hi, i'm going to buy a new computer (the first one that i'm gonna assemble by myself, or just assemble at all really) and i have found pretty much all the parts that i need... but i just wanted to be sure that it'll work together (it'll cost me about 3750 american dollars or 20000 danish krones, so i wouldn't be pleased to see it burn up the first time i "press any key to continue") i'm especially worried about the gpu as i dont know that much about those guys, but i have found one that should atleast be able to run tetris pretty smoothly... there is just one little thing that i'm unsure about!
the gpu needs to be connected to a pci-express 2.1 x16 slot, but my mobo has only got pci-express !!2.0!! x16 (2.0 instead of 2.1) and i know it sounds noobie, but can my mobo use the 2.1 gpu? it's a small difference but i dont wanna waste 750 us dollars on a gpu i can't even plug in...
by the way (all) the parts i'm gonna use are:
Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 2GB GDDR5 (the gpu)
ASUS Rampage II Extreme (the mobo)
Cooler Master HAF 922
Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000
Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-975
Kingston DDR3 HyperX T1 1800MHz 6GB
WD RE4-GP Enterprise 2TB
Lite-On Blu-Ray Writer DH-2B1S-15C (if you cant find it online its just a drive that can read/write blu-ray, dvd and cd)
D-Link 11n PCI DWA-547 EU (i'm gonna wait abit before i get this but it still needs to fit in)