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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 :) 

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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
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

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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

October 4, 2010 4:53:43 AM

what happens if i put all 3 memory sticks in?


dougie thx for the recomendations
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