Will def change power supply.
You think 500 watts will be enough for this build?
Will also put that case fan in. Will the 120 mm fan fit? Also, theres a spot in the front of the case under hard drives, how do i know what size fan to put in there??
Oh and the Mobo being open box is kinda skechy. It is saving me 45 dollas. I can do with out the manual, but what wires would it come with it so i can replace those, just in case. Also, where would I be able to get the driver in case the driver was missing?
Speaking of wires...what wires would I need to purchase for everything? For hard drives, dvd rom, video card, etc??
That motherboard would be alright, but just be aware that you cannot add another GPU in crossfire, and it uses the SB710, which won't allow for as good of overclocking as the SB750. Otherwise I like that MB for a cheap AM3 build.
I think that 500w PSU will give you room to spare. It should be fine.
If I stuck with the original mobo what cables would i need to purchase, just to be safe since its an open box? Also, where would I get drivers and such? (this is if open box mobo doesnt already have those)
I'm thinking about doing a build using the ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard. I want to build something better than what I have now, but I want to upgrade it next year using next years Phenom II processors. But I don't want to spen $120 on a throwaway processor.
AMD will be releasing Athlon II processors next month. Prices have not been announced yet, but are expected to be around $70. I'm going to wait for the Athlon II and then upgrade again next year.
I was being polite... Here in AUS that's a large bit of change saved. Enough to get a better GPU...
Same on this side of the world. I think that the 955 is a waste of money when you can get the 940 which overclocks just as high and costs about $80 less for the MB+CPU+Ram. The 955 has a slightly higher bus speed, but in addition to that it has a higher stock voltage, it doesn't use better silicon or anything. I don't see a good reason to get the 955. If you will spend that much on the 955, then its just a small step away from an i7.