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Ordered a system today (see below).

After I dial in the cheap-o case I'll start the assemby. Dialing in will be deburring edges and aligment and so on.

I am a machinist and good with my hands and have been reading of the heatsink and fan install precautions. I'll be lapping the sink and processor if needed.

What I need are the some of the first steps to do after a sucessful post. Software tools or methods for confirming my RAM and it's speed are up to par and any other system checkup tools.

No overclocking unless the ram has to be tweaked to get the advertized speeds. I guess I'm looking for a walk through.
  • Case - Rosewill R6AR6-BK
  • MoBo - Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R LGA Energy saver ultra durable II.
  • PSU- Corsair CMPSU - 620HX Modular.
  • CPU - Q6600 Quad-Core 2.4
  • RAM - Corsair XMS2 4GB 2X2 Twice for 8 GB Memory.
  • GPU - Power Color AX 3650 512 MB 128 Bit
  • HDD - WD Caviar 750GB WD7500AACS
  • CPU Cooler - Rosewill RCX-Z775-LX 92 mm Ball
  • Optical - Lite-On 20X DVD SATA Litescribe
  • OS Vista HP X64
    
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Dual Samsung 215TW S-PVA LCD's Logitech K350 Wireless CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 Rosewill BlackHawk Mid Tower 
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Dual Samsung 215TW S-PVA LCD's Logitech K350 Wireless CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 Rosewill BlackHawk Mid Tower 
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Your GPU will probably be fine. The CPU cooler might not be up to par for what your expectations are. The case is going to be flimsy, I will tell you that now. You might want to look into reinforcing it if you are any good with working metal.

We will see. You spent your money on the core parts and put what was left of your budget towards the case and cooling.

We will have to see how your cooling turns out. That is the main thing that I would be worried about.
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Have a look in my "Welcome" thread in my signature.

You'll want the basics:
  • Core Temp
  • CPU-z
  • Prime 95
  • GPU-z
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Originally Posted by lavieinjuste View Post
Your GPU will probably be fine. The CPU cooler might not be up to par for what your expectations are.
If it's better than the Intel supplied colling I'll be happy. I like the replacable fan.

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The case is going to be flimsy, I will tell you that now. You might want to look into reinforcing it if you are any good with working metal.
I agree. I am a machinist so metal work is my trade. I'll be deburring, fitting and stiffening where needed. It will be hid away anyway. No showboating.
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We will see. You spent your money on the core parts and put what was left of your budget towards the case and cooling.
You got that one right
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We will have to see how your cooling turns out. That is the main thing that I would be worried about.
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post #5 of 12
Ah a very bold man I see?

We will see. I hope your budget PSU and other components don't cripple the good performance parts that you invested your money in.

Like I said, we will see. Sometimes we are surprised with our low end investments.
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Rosewill, problem numero uno
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Rosewill is not a bad company, they just have a reputation for flimsy cases and half baked cooling. Everything else is alright. Most of the stuff I see that they get good reviews on is smaller things like fans and lights and fan controllers...
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@ lavieinjuste,

Too late now but the Corsair CMPSUHX 620Watt PSU is scrimping?

She won't get too hot I hope, I don't game just run the heck out of Photoshop CS3 & Bridge. The x64 and 8GB RAM will eleminate the needed HDD as a scratch disk.

@ You Guys, Your opinions on the Rosewill Cooler over the Intel supplied unit?
    
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual Samsung 215TW S-PVA LCD's Logitech K350 Wireless CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 Rosewill BlackHawk Mid Tower 
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post #9 of 12
I agree the case and cpu cooler would be the primary concerns.
For about $40 more you can easily upgrade both parts to something that will probably fit your needs better.

In the past I have been very disappointed in the Rosewill cases I have worked on. They tend to be a bit on the flimsy side, with poorly aligned parts, lots of plastic, sharp edges, and a mediocre layout for cooling. The newer Coolermaster Centurion cases are great for people looking to overclock on a budget.

I have yet to work with a Rosewill CPU cooler, however, when considering the general quality of their products I would be weary of their performance.
-Just my 2 cents.

Edit: The Rosewill cooler will probably be a minor upgrade over the stock cooler, but you can definitely do much better for just a little more.
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post #10 of 12
If he's running at stock he can probably just use the stock CPU cooler and ditch the Rosewill entirely. He's willing to mess with settings to get the system running well, and that board will permit him to undervolt the CPU at 2.4Ghz, in all probability. Shouldn't have any temperature problems at that speed.

In addition, given his profession, he can probably manage to mod a Rosewill to his own specs. No need to spend money on an Antec when you've got skills. I don't have skills, so I spent $50+ on a case. He has them.
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