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Whoop there it is! Lol, yeah, that just happened. Build pics build pics!
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Righ now I'm just getting everything out of the box,and checking that all parts are intact. I will be building and setting up and all that fun stuff tomorrow
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Hey guys, i hit a snag that I need some assistence on. When I install my graphics card, it sags way down, which causes the input not to be centered in the expansion slits in the case. Is this normal, or is something ****ed up?
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Hey guys, i hit a snag that I need some assistence on. When I install my graphics card, it sags way down, which causes the input not to be centered in the expansion slits in the case. Is this normal, or is something ****ed up?
Ok so first off, make sure that you have the card all the way in. Then physically center the gpu in the slot and then screw it in, holding the card in place. If that doesn't work, send it in.
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*stumbles out of bedroom, hair smoking, and coughing* It's.... ALIVE!!!!!

...well, not really, but it is alive tongue.gif

 

Hey guys. Sorry about a complete lack of updates yesterday, besides that question about the graphics card. I didn't want to constantly stop to make new posts when I did something major. So I'm doing it now xD.

 

Anyways, I guess I'll do one post about the build process, and then another about setup. I did take photos along the way, but I didn't comprehensively document the process.

 

And in case anyone is wondering whether or not the thing is set up yet:

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*stumbles out of bedroom, hair smoking, and coughing* It's.... ALIVE!!!!!
...well, not really, but it is alive tongue.gif

Hey guys. Sorry about a complete lack of updates yesterday, besides that question about the graphics card. I didn't want to constantly stop to make new posts when I did something major. So I'm doing it now xD.

Anyways, I guess I'll do one post about the build process, and then another about setup. I did take photos along the way, but I didn't comprehensively document the process.
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So.. The Build...

 

Well, Tuesday night, as I posted that night, I unboxed all the part, and opened them up to check that everything had arrived intact and with everything I needed. After that I tested the monitor by hooking it up to my laptop.

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The following morning, before I went and did anything else, I took this, since it seems required for any sort of half-decent build log. Missing from this is my 1 TB WD Black HDD, and my ODD.

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So, first off, test setup. Fairly standard stuff. Installed CPU and  stock heatsink, memory, and graphics card, hooked up the PSU and monitor.

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And...

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... Success!!

 

Now, onto to installation into the case... I didn't take many pictures here, but it was fairly smooth sailing. I know this opinion doesn't really matter much, since this is my first time building in a case, but the R4 was very easy to build in. Anyway, got the standoffs in, and screwed in the motherboard. Then came the first snag, getting that Hyper 212 EVO installed. The retention bracket was a pain in my ass, even with the instructions. But eventually, after some very tense, delicate work, I got the thing installed and the fan reoriented. Its not in the pictures below, but I opted to do pull-pull. My logic for this is to help boost my air intake by pulling air. I may switch to push pull later, if the temps and performance indicate it would help.

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After that was SSD/HDD/ODD installation and front panel I/O. Didn't really think it merited documenting, since I wanted to get it up and running by the end of the day. Then came cable management... Oh my god, I hated that so much. Though to be honest, most of it was probably my own doing, but that's beside the point. I managed to get 99% of everything behind the tray, except for the PCI-E power cable, which were too short, so I just said screw it and plugged them in directly. It's not the cleanest look, but as long as it works and stays cool and is fast, that's all that matters to me. And before I forget, I did manage to get the GPU issue mostly resolved. Still a bit more sag than I'd like, but nothing I'm going to lose sleep over.

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Finally, it was one final test boot to test fans and make sure nothing was messed up, and then I closed it back up.

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Once that was done, setup took about 4 hours total, counting about an hour or so this morning. If you want to know a blow-by-blow, go read Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs. I followed that pretty much all the way through, minus some optimization and config changes I wasn't completely comfortable with. Then I used Ninite to get all of my major programs installed, and that's where I stand as of right now.

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