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October 13, 2009 3:33:33 PM

I've checked all of these for compatibility myself however this is my first build so I might of missed something. I was just wondering if someone could look this over and double check that these parts will all work together.


MB: MSI K9N2 Diamond nForce 780a Socket AM2+ MB

RAM: Kingston 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x2048)

PS: OCZ 700w GameXStream Power Supply

VC: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked 896MB

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition AM3 CPU

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October 13, 2009 3:42:52 PM

yeah, it should work, though my personal experience with nForce boards hasn't been so great. If there's an option for a similarly priced board with an ATI chipset, I'd go with that.
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October 13, 2009 4:03:32 PM

Yes, definitely works. Is really good, you have a good mobo and a great processor. Good rig
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October 13, 2009 5:03:13 PM

Is there any instructions any wheres for how to change the bios
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October 13, 2009 7:01:05 PM

The more easy, download the MSI Live Update, install, and check for BIOS update. After this, the software by self will be doing the BIOS update.
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October 13, 2009 8:15:15 PM

Any specific reason, why you are choosing the mobo? The mobo is AM2 and the processor you are getting is AM3. Why dont you buy an AM3 mobo? That will give you a fredom to install DDR3 RAM and is better for future upgrades.

Its not that they wont work together, but why buy a Ferrari and have an 80 year old chauffer drive it!!
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October 13, 2009 8:25:58 PM

well the performance difference between DDR2 and DDR3 isn't that of Ford vs Ferrari, but I do agree that an AM3 board with DDR3 support is the better investment. DDR3 RAM prices are starting to drop lower than DDR2, while DDR2 will only continue to rise. If you need to upgrade to 8GB of RAM someday, it will be cheaper to do with DDR3.
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October 13, 2009 8:49:44 PM

Nah I decided against it just because I'm new to all this and don't know enough about all the differences to really mess with the newer stuff. that and I was trying to keep the build under $1000
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October 13, 2009 9:53:28 PM

I get it. If your objective is SLI/Crossfire, I would suggest you to go for crossfire instead, as the nforce mobos are plagued with problems like overheating and in many cases, people have reported their data becoming corrupt in a few days.
http://www.nforcershq.com/nvidia-nforce-680i-chipset-pr...

If you only want SLI, then everybody here would suggest you to go for intel and x58, which WILL go out of your budget.

So, unless you already have the video card, you would want to go for crossfirex and here is the motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or get any other 790GX or 790FX based motherboard from msi or gigabyte.

I use the one i linked above in my rig.....
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