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Gigabyte GA-EX38-PS5


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Hello Ram Guy!

I'm about to build a new computer for myself.

I was thinking about the following configuration:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 ( cooled by Scythe Ninja CU )

VGA: XFX GF8800 GTS 512MB

PSU: Enermax Liberty ELT500AWT

Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5

RAM: Well .. I was thinking about the Corsair Domniator TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF

Can the Mainboard supply the RAM with sufficient energy?

Is the PSU strong enough for the system?

 

What do you think about this?

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Hello Ram Guy!

I'm about to build a new computer for myself.

I was thinking about the following configuration:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 ( cooled by Scythe Ninja CU )

VGA: XFX GF8800 GTS 512MB

PSU: Enermax Liberty ELT500AWT

Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-EX38-PS5

RAM: Well .. I was thinking about the Corsair Domniator TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF

 

What do you think about this?

 

I'm just playing with the Xeon 3110 which is the same as the 8400. It's in an ASUS Maximus Formula. 4.05Ghz easy and stable. 55C full load temps. I think you have piced out fine. I do think you might wish to rethink your PSU. It shows two 20A rails but a maximum of 32A on those rails. That's a pretty big drop. ASUS has better memory speeds than any other boards.

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I'm just playing with the Xeon 3110 which is the same as the 8400. It's in an ASUS Maximus Formula. 4.05Ghz easy and stable. 55C full load temps. I think you have piced out fine. I do think you might wish to rethink your PSU. It shows two 20A rails but a maximum of 32A on those rails. That's a pretty big drop. ASUS has better memory speeds than any other boards.

 

So in your opinion there is no problem with the GA-EX38-DS5? That's a relief.

Which PSU would you suggest? The board says it's CF ready(, therefore I could use SLI??), but I don't intend to buy multiple GFX-Cards later on.

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So in your opinion there is no problem with the GA-EX38-DS5? That's a relief.

Which PSU would you suggest? The board says it's CF ready(, therefore I could use SLI??), but I don't intend to buy multiple GFX-Cards later on.

 

I can't say whether it is a good board or not. Check out http://www.ocforums.com

 

I personally recommend ASUS at this point in time. In my opinion, they are a better constructed board with superior memory speed. Asus has more BIOS programmers and board Engineers than Gigabyte by a fair margin so updates are quicker and boards are less thrown together.

 

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=547846&highlight=GA-EX38-DS5

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=552370&highlight=GA-EX38-DS5

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=545173&highlight=GA-EX38-DS5

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=543408&highlight=GA-EX38-DS5

 

Etc. etc. etc.

 

At this time, the Corsair HX620 is my favorite. It's got a triple +12V Rail so even it contains three +12V rails it is actually a single-rail unit without OCP circuits “splitting” the output into three rails.

 

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTMwMSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

 

CF is not SLi. CF is Crossfire and is enabled only for ATi Graphics cards. SLi is NVidia and works with Nvidia Graphics cards.

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