Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › New builder's First Post
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New builder's First Post - Page 4

post #31 of 37
Thread Starter 
First build, first RMA. Them's the breaks I guess. After how long it took me to install the CPU and CPU fan I'm not looking forward to removing it!

Any advice on whether to go through Newegg or Gigabyte on the RMA?

Talked to Newegg via live chat, had an RMA number in two minutes. they're even sending a shipping label that is prepaid. Brilliant stuff. I just noted that the system wouldn't power on and the PSU was OK, and they checked it and then gave me a number. Whee.
Suzanne
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Wolfdale 8400@Stock, 1.1125 Vcore, 1.07 post droop Gigabyte GA-p35-DS3L 8800GT (EVGA) OCZ DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GE Ps2 PC Power and Cooling 610w NZXT hush (Black) Microsoft optical 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
Suzanne
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Wolfdale 8400@Stock, 1.1125 Vcore, 1.07 post droop Gigabyte GA-p35-DS3L 8800GT (EVGA) OCZ DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GE Ps2 PC Power and Cooling 610w NZXT hush (Black) Microsoft optical 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
post #32 of 37
I would say newegg, as Gigabyte will probably take an age and you'll have to pay to ship it to them.
post #33 of 37
If you can go through Newegg, then definitely do so. Their RMA department is great and definitely more lenient.
Biggie Smalls
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K Asus P8Z77-M EVGA Titan X Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Pro Samsung 850 Pro Western Digital Black Caviar 64MB Cache Western Digital Black Caviar 64MB Cache 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Bluray Combo Drive Corsair H50 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell UltraSharp U3415W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 4 Blue/Red Corsair AX860 Corsair Obsidian 350D Razer Deathadder Chroma 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
fUnc Mouse Mat Grace m9xx DAC/AMP ELAC B6 Schiit Lyr 2 
AudioAudio
Fostex TH-X00 (ebony cups with detachable cable... Sennheiser HD650 
  hide details  
Reply
Biggie Smalls
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K Asus P8Z77-M EVGA Titan X Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Pro Samsung 850 Pro Western Digital Black Caviar 64MB Cache Western Digital Black Caviar 64MB Cache 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Bluray Combo Drive Corsair H50 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell UltraSharp U3415W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 4 Blue/Red Corsair AX860 Corsair Obsidian 350D Razer Deathadder Chroma 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
fUnc Mouse Mat Grace m9xx DAC/AMP ELAC B6 Schiit Lyr 2 
AudioAudio
Fostex TH-X00 (ebony cups with detachable cable... Sennheiser HD650 
  hide details  
Reply
post #34 of 37
Thread Starter 
Argh.

Got my RMA back today, installed the motherboard, connected everything up, and... still no power. The PSU is definitely working, and I even looked for a short on the connection to the case power switch (keyboard power on isn't working either). Checked the 24 pin and ATX connectors. Twice.

Why can't I get any power?
Suzanne
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Wolfdale 8400@Stock, 1.1125 Vcore, 1.07 post droop Gigabyte GA-p35-DS3L 8800GT (EVGA) OCZ DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GE Ps2 PC Power and Cooling 610w NZXT hush (Black) Microsoft optical 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
Suzanne
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Wolfdale 8400@Stock, 1.1125 Vcore, 1.07 post droop Gigabyte GA-p35-DS3L 8800GT (EVGA) OCZ DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GE Ps2 PC Power and Cooling 610w NZXT hush (Black) Microsoft optical 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
post #35 of 37
Is the switch itself alright? I see you've checked the connections and what not but can't determine whether or not you've checked the switch's operation.
OMNOMNOMNOM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium DC E5200 ASUS P5Q SE/R GeCube ATi Radeon HD3850 Pro X-Turbo OCZ PC2-6400 2x2Gb Gold Dual Channel 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar SE 250Gb Pioneer DVR115-D Windows XP Home SP3 LG M2294D-PZ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Antec BasiqPower 500W (Xilence RedWing) CoolerMaster Centurion 590 Logitech MX500 
Mouse Pad
Razer Mantis 
  hide details  
Reply
OMNOMNOMNOM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium DC E5200 ASUS P5Q SE/R GeCube ATi Radeon HD3850 Pro X-Turbo OCZ PC2-6400 2x2Gb Gold Dual Channel 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar SE 250Gb Pioneer DVR115-D Windows XP Home SP3 LG M2294D-PZ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Antec BasiqPower 500W (Xilence RedWing) CoolerMaster Centurion 590 Logitech MX500 
Mouse Pad
Razer Mantis 
  hide details  
Reply
post #36 of 37
Thread Starter 
Sooo...

About that switch.

There are two switches, both toggle buttons, on the front of a NZXT HUSH case. So I decided to switch the Motherboard connectors on the theory that maybe the problem was, in fact, the power button itself.

Everything works. The smaller reset button is the power button and, oddly enough, the Power button is perfectly serviceable as a reset switch. I have no idea how this is possible, but there you are. Everything is hooked up exactly the reverse of the previous arrangement, which should make no difference... and yet!

Pics coming later tonight.

Pictures added to the first post. Actually, those pics are of the RMAed motherboard (which since it was a switch problem, was probably perfectly fine. Sorry Newegg!), not the new one. They're identical though. I need a few more cable ties to get the ATX12v out of the way of the exhaust fan; and can I just say how terrible the wires on teh stock HSF are? Most of the extra PSU wires are hiding underneath my CDROM drive. You'll not that the screwless design was not used for the HDD, I decided to raise it out of the path of the intake fan and install it in one of the 3.5'' floppy bays rather than a HDD bay, which necessitated a couple of screws. It's in tighter that way anyway.

I'm a little worried that the overall airflow in the case will be net outward, which sucks dust in through the cracks; the NZXT case has a plastic door that covers about 15% of the intake LED fan, and the PSU and rear 120mm both blow out. If I was doing another build I wouldn't get this case; it is perfectly serviceable, but there are three missing screws and a few design weirdnesses like that. This isn't really a negative review, just a notation that there was a superior alternative design available.

It does look very snazzy.
Suzanne
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Wolfdale 8400@Stock, 1.1125 Vcore, 1.07 post droop Gigabyte GA-p35-DS3L 8800GT (EVGA) OCZ DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GE Ps2 PC Power and Cooling 610w NZXT hush (Black) Microsoft optical 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
Suzanne
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Wolfdale 8400@Stock, 1.1125 Vcore, 1.07 post droop Gigabyte GA-p35-DS3L 8800GT (EVGA) OCZ DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GE Ps2 PC Power and Cooling 610w NZXT hush (Black) Microsoft optical 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
post #37 of 37
Thread Starter 
UP AND RUNNING!

Query: Coretemp shows that I'm running 62C at idle! That has to be a problem right? I don't want to even think about changing BIOS settings until I get these temps calmed down... I know the stock HSF is terrible, but it shouldn't run 60-65 at idle!

Just did a 1M SuperPI run and the temps cruised towards 80 C! Something is very wrong here, this is at bone stock.
Suzanne
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Wolfdale 8400@Stock, 1.1125 Vcore, 1.07 post droop Gigabyte GA-p35-DS3L 8800GT (EVGA) OCZ DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GE Ps2 PC Power and Cooling 610w NZXT hush (Black) Microsoft optical 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
Suzanne
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Wolfdale 8400@Stock, 1.1125 Vcore, 1.07 post droop Gigabyte GA-p35-DS3L 8800GT (EVGA) OCZ DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GE Ps2 PC Power and Cooling 610w NZXT hush (Black) Microsoft optical 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Build Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › New builder's First Post