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post #11 of 16
I would set it up the same as mine, intake at the front, exhaust at the top and radiator at the back as an intake. I wouldn't worry about if the vid card is rear exhaust or not because you are using water cooling and all you need to do is blow the hot air out of the rad and even if the vid card is rear exhausting the intake from outside the case is still going to be lower temps than if you were using exhaust on the rad. Hope that makes sense smile.gif GL and please update us with some more pics.

Also, regarding the mobo, as long as you stick to reliable brands such as asus/gigabyte and msi and get a 990fx chipset you'll be right.
Edited by one4hope - 2/13/14 at 11:41pm
post #12 of 16
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So everything I have ever ordered from Newegg has shipped from the City of Industry in CA, so I ordered the rest of the parts yesterday for my rig and sprang the $30 for next day shipping. Well as my luck would have it this package is shipping out of NJ and the tracking number finally has an update over 8hrs after i got it and due to weather I should not expect my stuff until Mon. Stupid east coast and weather. Luckily I have Monday off so hopefully Ill be able to assemble this thing then and start playing with it.
post #13 of 16
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Parts came in on Monday HOWEVER I had a late valentines date with my wife so couldn't get to it until Tuesday. Stupid relationships. Now on with the build
MB installed with the water cooler back plate

Don't really like how the screws for the water cooler just flop around. The holes in the MB are much bigger then the screws I don't think it mattered to much the water block was way bigger then the CPU so I just tried to center it as best as I can and seems to be working good.
Ram, Water block, Vid card and SSD installed and fired up.

I have 2 Fractal 120mm intake fans at the front, 1 Cooler master 120mm intake fan at the back blowing through the radiator, and 1 Fractal 140mm fan up top blowing all the hot air out. The two 120's up front are controlled by the fan speed controller at the back that came with the case. The MB did not have enough fan headers to run them all. The rad fan is connected to the CPU fan header and the pump is connected to the case fan 2 header. The 140 in on the case fan 1 header. Everything is running cold right now but I haven't had time to stress it at all. I've got everything installed and fired up just installed Win 7 home premium and did all the updates and installed drivers for everything. Hopefully I'll be able to get some testing playing with it today to see how it runs.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Highmark9090 View Post

So I'm working on my first build in a long time. The last build I did from scratch was back with my 486-66 so its been a while. I have only had prebuilt dell boxes since then.

Whoa, welcome back buddy!

Had one of those myself but went the other way for me. The 486 dx2 66MHz was the last pre built for me. I got it for xmas present actually back then. Ahhh the memories. That box got it's fair deal of wolfenstein, doom, indy500, indy- and nascar racing from papyrus, oh and falcon 3.0 from spectrum holobyte. Among many other classics.
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post #15 of 16
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Build update and some noob questions.

Build is up and running great on stock settings. No blue screens no problems. All my drivers and windows are updated and everything seems good.

So now that I have a good stable system I want to mess with it. My questions being completely new to the overclocking thing what software do I need/want to benchmark, test, monitor my progress? I'm very happy with the system so far and cant wait to see what I can do with it. Thanks for all the help and encouragement as I've been getting back in to this hobby.
post #16 of 16
First gather stock readings with CPU-Z (voltage, clock/bus speed etc). Get stock idle temps, CoreTemp is good. Then get something like 3DMark and Heaven Benchmark. There are options in there that will gather a score after the run. Keep those scores.

Next you want to stress/stability test your stock equipment. No point in overclocking if you find instability in stock settings. A program to test stability of your CPU is Prime95. The hardcore guys say 12 hrs at least to be considered stable. For the first test, I think 20-30 minutes should be sufficient. Monitor temperatures closely, it will really heat up your equipment, including the motherboard. Now that you have a closed loop cooler, youll be lacking VRM cooling on the motherboard. This could be critical, could be nothing. Depends on the mobo. You will also want to get FurMark. This will stress test your video card. Let it run for 20-30 minutes, monitoring temperatures. When it reaches the max temp that FurMark will take it to, start looking for "artifacts" on the screen. You might want to google image search for FurMark artifacts to get an idea of what to look for. If you see artifacts, something is wrong. If everything tests stable, you can start to overclock!

Go, do that, let us know how it goes.
Edited by WizardontheJob - 2/25/14 at 1:41pm
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
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