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Sand bridge build with Msi mobo questions?

post #1 of 9
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So my build specs are
i2500K
MSI P67A-GD65
cm v6
cm haf 922
corsair 750W atx gold
ati 5870 2gb
crucial ballistix 4 gb

I go most of the pieces put together last night. I had some issues with the complexity of the instaling the V6. So that was pretty much the most difficult thing. That and I had to kep unscrewing the mobo as I realized that 1. the brackets for the V6 were on backwards 2. I for got the back plate to the motherboard.
One issue I am concerned with was I noticed the brackets were backwards after I had applie the thermal paste. I quickly unscrewed the mobo and the brackts but the cooler had come off of the mobo and so I didn't clean off the thermal paste but just reapplied more. I figured since it was like a total of 2 mins how could it hurt. But a guy at work told me I could have created a thermal bridge to other parts of the computer.

So I am scared now.

The only other issue also was with the msi mother board I could not find any extra internal usb plugs to connect to my memory card reader.

oh and the 922 came with a little speaker thingy but I don't know where to connect that to...

other than than it was like playing with really delicate leggos... very fun. up til now I have not pluged in the computer.. I was done like at mid nite and tired. I will when I get out of work. But way excited and I hope that all the taking out and puting back in of the motherboard didn't really hurt it.

oh yeah and if the wires are white and green, which one is postitive?
    
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post #2 of 9
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So after some reseach apparently... there is such a thing about too much thermal paste! Crap. I guess now i have to take off the V6 and clean it up.

What if the thermal paste has oozed all around the cpu or gotten in the where the cup is or on the cpu or on the mother board.... CRAP..

Is there anybody outhere!?
    
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post #3 of 9
You can buy TIM remover to clean up the paste, or use Isopropanol alcohol spray and paper towel. If you look in your motherboard manual you will see where the speaker connects; usually close to the headers for power, reset etc. I'm at work and don't have a good enough connection to download the manual so you will have to look yourself.
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post #4 of 9
And BTW, that MSI board only has one front USB header. It's been the main criticism of an otherwise excellent board.
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post #5 of 9
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yeah I figured out that last night I will just have to return the memory card reader.Any advice on the thermal paste. I do fear I have put too much and will have to clean it off. But in my mind I see it ozzing all over the place on the die and on the pins...horid I tell ya horid!
    
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post #6 of 9
You can buy a USB hub and run loads of devices from one port. As for the thermal paste; best you Google it or find instructions from the manufacturer to be sure, BUT you won't go far wrong if you apply a small-pea size-blob to the middle of the heat spreader. A thin vertical line is another method. You can try it out remember by applying some paste and pushing the heatsink down; remove the sink and see how you did. I'm very surprised there were no instructions with your heatsink btw.
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post #7 of 9
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The thing about the heat sink is it was pretty much just pictures and not great ones for me who had never done this before. I can say the only problems with the build was the installation of the mobo and the heat sink were due to inexperience.
    
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post #8 of 9
Been there, done it, worn the tee-shirt! I killed a very expensive mobo last week by dropping a waterblock onto the CPU socket and I've been building rigs for a decade. Talking of which; don't try to wipe any paste from the cpu socket pins; they are very delicate. You can use an Isopropanol cleaning spray from Radio Shack or whatever to blast it off.
You should put your mobo in your system specs btw.
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post #9 of 9
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well the rig is up and running. And DAMN is it freakin fast. I don't know if it is the processor or the SSD but it blows my previous Pentium 4. Right now I way happy eveything was successful. I still need to run some performace checks and there is still a beeping (possile memory issue) but it works.. Thank you all of you who answered my post even if they sounded stupid!
    
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