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And oh yeah!! I didn't have to remove any trial software !!!

I built it just before "Sandy Bridge" came out and I didn't wanna play the waiting game cos with technology you can wait yourself into oblivion.
This here is the biggest bonus to building your own. Bravo friend! Now we have to get to upgrading your rig its inevitable you know...this is one hobby that will drain your wallet for no reason if you let it.
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You know what I got tired of? Computers not having exactly what I want!
100% Agree with you. You can save alot of time and sometimes money if you take the time to research the parts and build your own machine.

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The other problem is that they don't give you enough technical information. Like how many watts is the power supply and what brand is it? What's the timing on the memory? What headers does the motherboard have. They don't even tell you.
Totally feel your pain. I wish retailers would provide the enough information so that people with basic knowledge can make the best purchase that they can. I think they do this because a majority of people don't know or don't care about specifics.

Anyways, nice build, I know you will psyched every time you turn that beast on
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Gratz but as it has already been mentioned work on those cables
    
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the cables go behind the motheroard tray. try again and take your time and have fun with it!
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post #45 of 50
lol nice fix thoses cables lol
post #46 of 50
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That's the whole problem. I can't figure out how to overclock cos I don't know what all the BIOS settings mean. I tried reading up and doin' some stuff, but got the blue screen of death as soon as Windows boots up. So I gave up after spending a lot of time and still not understanding it. Anyway, I'll save that whole overclocking mess for another day. It's too hard to figure out.

Wow, I can't believe how long this thread is getting!! Whadda bunch of great replies. The modem and serial ports all WORK in Windows 7. I tested 'em. I have some scanner radios that use serial ports for programming software. Sometimes I just need to send a fax for whatever reason.

I should mention I also splurged and got an OCZ Vertex 2 solid state drive, but I don't see where to add that to the system in the signature. Stuff loads up much faster now.
Most people just put it in the same space as the hard drive. Nice system overall. Good to see that you have become part of the best forum on the tubes.
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post #47 of 50
I'm not going to beat a dead horse 'bout them cables, you know that already, but congrats on your build. I just did my first one in December (sig rig). Looking forward to my next one.
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P.r.o!
post #49 of 50
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Floppy drive
IDE Cable
Serial Port
Parallel Port



but in all seriousness, it's nice to see somebody else build their own machine. I really don't know how some people are content with just buying computers. I can't stand using a computer anymore unless it's one that I built!
Edited by Redmist - 1/11/11 at 5:54pm
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IDE Cable
Serial Port
Parallel Port



but in all seriousness, it's nice to see somebody else build their own machine. I really don't know how some people are content with just buying computers. I can't stand using a computer anymore unless it's one that I built!
But it gets even better. That's actually a floppy header with a cable. There's ANOTHER header for IDE with it's own cable that came with the motherboard. I just don't have any IDE devices to hook hoop to it.

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