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Here is the planned upgrade soon... tell me what you think

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Processor

Athlon 64 3000 or 3200 <------ (THINKING about trying to get one from Ebay)

 

Motherboard

DFI Socket 939 LAN Party board coming up (with the AGP)

 

RAM

______________ <----- help me fill in the blank but keep in mind, I am a married man and I can't get some serious high end $$$$$ RAM, I want something good and reasonably priced, starting with 512 Meg

 

Heat sink

THERMALRIGHT XP-90 Heatsink

 

Mouse

Logitech MX1000 <----- may be getting this soon since there is a wait for the motherboard to come out

 

Power supply

Fortron Blue Storm 500W <------- like you guys suggested

 

Case

RAIDMAX Blue 10-Bay ATX Mid-Tower Case <-------- will not use the power supply coming with it, will put that in another system to build up a Linux box at home

 

Video card

Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro <----- already have had for 8 months or so... still got some more time on it... unless someone could tell me one of the PCI-e cards for $100 to $150 will perform as good, maybe even better.

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cpu:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-499&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-501&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-500&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-502&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-498&depa=0

 

all winchester 90nm (buy cpu from a known place like newegg etc...not ebay)

 

motherboard:

 

DFI of course...dont know when the 939 AGP board will be out...suggest biting bullet and getting the NF4 and saving for a good PCI-E card and selling your 9800

 

 

RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-231-007&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-231-008&depa=0

 

heatsink:

XP-90, XP-120, SLK-948U, etc

 

Power Supply:

Fortron 500w BlueStorm

OCZ 420w Powerstream (adjustable rails on the outside and voltages just as strong as the Fortron)

 

Case:

totally up to you...too much opinion about cases...pick what you like that has some room in it and preferrably all aluminum

 

video:

no truly good PCI-E cards for less than $350.00 at this time...stick to your 9800Pro if you stay with the AGP board...if you go with NF4 and PCI-E...get the NF4 SLI board, and 2x 6600GT cards to run in SLI ;) (about $200 each card..but you can use 1 at first until you can afford the second...just make sure they are the same!)

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Get the new nForce 4 SLI board.

Then buy a Geforce 6600GT PCI-e video card (around 150$), And when you need more power, just buy another 6600GT and run SLI.

 

And i realy think you should take a look at some UTT memory, (Twinmos Speed Premium for example) They are realy cheap and perform very well! (just take a look in my sig ;) )

 

 

/wez

 

Edit: iam always to slow :)

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cpu:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-499&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-501&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-500&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-502&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-103-498&depa=0

 

all winchester 90nm (buy cpu from a known place like newegg etc...not ebay)

 

motherboard:

 

DFI of course...dont know when the 939 AGP board will be out...suggest biting bullet and getting the NF4 and saving for a good PCI-E card and selling your 9800

 

 

RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-231-007&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-231-008&depa=0

 

heatsink:

XP-90, XP-120, SLK-948U, etc

 

Power Supply:

Fortron 500w BlueStorm

OCZ 420w Powerstream (adjustable rails on the outside and voltages just as strong as the Fortron)

 

Case:

totally up to you...too much opinion about cases...pick what you like that has some room in it and preferrably all aluminum

 

video:

no truly good PCI-E cards for less than $350.00 at this time...stick to your 9800Pro if you stay with the AGP board...if you go with NF4 and PCI-E...get the NF4 SLI board, and 2x 6600GT cards to run in SLI ;) (about $200 each card..but you can use 1 at first until you can afford the second...just make sure they are the same!)

 

 

In regards to....

 

CPU

 

Purchased at Ebay was a small thought. I do TRULY believe in the "Buyer beware" statement and the actual chance of it being bought from Ebay are microscopic

 

RAM

 

What you had listed was a little too much out of my price range

 

Case

 

This is the one... click here

 

Video

 

Understand about the PCI-e's and it does make sense. I would ALMOST prefer not to sell the 9800 Pro since I am also building one for the son (he inherits my parts) and would like to pass the 9800 Pro down to him in about another year.

 

Motherboard

 

I will wait another month or two. This will give me a chance to either get the other stuff I want to get first while saving up for the new board and CPU or give me a chance to decide on which other board to get.

 

I am still leaning towards Socket 939. There was this Gigabyte board combo deal with a Athlon 64 3000 processor for $230.

 

I take forever to make up my mind when it gets down to it.

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RMA:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-231-007&depa=0

 

if this is out of your price range...you should stick to your current rig...this is about the best 2x256 TCCD you can find...

 

if you want only a single 512MB module...then get an NF3 UT 250Gb DFI board and only find a single DIMM of 512MB TCCD...no sense in getting a 939 and only a single DIMM when it really wants Dual CHannel....plus with an NF3 UT you can still keep your 9800 AGP

 

in the end...you should get what you really want...and if it is a gigabyte then get it...i am definitely not one to push DFI on anyone...i still believe (even as a DFI employee) that you should always get what you think is best for you...and not everyone thinks DFI is best for them.

 

Id rather see you happy with an Asus or Giga board than unhappy with a DFI board

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Customer Reviews (2)

Average Rating out of 2 voters click here to write a review

All reviews -> Memory (System Memory) -> N82E16820231007

 

N/A,1/22/2005 11:11:13 PM

This is what I am running with this ram!!!....check out the fsb!!!

NF7/S Rev2.0 : D25 Modded bios by -=Merlin=-(cpc on)

2500+M @ (255*10)

G.Skill ddr 400LA(TCCD)running 1:[email protected]

3-3-3-5See complete review>

This is what I am running with this ram!!!....check out the fsb!!!

NF7/S Rev2.0 : D25 Modded bios by -=Merlin=-(cpc on)

2500+M @ (255*10)

G.Skill ddr 400LA(TCCD)running 1:[email protected]

3-3-3-5

Saphire 9800 Pro

cpu-1.85v

ram-2.8v

chipset-1.6v

tested prime stable

 

 

Redigieren,1/21/2005 11:36:43 PM

I got this ram 3 weeks ago and I love it. I can push ddr600 at 2.5-4-4-8. I set the Fsb at 300 and the multiplier at 11 on my asus sli and fx-55 and she is purring like a kitty.

 

on that 2x256 Gskill linked at newegg

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RMA:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-231-007&depa=0

 

if this is out of your price range...you should stick to your current rig...this is about the best 2x256 TCCD you can find...

 

if you want only a single 512MB module...then get an NF3 UT 250Gb DFI board and only find a single DIMM of 512MB TCCD...no sense in getting a 939 and only a single DIMM when it really wants Dual CHannel....plus with an NF3 UT you can still keep your 9800 AGP

 

in the end...you should get what you really want...and if it is a gigabyte then get it...i am definitely not one to push DFI on anyone...i still believe (even as a DFI employee) that you should always get what you think is best for you...and not everyone thinks DFI is best for them.

 

Id rather see you happy with an Asus or Giga board than unhappy with a DFI board

 

 

Honestly AG, you don't have to push DFI on me. My success with the LAN Party board I have was enough to push DFI on me.

 

I took the plunge on the NFII LAN Party rev A that I have and was very impressed. Since I have had that board I have built three other systems for other people all using the NFII Infinity board and they have not complained once.

 

I dig DFI. I would rather get a DFI. I feel comfortable with DFI.

 

When I saw the one picture somewhere online of the Socket 939, I thought that was the way for me because it still has AGP.

 

It all started when I asked someone over in AMDMB forums if they thought it was possible to find an Athlon XP 3200, Logitech MX 1000, and a Cooler Master Jet7 HSF for $250.

 

Their response was "Why don't you get this Chaintech board with an Athlon 64 2800 for $175"

 

That opened my eyes a little and got me to investigating making the Athlon 64 jump.

 

I have no desire to overclock. Maybe if I build up a Linux server out of the NFII Infinity board I have I might. But for my gaming machine, I tend to steer away from it.

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I have no desire to overclock

That being said, you may be better off buying a cheaper MB of another brand and having the extra to spend on your other components. The DFI boards are made to get everything out of your cpu, but give up performance on the stock end.

Like AG said ,better to be happy with what you get.

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That being said, you may be better off buying a cheaper MB of another brand and having the extra to spend on your other components. The DFI boards are made to get everything out of your cpu, but give up performance on the stock end.

Like AG said ,better to be happy with what you get.

 

I have been contemplating that as well.

 

The main reason I went with DFI on the LAN Party NFII I have was it looked cool. Once I found enough people were saying it performed well, then I made the jump.

 

This board has been rock solid. That is why I want to get the Socket 939 one coming up.

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Just because you don't want to overclock doesn't mean you have to get a different board.

 

I chose the DFI board because it does give me all the options I could want for overclocking, but since I run most of my system near stock, I can just tighten up the RAM timings and get some good performance without OCing my CPU.

 

That said, I may just have to OC some eventually. ;)

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