I am doing my first build in 20 years (well, since my CPM days!). I am replacing a machine re purposed to WHSv1 and used mostly for network shares file serving (media) and some transcoding with something that will grow . My old wHS is topped off at 6.5 of its 7 tb max.
So I am building a win8 machine based on an third gen i3, the Sabertooth Z77 1155, and a coolermaster full tower as a server/ light transcoder replacement..
The ram, sdd and hdds are is on order, bu as I have the new PSU, case, processor and board, I assembled those.I decided to power up to make sure PSU is ok and got three beeps.
My question is this: does anyone know if that is a normal beep pattern with no ram installed?
Apologies ahead of time for this not being an overclock build, but this forum as the largest sabertooth thread on the net. It is friday night and I cant call asus to ask about it until Monday.
Assembled so far:
Coolermaster full HAF 932 advanced
Sabertooth Z77 1155
Core i3 3225 3.3GHz LGA 1155 Boxed
Seasonic MI12 II 620 Bronze
SSD 128G|SAMSUNG MZ-7PC128N/AM for OS
3x WDRed 3TB
MEM 4Gx2|G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
two 2TB consumer grade drives
Second question: I may have ordered the wrong ram It isn't here yet, coming Tuesday from newegg, but I ordered, G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
I dont see that exactly on the official list: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1155/SABERTOOTH_Z77/SABERTOOTH-Z77-Memory-QVL.pdf
Should I find something exactly on that list? Or does that look close enough?
Thanks in advance