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Well I just pulled the trigger and ordered everyone on Newegg biggrin.gif
This will be my first time every building a computer, so hopefully once I get everything, I'll know what to do. Planning on using the Newegg building videos on youtube.


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Subtotal: $1643.87
Tax: $0.00
Shipping and Handling: $38.90
Total Amount: $1682.77

Will be getting the Catleap Korean Monitor on eBay and ordering a Ducky Shine White LEDs w/ MX Browns from Tigerimports.

Question: Will I need to buy extra fans?
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Question: Will I need to buy extra fans?
Need is relative; I'd suggest you wait and see if you care for the performance and noise levels of the ones that come with your components first. If you're not satisfied, then you decide if you want quiet or a hurricane. If you're going for quiet, the most popular model is the Gentle Typhoon AP-15, but there are other options as well (Cougar Vortex, Noctua NF, etc). One thing to keep in mind is that the voltage regulator/fan controller built into the H100 will not be the same for all fans: so if you use it and want new fans, you'll want to find ones that run about the same RPM per voltage as the ones it comes with.
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Need is relative; I'd suggest you wait and see if you care for the performance and noise levels of the ones that come with your components first. If you're not satisfied, then you decide if you want quiet or a hurricane. If you're going for quiet, the most popular model is the Gentle Typhoon AP-15, but there are other options as well (Cougar Vortex, Noctua NF, etc). One thing to keep in mind is that the voltage regulator/fan controller built into the H100 will not be the same for all fans: so if you use it and want new fans, you'll want to find ones that run about the same RPM per voltage as the ones it comes with.

Alright, so I don't need any extra fans for the case itself unless I think it's needed correct?
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Alright, so I don't need any extra fans for the case itself unless I think it's needed correct?
Well, you're welcome to populate every single 120/140mm spot if that is what you 'need'. The case comes with 4 140mm fans and the cooler comes with 2 120mm fans; it's up to you to decide if that is enough. The video card dumps heat outside the case, as does the h100, so the physical need of airflow through the case will be sufficient unless you deem otherwise. I would try to create a slightly positive airflow when positioning the included fans soas to help the video card as much as possible while gaming. Personally, I would water cool the video card because they get really noisy when they're hot, but that is outside the scope of this build.
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Well, you're welcome to populate every single 120/140mm spot if that is what you 'need'. The case comes with 4 140mm fans and the cooler comes with 2 120mm fans; it's up to you to decide if that is enough. The video card dumps heat outside the case, as does the h100, so the physical need of airflow through the case will be sufficient unless you deem otherwise. I would try to create a slightly positive airflow when positioning the included fans soas to help the video card as much as possible while gaming. Personally, I would water cool the video card because they get really noisy when they're hot, but that is outside the scope of this build.

Yea I'm not going to watercool in a long while thumb.gif
Too much money spent as is.

Just need to order the Catleap and the Ducky Shines and I'll be all ready to go.
Just building the computer is getting me worried, as I'm afraid I won't know what to do when I get all the parts and have $2k of useless parts rolleyes.gif
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Yea I'm not going to watercool in a long while thumb.gif
Too much money spent as is.
Just need to order the Catleap and the Ducky Shines and I'll be all ready to go.
Just building the computer is getting me worried, as I'm afraid I won't know what to do when I get all the parts and have $2k of useless parts rolleyes.gif

Calm yourself, I come from the days of building my own computer when you had to set clocks, voltages, IRQs, etc by hand using jumpers. One mistake then and you instantly fried thousands of dollars of components and set off the smoke alarm. *reminisces* I fried a few of them when first learning about overclocking and remember bricking one as well (bios firmware on bad floppy).

The only thing you'll want to take an especially long time doing is applying the AS5 and CPU block; watch some videos about it and do it once right instead of having to redo it multiple times. Once you put the block down on the AS5, don't pull it back up; and be sure to tighten screws a little at a time in an X pattern.

Other generic advice: don't let the screw driver tip slip when tightening down the motherboard, it won't thank you if you smash into a resister or some other chip/component. Most motherboards nowadays are very forgiving, but if you overclock and everything goes dark and doesn't come back, CMOS clear is your friend. Your motherboard has 2 slot options for your video card: look in the manual and pick the one that has the least amount of shared devices or the one that is closest to the CPU. Use the same idea when picking which slot to use for your Xonar: sound cards can sometimes pick up a little backround chatter from other devices on the same IRQ. If you're not going to use it, disable it in the bios: raid controller boot roms, onboard audio, secondary NIC, etc. You didn't list an SSD in your parts list: you want one as soon as you can afford it and don't forget to run it as your primary (C) drive with AHCI enabled (An SSD as your primary drive and swap file will basically triple or more the perceived speed of your computer).
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Calm yourself, I come from the days of building my own computer when you had to set clocks, voltages, IRQs, etc by hand using jumpers. One mistake then and you instantly fried thousands of dollars of components and set off the smoke alarm. *reminisces* I fried a few of them when first learning about overclocking and remember bricking one as well (bios firmware on bad floppy).
The only thing you'll want to take an especially long time doing is applying the AS5 and CPU block; watch some videos about it and do it once right instead of having to redo it multiple times. Once you put the block down on the AS5, don't pull it back up; and be sure to tighten screws a little at a time in an X pattern.
Other generic advice: don't let the screw driver tip slip when tightening down the motherboard, it won't thank you if you smash into a resister or some other chip/component. Most motherboards nowadays are very forgiving, but if you overclock and everything goes dark and doesn't come back, CMOS clear is your friend. Your motherboard has 2 slot options for your video card: look in the manual and pick the one that has the least amount of shared devices or the one that is closest to the CPU. Use the same idea when picking which slot to use for your Xonar: sound cards can sometimes pick up a little backround chatter from other devices on the same IRQ. If you're not going to use it, disable it in the bios: raid controller boot roms, onboard audio, secondary NIC, etc. You didn't list an SSD in your parts list: you want one as soon as you can afford it and don't forget to run it as your primary (C) drive with AHCI enabled (An SSD as your primary drive and swap file will basically triple or more the perceived speed of your computer).

Thanks! I would rep you but I can't frown.gif
Wow, sounds like it was really hard back in the day :O
Oh and I already have an SSD, I bought the 128GB when it was for $99 like a month ago. Right now I'm using it in my laptop, and it is amazingly fast biggrin.gif
Once I build my rig, I'll use it for that and put back in my old HDD. tongue.gif
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Bad news frown.gif For some reason my order was stuck on order verification since last night and earlier my order became Void ??? I'm guessing the 680 went oos, what a shame frown.gif
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