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From some tips and advice for users here at Overclock.net I finally decided, ordered, and put together my pc.
I initially wanted to spend $550, but I thought it would be better to buy less really good products and add on later than less than great products and have to replace some later.

So this is what I ended up with:
Case: CM Storm Scout
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W (Modular)
MB: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
Mem: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB 7200rpm SATA III 64MB cache
GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 460 1GB (DirectCU cooler)
Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X DVD Burner

I'm using the stock cooler, but I plan on grabbing a H70 or H80 as soon as i can.
I have it Overclocked to 4.33 GHz at 1.28V which is workin pretty good.
Under full load it gets up to about 77C which is actually pretty decent for stock cooling at this frequency. Idle is about 32C.

So have I done ok for my first build?
Any suggestions?


Oh and when I tried using the Marvell Sata 3 controller for my WD HDD, it would never load Windows. just kept getting to "Starting Windows" and restart before the animation even started.
Is this a normal thing? or is the controller on the board bad, and maybe need to send in the mobo to be replaced? The Intel Sata 3 controller is working fine. Any ideas?
    
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post #2 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jtmarch86;14558944 
From some tips and advice for users here at Overclock.net I finally decided, ordered, and put together my pc.
I initially wanted to spend $550, but I thought it would be better to buy less really good products and add on later than less than great products and have to replace some later.

So this is what I ended up with:
Case: CM Storm Scout
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W (Modular)
MB: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
Mem: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB 7200rpm SATA III 64MB cache
GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 460 1GB (DirectCU cooler)
Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X DVD Burner

I'm using the stock cooler, but I plan on grabbing a H70 or H80 as soon as i can.
I have it Overclocked to 4.33 GHz at 1.28V which is workin pretty good.
Under full load it gets up to about 77C which is actually pretty decent for stock cooling at this frequency. Idle is about 32C.

So have I done ok for my first build?
Any suggestions?


Oh and when I tried using the Marvell Sata 3 controller for my WD HDD, it would never load Windows. just kept getting to "Starting Windows" and restart before the animation even started.
Is this a normal thing? or is the controller on the board bad, and maybe need to send in the mobo to be replaced? The Intel Sata 3 controller is working fine. Any ideas?

Not a OCZ unit.. they are pure crap.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093 this is the cheapest modular I would use.

IMO a Noctua d14 will hammer the h80 but will limit ram hieght (rip jaws fit so sniper should)
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/12/11 at 10:44am
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post #3 of 15
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lol well, for one, this is all built allrdy. and I was already $400 over budget.
But the ocz, i ended up getting for 35$.. and you can't beat that. the 92$ would have put me way over, which I didn't have. also, that cooler is fkin ugly...
I understand thats not the point of a cooler, but I do prefer to have a good looking pc.
And if it does truly beat out the h80, well i might just have to go to the h100, which I know it doesn't beat, and of course it doesnt restrict airflow to other components. And its prettier.
Im sure the Noctura is great but I'm doing 4.4 on stock air as of now, and I'm sure the h80 or h100 will easily get me to 5, which i probably wont even keep for normal usage.

Does anyone have any input on the sata controller issue?
    
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;14558981 
Not a OCZ unit.. they are pure crap.


Just because you were unlucky enough to have all of yours fail on you doesn't mean they're crap, it just means you were unlucky ... not every manufacturer has every product 100% stable for 10 years, wink.gif if that were the case, in my experience you could count gigabyte, asus, msi and corsair out, i've had bad experiences with all of them
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post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;14558981 
Not a OCZ unit.. they are pure crap.

Sorry, but I beg to differ. They are not "pure crap". They are not enthusiast level as they say, I'll grant you that, but they are perfectly fine for everyday use. My last 2 psu's were OCZ and I have been fine over 5 years with them with no issues.
post #6 of 15
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well its been working fine so far, voltages are stable, and its running very very cold. and considering I got a modular 550w psu for 35$.. I can't complain one bit. I'll upgrade it when I get another gpu.
    
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Jtmarch86;14558944 
From some tips and advice for users here at Overclock.net I finally decided, ordered, and put together my pc.
I initially wanted to spend $550, but I thought it would be better to buy less really good products and add on later than less than great products and have to replace some later.

So this is what I ended up with:
Case: CM Storm Scout
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W (Modular)
MB: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
Mem: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB 7200rpm SATA III 64MB cache
GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 460 1GB (DirectCU cooler)
Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X DVD Burner

I'm using the stock cooler, but I plan on grabbing a H70 or H80 as soon as i can.
I have it Overclocked to 4.33 GHz at 1.28V which is workin pretty good.
Under full load it gets up to about 77C which is actually pretty decent for stock cooling at this frequency. Idle is about 32C.

So have I done ok for my first build?
Any suggestions?

I'd suggest taking a look at SSDs as the OS drive, but if your using a Hard Drive for your OS, get a Samsung SpinPoint F3 instead.
I'd purchase an NH-D14 or Silver Arrow over the H70 or H80 any day.

PSU:
Minimum for single GTX460 is 400w.
Minimum for SLI GTX460 is 650w.
These include overclocking headroom and headroom for other things too.
I think the PSU you chose is fine but I just thought that this extra info might help you smile.gif
    
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I would swap that mobo for the P8P67 PRO, obviously if you don't need the Z68 features (SSD caching and onboard GPU)

Also pick a Samsung F3 HDD or WD black, the Sata III is just marketing, HDD can't even utilize sata II bandwith fully so makes no sense to get sata III.

RAM, well not sure which model exactly, what voltage, but you may want to have a read at my thread, it may help you save some money and help you pick the RAM that suits your needs the best:
Overclocking & Choosing RAM for Sandybridge H67/P67/Z68


As for PSU's, depending on whether or not you will be going SLI, for a single card setup the Corsair CX430 V2 will be perfect and at $35 after MIR, it's a steal. If your going to be upgrading to SLI then you really want to be looking for a quality 650w PSU.


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I got that mobo and theres 2 issues with it.........And i don't think the 0606 bios fixes them...........1st of all if u boot with the BCLK to auto and Internal PLL Overvolt enabled. its gonna do this wierd 2-3 loop boot thing........almost like its not getting power........Disabling PLL Overvolt and manually setting a 100 BCLK will fix that. And allow you to goto sleep. As sleep mode didn't work in the BIOS. 0606 has been released and i have yet to test if it helps. But ya that boot thing had me gettin nervous.......Great mobo btw. i love it. Nice diagnosis lights. You can disable Jmicron and marvell controller to get a fast boot also. Just lettin ya know as these issues where troubling but no all software related.
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Jtmarch86;14558944 
Oh and when I tried using the Marvell Sata 3 controller for my WD HDD, it would never load Windows. just kept getting to "Starting Windows" and restart before the animation even started.
Is this a normal thing? or is the controller on the board bad, and maybe need to send in the mobo to be replaced? The Intel Sata 3 controller is working fine. Any ideas?

Don't use the Marvell SATA ports, use the Intel. When you go into BIOS, disable the Marvell and JMicron SATA controllers. Otherwise you'll get a double splash screen at POST.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

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