Help for a first time computer build Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: October 4, 2010 4:53 AM in Systems Share dusty1000 October 3, 2010 2:15:30 AM hi , guys was wondering if i could get some help with a first time build any advice would be greatful so i bought Sapphire HD5830 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAII 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM WD5000AAKS Corsair CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 3 x 2GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory ASUS M4A89GTD PRO - AMD 890GX - Socket AM3 - PCI-E 2.0 (x16) - DDR3 2000(OC) - SATA 6Gb/s - SATA RAID - ATX AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Socket AM3 Quad-Core CPU i am yet to get a psu or a case don,t want to spend a lot on these as my budget is quite tight will i need a 600 psu and will a mid tower suffice and also how does this build look is it all compatible? and how well does the stock cooler work? and any tips on putting it all together? thx in advance More about : time computer build Outlander_04 October 3, 2010 2:39:02 AM two tips 1/ dont start two threads on the same topic 2/ the RAM you have is for a triple channel motherboard using an intel i7 9xx cpu . so just use two of the three and set them up in dual channel or send them back batuchka October 3, 2010 2:57:31 AM Academic since u already bought parts but if starting afresh: 955BE 870 chipset HD 5850 2 X 2 DDR3 550-650 W 80+ PSU Related resources Help with First-Time Computer Build, Three-Monitor System - Forum First time computer build help - Forum Please Help, New Computer Build (First Time) - Forum I am going to build a gaming computer for the first time and i need help - Forum First Time Computer Build Help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dusty1000 October 4, 2010 1:23:51 AM outlander sorry double post, first timer so what your saying is that i cannot put all 3x2 gb memory sticks into the motherboard? whats the reason for that? The board has a feature called mem ok which auto adjusts memory if its not the right type not to sure if that would help? apart from the memory does it look ok to you as i said its my first build i ask this because its all ordered from amazon and yet to be delivered and can be returned so i can start again thx for your input Dougie Fresh October 4, 2010 2:40:07 AM Your motherboard supports dual-channel memory not triple-channel memory. Consider this combo for your case/PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite.... It's rated at 40A on a single 12V rail which is enough for the HD5850 so it should work for yours. If you want to spend a little more this is an excellent power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... dusty1000 October 4, 2010 4:53:43 AM what happens if i put all 3 memory sticks in? dougie thx for the recomendations Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help, building a gaming computer for the first time, 1,500 dollar budget Forum SolvedHELP (First Time Build) <Gaming/Recording/streaming> Computer (First Time Build) HELP Forum SolvedNeed Help building a Computer $1200- $1500 Doller budget am willing to go over a bit First time build hardcore gamer Forum SolvedComputer build help (first time build) Forum SolvedPlease help! Im a Noob at Building a computer First time Forum SolvedNeed Advice on Building My Computer, It's My First Time Building One, Please Help! Forum SolvedFirst time building a computer- please help Forum First time computer build help Forum SolvedFirst Time Building Computer! Help! Forum SolvedBuilding A Computer (First Time) Please Help! Forum SolvedFirst Time Computer Build Please Help Forum First time gaming computer build, help with part selection Forum Help! Building a computer for the first time, how to do a clean install of windows 8.1? Forum Need help first time building a gaming computer!!! Forum SolvedFirst time building a computer. Really helpful if anyone could look over to make sure everything is ok and compatible. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !