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July 25, 2007 9:33:36 AM

I'm new to computer building and have selected the following hardware:

Motherboard: Intel® Desktop Board DP35DP -
http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/DP35DP/index.htm

CPU:Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6750 CPU, 2.66GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 4MB Cache, Socket LGA775 -
http://www.mwave.com.au/newAU/mwaveAU/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@T5VYH862FDS7PSQX1BPQW4ZLV8MZVOBHHGJ949U33E9B5M&SKU=19010109

RAM: Patriot Signature DDR2 2GB(2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 800MHz CL5 DIMM Kit. -
http://www.mwave.com.au/newAU/mwaveAU/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@T5VYH862FDS7PSQX1BPQW4ZLV8MZVOBHHGJ949U33E9B5M&SKU=37060367

Case: Cooler Master™ Centurion 532 430W Coolermaster PSU V2, ATX , Micro ATX -
http://www.mwave.com.au/newAU/mwaveAU/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@T5VYH862FDS7PSQX1BPQW4ZLV8MZVOBHHGJ949U33E9B5M&SKU=16010193

Hard Drive: Maxtor 3.5" Diamond Max 80GB, 7200Rpm, 2MB Cache, SATA -
http://www.mwave.com.au/newAU/mwaveAU/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@T5VYH862FDS7PSQX1BPQW4ZLV8MZVOBHHGJ949U33E9B5M&SKU=22040112

Is it all compatible?

Thanks for any help.

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July 25, 2007 11:44:45 AM

yes it is. but i dont see a video card? unless you got one lying around spare id recommend a 8800gts 320 for the time being and also get a 600w for the future. antec, mushkin, thermaltake,coolermaster,enermax are all trusted brands.

July 25, 2007 2:26:25 PM

tehrobzorz said:
yes it is. but i dont see a video card? unless you got one lying around spare id recommend a 8800gts 320 for the time being and also get a 600w for the future. antec, mushkin, thermaltake,coolermaster,enermax are all trusted brands.

Thanks for your reply, how hard is it to change a power supply?
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July 25, 2007 2:51:21 PM

Not hard at all. The connectors are all keyed, so they only fit one way. As tehrobzorz said, you'll probably need a bigger / better PSU, especially for a high-end video card.
July 26, 2007 7:19:43 AM

at the back of your case at the top where you connect the powerplug, you look for screws around the edges of the psu.

make sure the case is sideways when you do this so it doesnt just fall off. carefully slide it away from the back and take it out.

1, make sure you do this with no motherboard etc installed yet. it would be a real bummer to break somthing.
2. make sure theyre the right screws. psus normally come with them or just use the ones that you took off, ive had a few psus where the screws made the holes to big and you couldnt secure it properly anymore.
3 UNDO ALL CONNECTORS before even touching the psu.

also, look for modular psus. they are ones which you can attatch your own power cables to so you dont have clutter in your case.

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July 26, 2007 8:33:17 AM

Sweet! Thanks very much for your help.
July 26, 2007 8:48:53 AM

Be aware that you can't overclock a Intel mobo. Some have found out the hard way.
July 26, 2007 1:08:54 PM

ARE YOU SERIOUS? WAOH LOL.


but i swear ive seen ppl with oced rigs with that bad axe 2 board?! no?


omfgggg rofl!! THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP
!