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My first build $1130

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I've watched and read people build computers enough but i mean am i missing anything?

Here's what I ordered

CM Storm Scout
Gigabyte x58 ud3r
i7 950
MSI twin frozr gtx 560 ti
corsair xms3 ram 3 x 2 1600
corsair cmsu 750tx
samsung f3 500gb
hyper 212
and artic mx 4

First things first I've just been visualizing what i should do when i get everything..

obviously first the stand offs in the case
put ram+cpu in the motherboard
put the psu in and try to manage where most wires will go
install the motherboard
then basically just plug everything else in?

I bought a hyper 212 I will probably eventually go to a better aftermarket cooler but I didn't have the money but don't want to stay with stock, for the artic cooling mx 4 how should i apply it?

thanks taxes return!
Edited by JAM3S121 - 2/4/11 at 1:50pm
post #2 of 17
it's more like

make a scheme of the wires in your case to see where everything will go . if you didn't build a whole lot of PC and did not make that much wire management .

put stand off and I/O shield

install mobo in the right place and scew it to the case making sure there's no stand off touching the board where it shouldn't.

install CPU ram

Install the PSU and plug the 8pin for the CPU before putting in your CPU cooler if it's > ( a coolit eco or h50/60/70 the rad will block the 8pin sometimes and make it annoying to plug the 8pin. or if you have big hands make it impossible to plug the 8pin.)

install TIM and CPU cooler. and plug all the fan of the case.

put GPU etc all in the case. also plug the speaker on the mobo for the beeping code if somthing goes wrong.

plug everything while your making your cables management .


when everything is sitting in the case nice and plugged power the PC without putting the side panel on.

if something happen and you here a beeping noise go to your manual to see what this sequences of beep means .turn off PC and rectify it that's why you didn't put the side pannel on after powering the thing.

After everything works .go to the bios by slaping the delete button on the start up screen check the temps and see if every fan are set to the appropriate speed for you . ( if you have a pump H50 for example put the power for the fan header it is on at 100% all the time ) .

go set prior boot for CD drive and install OS

you should be set
    
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Looks like a good build, and great choice of a case. The scout is an awesome case, i love mine! As far as applying the TIM on your hyper 212+, i hear the pea sized method works well, the key thing to applying TIM is less is more; you don't want to put a lot of TIM on there.
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Looks like a good build, and great choice of a case. The scout is an awesome case, i love mine! As far as applying the TIM on your hyper 212+, i hear the pea sized method works well, the key thing to applying TIM is less is more; you don't want to put a lot of TIM on there.
I thought putting the thin layer was better or is it preference?
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Thin layer that you spread out yourself is often considered the worst method, too much risk of air pockets!
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I'll be honest. My sig is my first build and I wish I had exact instructions on what to do next. I probably removed and reinstalled 90% of the parts at least 3 times to get it right. Then again, I focused a lot on cable management, so I moved things around to get the cables just right.

I guess all I'm trying to say is it's just trial and error.
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Yeah I orginally purchased a HAF 932 about 3 months ago because I was getting ready for my computer build but ended up returning it due to the sheer size. Way to big for my needs/computer space. Anyways I got into a car accident the next day so it was good I didn't buy everything cause i needed the cash for a car, just finished saving up again.


I'm DEFINITELY going to have to take everything out a few times I see want to get pretty good cable management so its actually worth showing people on these forums

If I had a little more cash I would of gotten on a different route with the PSU for full modular where you plug in each power cable you need inside of some of them being inside the actual psu but the corsair combo deal was like $20 in rebates and $20 instantly off couldn't pass it up.

I really didn't have the money to go H50 cooler like I wanted but I felt like spending $300 on a i7 950 and using the stock cooler was an injustice.. the hyper 212 should be good though? and I was going to ask about the TIM but you guys mentioned a small pea sized vertical line correct?


Eventually I plan to buy another samsung f3 500tb for raid 0 or get a 120gb SSD and do SSD+storage, h50, all sleeved cables and I want to change the fans in the storm scout to green ( ) and put lamptron fc controller in.
Edited by JAM3S121 - 2/5/11 at 6:22pm
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If you live near a Micro Center the i7 950 is just $199.99 + tax, http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0346210
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post #9 of 17
that Scout is a GREAT case. you will be happy with it.

and the rest of your build looks pretty good too and the Hyper 212 is one of the better air coolers for the money. you really shouldn't need to upgrade that unless your going for some crazy overclock on that i7.

you should roll over to the Scout club and say hello (link in my sig)
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post #10 of 17
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oh i will join the scout club as soon as my rig is worth showing off!

microcenter is about 4 hours away
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