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The parts I ordered last week arrived on Friday. Unfortunately I forgot to order the RAM. It turns out the RAM I had selected was the wrong RAM; it was DDR2. The m/b takes DDR3. But I didn’t find that out until after I ordered it on Saturday, along with two small SATA drives for the OS. I had thought I had several spare SATA drives here, but it turns out I don’t. I didn’t notice that until after I’d ordered the RAM.

First thing Monday morning, I’ll call Newegg and cancel the RAM order and the SATA order. Then I’ll place a new order.

What’s in the new order?

  1. WINTEC 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1333 $152
  2. Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD $40
  3. Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380215AS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD $35

Why a new PSU? I think I’d like something with a bit more power. The above PSU is modular and I can add more cables as required and route them as required.

Why two different HDD for the SATA? Why not?

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