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New system - does my combination of components look ok?

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I am just about to purchase the components for my new PC. After a fair bit of research in the motherboard arena I found that the LANPARTY UT nF4-D would best suite my requirements; a stable motherboard that is a good all rounder (I'm not going to overclock this system).

 

My specs are as follows:

* Antec TX1088AMG Grey ATX Tower Case 480W TruePower 2 PSU

* AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 939 Retail Box Dual Core

* NEC ND-3540A Black DVDRW, 16x DVD+/-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 6x DVD-R DL, OEM.

* Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 200GB SATAII NCQ (soon as its released)

* DFI LANPARTY NF4ULTRA-D Nforce4 Ultra, Socket 939, Dual Gigabit Lan, NVRAID, 2000MT/s

* OCZ DDR PC-3200 2GB Dual Channel Kit (2x1GB) CL3

* Geforce 7800 GT (soon as its released)

 

As you can see above I have some components in the system that haven't been released yet (7800GT and the Seagate Barracuda 7200.9). Do you think my choice of componentry for this system are a good choice and will work fine with the DFI motherboard?

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Signature has been updated, and I have read the PSU thread.

 

Now, to answer my question, does the system I am designing have the appropriate components to work well with my chosen motherboard (DFI LANPARTY NF4ULTRA-D Nforce4 Ultra)? Will the PSU, being the minimal requirements for the DFI motherboard, be enough to power my system or should I look at something better?

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Damn straight its a good setup. I might be tempted to go for the OCZ Powerstream or Enermax 600w noisetaker PSU though. Also, why not go for the OCZ 5,2,3,2.0 2gb set rather than the high latency cas 3 set. :)

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setup looks fine, the 7800gts are out (though they are priced insanely close to the gtx's so not sure its worth it). Also why go with a dfi board if you dont plan on overclocking. DFI's main advantages come int he overclocking/enthusiast section so if you dont plan to use those features their may be a better option.

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setup looks fine, the 7800gts are out (though they are priced insanely close to the gtx's so not sure its worth it). Also why go with a dfi board if you dont plan on overclocking. DFI's main advantages come int he overclocking/enthusiast section so if you dont plan to use those features their may be a better option.

 

 

I'm going with a DFI as so many people (overclockers and non-overclockers) recommend it. Another reason why I am looking at getting this motherboard is this fact: if it runs stable by overclocking the board it would run even more stable having it run stock (not overclocked).

 

What do you think?

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Welcome!

All looks ok to me.

btw, the 7800GT's are out, and have been for some time.

 

Not in Australia yet, I'm hoping they'll start appearing in the next couple of weeks.

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Damn straight its a good setup. I might be tempted to go for the OCZ Powerstream or Enermax 600w noisetaker PSU though. Also, why not go for the OCZ 5,2,3,2.0 2gb set rather than the high latency cas 3 set. :)

 

I was actually thinking of going with the OCZ 2GB (2x1GB Kit) EL DDR PC-3200 Dual Channel Platinum Kit (CL 2-3-2-5) (http://www.scorptec.com.au/index.php?prdid=15449) but I dont know if the extra $100 (AUD) could justify the marginal performance gain - what are your views on this?

 

As for the TruePowerII 480W PSU; do you think it will supply enough juice to power my new rig?

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Well, my question is going to be, what are you going to use the machine for? If it's going to be for gaming, then you'll likely be disppointed by the performance you'll get from your 4400+ X2. That's simply because the majority of games and practically all other applications are single threaded at the moment. The standard clock speed for the 4400+ X2 is 2.2Ghz. So what'll you'll be getting is the equivalent of a 3500+ which runs at that same speed. However, you'll be paying almost three times the price for the X2 without any conceivable benefits.

 

Here are the specs for the 3500+.

 

Compare those with the ones for the 4400+ X2

 

Now take a look at the specs for the San Diego 4000+ which costs almost half that of your much slower 4400+ X2.

 

I know you're in AUS, so these prices won't apply to you, but they'll serve to illustrate where you can save yourself a considerable amount of cash and get a faster processor into the bargain. :)

 

3500+ Venice core

4400+ X2

San Diego 4000+

 

The time to buy a dual core CPU will be when there are plenty of proggies around that are written for them. ;)

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I was actually thinking of going with the OCZ 2GB (2x1GB Kit) EL DDR PC-3200 Dual Channel Platinum Kit (CL 2-3-2-5) (http://www.scorptec.com.au/index.php?prdid=15449) but I dont know if the extra $100 (AUD) could justify the marginal performance gain - what are your views on this?

 

As for the TruePowerII 480W PSU; do you think it will supply enough juice to power my new rig?

 

I really don't think you'll see a whole lot of difference between the two. Some will argue that it will make a big difference, but if you look at what increases performance, you'll see the speed the ram is running at is much more important than the timings. Truthfully, the speed of the ram doesn't even make that much of a difference. What matters are your CPU and GPU...they ultimately decide performance.

As for the power supply... Unless your planning on hooking up an ungodly number of peripherals, you'll be fine. If david hammock says it's fine, your good to go.

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