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Thanks.
and I am not planning over clocking right away, but it is a definite possibility that i will in the future.
And can RAM work with the motherboard even if it is not list on the motherboard's QVL?
Silvos00-I dont think i am going for crazy video game capabilities, although i do use intensive graphics programs such as 3DS Max. I just don't it is in my budget to buy a $300 video graphics card, but if it is really that much improvement for a person who doesn't game everyday, then let me know. thanks!
Yes any ram can work even though it's not listed.They just list ram they have tested and know works.Pretty much any ram should work as long as it is ddr3.
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Ok cool thanks. I have ordered everything, thankfully I caught myself, I had two DVD burners listed, so I changed that. I am looking foreword to this, only a few more days until everything will be at my door.
    
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Ok, well i have ordered the the parts and now it is only a matter of time before everything is shipped. i will try to start building it right when i receive all the parts. I will be taking pictures throughout the process and i'll up load them to OC as soon as i can. I am very excited about this build!
Ah, too bad I'm a little late to comment

Just a couple comments:
MW2 will be maxed out and run perfectly smooth on your 5770. I have the Sapphire Vapor-X 5770 and I have to yet find a game that doesn't run smoothly at maxed settings with it. It also comes factory OC'ed and it's super silent, can't hear it tbh. So I'd choose that over the XFX although you get the benefit of lifetime warranty with XFX.

Another thing is your hard drive. It only has 16MB cache, I would've at least spent an exta $15 and get the Caviar Black from WD, I got two of them running in RAID and they are awesome

PS: I also got that LiteOn drive that you ordered for yourself, and it sometimes gets stuck (god knows why) when you try to eject a disc or open it, pressing a second or third time does the trick then.
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post #24 of 42
Wow congrats on your first build and welcome to OCN! I remember my first build. It's so exciting popping that cherry. Just a kind word of advice, make sure you pay attention when connecting the front panel connectors...that can make a world of difference. Hopefully your build goes smoothly!
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post #25 of 42
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Ok cool thanks. I have ordered everything, thankfully I caught myself, I had two DVD burners listed, so I changed that. I am looking foreword to this, only a few more days until everything will be at my door.
I saw that in your first post and then saw that it was 5 days ago and hoped you hadnt ordered yet, but since you caught it its all good. If this is your first build do you have all the cables?
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post #26 of 42
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Squirrel-Awesome to hear that about the 5770!
What would be the performance differences between the (32mb cache?) and the 16mb in my Hard Drive?
Hopefully I wont have to deal with that problem haha.
Nawtheph-Thanks! ya I am really excited for it. It is just building up while i am waiting for UPS to get over here. and I'll try to check the manual for that.
col musstard- what other cables do i need that wouldn't be included with the components?
Edited by buddyboy - 4/23/10 at 8:21pm
    
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post #27 of 42
your hard drive is OEM and the the sony dvd drive you linked is oem so they dont come with cables
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post #28 of 42
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Okay thanks, I didn't know that about OEM products. but I think the motherboard comes with 2 esata cables and i actually changed my dvd drive because i had too burners listed. so I think i will be okay but thank you for the warning.
    
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post #29 of 42
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okay so all my parts arrived today and i have started to put things together. one question i have so far is if i have a 24 pin main connection from the power supply to the mother board, do i need to plug anything into the 4-pin atx 12v slot that is located a distance from the main 24 pin power connection?
other than that, all else seems to be going well. if you need pictures to get a better idea of what i am talking about, or just to see what i have so far....just let me know. thank you!
Edited by buddyboy - 4/28/10 at 3:51pm
    
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post #30 of 42
Ya you do need to plug that in or it won't post. Pics would be great regardless, let's see that beast!
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