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Hi guys, i have already discussed on here whether i myself should overclock or get someone else to do it. Now im thinking, should i do the entire build and upgrade process myself too? I really want to but am worried i will **** it up. I know that if i done it all myself i will feel amazing and even appreciate it more myself! My sig rig was prebuilt for me. Anyway im upgrading to the following:

i7 2600k (4.5GHz)
Asus Maximus IV Extreme
3BG gtx 580
60GB SSD SATA III with OS reinstalled onto

Should this be easy for a complete noob at building and OCing like myself? Can someone outline a step by step guide or point me towards one as i need to get my head around this fast. I cant think of anything but "should i?" all the time lol. Well, thanks for reading and hope you can help me decide.

EDIT: Forgot to say that i have already emailed the company about the upgrade and said i was thinking of doing it myself but was worried about the warranty. They responded saying i have an extreme OC machine and would not suggest doing these upgrades myself.

What you think?
Edited by 8564dan - 7/18/11 at 2:21pm
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post #2 of 24
It's really pretty straightforward. I got two friends into building their own computers.

Just keep asking questions here if you're unsure about some things. Though a little obtuse, manuals can be helpful too.

On overclocking, just get some maximum safe settings like voltages/temps, and have at it. As far as computer parts, just make sure sockets and such match. It's hard to go wrong if you keep those things in mind.
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post #3 of 24
I'm 13 and I did it all on my own. Maybe that'll give you some inspiration.
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post #4 of 24
obtuse = angel?



OT: build it yourself and destroy it yourself, noone will take responsibility if they blow your stuff up. its how you learn, you gotta do it yourself, you gotta...KNOW your computer....


and yea it can be in that way too
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post #5 of 24
I think you should definately do it yourself unless you're really no good with your hands. Hardware assembly is pretty straightforward, and your sence of ownership will be all the more.

Also, having assembled the pc, if something should break or need to be upgraded down the line, you will be able to do it yourself too.

You can do it!
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It's really not that hard to build a computer. The hardest part is shopping for it and buying the right things tbh. Once you have them, it's like legos, you pretty much just put everything where it fits. There are lots of videos and guides to it too.
As for overclocking, if you want to get the maximum overclock and performance possible, it's kinda hard, but it's not hard to just do it a little bit.
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post #7 of 24
assembling pc yourself is easier than overclocking
i guess you overclocked allready since i see your sig showing cpu @ 3.6ghz
so go ahead, it's so easy and fun to put together a pc
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What are the main parts i need to make sure go? I knwo the motherboard and cpu go. What else? RAM? Or can i just simple swap over the RAM to the other motherboard?

Also, on first boot, what BIOS will the motherboard have? The latest one? What do i have to do when i first get into the BIOS? Bear in mind that i will have and SSD and two HDDs.

Thanks again!
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Where do you guys usually put your mobos when you assemble a PC? I installed a Noctua NH-D14 yesterday and accidentally killed my mobo, dunno if I damaged a circuit or fried the whole lot. And should I handle it by the edges or is it okay if I just grip the whole thing?
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Originally Posted by 8564dan View Post
What are the main parts i need to make sure go? I knwo the motherboard and cpu go. What else? RAM? Or can i just simple swap over the RAM to the other motherboard?

Also, on first boot, what BIOS will the motherboard have? The latest one? What do i have to do when i first get into the BIOS? Bear in mind that i will have and SSD and two HDDs.

Thanks again!
What exactly do you mean by 'go'? o.0. Anywhozen, for RAM, you have to ensure that the new motherboard actually supports the RAM you are trying to put in it. And I'm not just talking about DDR3. Most mobo's have a list of 'supported' RAM in their manuals. Have a look and see if yours is listed.

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Originally Posted by Trigrammatron View Post
Where do you guys usually put your mobos when you assemble a PC? I installed a Noctua NH-D14 yesterday and accidentally killed my mobo, dunno if I damaged a circuit or fried the whole lot. And should I handle it by the edges or is it okay if I just grip the whole thing?
I usually leave it in the anti-static bag it came in until I am moving it into the case. I haven't done a run caseless yet.
Did this happen in the case?
Sorry about that
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