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building a new computer. are these parts compatible?


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motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128359
power supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371004
case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129042
2 of these hard drives: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148395
video card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127411
disc drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136153
memory: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231219
quad core processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115055
cooling fan: http://www.newegg.co...x...eezer 7 pro

My friend helped me find these parts and he will be the one building the computer. I plan on using this computer for music producing. If you know anything about that can you let me know if these parts will do the job and are able to with stand a lot of program usage?
Also, are these parts compatible? can this computer be built and working with those parts?
thanks in advance!

Edited by colucci, 09 April 2009 - 11:55 AM.

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if you guys can give me some answers that would be great! i'm buying this today so I can get it next week.
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Hi colucci,

Everything looks compatible except the memory. You have DDR2 800 listed and the board requires 1066. Take a look at the specifications. The memory I would recommend staying in the same price range is G. Skill 1066 Looks the same, just a compatible speed. i.e. 1066

Other than that you are good to go. Nice quad core computer.

Edit: You won't be using that video card to game or anything right?

Edited by Ferrari, 09 April 2009 - 06:30 PM.

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No def. not a gaming computer. Okay, the memory I have decided on is:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820104020


is that one good?
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nevermind. the memory I just put is also 800. I will purchase the one you recommended
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is that one good?

NO. That is also DDR2 800. You need 1066 (PC 8500) which is a faster speed. It shows this at the top of the links you give me in the name. On Newegg.com you can go to the left panel and select DDR2 1066 (PC 8500). Any of those will do. Since you are wanting dual channel kits, in the left panel select 4GB (2 X 2GB).

The memory I recommended will do just fine, or just choose from any of the kits from the DDR2 1066 section. You want it to have a low cas latency which the lowest is 5 for that particular memory. If you will be gaming, you may want ones with heatspreaders, like this one...Corsair Dominator or this one OCZ Reaper RAM gets very hot when you use it for Gaming, so heatspreaders will help with case cooling and preserve the life of the RAM. Less heat with usually mean better performance too.

Let me know what you think.

EDIT AGAIN!!! Sorry, forgot you wouldn't be gaming. The one I recommended will do just fine. :)

Edited by Ferrari, 09 April 2009 - 07:03 PM.

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hmmm. what about this memory?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820104060
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That memory will work, but it has a cas latency of 7. The lowest ones in the group are 5. This doesn't make a huge difference though. (I'm just providing you with a good critique) If you like Kingston, go for it. Kingston is a very reliable brand.
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thank you Ferrari. I'll end up buying all the parts today. Also I have one more question. Will that case fit the motherboard and everything else?
the power supply is at the bottom I think? i'm not really sure though
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Yes that case will fit the PSU at the bottom just like it is designed to do. Also, the case's motherboard requirements are for ATX motherboard which is the kind you have selected. You are good to go! :)

Anything else?
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thank you so much. Like I said i'm using this computer to continue writing music and I plan on using software that takes up a lot of usage. Do you think i will be good? because the computer I use now is almost 5 years old and restarts at random times :/
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hey one last thing. will my fan fit to the MoBo
motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128359

freezer 7 pro dimensions:

heat sink dimension: 104 (L) x 58 (W) x 126.5 (h) mm
fan dimension: 107 (L) x 43.5 (W) x 96 (H) mm
cooler dimension: 107 (L) x 96.5 (W) x 126.5 (H) mm
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I'm really unable to tell without a picture of the heat sink and fan. So you know, the processor you selected will come with its own heat sink and fan.

Like I said i'm using this computer to continue writing music and I plan on using software that takes up a lot of usage. Do you think i will be good?

Yes, that is a pretty nice processor. It has 4 cores (Quad Core) which means it's like 4 processors in one. I think it will do just fine for what you need it to do.
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thank you :)

and this is the fan here. but the only thing is the dimensions listed on this fan is different then the one on my box.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835186134
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It looks like it will fit. The specifications say it is designed for your kind of CPU also. Sometimes with these things, the only way to find out is try to put it on. :) Pictures and just measuring the dimensions in your head don't quite do it all the time. For example, someone I am currently helping bought a heatsink and fan that does not fit his mobo, even though a couple of us thought it would. The problem is capacitors are in the way for the support bracket. The only way you could possible of known that is to actually try to put the heatsink on. See?
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