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    Default Need to know if this is a good setup...

    I already bought an opteron 144 but i was wandering what else I should buy to get it to its potential. I was thinking about getting a dfi lanparty ut nf4 sli dr expert, 1 gig of corsair xms 4400 and a water cooling system to cool it all down. I want to get the opteron to around 2.8 and just want to know if this would be the best way to go. Any response would be helpful. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Need to know if this is a good setup...

    I have the Expert board, it is not that easy to get going. There are a few issues you have to figure out before you can do certain things, for example you cant use any program that scans the SMBUS or the system crashes on the spot. Easy enough to fix though. If you are going to be using SLI then by all means get the SLI-DR Expert, if you dont plan on using SLI get the Ultra-D, and it can even be modded to a SLI configuration later if you change your mind. Other than that I dont see any problem.... Oh what power supply are you planning on usung?
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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    Default Re: Need to know if this is a good setup...

    I'm building a completely new system. I was going to get the seasonic s12 600 watt.

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    Default Re: Need to know if this is a good setup...

    Excellent PSU for the money. Get's alot of great reviews too. Should work well with that board. I would skip the Expert board and get the ULTRA-D if I were you. They are extremely tough to work with and seem to be filled with glitches. SLI is really only worth it if you have a large monitor running high resolutions anyways.
    GIgabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    AMD FX8120 @ 4GHz
    Patriot 1866MHz EL series 2X4GB DDR3
    Powercolour HD 6970 2GB w/XFX 8800GT 512MB Hybrid PhysX
    Creative X-FI titanium HD w/Technics class A 300W amp and tower speakers
    PC P&C 500W PSU
    2TB Seagate
    Coolermaster 690II w/Corsair H100 tucked under the hood

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    Default Re: Need to know if this is a good setup...

    will the ultra d give me the option to change the ram multiplier so i can get the fsb up to around 300 or so?

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    Default Re: Need to know if this is a good setup...

    The ULTRA-D has the most options in BIOS for adjusting ram than any other board (except other DFI boards of course). You will be amazed at what you can do. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
    GIgabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    AMD FX8120 @ 4GHz
    Patriot 1866MHz EL series 2X4GB DDR3
    Powercolour HD 6970 2GB w/XFX 8800GT 512MB Hybrid PhysX
    Creative X-FI titanium HD w/Technics class A 300W amp and tower speakers
    PC P&C 500W PSU
    2TB Seagate
    Coolermaster 690II w/Corsair H100 tucked under the hood

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    Default Re: Need to know if this is a good setup...

    If I wanted to run it in sli, would the sli-d be just as good as the ultra d in terms of overclocking options?

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    Wow, your system looks to be a definate winner. Since you're using some fantastic components, why don't you just get 2 gigs of corsair xms? That would really benefit your processor and would help with SLI.

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    Default Re: Need to know if this is a good setup...

    The SLI-D is basically the same board as the Ultra-D except it is SLI ready. Yes it has the same options for overclocking as the ULTRA-D. I prefer OCZ ram as it tends to be more universally compatible.
    GIgabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    AMD FX8120 @ 4GHz
    Patriot 1866MHz EL series 2X4GB DDR3
    Powercolour HD 6970 2GB w/XFX 8800GT 512MB Hybrid PhysX
    Creative X-FI titanium HD w/Technics class A 300W amp and tower speakers
    PC P&C 500W PSU
    2TB Seagate
    Coolermaster 690II w/Corsair H100 tucked under the hood

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    Default Re: Need to know if this is a good setup...

    Which ocz ram would you recommend for a massive overclock like this? Is there a certain overclockers type?

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