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December 28, 2004 5:53:01 PM

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I am putting together new comp for a friend of mine and since he is not
that good with computers I want to build something STABLE for him. So
any advice on a nice, stable motherboard. Computer will be mostly used
for surfing and some playing (not often though) as well as DVD watching
and surfing. I do want to get Nforce4 motherboard as it will provide
some uppgrade path later on. Any sugestions on a good 6600GT card to go
along with it ?

My current choices are:

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe nForce4
Asus A8V-E Deluxe K8T890
Microstar K8N Neo4 Diamond nForce4
Also if you could point out what wattage Power supplie should I use ?
Since high powered power supplies (over 400 Watts) are kinda expensive
around here(Sweden) I was thinking of using something around 350 too 400
watts. Will it be enough, considering that computer will NOT be
overclocked and will only have one SATA HD, Geforce 6600GT and one DVD
burner ? Any sugestions for a good QUIET cpu cooler ?
Any advice is welcome.
Der Steppenwolf

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Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
December 28, 2004 11:28:38 PM

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Der Steppenwolf wrote:
> I am putting together new comp for a friend of mine and since he is not
> that good with computers I want to build something STABLE for him. So
> any advice on a nice, stable motherboard. Computer will be mostly used
> for surfing and some playing (not often though) as well as DVD watching
> and surfing. I do want to get Nforce4 motherboard as it will provide
> some uppgrade path later on. Any sugestions on a good 6600GT card to go
> along with it ?
>
> My current choices are:
>
> Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe nForce4
> Asus A8V-E Deluxe K8T890
> Microstar K8N Neo4 Diamond nForce4
> Also if you could point out what wattage Power supplie should I use ?
> Since high powered power supplies (over 400 Watts) are kinda expensive
> around here(Sweden) I was thinking of using something around 350 too 400
> watts. Will it be enough, considering that computer will NOT be
> overclocked and will only have one SATA HD, Geforce 6600GT and one DVD
> burner ? Any sugestions for a good QUIET cpu cooler ?
> Any advice is welcome.
> Der Steppenwolf


Powersupplies can be had for cheap without sacrificing quality. Like
Aspire 520 Watt, it costs about 600 kronor at www.datorbutiken.com/se
Get the SLI-board especially if you go with 6600 GT. That allows you to
run with TWO video cards and gain 80% performance. 2 6600 GT performs a
little better than one 6800 GT in lots of games. Good quiet cooler =
Thermalright XP-120 or Zalman alcu 7000.
Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
December 29, 2004 1:24:00 AM

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The Nforce 4 boards require a 24 pin power connector instead of the std 20 pin.
Also the PS needs a 12V rail that supplys at least 24 amps.
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December 29, 2004 11:10:00 AM

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and On 28 Dec 2004 22:24:00 GMT, courseyauto@aol.com (Courseyauto)
wrote:

>The Nforce 4 boards require a 24 pin power connector instead of the std 20 pin.
> Also the PS needs a 12V rail that supplys at least 24 amps.

so for some of us, we'll need a new PSU and a wage increase to pay the
Elec. bills! :) 
Anonymous
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January 18, 2005 8:14:45 PM

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How about Nforce 3 boards?

"Courseyauto" <courseyauto@aol.com> wrote in message
news:20041228172400.22033.00002459@mb-m06.aol.com...
> The Nforce 4 boards require a 24 pin power connector instead of the std 20
> pin.
> Also the PS needs a 12V rail that supplys at least 24 amps.
Anonymous
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January 19, 2005 12:36:47 PM

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On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 17:14:45 -0500, Grady wrote:

> "Courseyauto" <courseyauto@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:20041228172400.22033.00002459@mb-m06.aol.com...
>> The Nforce 4 boards require a 24 pin power connector instead of the std 20
>> pin.
>> Also the PS needs a 12V rail that supplys at least 24 amps.
>
> How about Nforce 3 boards?
>
The chipset has nothing to do with it. It's strickly a new standard and
NF4 boards could just as well be built with the standard ATX connector.
The 24pin connector just adds 1 more extra lead for ground, +3v, +5v, and
+12v. The pinout for the first 20 pins of the 24pin connector are
indentical to the 20 pin connector.

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