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January 30, 2007 7:50:32 PM

I haven't upgraded my computer in about 4-5 years now and I pretty much am not too sure what I'm doing anymore. Doing some research and what not on newegg, I have some things picked out but I have no idea if there would or could be possible conflicts. So this is where you guys could help(which if any help is received it is very much appreciated). I'm concerned about compatibility issues along with space issues.

I've been looking at this graphics card

XFX PVT71JYHE9 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP ExTreme Edition Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

and I think I want to pop it into this motherboard

ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

along with this CPU

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

and this RAM

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

This will all go into my current CPU case, the Thermaltake XaserIII
(looks like this below)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Will also be getting this PSU

Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 ATX12V 650W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

My biggest question would be if these components would all be compatible with each other. From what I can tell, the Asus mobile supports DDR2 800 which is what that corsair is, also it takes the Core 2 Duo(matched up the socket numbers) so I hope there are no problems.

My next question is, is the PSU enough?

And lastly, are there any possible space problems with the graphics card and the mobile? Or if there was any way to figure this out besides buying, testing it out myself and finding out whether or not it fits =\

Thanks for any help folks.

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January 31, 2007 11:07:23 AM

7950GT needs a 350W & 22A on +12V rails. Your psu has a whopping 52A combined. It's more than enough for even 8800GTX.

I'm looking at your ram selection.

$280.00 before $40 rebate
Timing 5-5-5-12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

$262.00 before $40 rebate
Timing 4-4-4-12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Both are DDR2-800. Personally, I'd choose ram with lowest timings & highest speed. It'll run a little faster in benchmarks at least. It won't be noticeable unless you do a lot of compressing/decompressing files or encoding/decoding media.

Either way, the parts are compatible.

There's one thing I learned the hard way. My 7900gtx is 2-slot wide. My Sonata II has a tiny raiser between the pci slots on the top. Any 2-slot wide card won't be fully inserted. The screw wouldn't screw in straight.

http://www.futurelooks.com/156-Antec-Sonata-II-ATX-PC-C...

That seems to be a new revision eliminating the raisers.
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