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Julio

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I have this PSU:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817103940

Is there any reason it shouldn't work with this mobo:

http://www.amazon.co...-v pro lga 1155

Thanks!
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Gday Julio.

Is there any reason it shouldn't work with this mobo:


Yes, it is compatible. Depending on features, a typical Mobo would require about 30/60W, so the wattage/amps required depends on all the components in the system
Most PSU calculators and Manufacturers recommended watts needed are over the top but you can be pretty sure you are in the safe zone.
This review includes a results for total power consumption of 3 rigs. > http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1998/11/


Hope I am not teaching granny how to suck eggs.
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Ha-ha. No, you're answer was fine and I appreciate it. However, and this is my fault for not being more specific, what I really wanted to find out if I should have the proper power connectors. I haven't built a system in a few years and I want to make sure my older psu has the right connectors, or have they changed those? Thanks.
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Your PSU is ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V compliancy, your Mobo requires a PSU of 350w min, ATX12V v2.0 or higher, physically, connections have not changed, the only limiting factor is the PSU only has 4 SATA connections. If you use the eSATA connection on the Mobo, it will limit you to 1 Optical drive and 2 HDDs (say one SSD and one mechanical storage HDD.)


You can download your Mobo user manual, contains the RAM qualified vendors list, QVL. >http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V_PROGEN3/#download
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I'm good, then. Thanks!! I have one optical and two SATA drives. Eventually, I will add an SSD by trading out one of the HDD for it. Thanks,again!
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Your welcome.
Just a nag. Switch off the power when working on the computer and take anti static measures even when handling parts.
Change the I/O shield in the case for the one supplied in the Mobo box.
Check carefully the stand offs in the case, same pattern and number as screw holes in the Mobo, no extra ones.
Ensure TIM is present when installing the heat sink/cooler.
Ensure the CPU fan plug in connected to the CPU fan socket on the Mobo.
Update the Mobo drivers.
Update windows.
Create an image of the OS drive and a recovery disk.

Good luck with the build, any problems, post.
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Thanks all. Just an update. Had problems with video--there was none. Called Asus. Turns out I'd need to update the BIOS to be compatible with the CPU. Didn't want to mess with that so I returned the mobo and I'm getting this one:
http://www.amazon.co...ords=asus p8z77
It should be good-to-go out of the box.

What does this mean:

"Ensure TIM is present when installing the heat sink/cooler."
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It means to put down Thermal Paste between the top of the processor and the heatsink/fan you are installing. Arctic Silver is good!
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Are you using a new CPU and heat-sink or reusing an old one?
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Thanks all. Just an update. Had problems with video--there was none. Called Asus. Turns out I'd need to update the BIOS to be compatible with the CPU. Didn't want to mess with that so I returned the mobo and I'm getting this one:
http://www.amazon.co...ords=asus p8z77
It should be good-to-go out of the box.

What does this mean:

"Ensure TIM is present when installing the heat sink/cooler."



When you put the thermal paste on make sure it is not thick you just need a thin coat no thicker than a credit card or even thinner..To much paste will be like having none at all=the same results over heating!
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thanks again, everyone. the processor is new. i5-3470 with stock heatsink/fan. right off the bat, the stock hsf won't anchor properly so i had to order another. i forget which one but it works great! then the incompatibility issue. waiting for my refund and i'll be ordering this one: http://www.amazon.co...ords=asus p8z77 and yes, i've built a few systems and i know all about thermal paste and i do use arctic silver. ;)
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OK. Just making sure that you know about removing every last trace of old paste from both heat sink and cooler base.
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