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  Time to move from my Nforce 4 Ultra, yes seriously. 
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B34NS Sep 20, 2012, 02:02am EDT Report Abuse
So after many joyous years of my DFI nforce 4 ultra board, it seems it's more than over due for a change. Here's the skinny:

Dfi ultra sli (graphite mod)
Amd opeteron 165 oc'd for 6 years and counting beyond 3.0ghz
6 gb of ddr
2 7800gt's liquid cooled
psu is 850 watts (new)
case (form factor agnostic)
A relic for those who are veterans on here i know. Figured I'd shoot for those still live bokamrking the site, with less than USD $1200, not privy to either intel nor amd, but looking for more of a stable platform, barebones as it gets so to speak as I can track down ram/video cards etc, but would love a good platform suggestion. Many thanks and lets keep HWA alive :)

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mothow Sep 22, 2012, 07:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Time to move from my Nforce 4 Ultra, yes seriously.
Wow that is an classic!!!!!!!!!!!!! For $1200 usd you can build a nice rig.

Do you want to OC if not you can save a few bucks and still have a blazing fast PC.

Id recommend a i5 3570K (overclocking) or a i5 3450 if your not overclocking and 2x4 gigs of ram( DDR3 1600 )and nice Asus or gigabyte Z77 mobo and a 120 to 240gb SSD and a 1 TB HD and a GTX 660/660 Ti or a AMD HD 7950

Do you need a case and monitor?
cpu/mobo and ram for good stable machine

I just used this same setup in a friends build with a AMD 5770(video card) and a Kingston 90gb SSD for boot drive and a 1 TB WD;name=90GB

and i must say its a really nice PC.I would have liked putting a better video card in it but he wanted to reuse his 5770 for now. oh and this PSU

You want to OC go with same mobo or similar and i5 3570K or i5 2500K and a good video card is a AMD HD 7950 or 7970 3GB or nvidias GTX 660 non

ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 / i7 4790K / Corsair H80i / 4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 1600 / 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black / 240GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD / 2x Evga GTX 670 FTW 2GB in SLI / Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty / Corsair HX1000w
BoT Sep 24, 2012, 07:20pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Time to move from my Nforce 4 Ultra, yes seriously.
get what mo he has in his sig :D maybe a agility 3, vertex 4 or sandisk extreme SSD. anything 3rd or 4th gen with more then 100gb ;)

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B34NS Sep 25, 2012, 04:58pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Time to move from my Nforce 4 Ultra, yes seriously.
So awesome! Thanks so much for the reccs! Case Monitor and PSU are all good in my book as I've updated those more than my last rig. Yea, was looking at the i5 3570K so I could OC (where would the fun be if I coudln't right). Has there been any feedback of Oc'ing with the i5 3570K and any particular mobos taking to it nicely or more importantly those that don't play very nice with OC'ing to be wary of?



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