My 1st concern is connecting my GPU to my PSU. The GPU should come with a connector/adapter for connecting to a molex/other on the PSU, right?
The GPU says that it draws 29W max, so that should be fine. I have done a few system PSU calculators...no problems there....unless I am blind somewhere? Online system calculators tell me that I need a minimum of 338W, 388W recommended.
My 2nd concern is RAM. None of the RAM (2x4GB) I have checked is on the QVL list. My experience has been very positive in guessing in the past. Normally, if I have quality RAM & a quality MOBO, I have no direct compatibility issues. I would like to make sure (due to budget concerns). Anyone know about G.Skill Sniper (Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR)(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
...with this MOBO.
My (secret) PhIIx4 CPU can do:
Frequency (MHz) XX00
Bus speed (MHz) 667 MHz Memory controller
One 2000 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport link.
As I understand it, it can not even run the memory at 1866? The mobo will just run it at 1333, correct?
(I would not even mind dropping down to 1066 memory if I could actually see it on a QVL. The latency of 7 would be nice, I guess.)
Are there any other concerns I should have?
Thanks ahead of time. I am excited. I have all of this stuff in my Shopping Cart that I can finally afford!
Most of your parts look ok, however, even with Antec's quality, an 8 or 9 year old Powersupply is not going to cut i, just too old. Too much capacitor wear, and too many changes in what's important ( 5v has declined and 12v has risen in importance since 2003)