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Windows 7: 1st Build - Major help needed

28 Dec 2013   #101
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Great news and better to be safe then sorry as many more issue could put you off ever building another rig, don't ever let that happen !
Oh hell no....total fun and I wish I had the $$$ to build more!

I got a ASRock MB-A75PR4M Socket FM1/ AMD A75 FCH/ AMD Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ Micro ATX Motherboard

It's twice as much as the Giga board, and total overkill, but I don't care. I just want to be able to put this thing together w/a little more assurance that board is actually going to work. Plus, I may use it as a HTPC eventually. I confirmed that the CPU worked w/the board. Memory is not specifically tested and OK'd but from what I read it should work fine.

I appreciate everyone's help! This is a great forum.


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28 Dec 2013   #102
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Nice Chris, this is the Mini ITX mobo I just pulled the trigger on !

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS - Newegg.com

I'm going to build a supercharged micro-machine, stay tuned !
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28 Dec 2013   #103
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Don't mix RAM , especially from different manufacturers, it will cause issues. One thing is all RAM will default to the slowest stick that is installed. Some RAM companies publish a list of boards they've tested with, G. Skill is very good at this.

Most RAM is compatible with all boards, yeah it is what has been tested that shows on the compatibility lists.

Is there another hole to put a stand off in for a mATX board? If it's a mATX case it will work. Mini ITX boards are very, very tiny, barely wide enough to fit a DDR3 standard stick in.

A SSD should work fine on any board that has SATA ports, they are all interchangeable, backward compatible, e.g. a SATA III SSD will run in a SATA II port.

Personally I have had bad experience with both MSI and Biostar. Biostar I think are very low end boards and MSI support was very, very poor with my bad board and a GPU.

You can check for yourself on the manufacturer's site for what is/is not compatible, that's what we do or use Google.

As for the A6 chip, look on the chip for the model number, that's what they show in compatibility lists. The model AD3500OJGXBOX isAMD's number for a boxed chip with the cooler.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Apparently AD3500OJGXBOX
is the boxed version of 3GX so which is supported by one of the boards I'm looking at. [end red font]
Someone had pointed that out a few days ago.
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29 Dec 2013   #104
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Don't mix RAM , especially from different manufacturers, it will cause issues. One thing is all RAM will default to the slowest stick that is installed. Some RAM companies publish a list of boards they've tested with, G. Skill is very good at this.

Most RAM is compatible with all boards, yeah it is what has been tested that shows on the compatibility lists.

Is there another hole to put a stand off in for a mATX board? If it's a mATX case it will work. Mini ITX boards are very, very tiny, barely wide enough to fit a DDR3 standard stick in.

A SSD should work fine on any board that has SATA ports, they are all interchangeable, backward compatible, e.g. a SATA III SSD will run in a SATA II port.

Personally I have had bad experience with both MSI and Biostar. Biostar I think are very low end boards and MSI support was very, very poor with my bad board and a GPU.

You can check for yourself on the manufacturer's site for what is/is not compatible, that's what we do or use Google.

As for the A6 chip, look on the chip for the model number, that's what they show in compatibility lists. The model AD3500OJGXBOX isAMD's number for a boxed chip with the cooler.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Apparently AD3500OJGXBOX
is the boxed version of 3GX so which is supported by one of the boards I'm looking at. [end red font]
Someone had pointed that out a few days ago.
Yes they did but In my mind that code did not mean they were the same chip but only that my chip came boxed. But thanks for pointing that out
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29 Dec 2013   #105
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Nice Chris, this is the Mini ITX mobo I just pulled the trigger on !

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS - Newegg.com

I'm going to build a supercharged micro-machine, stay tuned !
Looks like fun. If you make a thread please ping me. Thanks again for all your help. I've learned a ton in the last couple weeks.
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29 Dec 2013   #106
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Oh stick around as it's only the beginning of more fun and learning for us all. I will take tons of pictures for sure. I'm debating to go 3770k or 3570k and I think it will be the i5 as it's a monster on a budget and still have very respectable overclocks. Looking to go 2400mhz. on 16gb of ram and that will be rounded out with a SSD and several 2tb spinners.
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29 Dec 2013   #107
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Pretty substantial price difference.
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29 Dec 2013   #108
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Exactly right and when you see how they can oc then the performance gap narrows almost making the i7 a luxury.
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29 Dec 2013   #109
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The "someone" who pointed out the BOX designation was me and I asked for you to read the number on the CPU itself.
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01 Jan 2014   #110
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The "someone" who pointed out the BOX designation was me and I asked for you to read the number on the CPU itself.
Being the 1st time I'd actually installed a CPU I wasn't too game on removing. I was going to have to do it eventually...but didn't really want to do it.
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