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September 16, 2010 5:15:51 AM

Hello I'm building a new machine and I would like some help. I've been doing some looking around on the internet to learn about the individual parts of a computer and I think I've done alright with what I've found so far. My main question is does this RAM work on this motherboard, the only reason I ask is because on the motherboard specs it doesn't say 1333mhz supported and i just want to be sure before i make the purchase

I'll post my entire build so you guys can critique what i have so far and answer my questions. thank you very much

power supply|body:

If i made any mistakes with picking out these items please let me know.

My next question is what kind of optical drive do i need with this chassis, in the specs it says 4 external 5.25" Drive Bays; so does that mean I can't use an internal dvd burner? I ask this because the external drives all look weird to me and I don't know if they're supposed to go in a computer or not.

Also would it be more beneficial for me to go for a SSD or internal Sata I don't know the difference between the two + im not sure if ssd drive benefits from the 6gb sata transfer rate on the motherboard

Again thank you for your time ^_^

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a b V Motherboard
September 16, 2010 5:33:34 AM

^ Any reason to go with 8GB of RAM ? As for the RAM/ Mobo question, even though not specified explicitly, that mobo supports 2000MHz which means upto 2000MHz...

As for the case, external refers to the outside of the case and not external drives, so you can use a standard internal DVD drive...

How about newegg? prices are cheaper and also you can find good combos...
September 16, 2010 10:10:06 AM

Does it matter what interface hard drive I use? I noticed there are different interface hard drives and I don't know what that means. I know there's a 6gb transfer rate that comes on the mobo so do I need a 6gb interface on my HD?

Will I be ok with this?

and im guessing this would work to finish off the set

Thank you for your time, again

I'll be using this machine to play Guild Wars 2. I could possibly be doing some video work again on top of my gaming but mostly i got the 8gb of ram to overdo it
a b V Motherboard
September 16, 2010 11:03:38 AM

^ SATA 3GB/s is good enough for the current mechanical drives...Only SSDs take advantage of the SATA 6GB/s interface...
Some changes -
Here is a build from newegg...
i5 760 + ASUS P7P55D-E Pro

Mushkin Silverline 4GB DDR3

Gigabyte GTX 460 + OCZ Fatality 750W

NZXT Gamma + WD Black 500GB
Additional fan for the front -
If you like LEDs, any of these


Total - ~$839 | ~$799 Including rebates...