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A few simple questions

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January 2, 2010 2:14:26 AM

Hey, i was just wondering if someone could give me a check that everything for my new build is alright, and will go together.

Mobo - MSI P55-CD53
CPU - Core i5 750
PSU - OCZ Fatal1ty (700w version)
Memory - Patriot Extreme Performance Pgs 6GB

I have been reading up on the Patriot kit, and it seems to only work with Intel x58 (not x48 or lower), but i have not found ANY information on weather it would work with a P55 chip-set.

Also, i am kind of new to everything; Could someone please tell me, if i have 4 DIMM slots (Say on the CD-53 board), can i put an triple channel kit in it, and just have it running as 3 separate sticks, instead of a single set running in a triple channel config.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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January 2, 2010 2:24:15 AM

you don't need 700 w PSU for that, what os gfx card?

and yes you can put in triple channel in there, in 3 sockets

a 550 watt should be enough depending on your gfx card

the RAM will work with your mobo, and waht are you using this for?
January 2, 2010 2:28:29 AM

For now, i'll be using an 8500 GT(failure card), then when i sell my current PC, i'll be putting a GTX 275 in.

I'm using it, right now, for basic use. I do some photoshop, edit movies, capture devices, a bit of gaming, lots of movies, some computer programming (Higher end soon, going to University for it).

The only reason i am taking the 700w is because the 550 is not in stock.
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January 2, 2010 2:30:29 AM

go for a 550 watt Corsair they are 80 plus energy efficient and sort of cheap

January 2, 2010 2:57:15 AM

I Know they are cheaper, but, i'm buying from NCIX, and they are currently back ordered.
January 2, 2010 3:11:23 AM

Plus, i have a HAF 932, and i want the red LED fan; It'll look sick!
January 3, 2010 4:10:48 AM

Ok that's fine, but i also wouldn't recommend getting more than 4 gig of DDR3 RAM, it won't give you any extra FPS or anything like that.