Finally got around to ordering my new (first) build and after getting everything together the board would not post (everything powered on, drives, board, fans, GPU, case, etc.., just no video and no beeps), troubleshot it and ended up call Asus tech support and they told me to RMA the board and if that does not work, I should RMA the CPU. Sent it out and am wait for it's return but now I am starting to second guess myself on compatibility mainly because after doing some more research my specific processor model number is not on asus's site for compatibility with their board (the 635 is, just not the ADX635WFGIBOX model) and I'm under the assumption that a board wont post if the CPU doesn't jive. So, can I get some feedback from all ya'll.
Here is what I got:
AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model ADX635WFGIBOX
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan
I would strongly recommend not getting the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU cooler. I had it on my PII 920 and it had worse temps than stock cooling.
I gave up on air coolers and got the H50 for 80 bucks and have had great success. Alot of people have said the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is a good air cooler. I haven't used it but alot of experienced builders here recommend it.
As for the HDD, look at a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB or a Seagate 7200.12 500 GB Hard Drive. They have less space but are significantly faster than the WD 640 GB.
The newer 500GB platter hard drives are faster than the older WD 640s ( I have 2 ) the 640s have 2 x 333Gb platters. Even the new WD Blacks in 500GB, 1TB, 1.5TB ect are 500GB platter designs as are the ones mentioned above.
If the mobo has the correct socket for the processor there should be no compatibility issues.
Did you check the RAM seating? Motherboards can be fussy about where the RAM goes (for example intel P55 boards like the first RAM to be in second slot) in the incorrect place the computer turns on but you get nothing on monitor
cmcghee358: Thanks for the input but I was look at compatibility issues, not suggestions on parts ,)
asteldian: Ya, I literally built it twice to be sure, checked all connections a couple times, and seated and reseated everything.
r-sky: I saw the 635 was on the list, but not a 635 with a ADX635WFGIBOX serial (as opposed to others), and I wasn't sure if it would matter. As far as memory, I know I slipped up a bit on that but after ordering I have been told and read that memory with 8-8-8-24 timings would be fine, so we'll see.
anort3: thanks for the heads up, that guide was first on list after no post, good looking out though.
Thanks again guys, I'm pretty sure it's the mobo, if no the cpu ( or the power supply, case short, memory, ...... ha!) anyway, I'm sure I'll get her going sooner or later, thanks again.