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CPU: AMD 955BE x4
MB: Gigabyte 990f XA-UD3
Ram: Gskill Sniper DDR3 1600 8gb
GPU: EVGA Geforce 460GTX 1gb
Case: Xion Classic Series XON-EC001-BK
PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green 750w
HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 32MB SATA 6.0g/s
500gb Something, I forget

After many weeks dealing with bad parts, RMA's, asking for suggestions, and having a general anxiety about not being able to play video games I can now, on my birthday, enjoy building my new system and getting back to gaming. I'm sure this build will be tame compared to some of the others you see around here, but I have some future plans I think you will all like.

First I would like to thank a couple people from here.
Gabead for posting the PSU deal from Newegg that let me get a quality PSU within my budget.
Raisethe3 for pointing me to the Gigabyte motherboard, and everyone else who posted in that thread offering advice and suggestions

Also, I'll go ahead and thank the people who answer my inevitable future questions about overclocking

Now some pictures:

all my parts are finally here


ready to assemble for benchtesting


AS5 applied. I went with the grain of rice method. Do you think it was enough?


Ready to bench test!


Katch the corgi stops by to check out what I'm up to and sniff all the new boxes in the house.

So I've had it running on the bench for about half and hour. Temps are holding at 35C for the system and 34C for the CPU. I guess for now my AS5 application is ok. About to shut it off and start adding in components.

Update: Windows 7 Pro x64 reinstalled, everything bench tests fine so now to stuff it in the case and begin cable management. Will post pics as I go.





Edited by Death Jester - 11/4/11 at 3:00pm
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Looking good. Lets see some more. What more fun than a birthday build !!!
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250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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I'm currently fighting with Windows 7, I forgot that I need to repair it since it was attached to the previous motherboard I returned.
post #4 of 18
a bit of a shame that stock cooler
But if you're on a budget, you're on a budget. Something I should do more often ^^

EDIT: just saw ur above post: Reinstall the whole thing. Chances are you'll end up with an OS full of old/incompatible drivers and mess (which could mean a lot of BSODs).
It isn't fun reinstalling everything but it'll pay off in the end and you'll enjoy top-speed of a fresh install.


PS: Cute dog, I have a Rottweiler pup (4.25 months old)
Edited by Bloitz - 11/4/11 at 2:19pm
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Yeah, I was trying to avoid a full reinstall since I had it set the way I liked it and the only hardware change was the motherboard but it doesn't seem to want to let me repair it so I'll just have to reset everything once it's done installing.

As for the stock cooler, I haven't really figure out which would be the best one to go with for my CPU and is still budget friendly. I was concentrating more on getting the build done and then I'll add on. If you have suggestions feel free to leave them
post #6 of 18
Nice dude! Looks like you and the dog is having fun! Yeah, definitely do a clean stall. It will be less of a hassle and takes less time to reinstall programs vs troubleshoot every time something comes up. As far as a cooler goes this is the one I have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106150

It fits well on that mother board. It even barely clears the first set of ram.

EDIT: You also would need to make you have enough clearance from the side as well to use that cooler.
    
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A lot people seem to recommend the Coolermaster 212+ looking at price/performance. But there are others out there. Personally I'm a big fan of Thermalright, but they're usually more expensive.
I'll leave this to other more knowledgeable people ^^

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Originally Posted by gabead View Post
EDIT: You also would need to make you have enough clearance from the side as well to use that cooler.
You should be good seeing as your first PCIe 16x is located on the second row. Unless you'll use that first PCIe 1x (or is it 4x?)

EDIT2: That NB heatsink does seem quite high :O
Edited by Bloitz - 11/4/11 at 3:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloitz View Post
A lot people seem to recommend the Coolermaster 212+ looking at price/performance. But there are others out there. Personally I'm a big fan of Thermalright, but they're usually more expensive.
I'll leave this to other more knowledgeable people ^^

EDIT:


You should be good seeing as your first PCIe 16x is located on the second row. Unless you'll use that first PCIe 1x (or is it 4x?)
No I mean from the side of his case. Some cases barely clear the cooler with a side fan on it. I used to have that motherboard so that was the reason why I knew it would work with that at least.
    
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Update:
Installed Windows, running updates and taking a break to eat and watch tv.

Here you can see my horrible cable management (and my socks!)... it was really difficult to do with this case and a 750W PSU


I got my two red LED fans from SmasherBasher (thank you) which will be replacing the case fan at the rear and going up in the top. Still not sure of airflow direction, need to look into that.

Amusingly enough, I'm using a borrowed external cd-rom because my board has no IDE ports and I only have IDE cd/dvd roms. it sounds like someone flying a model plane through the house and makes me laugh but scares the dog. If anyone finds a good deal on a internal sata dvd-rw please let me know cause I don't think I can take this thing much longer.

My future plans are to add two red cold cathodes, cut a window into the side of the case, laser engrave said window, a fan controller in the front, and maybe get into water cooling if I get a good handle on overclocking. Possibly a case paint job as well.
post #10 of 18
Don't worry dude it all takes time and it looks great! One good thing about it is you will have it for awhile so you can think of it as a project

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