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Old 07-29-2007, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Build Question: Compatibilities with Motherboard

I really want to assemble a PC, and my plan is to buy a barebones model with motherboard / CPU + other smaller components and then install RAM, Hard Drive, and Video Card. So the main fear is that those 3 components somehow won't be compatible with the motherboard, since I have very little experience. Please advise.

Here is motherboard:

Specification
Mfr Part Number: P5N-E SLI(GREEN)
CPU: Socket 775 support Intel Quad-Core/Core Extreme/Pentium D /Pentium 4/Celeron CPU processors; Compatible with Intel 05B/05A/06 processors; Intel EIST/EM64T/Hyper-Threading Technology/C1E/ TM1/TM2; FSB 1333/1066/800/533 MHz
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI
Memory: 4x 240pin DDR2-800/667/533 DIMMs, Dual Channel, non-ECC/un-buffered, Max capacity 8GB
Slots: 2x PCI Express x16 slot; 1x PCI Express x1 slots; 2x PCI 2.2 slots
IDE/SATA: 2x ATA-133 channel, 4x SATA2 port support RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD, 1x External SATA2 port (SATA On-the-Go)
Audio: Realtek ALC883 6-channel CODEC
LAN: Marvell 88E1116 PHY Gigabit LAN featuring AI Net2
Ports: 8x USB 2.0 ports (4 rear, 4 by headers); 2x 1394a ports (1 rear, 1 by header); 2x PS/2 ports; 1x Parallel port; 1x eSATA port; 1x S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical); 1x RJ45 LAN port; Audio I/O jack
Power Connector: 1x 24pin ATX Power connector, 1x 4pin ATX 12V Power connector
Form Factor: ATX, 12 x 9 inch / 30.5 x 22.9 cm
Package: Retail



Will I have any problems connecting these components:

1)
Model
Brand Western Digital
Series Raptor
Model WD1500ADFD
Performance
Interface Serial ATA150
Capacity 150GB
RPM 10,000 RPM
Cache 16MB
Average Seek Time 4.6ms
Average Write Time 5.2ms
Average Latency 2.99ms
Physical Spec
Form Factor 3.5"
Features
Features Reliable
Designed and manufactured to enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. With 1.2 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity drive.
Fast
With a next-generation SATA interface, 1.5 Gb/s data transfer rate, native command queuing (NCQ), and 16 MB cache, these drives deliver optimum performance.
RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER)
A feature unique to WD, prevents drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery processes common to desktop drives.
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF)
Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multidrive systems such as rack-mounted servers or network storage.
FlexPower
Connector technology that accepts power from either industry standard or new SATA power supplies.

2)Model
Brand Crucial
Series Ballistix
Model BL2KIT12864AA804
Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
Tech Spec
Capacity 2GB (2 x 1GB)
Speed DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Cas Latency 4
Timing 4-4-4-12
Voltage 2.2V
Heat Spreader Yes
Features SLI-Ready
Recommend Use High Performance or Gaming Memory
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts Lifetime limited
Labor Lifetime limited

3)Model
Brand GIGABYTE
Model GV-NX85T512HP
Interface
Interface PCI Express x16
Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA
GPU GeForce 8500GT
Core clock 600MHz
Stream Processors 16
Memory
Memory Clock 800MHz
Memory Size 512MB
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Type GDDR2
3D API
DirectX DirectX 10
OpenGL OpenGL 2.0
Ports
D-SUB 1
DVI 1
TV-Out HDTV Out
VIVO No
General
Tuner None
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
SLI Supported Yes
Cooler Fanless
Dual-Link DVI Supported Yes
Packaging
Package Contents GV-NX85T512HP
HDTV Cable
DVI to VGA/D-sub Adapter
Driver Disk
User Manual
Software Disk


Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Build Question: Compatibilities with Motherboard

Hey BusterAMG,
Welcome to T.F.!!


No problems with compatibility there.

But a suggestion for the hard drive, would be.....is to get two of these:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
or
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

...because, a Raptor is not worth the extra performance boost. You're paying too much, for such little space, and not a significantly faster hard drive.
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u should be fine, but do u know how do mount a mobo on a case?

agreed with b1gapl about RAptor's being very cost ineffective
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WELCOME!!

I agree with the hard drive....

Newegg.com - Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
$195 for 150 Gig

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$120 for 500 Gig... Also, Seagate is #1 in the industry, and has a 5 year warrenty to boot... and will run cooler than a raptor.

Use that extra $75 towards upgrading the GPU.... Look at the 8600GTS's I listed... all but a few would be within the $75 difference after rebate except for a few.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-NX85T512HP GeForce 8500GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
8500 GT - $100

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8600 GTS's

Here's Tom's VGA charts.... As you can see, the Geforce 8500 is an Entry level card, that rates under even Radeon x1600's... Don't expect much gaming performance out of the 8500 at all.
VGA Charts 2007 | Tom's Hardware
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WELCOME!!

I agree with the hard drive....

Newegg.com - Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
$195 for 150 Gig

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$120 for 500 Gig... Also, Seagate is #1 in the industry, and has a 5 year warrenty to boot... and will run cooler than a raptor.

Use that extra $75 towards upgrading the GPU.... Look at the 8600GTS's I listed... all but a few would be within the $75 difference after rebate except for a few.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-NX85T512HP GeForce 8500GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
8500 GT - $100

Newegg.com - Buy Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
8600 GTS's

Here's Tom's VGA charts....
VGA Charts 2007 | Tom's Hardware
also if u like watching Youtube and such those 8600gts and 8500 gt would be good because they have purevideo2, less CPU and Power Consumption, however the 8500gt would stink at new games, as for 8600gts, so so
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My goal for video card is having it work smoothly with multiple monitors, with the main one being Dell 3007WFP(dual-link DVI), and 1 or 2 other smaller 1600x1200's attached. Which card is most cost-effective for such a capabilitiy? Also, what cards will be good for HD/Bluray viewing in the future(or all they all fine for this)? And what about next gen monitors (in terms of res.), would ANY current card work with them once they're released?



For the hard drives, if I don't care about size, I should simply get a 7200rpm 160GB instead of the Raptor? I figured since I only need 50-100GB max of space (I prefer external storage), I might as well spend the money on speed -- is this bad logic?



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Whew... that 8500 might have a tough time on that 2560x1600 monitor.... Are you going to be doing any gaming on the PC, or what is it's main purpose... only viewing HD/BR movies?
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Whew... that 8500 might have a tough time on that 2560x1600 monitor.... Are you going to be doing any gaming on the PC, or what is it's main purpose... only viewing HD/BR movies?
Purpose is viewing lots of 'static' stuff at the same time / having many programs opened which are not graphics intensive, but more CPU-intensive. i.e. Online poker with multiple tables and support programs; financial markets research and trading -- graphs, data, etc.

So I am right to assume that I need a powerful CPU/RAM etc., but video card only as good as need be for the 3007wfp / multiple monitor setup? Which cards would fulfill this purpose well?
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