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Building a new computer for the first time, will these parts work?

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November 14, 2012 9:54:25 PM


I finally have enough money coming in to build myself a computer... only thing is I've never done this before and I'm paranoid about it.

These are the parts I have picked out.

CD Drive:

I just want to make sure before ordering (tomorrow morning if all goes well) that I've not screwed up and ordered the wrong CPU for that motherboard, or the GPU won't fit or something... Just to settle some anxiety, never spent this kind of money on anything before, and it's obviously important that I get this right.

Thanks a lot
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 435 V Motherboard
November 14, 2012 10:32:23 PM

Yes. Those parts will work fine. Do a breadboard setup before mounting the board to test the cpu/board/ram with just the onboard video. Lots of youtube videos to help you plus read the board manual before you start.
November 14, 2012 10:42:20 PM

+1 ^
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November 15, 2012 7:01:11 AM

thank you all so much for the fast replies, you have no idea how much better that makes me feel...

About these 2 new parts... take it they'll fit in that setup just fine?
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 435 V Motherboard
November 15, 2012 10:18:22 AM

You should be ok. Keep the power supply out of the case until you breadboard the motherboard and test it. It's easier for the connectors to reach the board. Also be sure the ps toggle switch on the back is in the (-) position when you touch the motherboard case pin cluster with a plain flathead screwdriver to power up and get a post screen. Good luck.
November 15, 2012 1:49:14 PM

Not going to get AC3, was planning on selling it to a friend or something either way... changed the card to a 7950 because I misread... either way, reason I swapped was because they were they were the same price, and this got more FPS on benchmarks, so I went with that...

Order is waiting for dispatch so no going back now.

Thanks a lot for the help people.