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post #1 of 35
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Finally, after months of reading/surfing/learning (still learning) I have all my parts and will build it in a couple days, 1/1/07 (new years build).

I haven't built a computer for a few years so bare with me and help me out.
btw, I've gone from a thunderbird 1.3 to an athlon xp (lasted a little over 3 months) to a centrino 1.3 ghz laptop. The desktop is dead thus why I am building this new computer.

Here are my equipment:

cpu: e6300
mobo: p5b deluxe wifi
ram: g.skill 800mhz (non-hz version as I don't plan on going far past 400fsb)
hdd: 2x seagate 250gb 7200.10's (planning to raid0)
videocard: evga 7600gt
sound: soundblaster audigy2 platinum
case: thermaltake armor w/250mm fan
cpu fan: big typhoon
fan controller: sunbeam rheobus
psu: sunbeam nuuo 550w
dvd: plextor 716 dvd burner
mouse+keyboard: microsoft wireless pro series
artic silver5
3.5" floppy in case of need of drivers
xfx usb gamepad
speakers: klipsch ultra 5.1
1 pack of cheap tools (new from blackfriday) to work on the computer, lol.

anyways, my goal is to hit 2.8 stable and hopefully this build will last me a couple of years.

I have downloaded a few items, but I keep feeling I probably still need to download more. So far I got:

p5bdeluxe 711 bios
driver for the lan on the mobo
intel storage matrix manager (not sure if I need it)
jmicron raid drivers
f6 floppy driver for raid
asus update 7.09

I know I still need drivers for my sound, video, and dvd. Today and tomorrow are just preparation for the build. That's why I'm posting this early.

thnx in advance
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 2.8ghz asus p5b deluxe w/wifi evga 7600 gt Gskill2gb: F26400CL4D2GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb 7200.10x2 raid0 plextor 716 win xp viewsonic 15" LCD (old) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft wireless pro sunbeam nuuo 550w TT Armor w/25 cm fan microsoft wireless pro 
Mouse Pad
Allsop aluminum one 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 2.8ghz asus p5b deluxe w/wifi evga 7600 gt Gskill2gb: F26400CL4D2GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb 7200.10x2 raid0 plextor 716 win xp viewsonic 15" LCD (old) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft wireless pro sunbeam nuuo 550w TT Armor w/25 cm fan microsoft wireless pro 
Mouse Pad
Allsop aluminum one 
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post #2 of 35
Is this build going to be windows XP ?

If so, XP will provide you with many generic drivers, you can download the right ones after the system is up and running. No problem!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz Biostar TF-7050m2 HIS x1950pro 512mb 2x1024mb OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 Maxtor 80gb SATA Raid 0 Win XP Home LG Flatron 19" Logitech 
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Antec Neopower 480 watts Apevia x-QPack Blue/Black Logitech Mx500 
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz Biostar TF-7050m2 HIS x1950pro 512mb 2x1024mb OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 Maxtor 80gb SATA Raid 0 Win XP Home LG Flatron 19" Logitech 
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Antec Neopower 480 watts Apevia x-QPack Blue/Black Logitech Mx500 
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post #3 of 35
Thread Starter 
Yes, it will be running with xp, probably home, I don't see professional giving me a huge advantage. Currently I'm most worried about after putting the whole thing together, the order of the things I should do.

I was thinking do all stock settings in bios first except for sata/raid. Then I'm assuming I use the f6 floppy disk to install raid? Then windows should automatically format the 2 250's into 1 hdd then I install windows. Then afterwards I flash the bios, and install all the drivers. After everything is settled I'll start overclocking.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 2.8ghz asus p5b deluxe w/wifi evga 7600 gt Gskill2gb: F26400CL4D2GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb 7200.10x2 raid0 plextor 716 win xp viewsonic 15" LCD (old) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft wireless pro sunbeam nuuo 550w TT Armor w/25 cm fan microsoft wireless pro 
Mouse Pad
Allsop aluminum one 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 2.8ghz asus p5b deluxe w/wifi evga 7600 gt Gskill2gb: F26400CL4D2GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb 7200.10x2 raid0 plextor 716 win xp viewsonic 15" LCD (old) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft wireless pro sunbeam nuuo 550w TT Armor w/25 cm fan microsoft wireless pro 
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Allsop aluminum one 
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post #4 of 35
thats a good build for a guy that doesn't know what he's doing
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P4 661 @ 4GHz P5LD2 ATi X1950 PRO 256mb 1GB Mushkin XP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 160GB old LG Windows XP Pro NEC MultiSnync LCD1770GX 
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Saitek Gaming Keyboard Thermaltake TR2-500 ugly looking Logitech MX510 
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P4 661 @ 4GHz P5LD2 ATi X1950 PRO 256mb 1GB Mushkin XP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 160GB old LG Windows XP Pro NEC MultiSnync LCD1770GX 
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Saitek Gaming Keyboard Thermaltake TR2-500 ugly looking Logitech MX510 
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post #5 of 35
you basically have everything i have, minus the gigabyte board and with that setup i have hit stability @ 3220Mhz. and its flying. check out my build log to see how i set mine up, more will be coming when i get my new case, more ram and vga cooler.
system 2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 @ 3220MHz gigabye ga-p965-ds3 7600 gs gskill 800 BHZ @ 920 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
seagate 250gb sony dvd windows xp pro samsung 712N 
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microsoft antec truepower 480 kingwin logitech trackball 
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none 
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e6300 @ 3220MHz gigabye ga-p965-ds3 7600 gs gskill 800 BHZ @ 920 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
seagate 250gb sony dvd windows xp pro samsung 712N 
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microsoft antec truepower 480 kingwin logitech trackball 
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post #6 of 35
Thread Starter 
languy99: I read your log a couple days ago, I don't plan on going that far because I am afraid of my killing my equipment pre-maturely. I just hope I set up everything right, this will be the first time I build a computer from start to finish.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 2.8ghz asus p5b deluxe w/wifi evga 7600 gt Gskill2gb: F26400CL4D2GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb 7200.10x2 raid0 plextor 716 win xp viewsonic 15" LCD (old) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft wireless pro sunbeam nuuo 550w TT Armor w/25 cm fan microsoft wireless pro 
Mouse Pad
Allsop aluminum one 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 2.8ghz asus p5b deluxe w/wifi evga 7600 gt Gskill2gb: F26400CL4D2GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb 7200.10x2 raid0 plextor 716 win xp viewsonic 15" LCD (old) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft wireless pro sunbeam nuuo 550w TT Armor w/25 cm fan microsoft wireless pro 
Mouse Pad
Allsop aluminum one 
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post #7 of 35
well this is my first time overclocking a computer and this thing clocks so good that i'm in heaven. and i really don't think anything will die any faster because everything that has to have a heatsink does and the temps are basically stock. voltage was not increased enough to cause any problems really. not even .1 volts, i went from 1.325 to 1.375 thats what .050 volts.
system 2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 @ 3220MHz gigabye ga-p965-ds3 7600 gs gskill 800 BHZ @ 920 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
seagate 250gb sony dvd windows xp pro samsung 712N 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft antec truepower 480 kingwin logitech trackball 
Mouse Pad
none 
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system 2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 @ 3220MHz gigabye ga-p965-ds3 7600 gs gskill 800 BHZ @ 920 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
seagate 250gb sony dvd windows xp pro samsung 712N 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft antec truepower 480 kingwin logitech trackball 
Mouse Pad
none 
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post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by idunnowutimdoin View Post
Finally, after months of reading/surfing/learning (still learning) I have all my parts and will build it in a couple days, 1/1/07 (new years build).

I haven't built a computer for a few years so bare with me and help me out.
btw, I've gone from a thunderbird 1.3 to an athlon xp (lasted a little over 3 months) to a centrino 1.3 ghz laptop. The desktop is dead thus why I am building this new computer.

Here are my equipment:

cpu: e6300
mobo: p5b deluxe wifi
ram: g.skill 800mhz (non-hz version as I don't plan on going far past 400fsb)
hdd: 2x seagate 250gb 7200.10's (planning to raid0)
videocard: evga 7600gt
sound: soundblaster audigy2 platinum
case: thermaltake armor w/250mm fan
cpu fan: big typhoon
fan controller: sunbeam rheobus
psu: sunbeam nuuo 550w
dvd: plextor 716 dvd burner
mouse+keyboard: microsoft wireless pro series
artic silver5
3.5" floppy in case of need of drivers
xfx usb gamepad
speakers: klipsch ultra 5.1
1 pack of cheap tools (new from blackfriday) to work on the computer, lol.

anyways, my goal is to hit 2.8 stable and hopefully this build will last me a couple of years.

I have downloaded a few items, but I keep feeling I probably still need to download more. So far I got:

p5bdeluxe 711 bios
driver for the lan on the mobo
intel storage matrix manager (not sure if I need it)
jmicron raid drivers
f6 floppy driver for raid
asus update 7.09

I know I still need drivers for my sound, video, and dvd. Today and tomorrow are just preparation for the build. That's why I'm posting this early.

thnx in advance
as regards to what you should download.

TAT (Thermal analysis tool) : http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/392

Prime95 : http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft.htm
TudjBox.
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Intel i5 2500k Asus P8Z68V Gen3 PRO Sapphire Radeon HD7970 Corsair Vengeance 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex II Samsung F3 1TB Sony DVD-RW Thermalright Silver Arrow 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 iiyama ProLite 24" 16:9 Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 Corsair HX620 
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Antec P182 G5 SteelSeries Cambridge Audio DAC Magic 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex II Samsung F3 1TB Sony DVD-RW Thermalright Silver Arrow 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 iiyama ProLite 24" 16:9 Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 Corsair HX620 
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Antec P182 G5 SteelSeries Cambridge Audio DAC Magic 
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post #9 of 35
Thread Starter 
Looking at my build over, I've came up with a couple questions:
my 550w nuuo is a modular and I'm a little confused about which one is the +12v1 and which one is the +12v2 as the 2nd one has less amps and I don't think I'd be using that. (the 12v is for the videocard or the mobo?)

Also on the mobo there's a 12 pin connector for power and a 4pin, the 4pin has another set of 4 pins covered, should I connect that part as well?

the big typhoon has 3 pins while my mobo has 4, one of the 4 pins is the ground, do I connect the ground one and skip the pin on the other side or do I connect the other 3 pins and skip the ground? (proof of a guy with my electronics logic)
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 2.8ghz asus p5b deluxe w/wifi evga 7600 gt Gskill2gb: F26400CL4D2GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb 7200.10x2 raid0 plextor 716 win xp viewsonic 15" LCD (old) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft wireless pro sunbeam nuuo 550w TT Armor w/25 cm fan microsoft wireless pro 
Mouse Pad
Allsop aluminum one 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 2.8ghz asus p5b deluxe w/wifi evga 7600 gt Gskill2gb: F26400CL4D2GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb 7200.10x2 raid0 plextor 716 win xp viewsonic 15" LCD (old) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft wireless pro sunbeam nuuo 550w TT Armor w/25 cm fan microsoft wireless pro 
Mouse Pad
Allsop aluminum one 
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post #10 of 35
Thread Starter 
Happy New years to all, I just woke up, and am now starting my build, woohoo, no one answered those last minute questions for me so I guess I'll just have to find out, hope I don't fry anything.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 2.8ghz asus p5b deluxe w/wifi evga 7600 gt Gskill2gb: F26400CL4D2GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb 7200.10x2 raid0 plextor 716 win xp viewsonic 15" LCD (old) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft wireless pro sunbeam nuuo 550w TT Armor w/25 cm fan microsoft wireless pro 
Mouse Pad
Allsop aluminum one 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 2.8ghz asus p5b deluxe w/wifi evga 7600 gt Gskill2gb: F26400CL4D2GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb 7200.10x2 raid0 plextor 716 win xp viewsonic 15" LCD (old) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft wireless pro sunbeam nuuo 550w TT Armor w/25 cm fan microsoft wireless pro 
Mouse Pad
Allsop aluminum one 
  hide details  
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