At first I had the RAM in the wrong slot. After getting help from a friend and reading through the mobo manual we figured it out. Saved a lot of money on this altogether although I could have saved more ($20-80 more potentially saved). Could have waited a bit more the price of the case to drop from 70 to 50 USD, downgraded or completely excluded the DVD drive, & bought a bit cheaper HD 7850. (However, my Gigabyte HD 7850 runs smoothly and quietly with the windforce HSF).