute from NewEgg is the new revsion that works. I am going to use it to test my Gigabyte K8NXP P4 setup (for some reason, it turns on after about 1 to 2 seconds after I shut it off). I am going to sell the set up to someone else to buy the DFI setup, but I want to make sure that my old setup works flawlessly before I sell it.

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