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post #21 of 35
i dont think that cooler master gives you a cpu fan, but if you mean your side panel, then no. The haf x 942 has a side fan though, if thats what you're wondering and if you look at their air flow diagram (http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6653), then you can see the side fan is positioned a little under the cpu fan so it doesnt block the fan. Now for the measurements, the haf x 942 has a width of 9.1" and the noctua has a height of about 6.2" so it's unlikely the side fan will block the noctua.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Infinite Jest View Post
How is he "derailing" his own topic?
I laughed.
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I felt stupid :/
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post #24 of 35
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I'm strongly considering purchasing an uninterruptible power supply unit. I've read you need to calculate how much voltage your system requires in order to decide which uninterruptible power supply unit to use. Would anyone be able to help me with that? I'd like to get a good brand that's appropriate for my PC. I've never owned one before but with all of these recent power outages I've been getting while waiting for my PC parts to arrive, I'm thinking it's going to be a good investment. I don't know what I'd do with myself if a random power outage fried my PC.
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post #26 of 35
Thread Starter 
Thanks alot. I went ahead and ordered it.

I just finished receiving the rest of my PC components (minus my copy of Windows 7). Is their an area here on the forums detailing how to install hardware and software for the first time?
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post #27 of 35
Well...if you mean installing windows 7, it's easy. Set your boot drive to your DVD burner. Then reboot, and follow the on screen instructions and you're set
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post #28 of 35
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I'm in the process of installing my hardware into the case. This being my first time, alot of this is very new to me. I've been using YouTube videos and information I've been able to find through Google to help me so far. However, I'm running into a few things I'm confused about. So far I've installed the RAM and Noctua NH-D14 into the motherboard, mounted the motherboard to the case, plugged in both 570s and the SLI bridge that came with my motherboard.

That brings me to my first problem. Installing the HDD and SSD. I know they're going to be installed within the case's front bays just behind the fan. However, I cannot find any help with installing both. Should I install the SSD on the top bay and the HDD on the bay just below that? Is their a step by step guide or video on just how to set everything up? I'm not very familiar with the connectors and plugs either so I'm not sure where everything's going to be plugged in once all components are in place.

Sorry if this post is all over the place. This is my first time and my heads kind of all over the place trying to get everything placed where it should be. ANy help is greatly appreciated.
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Crucial M4 128Gb SATA III Asus Blu Ray Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Acer 23.6" 120Hz 3D LCD 
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post #29 of 35

Ok, so your case should come with a 2.5" SSD to 3.5" drive bay adapter (use this for the SSD). Now follow the instructions to install the SSD onto the 2.5" adapter, after this, install the SSD by simply sliding it into the appropriate hole for the SSD/HDD slot (doesn't matter which). Now for the HDD, get a 3.5" bracket and put the HDD into the 3.5" bracket and simply slide it into the SSD/HDD slot. This is a good video for installing a HDD tuturial:

. For the SSD, you can use this video: (also shows how to install the OS!). Please note you'll be using UEFI so it is different, but it's basically like this.
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ASUS VS248H-P Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid MX Blue Corsair AX650 Fractal Design Define R4 
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Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Western Digital Blue 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
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ASUS VS248H-P Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid MX Blue Corsair AX650 Fractal Design Define R4 
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post #30 of 35
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Thanks alot for posting those videos. I've used them to mount both my HDD & SSD. The only dilemma I'm facing with the SSD's mounting however is that it's adapter is USB and the cord isn't very long. It mounts horizontally within the case instead of vertically, making me wonder how I'm going to connect the USB cable to the motherboard (it's not quite long enough from it's mounted position). Do I need to purchase a USB extension cord? Do they even make those?

I've just received the CyberPower 1350AVR UPS. I have two questions about installation. I've read the manual which comes with it and it says to make sure the wall branch is protected by either a fuse or circuit breaker. I don't know what this means. I'm completely wiring/electric-illiterate. If the outlet I'm using the UPS for is within my bedroom, is it safe to say it is protected by either a fuse or circuit breaker?

I have another question in regards to my UPS. In my manual, it says "The warranty prohibits the use of extension cords, outlet strips, and surge strips". Does this mean that in order for me to use the UPS properly, it cannot be plugged into a 2 plug outlet which also has a surge protector connected to it or does this just mean that I cannot connect a surge protector to one of the outlets within the UPS itself? The reason I ask this is because in my room, I've been using a 2 plug outlet which has one surge protector connected to each (2 surge protectors). Will I need to disconnect both from the wall and ensure that only the UPS is connected to the wall for optimal use?

I understand on the PSU their are 4 plugs which are battery protected (which will be where I plug in my new PC and monitor) but also notice their are 4 other plugs which are called "Full-time surge protection outlets". It's my guess that if the power goes out, the full-time surge protected outlets would act as a standard surge protector and still lose their power while the batter protected outlets would last until the battery runs out of charge. Does this mean that I can use the four full-time surge protected outlets in the place of a surge protector? Would I be able to plug devices into them without cutting into the UPS's battery max wattage of 810?

Sorry for so many questions. I'm going to give CyberPower a call tomorrow and ask them these questions also just to be safe. I'm not going to use my UPS until I'm absolutely sure how to properly use it.
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Intel Core i7-2600k 3.4Ghz Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z SLI EVGA GTX 570 HD 2560Mb Corsair XMS3 8GB 1600Mhz 
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Crucial M4 128Gb SATA III Asus Blu Ray Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Acer 23.6" 120Hz 3D LCD 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128Gb SATA III Asus Blu Ray Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Acer 23.6" 120Hz 3D LCD 
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