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Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:57 am Reply and quote this post
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-9

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc....ufactory=BROWSE

This is pretty much the only option I have now due to varies reasons. I'm also gonna get a Sapphire X850XT for this system. Tell me what do you think about the motherboard, thanks.

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Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:07 am Reply and quote this post
That's a pretty good motherboard, but here are some other good ones, powered by the NF4 U.

EPoX EP-9NPA+Ultra
http://www.epox.com/USA/product.asp?id=EP-9NPAplusULTRA
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-123-236&depa=0

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec....atinum&class=mb
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-130-484&depa=0

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Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:10 am Reply and quote this post
lol the thing is that my PSU's motherboard connector is 20pin, not 24pin, the EPox and MSI boards use 24pin connectors, that's why I said that the Gigabyte board is pretty much my only option cuz it uses 20pin connector.
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Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:12 am Reply and quote this post
Then, I'd highly suggest buying another PSU. For nF4 U & nF4 SLI, it is recommended to have a 24-pin motherboard, since you need all the power you can get.

Some good PSU's include:
Antec TruePower 550W
Antec NeoPower 480W
OCZ ModStream 420W
OCZ ModStream 520W

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Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:21 am Reply and quote this post
Let's just say that getting another PSU is not an option right now, my PSU is a Thermaltake 480W w/ active PFC, I think the mobo should work just fine cuz it was designed with a 20pin connector in the first place.
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Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:23 am Reply and quote this post
With your current conditions, then I'd get the Gigabyte one you showed above. :)
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Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:26 am Reply and quote this post
Sounds like a plan, when I build a computer next time I'll pay a VERY VERY close attention to the PSU  B)
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Sun Mar 06, 2005 4:54 pm Reply and quote this post
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Sounds like a plan, when I build a computer next time I'll pay a VERY VERY close attention to the PSU  B)

I would go for the OCZ Power Stream 500W, MOD Stream 520W or the Enermax 600W Noisetaker.

This is the 600W Enermax to look for \"EG701AX-VE SFMA\" supports Dual SLI Graphic's & is powerful for a good $$$$$.

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Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:59 pm Reply and quote this post
I find that overclocking tends to take a very high load on the PSU. I like the 620 watt purepower with 32 amp +12 rail. 4 fan cool
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Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:08 pm Reply and quote this post
All excellent companies for PSU's:
  • Antec
  • Roswill
  • Cooler Master
  • Zalman
  • Enermax
  • OCZ
  • PC Power & Cooling
  • Ultra
Some not-so-good companies for PSU's:
  • Aspire
  • JustPC

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Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:13 pm Reply and quote this post
dont forget purepower.
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Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:34 pm Reply and quote this post
Just thought I would jump in and state that the 20 pin power supply will work just fine with the motherboards with the 24 pin plug. They are made to be backwards compatable. I would suggest getting a board with the 24 pin connector so you can upgrade the PS later on.

Josh

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Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:28 pm Reply and quote this post
This Gigabyte is 24pin capable lol. The extra 4 pins are covered by a cap, you can take the cap off if you wanna use a 24pin PSU.
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Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:14 am Reply and quote this post
Yes, I like the Enermax 600W Noicetaker w/ Dual Graphic's & SLI Support. ;)
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Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:20 am Reply and quote this post
mine came with 20 pin and 24 pin conectors

Last edited by PCGEEK on Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:34 pm; edited 1 time in total

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