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This is the first PC I will ever built, and I've spent a lot of time learning about the hardware of computers and researching the specific components I want to have in my computer. If anyone has the time, I would like someone to verify that the parts I have picked out are, in fact, compatible with each other and should, once constructed, operate as expected. I have already asked some other friends of mine if the parts I've picked are fine, but I'd like a second opinion as well.

My First Build

I also have a question. The memory I've chosen is DDR3-2400. I've noticed that the motherboard spec sheet supports the following: 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333
When I first construct the computer and turn it on, the ram will run at 1600 speed, correct? And then when I overclock (using XMP, correct?), I can run the memory at it's native 2400 speed?

Please also let me know if you have suggestions as well for my build.
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    nko12 said:
    This is the first PC I will ever built, and I've spent a lot of time learning about the hardware of computers and researching the specific components I want to have in my computer. If anyone has the time, I would like someone to verify that the parts I have picked out are, in fact, compatible with each other and should, once constructed, operate as expected. I have already asked some other friends of mine if the parts I've picked are fine, but I'd like a second opinion as well.

    My First Build

    I also have a question. The memory I've chosen is DDR3-2400. I've noticed that the motherboard spec sheet supports the following: 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333
    When I first construct the computer and turn it on, the ram will run at 1600 speed, correct? And then when I overclock (using XMP, correct?), I can run the memory at it's native 2400 speed?

    Please also let me know if you have suggestions as well for my build.


    should work fine. Run at 1600mhz you'll get better results in benches.
  2. Idk about getting better results in benchmarks at 1600mhz i doubt there will be much of a diffrence between 1600mhz and 2400mhz. But yeas all the parts are compatible i would say get a better psu u dont need 750 watts i would recommend a 550 or 650watt seasonic or XFX 80 plus gold psu the corsair cx and rm series use garbage Chinese capacitors.
  3. blue_smoke said:
    nko12 said:
    This is the first PC I will ever built, and I've spent a lot of time learning about the hardware of computers and researching the specific components I want to have in my computer. If anyone has the time, I would like someone to verify that the parts I have picked out are, in fact, compatible with each other and should, once constructed, operate as expected. I have already asked some other friends of mine if the parts I've picked are fine, but I'd like a second opinion as well.

    My First Build

    I also have a question. The memory I've chosen is DDR3-2400. I've noticed that the motherboard spec sheet supports the following: 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333
    When I first construct the computer and turn it on, the ram will run at 1600 speed, correct? And then when I overclock (using XMP, correct?), I can run the memory at it's native 2400 speed?

    Please also let me know if you have suggestions as well for my build.


    should work fine. Run at 1600mhz you'll get better results in benches.


    Okay, I'm happy to see that everything I've picked are compatible with each other. I think I understand why the benchmark would be better if I were to keep the memory running at 1600mhz. However, if I change the memory clock (via XMP settings in the BIOS?), I can run the memory at 2400mhz at all times safely, right? Since the memory was made to run natively at 2400mhz?
  4. nko12 said:
    blue_smoke said:
    nko12 said:
    This is the first PC I will ever built, and I've spent a lot of time learning about the hardware of computers and researching the specific components I want to have in my computer. If anyone has the time, I would like someone to verify that the parts I have picked out are, in fact, compatible with each other and should, once constructed, operate as expected. I have already asked some other friends of mine if the parts I've picked are fine, but I'd like a second opinion as well.

    My First Build

    I also have a question. The memory I've chosen is DDR3-2400. I've noticed that the motherboard spec sheet supports the following: 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333
    When I first construct the computer and turn it on, the ram will run at 1600 speed, correct? And then when I overclock (using XMP, correct?), I can run the memory at it's native 2400 speed?

    Please also let me know if you have suggestions as well for my build.


    should work fine. Run at 1600mhz you'll get better results in benches.


    Okay, I'm happy to see that everything I've picked are compatible with each other. I think I understand why the benchmark would be better if I were to keep the memory running at 1600mhz. However, if I change the memory clock (via XMP settings in the BIOS?), I can run the memory at 2400mhz at all times safely, right? Since the memory was made to run natively at 2400mhz?


    Yup
  5. Its pointless tho i would say get 1866mhz especially on that psu i wouldn't want anything overclocked too high.
  6. nko12 said:
    This is the first PC I will ever built, and I've spent a lot of time learning about the hardware of computers and researching the specific components I want to have in my computer. If anyone has the time, I would like someone to verify that the parts I have picked out are, in fact, compatible with each other and should, once constructed, operate as expected. I have already asked some other friends of mine if the parts I've picked are fine, but I'd like a second opinion as well.

    My First Build

    I also have a question. The memory I've chosen is DDR3-2400. I've noticed that the motherboard spec sheet supports the following: 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333
    When I first construct the computer and turn it on, the ram will run at 1600 speed, correct? And then when I overclock (using XMP, correct?), I can run the memory at it's native 2400 speed?

    Please also let me know if you have suggestions as well for my build.


    Just a question:


    What are you going to use the computer for? List the top 3 uses if you can.
  7. maxalge said:
    nko12 said:
    This is the first PC I will ever built, and I've spent a lot of time learning about the hardware of computers and researching the specific components I want to have in my computer. If anyone has the time, I would like someone to verify that the parts I have picked out are, in fact, compatible with each other and should, once constructed, operate as expected. I have already asked some other friends of mine if the parts I've picked are fine, but I'd like a second opinion as well.

    My First Build

    I also have a question. The memory I've chosen is DDR3-2400. I've noticed that the motherboard spec sheet supports the following: 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333
    When I first construct the computer and turn it on, the ram will run at 1600 speed, correct? And then when I overclock (using XMP, correct?), I can run the memory at it's native 2400 speed?

    Please also let me know if you have suggestions as well for my build.


    Just a question:


    What are you going to use the computer for? List the top 3 uses if you can.



    Playing video games at max rendering settings with expected 50-60 fps.
    Creating video games using programs such as CryEngine.
    Compiling programs which can range from a few kilobytes to a few gigabytes large.
  8. nko12 said:
    maxalge said:
    nko12 said:
    This is the first PC I will ever built, and I've spent a lot of time learning about the hardware of computers and researching the specific components I want to have in my computer. If anyone has the time, I would like someone to verify that the parts I have picked out are, in fact, compatible with each other and should, once constructed, operate as expected. I have already asked some other friends of mine if the parts I've picked are fine, but I'd like a second opinion as well.

    My First Build

    I also have a question. The memory I've chosen is DDR3-2400. I've noticed that the motherboard spec sheet supports the following: 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333
    When I first construct the computer and turn it on, the ram will run at 1600 speed, correct? And then when I overclock (using XMP, correct?), I can run the memory at it's native 2400 speed?

    Please also let me know if you have suggestions as well for my build.


    Just a question:


    What are you going to use the computer for? List the top 3 uses if you can.



    Playing video games at max rendering settings with expected 50-60 fps.
    Creating video games using programs such as CryEngine.
    Compiling programs which can range from a few kilobytes to a few gigabytes large.


    Then you picked the right system. But im telling you get a better psu your gonna regret it in the long run. Its the one part that holds the lives of all your other parts in its hand it is not something you want to skimp on.
  9. Dunlop0078 said:
    Its pointless tho i would say get 1866mhz especially on that psu i wouldn't want anything overclocked too high.


    That's what I was thinking. But when I looked at the costs of the 1600, 1866 and 2133 MHZ Corsair Vengeance Pro sticks of memory, the prices were so similar I kind of figured it might make more sense to spend, literally 6 more dollars for natively faster memory.

    Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-1600 - $175-$180
    Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-1866 - $185
    Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-2133 - $186
    Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-2400 - $175-$180

    I really think I'm missing something here.
  10. Dunlop0078 said:
    nko12 said:
    maxalge said:
    nko12 said:
    This is the first PC I will ever built, and I've spent a lot of time learning about the hardware of computers and researching the specific components I want to have in my computer. If anyone has the time, I would like someone to verify that the parts I have picked out are, in fact, compatible with each other and should, once constructed, operate as expected. I have already asked some other friends of mine if the parts I've picked are fine, but I'd like a second opinion as well.

    My First Build

    I also have a question. The memory I've chosen is DDR3-2400. I've noticed that the motherboard spec sheet supports the following: 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333
    When I first construct the computer and turn it on, the ram will run at 1600 speed, correct? And then when I overclock (using XMP, correct?), I can run the memory at it's native 2400 speed?

    Please also let me know if you have suggestions as well for my build.


    Just a question:


    What are you going to use the computer for? List the top 3 uses if you can.



    Playing video games at max rendering settings with expected 50-60 fps.
    Creating video games using programs such as CryEngine.
    Compiling programs which can range from a few kilobytes to a few gigabytes large.


    Then you picked the right system. But im telling you get a better psu your gonna regret it in the long run. Its the one part that holds the lives of all your other parts in its hand it is not something you want to skimp on.


    Do you have a specific PSU you would suggest? I'm learning how not fun it can be to spend a lot of money, however I also know it's better to spend some more than have to re-purchase everything because the psu ruined all the components.
  11. nko12 said:
    Dunlop0078 said:
    Its pointless tho i would say get 1866mhz especially on that psu i wouldn't want anything overclocked too high.


    That's what I was thinking. But when I looked at the costs of the 1600, 1866 and 2133 MHZ Corsair Vengeance Pro sticks of memory, the prices were so similar I kind of figured it might make more sense to spend, literally 6 more dollars for natively faster memory.

    Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-1600 - $175-$180
    Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-1866 - $185
    Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-2133 - $186
    Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-2400 - $175-$180

    I really think I'm missing something here.


    Haha wow never mind then get whatever you want. I suppose you can just run the 2400 lower it if you had too.
  12. nko12 said:
    Dunlop0078 said:
    nko12 said:
    maxalge said:
    nko12 said:
    This is the first PC I will ever built, and I've spent a lot of time learning about the hardware of computers and researching the specific components I want to have in my computer. If anyone has the time, I would like someone to verify that the parts I have picked out are, in fact, compatible with each other and should, once constructed, operate as expected. I have already asked some other friends of mine if the parts I've picked are fine, but I'd like a second opinion as well.

    My First Build

    I also have a question. The memory I've chosen is DDR3-2400. I've noticed that the motherboard spec sheet supports the following: 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333
    When I first construct the computer and turn it on, the ram will run at 1600 speed, correct? And then when I overclock (using XMP, correct?), I can run the memory at it's native 2400 speed?

    Please also let me know if you have suggestions as well for my build.


    Just a question:


    What are you going to use the computer for? List the top 3 uses if you can.



    Playing video games at max rendering settings with expected 50-60 fps.
    Creating video games using programs such as CryEngine.
    Compiling programs which can range from a few kilobytes to a few gigabytes large.


    Then you picked the right system. But im telling you get a better psu your gonna regret it in the long run. Its the one part that holds the lives of all your other parts in its hand it is not something you want to skimp on.


    Do you have a specific PSU you would suggest? I'm learning how not fun it can be to spend a lot of money, however I also know it's better to spend some more than have to re-purchase everything because the psu ruined all the components.


    Somthing made by seasonic you cant go wrong. So i would say this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014&cm_re=xfx-_-17-207-013-_-Product

    Its 20 bucks more but totally worth it. Its an XFX but its made by seasonic.
  13. Dunlop0078 said:


    Somthing made by seasonic you cant go wrong. So i would say this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014&cm_re=xfx-_-17-207-013-_-Product

    Its 20 bucks more but totally worth it. Its an XFX but its made by seasonic.


    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K85X23O/?tag=pcpapi-20

    This is a better choice if you plan on dual gpu's.
  14. Dunlop0078 said:
    nko12 said:
    Dunlop0078 said:
    nko12 said:
    maxalge said:
    nko12 said:
    This is the first PC I will ever built, and I've spent a lot of time learning about the hardware of computers and researching the specific components I want to have in my computer. If anyone has the time, I would like someone to verify that the parts I have picked out are, in fact, compatible with each other and should, once constructed, operate as expected. I have already asked some other friends of mine if the parts I've picked are fine, but I'd like a second opinion as well.

    My First Build

    I also have a question. The memory I've chosen is DDR3-2400. I've noticed that the motherboard spec sheet supports the following: 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333
    When I first construct the computer and turn it on, the ram will run at 1600 speed, correct? And then when I overclock (using XMP, correct?), I can run the memory at it's native 2400 speed?

    Please also let me know if you have suggestions as well for my build.


    Just a question:


    What are you going to use the computer for? List the top 3 uses if you can.



    Playing video games at max rendering settings with expected 50-60 fps.
    Creating video games using programs such as CryEngine.
    Compiling programs which can range from a few kilobytes to a few gigabytes large.


    Then you picked the right system. But im telling you get a better psu your gonna regret it in the long run. Its the one part that holds the lives of all your other parts in its hand it is not something you want to skimp on.


    Do you have a specific PSU you would suggest? I'm learning how not fun it can be to spend a lot of money, however I also know it's better to spend some more than have to re-purchase everything because the psu ruined all the components.


    Somthing made by seasonic you cant go wrong. So i would say this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014&cm_re=xfx-_-17-207-013-_-Product

    Its 20 bucks more but totally worth it. Its an XFX but its made by seasonic.


    I noticed that the one you picked out supports 100 watts less than the one I picked. In the future, if I chose to add a second video card to my computer, I know that I would technically not be going over the max wattage of the power supply, but would it still be safe for me to do so?
  15. nko12 said:
    Dunlop0078 said:
    nko12 said:
    Dunlop0078 said:
    nko12 said:
    maxalge said:
    nko12 said:
    This is the first PC I will ever built, and I've spent a lot of time learning about the hardware of computers and researching the specific components I want to have in my computer. If anyone has the time, I would like someone to verify that the parts I have picked out are, in fact, compatible with each other and should, once constructed, operate as expected. I have already asked some other friends of mine if the parts I've picked are fine, but I'd like a second opinion as well.

    My First Build

    I also have a question. The memory I've chosen is DDR3-2400. I've noticed that the motherboard spec sheet supports the following: 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333
    When I first construct the computer and turn it on, the ram will run at 1600 speed, correct? And then when I overclock (using XMP, correct?), I can run the memory at it's native 2400 speed?

    Please also let me know if you have suggestions as well for my build.


    Just a question:


    What are you going to use the computer for? List the top 3 uses if you can.



    Playing video games at max rendering settings with expected 50-60 fps.
    Creating video games using programs such as CryEngine.
    Compiling programs which can range from a few kilobytes to a few gigabytes large.


    Then you picked the right system. But im telling you get a better psu your gonna regret it in the long run. Its the one part that holds the lives of all your other parts in its hand it is not something you want to skimp on.


    Do you have a specific PSU you would suggest? I'm learning how not fun it can be to spend a lot of money, however I also know it's better to spend some more than have to re-purchase everything because the psu ruined all the components.


    Somthing made by seasonic you cant go wrong. So i would say this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014&cm_re=xfx-_-17-207-013-_-Product

    Its 20 bucks more but totally worth it. Its an XFX but its made by seasonic.


    I noticed that the one you picked out supports 100 watts less than the one I picked. In the future, if I chose to add a second video card to my computer, I know that I would technically not be going over the max wattage of the power supply, but would it still be safe for me to do so?


    It wouldent be ideal you would certinaly be better off with that xfx 650 or the one maxagle suggested than the cx 750 quality over quantity.
  16. Dunlop0078 said:
    nko12 said:
    Dunlop0078 said:
    nko12 said:
    Dunlop0078 said:
    nko12 said:
    maxalge said:
    nko12 said:
    This is the first PC I will ever built, and I've spent a lot of time learning about the hardware of computers and researching the specific components I want to have in my computer. If anyone has the time, I would like someone to verify that the parts I have picked out are, in fact, compatible with each other and should, once constructed, operate as expected. I have already asked some other friends of mine if the parts I've picked are fine, but I'd like a second opinion as well.

    My First Build

    I also have a question. The memory I've chosen is DDR3-2400. I've noticed that the motherboard spec sheet supports the following: 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333
    When I first construct the computer and turn it on, the ram will run at 1600 speed, correct? And then when I overclock (using XMP, correct?), I can run the memory at it's native 2400 speed?

    Please also let me know if you have suggestions as well for my build.


    Just a question:


    What are you going to use the computer for? List the top 3 uses if you can.



    Playing video games at max rendering settings with expected 50-60 fps.
    Creating video games using programs such as CryEngine.
    Compiling programs which can range from a few kilobytes to a few gigabytes large.


    Then you picked the right system. But im telling you get a better psu your gonna regret it in the long run. Its the one part that holds the lives of all your other parts in its hand it is not something you want to skimp on.


    Do you have a specific PSU you would suggest? I'm learning how not fun it can be to spend a lot of money, however I also know it's better to spend some more than have to re-purchase everything because the psu ruined all the components.


    Somthing made by seasonic you cant go wrong. So i would say this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014&cm_re=xfx-_-17-207-013-_-Product

    Its 20 bucks more but totally worth it. Its an XFX but its made by seasonic.


    I noticed that the one you picked out supports 100 watts less than the one I picked. In the future, if I chose to add a second video card to my computer, I know that I would technically not be going over the max wattage of the power supply, but would it still be safe for me to do so?


    It wouldent be ideal you would certinaly be better off with that xfx 650 or the one maxagle suggested than the cx 750 quality over quantity.


    I'll go with the one suggested by maxalge. Both are the same price, but I'll take the 750 watts...just in case. I want to minimize the chance of failures as much as I can, since I intend my computer to last more than 4 years.
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