How will this system work? help me pls

Approximate Purchase Date: this week maybe next

Budget Range: i have about 500 euros to spend from a student smart card(goverment scheme) and about 300-350 euros cash

System Usage from Most to Least Important: new pc for school work and pc games.

Parts Not Required: mouse/mat, monitor, OS, psu, keyboard, hd, case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country of Origin: Malta (europe)

Parts Preferences: AMD mobo and phenomII cpu, nvidia gpu

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: i want a budget based system for gaming and other school stuff

MSI 785GM-E51 AM3 PCI-E2/DDR3/SATA2 uATX Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 Black Edition "125W Edition" 3.20GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail [HDZ955FBGMBOX]

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler (Socket 939 / AM2 / AM3 / 775 / 1156 / 1366)

1GB Gainward GF GT240 PCI-Express Video Card

G.Skill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C7 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

as an overall pc its a good strong one i think but i have this problem. that motherboard states that it has 4 slots of DDR3 at 1.5v(16gbmax).

my Ram is 6gb which is ok but however they are 1.6-1.7v. how will this effect my pc? and is this supported buy the mobo?
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  1. 1st u have to elaborate what u use machine for.

    Next AM3 is dual channel so 2 x 2 or 2 x 4 GB
  2. i gonna use my pc for everything, school work and some gaming, i could have spend more but that is my budget.

    so am3 doesnt suppsort a tri channel ram?
  3. Product Features (mobo)
    • 64bit AMD® Phenom II CPU.
    • HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 2.6GHz
    • Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600(OC) SDRAM, 16GB Max
    • SATA II 1~5 support RAID 0, 1, 0+1 or JBOD mode by AMD® SB710
    • Chipset integrated by Realtek® High-End Audio chipset
    • True Blu-ray Audio Support
    • Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
    • Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
  4. Ok for that kind of $$ i wouldn't go with a GT240: it merely trades blows with previous gen 9600GT so :

    Off EBuyer UK

    by the way wat PSU u on?
  5. bump
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