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Man, naturally every part comes but the RAM, which is still sitting in GA collecting dust according to UPS.


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You may want to make a new thread in the AMD Build logs section here.

Also, some things to watch out for, the MB headers as people have said, RAM seating, GPU seating, and for gods sake DON'T screw your MB directly onto the board.

Also, get a new cooler, stock coolers are generally not that good for overclocking (Which I assume you might do, having a BE).

Good luck!

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Mods, is there any way this could be moved to the appropriate forum? Thanks in advance.

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nice bro just add some good fans and tie the wires all down for fans just add two in the front $5 a piece
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200049

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sub'd, i wanna see how this turns out (im saving up for a pc)
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Make sure the gold CPU arrow is lined up.
Print out list of beep codes/mobo post codes just in case
Take your time
Check hard drive for bad firmware, the manufacturer will provide new firmware.
Make sure the metal contacts on the back plate are touching the tops of usb/ethernet ports or wherever needed.
Check to make sure cables wont get caught in any of the fans
When everything is up, check voltages and temps to make sure that they ar normal.
Dont freak out if you have a problem, shut off your computer and post for help.
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Make sure the gold CPU arrow is lined up.
Print out list of beep codes/mobo post codes just in case
Take your time
Check hard drive for bad firmware, the manufacturer will provide new firmware.
Make sure the metal contacts on the back plate are touching the tops of usb/ethernet ports or wherever needed.
Check to make sure cables wont get caught in any of the fans
When everything is up, check voltages and temps to make sure that they ar normal.
Dont freak out if you have a problem, shut off your computer and post for help.
Thanks, man.

One thing that concerns me - if you'll notice from the picture, the VGA has to be installed with the fans facing down. Is this going to have a negative affect on airflow through the case? I recently ordered 3 coolermasters for the side intake and the two front intakes (see http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product). Seems like the 4850 is going to cause some havoc by blowing straight down. Anyone have experience with this?

I'm looking at CPU coolers right now, as I'm definitely going to be trying my hand at overclocking a little, but I'm extremely ignorant, so I'm taking my time.

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Haha, man, just to give you a heads up you'd probably be well advised to do the opposite of whatever I do considering my experience is null

But PROTIP - when ordering from NewEgg, if you're getting something small (like RAM), beware the default shipping option will be "egg saver". It's absurdly bad - don't do it. All my parts came on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The RAM is still sitting somewhere south of here rotting away in some intermediary warehouse waiting for DHL and USPS to get their **** together. And since I only have DDR2 here, I can't boot my new toy until it gets here. So frustrating.

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fans are fine little loud for cpu cooler xigmatec dark kinght

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fans are fine little loud for cpu cooler xigmatec dark kinght
Thanks mang, I'll check those out in the air cooler forum.
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