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Building a new PC for the first time, Just a few questions

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December 21, 2008 9:53:10 PM

Hello Everyone im gonna be building a new PC for the 1st time and im kind off nervous and excited And i just got some questions before i build this

Here is the parts im using

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The power supply i already have and its from another PC, and i will be using a 9800GT From my other PC As well as the hard drives/ DVD Drives. Iv already ordered everything but feel free to correct me on anything that's miscompatible, So is everything compatible? AND Will my 500 Watt PSU Be enough to power this Rig? Thank you in advance
December 21, 2008 10:12:36 PM

You can save money by buying an e5200 and OC'ing it to about 3ghz.
The p45 is a nice mobo..I think that everything is compatible
Not sure about the power issue, maybe someone else can help you
December 22, 2008 12:03:00 AM

Alright well that leaves 1 question. Is the PSU enough power for this PC? 500 Watt, 70 Percent efficiency?
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December 22, 2008 12:18:45 AM

Next time write the names of the parts, don't force people to click 5 links to see what you're talking about. It's also more productive to ask first and buy later. :kaola: 

GA-EP45-UD3R - good choice, but no future proofing (no SLI, no Crossfire)

Cooler Master PSU - I wouldn't buy it, but since you already have it youc an use it. Yes it's powerful enough. It has 30A combined on 12V and the minimum recommended is 26.

Yes, all compatible. The 9800GT will fit in the NZXT Apollo, the E8400 retail comes with a cooler, etc.


December 22, 2008 5:30:43 AM

alright awesome, Just another question My motherboard has 4 RAM Slots and 2 are red and 2 of them are yellow. I have 2 sticks of ram, So do i put both sticks in the red slots or Put 1 in the yellow slot and 1 in the red slot? or does it not matter.
December 22, 2008 6:43:11 AM

Put the ram in the same color slots, this will run them in dual channel.
December 22, 2008 8:28:10 PM

pent5ht said:
alright awesome, Just another question My motherboard has 4 RAM Slots and 2 are red and 2 of them are yellow. I have 2 sticks of ram, So do i put both sticks in the red slots or Put 1 in the yellow slot and 1 in the red slot? or does it not matter.

Reading your motherboard owners manual will do you wonders.
December 22, 2008 8:47:42 PM

LOL :) 
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