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this is my first build and I need advice and help with configuring

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November 16, 2009 11:51:44 AM

This is my first computer build and I was wanting to know how these components will work together primarily the size of the parts.


1. Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208027

2. Power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152033

3. mother board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387

4. Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

5. Graphics Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187069 or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133304

6. cpu heat sink http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185125


I know these are not all the parts needed but they are the most important, and the ones I'm most concerned about.

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November 16, 2009 1:22:55 PM

well its ok cept for a few things the power supply is crap this is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you might wanna consider going full am3 with ddr3 ram since the price difference is marginal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

getting an nvidia card with an amd board is pointless and your options are dated look into getting an ati 4850/4870

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

get the amd 955 it will clock to 965 speeds easily

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

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November 16, 2009 3:46:14 PM

Do you think that 550 watt power supply will have enough oomph to power this computer?
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November 16, 2009 3:54:40 PM

a good quality(corsair.anttec,silverstone,pc power&cooling) 500-550 watt power supply will run any single graphics card pc
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November 16, 2009 3:57:58 PM

If you edit your post to follow the format in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky at the top of the forum we can help optimize a build for you. Some of your current choices don't make much sense. We can help you get a better build for your money if you will edit your post.
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November 17, 2009 8:13:37 PM

The Ultimate versions of Windows are a waste of money for most users. I would save your money and get 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $104.99

The Seagate 7200.11 drives are crap. I wouldn't touch one with a ten foot pole. Here's a much better drive:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $84.99

You still haven't edited your post with the information we asked so we can help you with your build.
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November 17, 2009 8:54:48 PM

the mother board suggested above doesn't have floppy drive port on it. Is there an adapter so I can use a floppy drive with this mother board. (I love the Classic games that are only on floppy's)
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November 17, 2009 10:53:15 PM

I was referring to the asus suggested by obsidian86
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November 18, 2009 12:03:54 AM

I had actually all ready ordered the asus
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November 18, 2009 7:18:35 PM

I have heard of people putting "Control Panels" in the front of there case that monitors fans and temperatures is there a good one that anyone knows of that also has usb or firewire ports on it?
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November 18, 2009 7:51:28 PM

I forgot to mention that all my fans are 4 pin
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November 18, 2009 8:25:45 PM

no I just thought it would be convenient to have another usb in the front.
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November 19, 2009 11:44:35 AM

I'm sorry if it seem like I'm asking a lot of silly questions but this is my first build,

the asus board above can I use 2 or 4 internal usb
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November 19, 2009 4:15:40 PM

It has two plugs. Each plug can be connected to a split cable that conntect to 2 USB ports. No idea if the MB comes with the split cables or not.
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November 19, 2009 4:26:59 PM

ware can I buy one of these "split cables"?
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November 19, 2009 4:36:13 PM

I would assume ASUS. You might want to email them and ask about it.
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November 20, 2009 9:24:17 PM

what is the difference between the 4 pin and 5 pin usb header?
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November 20, 2009 9:42:43 PM

According to the motherboard manual, both USB connectors are 9 pin. One is labeled USB910 (for ports 9 and 10) and the other is USB1112 (for ports 11 and 12).

From the instructions it sounds like there is a Q-cable you need to plug into the motherboard then plug the front panel usb cables into the Q-cable. The list of contents only says it comes with one Q-cable.


It also looks like you can plug 4pin usb cables into them and the 5th pin is just not used.
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November 23, 2009 3:48:24 PM

I think you should wait until you do the install. I dont think you need any special splitter. USB connectors only need to be 4 pin so I think you dont have a problem.
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November 25, 2009 1:06:41 AM

the fans i ordered have 4 pin connectors but almost all of the fan controllers I have found are 3 pin, is there an adapter I can use with these fans. (by the way) what is the difference between the 3 and 4 pin connector?
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November 25, 2009 6:25:04 PM

You motherboard has two 4pin and two 3pin fan connectors. Many of the fans already come with a 3 to 4 pin adapter. The CPU fan always seems to be a 4pin connector.
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