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Hello all,

New Guy here, and this will be my first time self-build PC {Full upgrade of existing store bought system actually} and this is the MB I'm waiting for also, so thought I'd post and ask Kvjavs to add me to his list smile.gif

My attempt will be revamping an existing HP Pavilion mATX system with some newer High End gear ...

Stuff I HAVE and will Re-Use;
CASE = HP Pavilion a6400f desktop w/ 500 GB Pocket Media bay/Drive (but MB is bad, and CPU is Old)
HDD = WesternDigital Caviar Black #WD1002FAEX, 1 TB, Sata II, 64 Mb cache
POWER SUPPLY = BFG X2 series 750 Watt
VIDEO CARD = XFX Radeon HD 5770, 1 GB
CPU COOLER/FAN = COOLERMASTER GEMINII S

NEW Gear;
MOTHERBOARD = ASUS ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z {Like Kvjavs, I was looking at the MSI Z68mA-ED55 (B3) until I saw this would soon be out.}
PROCESSOR = Intel Core i7-2600K
RAM = Not sure yet ?
either - 16 GB of COSAIR Vengeance 1600's in RED to match the ROG board
or - 16 GB of G.Skill RipJaws 1600's in RED (on sale CHEAP @ NewEgg)
{any advice ? I have some G.Skill Pi RAM now and think it's Great, new to OC'ing so help on RAM speed and latency is appreciated}

FUTURE Gear;
- upgrade the Video Card when the budget allows frown.gif maybe dual 5770's ?
- a SSD-HD to go with the Caviar Black also when the budget allows and prices come down redface.gif


Any suggestions or advice is welcome as its gonna be my first build as well, so be gentle rolleyes.gif

Thanks,
- LAKF smile.gif
   
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;13955220 
Hello all,

New Guy here, and this will be my first time self-build PC {Full upgrade of existing store bought system actually} and this is the MB I'm waiting for also, so thought I'd post and ask Kvjavs to add me to his list smile.gif

My attempt will be revamping an existing HP Pavilion mATX system with some newer High End gear ...

Stuff I HAVE and will Re-Use;
CASE = HP Pavilion a6400f desktop w/ 500 GB Pocket Media bay/Drive (but MB is bad, and CPU is Old)
HDD = WesternDigital Caviar Black #WD1002FAEX, 1 TB, Sata II, 64 Mb cache
POWER SUPPLY = BFG X2 series 750 Watt
VIDEO CARD = XFX Radeon HD 5770, 1 GB
CPU COOLER/FAN = COOLERMASTER GEMINII S

NEW Gear;
MOTHERBOARD = ASUS ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z {Like Kvjavs, I was looking at the MSI Z68mA-ED55 (B3) until I saw this would soon be out.}
PROCESSOR = Intel Core i7-2600K
RAM = Not sure yet ?
either - 16 GB of COSAIR Vengeance 1600's in RED to match the ROG board
or - 16 GB of G.Skill RipJaws 1600's in RED (on sale CHEAP @ NewEgg)
{any advice ? I have some G.Skill Pi RAM now and think it's Great, new to OC'ing so help on RAM speed and latency is appreciated}

FUTURE Gear;
- upgrade the Video Card when the budget allows frown.gif maybe dual 5770's ?
- a SSD-HD to go with the Caviar Black also when the budget allows and prices come down redface.gif


Any suggestions or advice is welcome as its gonna be my first build as well, so be gentle rolleyes.gif

Thanks,
- LAKF smile.gif

I would say buy your self a new case so all your new parts can be well ventilated.
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post #113 of 7108
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Originally Posted by MoMurda;13955294 
I would say buy your self a new case so all your new parts can be well ventilated.

I second this. A good case can be had on the cheap. Here's an NZXT M59 for $50
I would personally go with the 8GB RipjawsX for memory.

*Off topic, what do you make of these rumors of Ryan Smyth back to Edmonton?
Edited by Ovlazek - 6/21/11 at 3:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ovlazek;13955737 
*Off topic, what do you make of these rumors of Ryan Smyth back to Edmonton?

Well Smyth supposedly said that was the first he had heard about it rolleyes.gif ... the inside info was all he said to Kings Mngmnt was IF it could help the team he wouldn't mind being traded back to Edmonton as he thinks he would finish out his career where it started anyways, and for family reasons ... but the Kings have NO NEED to trade him, and NO I don't think we'd be in the $8 Mil a year plus bidding war for Richards against the Rangers if we Did happen to trade Smyth, so IF this happened, Oilers fans might not like what the Kings get in exchange, or then again I really see no reason why Smyth wouldn't play out his final contract year with us, and then see about Edmonton as a UFA. typer.gif sorry for the rant, as you can tell Hockey is a passion tongue.gif


As for a NEW case ... ehhhh, I like the stealth / factory look of the HP and I've added fans and cooling, and don't seem to have an issue to speak of ... I guess I'd have to see down the road once it's all up and running ? confused.gif

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Originally Posted by Ovlazek;13955737 
I would personally go with the 8GB RipjawsX for memory.

Any reason you suggest these 450-RLX_s.jpg @ $84 per 8GB, over these RL1_s.jpg @ $65 per 8GB ???

I know they look a tad cooler, but specs are the same, nearest I can tell ? they'll both look "RED" from above to match the MoB, and the non-X RipJaw series is $40 cheeper ? just curious if there's a reason behind the Rec. smile.gif
Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 6/21/11 at 4:43pm
   
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;13955220 
Hello all,

New Guy here, and this will be my first time self-build PC {Full upgrade of existing store bought system actually} and this is the MB I'm waiting for also, so thought I'd post and ask Kvjavs to add me to his list smile.gif

My attempt will be revamping an existing HP Pavilion mATX system with some newer High End gear ...

Stuff I HAVE and will Re-Use;
CASE = HP Pavilion a6400f desktop w/ 500 GB Pocket Media bay/Drive (but MB is bad, and CPU is Old)
HDD = WesternDigital Caviar Black #WD1002FAEX, 1 TB, Sata II, 64 Mb cache
POWER SUPPLY = BFG X2 series 750 Watt
VIDEO CARD = XFX Radeon HD 5770, 1 GB
CPU COOLER/FAN = COOLERMASTER GEMINII S

NEW Gear;
MOTHERBOARD = ASUS ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z {Like Kvjavs, I was looking at the MSI Z68mA-ED55 (B3) until I saw this would soon be out.}
PROCESSOR = Intel Core i7-2600K
RAM = Not sure yet ?
either - 16 GB of COSAIR Vengeance 1600's in RED to match the ROG board
or - 16 GB of G.Skill RipJaws 1600's in RED (on sale CHEAP @ NewEgg)
{any advice ? I have some G.Skill Pi RAM now and think it's Great, new to OC'ing so help on RAM speed and latency is appreciated}

FUTURE Gear;
- upgrade the Video Card when the budget allows frown.gif maybe dual 5770's ?
- a SSD-HD to go with the Caviar Black also when the budget allows and prices come down redface.gif


Any suggestions or advice is welcome as its gonna be my first build as well, so be gentle rolleyes.gif

Thanks,
- LAKF smile.gif
Welcome Aboard!

And welcome to OCN! So far your rig is looking pretty solid.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Odracir;13952036 
Why am I not on the list? sad-smiley-002.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by ITOzann;13952117 
I badly want this board. But wonder if it would really be worth it to do a 3 way sli on it tongue.gif

Added you two to the list, sorry if it takes some time to add ya. I get carried away sometimes in other threads making fun of people or shouting about how mATX is the way to go for awesomeness and e-peen.
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Yeah I think Lombardi planted the thought. He wants a piece of our awesome crop of young'uns up front and hopes that we will overpay to get our precious Smytty back. As much as I would like to have him, he isn't worth giving up on the kids yet.

Here's hoping Teubert is as good as Oil Brass claims he is! biggrin.gif Figure Lombardi will resign Penner?lachen.gif

As far as the RAM goes, I just personally have experience with the X. My 4GB kit runs flawlessly at spec'd timings and speeds with my P8P67 Deluxe and 2500k. I've never used the old style Ripjaws before. G.Skill has impressed me so far. I'm sure that both are awesome choices.
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read that the board will be $299.99 sigh
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read that the board will be $299.99 sigh

I highly doubt it.
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guys help! why should I choose this over the UD7. I can't make a final call between this board and the UD7. I love both, but I can't have both aiyah!!!
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Originally Posted by ITOzann;13958608 
guys help! why should I choose this over the UD7. I can't make a final call between this board and the UD7. I love both, but I can't have both aiyah!!!

Because mATX is manlyATX.

I'd only suggest the Maximus IV GENE-Z if you have a small case and like small form factor.
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