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well, its my first post here, you can see my specs in my sig, and i'm thinking of getting an Opty 165, and i thought i'd look into getting a slightly better overclocking board, and started looking around at DFI's, and i thought that a DFI Lanparty SLi-DR Expert (or Venus, but that would be to expensive, if i could even find one) would be the best bet - is it? i would like to overclock, SLi-ing is something i dont like that much (never got it working when i used to have 2x 6600GT's), and i cant see a point as the quickest thing going in a 939 (im thinking a 3.2 GHz FX-62, although i could never afford one!) still wouldn't make my card the bottleneck. I heard that the Expert added more BIOS options - does it? would i use them? if not then perhaps getting the "bog standard" Ultra-D might be better?

 

Also, i can see some SLi-DR Expert's on eBay (eBay.com - i live in the UK, but i can't find any on eBay over here, although i would like to know where i could get one over here), one has an hour to go and is currently at $50, only problem is that it's open box - would that make a difference?

 

Jakg

 

EDIT - Although the specs seem to be in my sig, they aren't showing up, so i'll post them again...

 

"AMD Athlon 4000 CABGE @ 2.7 GHz + Zalman Reserator

Asus A8N-SLi Premium + 1 Gb Team Xtreem DDR500 RAM (2 x 512 Mb) + Gainward 7950GT 256 Mb "Golden Sample"

2x 80 Gb SATA HDD's + 580 W Hiper PSU + Coolermaster Wavemaster Case

Creative Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 + Creative P380's + Rubbish Headset For TS

Sony CD-RW/DVD-Rom + Sony DVD-Rom + Ilyama E431S Monitor"

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well the mobo i was watching just ended for.... $61.02, or in £'s, £31.10 - there a few more on there, do i go for it?

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make sure it comes with everything like backplate, sata cables, audio module, ide cable, drivers cd

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well, its my first post here, you can see my specs in my sig, and i'm thinking of getting an Opty 165, and i thought i'd look into getting a slightly better overclocking board, and started looking around at DFI's, and i thought that a DFI Lanparty SLi-DR Expert (or Venus, but that would be to expensive, if i could even find one) would be the best bet - is it? i would like to overclock, SLi-ing is something i dont like that much (never got it working when i used to have 2x 6600GT's), and i cant see a point as the quickest thing going in a 939 (im thinking a 3.2 GHz FX-62, although i could never afford one!) still wouldn't make my card the bottleneck. I heard that the Expert added more BIOS options - does it? would i use them? if not then perhaps getting the "bog standard" Ultra-D might be better?

 

Also, i can see some SLi-DR Expert's on eBay (eBay.com - i live in the UK, but i can't find any on eBay over here, although i would like to know where i could get one over here), one has an hour to go and is currently at $50, only problem is that it's open box - would that make a difference?

 

Jakg

 

EDIT - Although the specs seem to be in my sig, they aren't showing up, so i'll post them again...

 

"AMD Athlon 4000 CABGE @ 2.7 GHz + Zalman Reserator

Asus A8N-SLi Premium + 1 Gb Team Xtreem DDR500 RAM (2 x 512 Mb) + Gainward 7950GT 256 Mb "Golden Sample"

2x 80 Gb SATA HDD's + 580 W Hiper PSU + Coolermaster Wavemaster Case

Creative Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 + Creative P380's + Rubbish Headset For TS

Sony CD-RW/DVD-Rom + Sony DVD-Rom + Ilyama E431S Monitor"

 

If you are making the jump, you might as well go all the way, read this thread:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=64749

You would have to sell the ram and cpu you have, but all else would work on the upgrade.

Good Luck.

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i dont want a conroe, i just want a new mobo :D

 

i was going to go 165 because i want Dual Core, and because i could do with something a little faster to relieve my card, and an Opty upgrade would cost about £30 (upgrade as i would sell my existing CPU) - but seeing as i could sell my existing mobo for £60 on eBay, and buy an Expert for £40, then the whole upgrade costs £10, which is probably a VERY well spent tenner!

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i dont want a conroe, i just want a new mobo :D

 

i was going to go 165 because i want Dual Core, and because i could do with something a little faster to relieve my card, and an Opty upgrade would cost about £30 (upgrade as i would sell my existing CPU) - but seeing as i could sell my existing mobo for £60 on eBay, and buy an Expert for £40, then the whole upgrade costs £10, which is probably a VERY well spent tenner!

 

Just wanted you to know that there are other options out there, yes 10 for an upgrade is good.

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my mobo just sold on eBay for £66 and £80 (well, two identical for mine), and im watching a SLI-DR Expert on eBay, only problem is getting it to the UK will cost $40

 

Will it take my RAM?

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SLi-ing is something i dont like that much (never got it working when i used to have 2x 6600GT's), and i cant see a point as the quickest thing going in a 939 (im thinking a 3.2 GHz FX-62, although i could never afford one!) still wouldn't make my card the bottleneck.

Assuming something close to a 3.0 overclock and 1600x1200 resolution or higher, the only video card that won't be a bottleneck will be the 8800 series.

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