new build

  nige61 21:10 26 Jan 2009

looking at building my own computer, below is a list of components i have chosen, however could anyone advise me on a few points
1 will the case i have chosen be suitable for the motherboard as in size and power supply
2 what would be the best ram memory to fit into the board as i am not too sure on the workings of PC2-6400, PC2-5300, PC2-8500
many thanks

Gigabyte motherboard EG45M-DS2H LGA775 Intel G45 1600FSB Core 2 multi-core integrated VGA DDR2 micro ATX
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 95W Energy Efficient 2.4GHzSLACR G0 Stepping With Assassins Creed Game (3yr Manufacturer's Warranty)
ThermalTake case Soprano VX VD6400BNS Black c/w 12cm fan + USB2 + Firewire + 400W PSU
Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 300 7200rpm 32MB cache Hard Drive oem (Manufacturer's 5yr Warranty)
Zalman CNPS9500A-LED CPU Fan Socket 478/754/775/939/940
LG 22x DVD±RW GH22LS30 AUAU LS Black Bare SATA with Software

  3gboosterman 00:39 27 Jan 2009

If you are buying all of those components from the same store, why not ask the salesperson if the motherboard is compatible with the case that you are buying?

Then using the specs. on the motherboard box, you can choose the fastest memory that you can afford to fit that Motherboard.

Nice and easy.

Good Luck.

  zoidberg 17:57 27 Jan 2009

the case should be fine as it takes both m-atx and atx motherboards.PC28500 + is just overclocked PC2-6400 so if your not going to oc your q6600 i would just buy the pc2-6400 its cheaper aswell + depending what os your running ie 32 or 64 bit, you dont need 4gig in a 32 bit system because it will not use it all

  nige61 18:15 27 Jan 2009

thanks for the reply
the components are what ive searched for on the net and from different suppliers although the board and case are so yes i can do that thanks as for the memory if i do upgrade to a 64 bit system will the components ive selected be sufficiant also is the 400w psu ample

  zoidberg 18:32 27 Jan 2009

400 should be ok for what's going in but think i would go for click here just to give yourself room for improvement for if you put a decent gpu in.yeah it should work fine on 64 bit thats what i'm running with a q6600 oc

  citadel 18:44 27 Jan 2009

if there is no onboard graphics you need a card and which one you pick influences the psu you need.

  nige61 19:42 27 Jan 2009

the above board has integrated graphics but if i went for a upgraded card would i have difficulty with the case

  zoidberg 08:40 28 Jan 2009

hard to tell as alot of the cards are big.saw in your top post that it was integrated which should be ok for now if you dont play games on will just have to measure how much room you have in there once its built from the back to the nearest obsticle.i have a asus 5pe-vm hdmi mb which is m-atx aswell in a htpc case and can get a 8800gts card in,not much room but goes in :}

  nige61 20:47 28 Jan 2009

thanks for all your help i'll do a bit more research and then see where i go from there

  nige61 20:46 05 Feb 2009

been away to do some research this is what ive come up with
Asus P5Q Pro Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 95W Energy Efficient 2.4GHzSLACR G0 Stepping
Asus Radeon 3650 HD 512MB MAGIC Silent DDR2 PCI-E DVI TV Out
Hiper HPU-4M580 SLI Ready 580W ATX2.2 PSU - Black
ThermalTake case Soprano VB1000BWS Black c/w 2x case fans + USB2
ASUS Triton 81 Quiet CPU Cooler (1366/775/754/939/AM2)
Western Digital 500GB Caviar SE16 SATA II 300 7200rpm 16MB
would just like you opinions on the selected items with advice on ram and sata dvd drives

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