Am looking for help on a new build PC to work out a couple of questions;
1 - How much do I need to have as a power supply (with the possibilty of adding another SATA hard drive some point in the future or a low to moderate end GFX card)
2 - Can this set up accept (and use) DDR3 @ 1600 or is DDR3 @ 1333 the max?
3 - Any configuration issues you might see?
Note a screen is not listed here as I have not decided yet what to go for - family member I am building it for wants appx 19”, I say go for appx 22-24” and get a nice big 1920*1080 desktop
OS – Windows 7 home, 64bit
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Socket AM3 3GHz 2MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Asrock 890GM Pro3 Socket AM3 DVI VGA HDMI Out 8 Channel Audio MATX Motherboard
EXTRA VALUE 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit 1.5V CL9
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 XMS3 i5 Memory Kit CL9(9-9-9-24) 1.65V - is the i5 a clue that it wont work?!?
Western Digital WD5000AADS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache - OEM Caviar Green
Samsung SH-S223L 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM with LightScribe SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
Keyboard, mouse and some sata cables – forgot all these last time I built a PC for another family member !!!!
As an example, for power - if its enough, was thinking this as got one for last build - different setup tho
Coolermaster Elite 330 Case With Coolermaster Elite 460W PSU
or is it worth a few more quid for this?
Coolermaster Elite 310 Case with Side Window and Coolermaster Elite 500W PSU
Overclocking will not be an issues, just want to get best bang for buck