Will my build work ?

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172779 - Casecom 6788 Black Mid Tower Case with Full Black Interior/Exterior 120mm Blue LED Front Fan - No PSU

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/138586 - Xilence Red Wing 120mm Quiet Fan - 3&4pin connection

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161103 - Maxtor 320GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEMs

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124922 - Arctic Power 500W PSU With PCI-E 2x SATA, 20+4 ATX12V 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129954 - Kingston 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ecc CL5 Unbuffered 1.8V

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190673 - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161639 - Gigabyte GA-M52L-S3P nForce 520LE Socket AM2+ 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/155641 - Tenda Wireless-N PCI Adapter

I just want to know if this build will work, like, if the powersupply will work with everything else etc. (i have no idea)

Also, if anything needs changing in order to function properly, or i need to buy more cables etc.

Furthermore, please don't tell me to get a larger hdd or upgrade anything else (unless neccessary to function) i have a budget and i don't want to exceed it.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Incompatibility spotted!
    The Gigabyte GA-M52L-S3P only supports 95W TDP and under AM3 chips
    even so it's essentially an AM2 on rather dated HT 1.0/PCIex16 rather than HT 3.0/PCIex16 2.0 and this is outside the IGP performance which has greatly picked up after AM2 chipsets Lastly Antec/Corsair/OCZ PSU
  2. Thanks for spotting that !
    Would this mobo be supported ?

  3. Yep that would do but why not jump to an AM3/DDR3 combo?
    This one has 4 DIMMs and 140W TDP support
    You are welcomed ^^
  4. What are the benefits of having AM3/DDR3 combo?
    I forgot to mention that i have a ATI 4870 1gb GFX card.

    Also, the board is MATX? will the components fit in?

  5. 1. The sun is going down on DDR2 platforms so when the music over at least one could reuse those DDR3 ^^
    2. Yes and the HD 4870 is only 9-9.5" and most cases could house it - have at least an intake and exhaust fans in case though
  6. I don't quite understand what the difference between a ATX/mATX?
  7. ATX is larger with more expansion slots such as PCI slots, etc Either are standard form factors though so no worries
  8. Thanks for all this help, one more question, do you suggets a matx board for my build or a ATX?

    Oops, i also didn't add a DVD/RW drive, and the gfx card hehe
  9. Unless you dead set on a CF/SLI set up it really doesn't matter but your call i guess hehe
  10. I can get a cheaper mobo with only 2 RAM slots,
    at the moment i have 2 x (2x1gb) = 4 sticks of ram
    or should i opt for 2 x (1x2gb) = 4 sticks of ram

    I could save money on mobo or is it more efficient to have 4 separate sticks of ram?
  11. Given a choice i would populate as little DIMM slots for the same capacity but on a tight budget i'd opt for just the single 2GB stick hehe
  12. Okay i chosen this http://www.ebuyer.com/product/196402 - mobo
    and http://www.ebuyer.com/product/142399 - 2 of these

    keeping in mind the processor (AMD 3.2GHZ Quad) and the ati 4870
    will i be able to run my games at the highest quality without compromising?
  13. That depends on your needs. At the moment you are ok with the mATX batuchka suggested. This will leave you with only the PCIe x1 slot available though. The GPU will take up the PCIe x16 and cover the top PCI slot. The wireless N adapter will then fill the last PCI slot. If you need more then that, I would recommend an ATX motherboard.

    EDIT: I look away for a couple minutes and end up posting late :(
  14. Thanks kaa0653, but what other components would require an additional pci slot?

    And would i be able to use my Wireless-N adapter in this one ?
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/196402 e.g would i have enough space for it?
  15. Well one could go with a USB Wifi N adapter
    far easier to install and transfer too
  16. TV tuner cards, additional GPU (SLI or CF) and sound cards to name a few, I didn't see any intended use until after I had posted.
  17. kows1337 said:
    Thanks kaa0653, but what other components would require an additional pci slot?

    And would i be able to use my Wireless-N adapter in this one ?
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/196402 e.g would i have enough space for it?

    Yes. That would leave you with an open PCI slot but you would cover the PCIe x1 with the GPU. If that is all you need though either board will work for you.
  18. Okay, right, just to finalise this,
    I've opted for:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/160850 - ATX motherboard
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129954 - 2 x (2x1gb) = 4 gb

    Is there anything wrong with the volts, i heard around that you need to have the right voltage of RAM and cpu psu etc...?
  19. Just double check the voltage for the RAM with the manufacturer, then set this in the BIOS.
  20. I have to set the voltage i want in the BIOS? The RAM is 1.8v as it says on the webpage
  21. RAM draws power through the DIMM slots on the motherboard. The motherboard regulates the voltages. Many times I've had the default setting of AUTO for RAM voltage work fine, but I have run into instability issues that were due to inproper voltage settings for the RAM.
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