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January 1, 2008 9:07:42 PM

Whats up and Happy New Year!!

I recently bought all new components to build my PC and i was looking to see if anyone could tell me if these are all good and if they would work well with each other. I know some stuff but not all like some of you. If someone can plz coment on this it would be greatly appreciated. :) 

ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

ASUS Silent Square EVO 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler
http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=16&l2=65&l3=0&l4=0...

BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 512MB PCIe w/Dual Link DVI
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996578
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Rosewill RX750-D-B ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 750W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

SONY 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM White P-ATA Model DRU840A
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

APEVIA X-JUPITER G-Type X-JUPITERG-BK Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Im also currently running an HP w2408 (24" LCD).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will the video card support this without it over heating or should I get an alternate GPU cooler and if so which one is good for it. Im not to familiar with the liquid cooling stuff. Thanks for all the help.

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January 1, 2008 9:33:00 PM

That is a tire 5 PSU (not good). Since you already have it, might as well use it.

Are you sure that your GPU is not a GT? I can't say I've seen a 512MB version of the GTS (could be wrong).

Your GPU should be fine as long as you have decent airflow in your case. Keep the dust out of your rig and you should be alright.
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January 1, 2008 10:04:19 PM

really i have been going crazy trying to find the right psu, whats wrong with that one and what would you recommend. I already ordered everything just havent gotten it yet.

Yes its the GTS OC 512mb
January 1, 2008 10:38:58 PM

Note: When you install the CD MB/Sytem drivers DO NOT install Ai Suite from the CD. That program will lock your keyboard out. There is a fix at the product webpage if you need Ai Suite. I don't use it at all, but I did originally install the program and it did indeed lock my keyboard until I uninstalled it. The latest version 907 BIOS works very well. Some of the earlier BIOS versions have a few bugs you may want to avoid (temp sensor readings). The BIOS that the board comes with works well although I have the SE edition, I think it's version 404 or maybe 502.

PSU, tier 1 and 2 should do you well.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 1, 2008 10:48:50 PM

wow thats pricey can i go with a lower wat psu or is the 750 the one i should get.
January 1, 2008 10:57:57 PM

Try to go with a PSU from the 1st or 2nd tier listings on the link I gave. 600-750 watts should be fine, but be sure you get adequate amps on the +12v rails. The PC Power and Cooling I listed has a very powerful single 60a +12v rail. Quad rails with 18a x 4 (or higher) should work well for you.

I use the Thermaltake Tough Power 700w 18a x 4 with no problems on my system. I have this OCZ 600w 12v 18a x 4 as my backup PSU for my main system.

http://www.sysopt.com/features/cases/article.php/12024_...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 1, 2008 10:59:04 PM

As long as everything is working, don't get to concerned about the PSU. If it does give you problems look at Corsair or PC power & cooling
Nice rig, good luck
January 1, 2008 11:01:12 PM

The Rosewill you bought has ample +12v amps and watts, it's just not considered a high quality unit. Many times when a PSU goes south it takes some of your other components with (MB, video card, etc.)
January 1, 2008 11:10:37 PM

ok so ill return that one that i got and get a pcp&c. Pcp&c is a good psu though but they dont have any fancy lights but i guess i need power not fancy, huh

thx i hope it works fine, is that mobo recent or is it and older model cause i see all these 680i mobos i just want the most recent mobo and the extreme one id for ddr3 ram and thats pricey stuff there. sry bout all the questions i just wanna make sure its a good system im building.
January 1, 2008 11:13:00 PM

You should be fine with the 610 unless you want the 750.
January 1, 2008 11:28:44 PM

theyre the same
January 1, 2008 11:38:20 PM

Read the Newegg reviews before you buy stuff.

Here's something on the Rosewill PS:
"mine made a popping noise along with a hot elecrical smell. 1 wk later it just didnt turn on and was hot. nice firehazard!"
January 2, 2008 3:06:02 AM

i was but i didnt know that there were tier 1 and 2 and so on for psu. im gonna get the pcp&c one that i posted ontop but the black one. thx for the help
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