Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › FIRST BUILD - Product List and Step By Step Guide. PLEASE HELP!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

FIRST BUILD - Product List and Step By Step Guide. PLEASE HELP! - Page 5

post #41 of 73
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ayyini View Post
Have you looked at many other cases? There are lots of good ones, especially given your budget.

My Windows 7 install and all non-game programs that I use takes up ~25-30GB. Still, thinking of only having 64GB makes me nervous. But that could just be me
Thanks for the heads up on the DVD drive. I heard that LiteOns are the best for ripping cds to FLAC format. LG is good too, though.

I looked at the Df-85 but everyone is saying the HAF X is the best. Fan filters are important for me because I'm surrounded by electronics and the there is dust everywhere around me. I read a lot of reviews but I just went with that.

I found the 64GB SSD $73 cheaper than the 128GB with the warranty being $5 cheaper. As of now I'm going with the 64GB.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 4/25/11 at 2:40pm
post #42 of 73
as of now, that build is looking A-OK in my eyes. I cant really think of anything else to add but i would suggest looking around to see if you can get any of those non-combo items for cheaper on other sites
Georc Maximus
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 @3.6 GHz Asus Maximus II Formula P45 HIS HD4890 4GB G. Skill (PC 6400) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD 1TB HP DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler Zalman VF3000A VGA Cooler 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 Home Premium Max Keyboard Nighthawk x8 PC Power & Cooling 750W CM 690 II Advanced 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 Logitech G930 
  hide details  
Reply
Georc Maximus
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 @3.6 GHz Asus Maximus II Formula P45 HIS HD4890 4GB G. Skill (PC 6400) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD 1TB HP DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler Zalman VF3000A VGA Cooler 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 Home Premium Max Keyboard Nighthawk x8 PC Power & Cooling 750W CM 690 II Advanced 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 Logitech G930 
  hide details  
Reply
post #43 of 73
Thread Starter 
I'm using Invisible Hand, a Google Chrome extension. It tells you the lowest prices on each item so I believe I have them.

Thank you to everybody for their help.

So, now I that I have my list, is there anything I should look out for? What could go wrong with putting it together?

I repeat, What could go wrong with my build?

Any unexpected evil a novice builder should look out for? If I follow the Asus Manual, should the plugs all setup and work alright?

Second, any advice on setting up BIOS?

I truly don't know anything about this. I don't wanna buy all this stuff and be stuck with it. Any tips?
post #44 of 73
My first build was my sig rig back in January. The best thing I could say as far as advice in the build is that you should first RTFM and then take your time. When you get excited about your new rig and get overly hasty is when you make mistakes. With one exception in my build nothing could be plugged into the wrong hole. A checklist like the one you made is a good idea, though yours has some flaws (putting in GPU before installing mobo, for example). Off the top of my head...

1 - Unpack all manuals and read all installation directions. Twice.
2 - Read them again.
3 - Strip all removable panels - mainly the sides - from your case to give you room to work.
4 - Clip anti-static wrist strap to metal part of case.
5 - Install standoffs for motherboard.
6 - Install I/O shield.
7 - Attach cooler backplate to motherboard.
8 - Unpack CPU and secure it into the socket.
9 - Unpack and install RAM in slots directed by your motherboard's manual.
10 - Seat CPU cooler without TIM to ensure proper RAM clearance. You may need to move your RAM or reorient your cooler.
11 - Apply TIM and seat the cooler. (There are many guides to proper TIM application, but I couldn't be more specific because I'm unfamiliar with the Silver Arrow)
12 - Install motherboard into case.
13 - Unpack and install SSD, HDD, and optical into case.
14 - Install GPU and any other cards.
15 - Attach non-power cables.
16 - Install PSU (I've heard some people say that you should install it and plug it in - but not turn it on - before doing anything else in order to give a better ground, but I'm unconvinced).
17 - Attach power cables.
<You can do cable management and put your case panels back on here, especially if you hook up their fans, but I prefer to leave the case open and ignore cable management until I'm sure everything is working as expected>
18 - Turn on. You should need to fiddle with BIOS unless it doesn't sense your RAM settings properly...which happens way too often in my limited experience.
19 - Install OS and programs.
20 - Profit!


Did I miss anything, guys? Lol. I think he may need a cable to attach both CPU fans to the CPU_FAN header, but I don't know much about that. Does the Silver Arrow come with one? *shrug*
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-2500k ASUS P8P67 B3 Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz 7-8-7-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM Lite-On 24x DVD Burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP 2310m 
PowerCase
NZXT Hale 90 650W NZXT Phantom White 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-2500k ASUS P8P67 B3 Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz 7-8-7-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM Lite-On 24x DVD Burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP 2310m 
PowerCase
NZXT Hale 90 650W NZXT Phantom White 
  hide details  
Reply
post #45 of 73
#5 is important so you don't short out the motherboard.

Stand Offs


Some people like to put the everything together outside the case and test if it all works before doing all the work of putting it inside. (Motherboard, RAM, CPU, Heatsink, Video Card, PSU, Optical drive)
PowerTrippin@home
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 @ 4.2Ghz 495x8.5@1.39v Gigabyte EP45-UD3P F9 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB BFG GTX 275 PhysX Corsair Dominators 2x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 23" LED 1920x1080 [SyncMaster BX2331] Dell SK-8110 Corsair TX-750 V2 HAF 922 [inside painted black] 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Laser G500 Razer Vespula 
  hide details  
Reply
PowerTrippin@home
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 @ 4.2Ghz 495x8.5@1.39v Gigabyte EP45-UD3P F9 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB BFG GTX 275 PhysX Corsair Dominators 2x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 23" LED 1920x1080 [SyncMaster BX2331] Dell SK-8110 Corsair TX-750 V2 HAF 922 [inside painted black] 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Laser G500 Razer Vespula 
  hide details  
Reply
post #46 of 73
Overkill Psu and mobo. IMHO not sure what your budget is and how future proof your making it. Although nothing is future proof for us enthusiast.
Godhand
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k @4.0ghz stock volts MSI P67-GD65 Evga Gtx 570 800/1600mhz (future sli) Corsair Vengeance 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1tb Basic Asus drive Windows 7 64 bit Lg FLATRON IPS236 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair Hx 850w Haf 922 Logitech G-500 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Alpha 
  hide details  
Reply
Godhand
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k @4.0ghz stock volts MSI P67-GD65 Evga Gtx 570 800/1600mhz (future sli) Corsair Vengeance 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1tb Basic Asus drive Windows 7 64 bit Lg FLATRON IPS236 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair Hx 850w Haf 922 Logitech G-500 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Alpha 
  hide details  
Reply
post #47 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by illum View Post
Overkill Psu and mobo. IMHO not sure what your budget is and how future proof your making it. Although nothing is future proof for us enthusiast.
You didn't read through the whole thing, but the HX1000 has been taken care of with a switch to an AX850.

The Motherboard has a sweet combo deal on newegg with GSkill RAM that is essentially $70 off.

And there is no such thing as a Samsung F3 Raptor.
PowerTrippin@home
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 @ 4.2Ghz 495x8.5@1.39v Gigabyte EP45-UD3P F9 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB BFG GTX 275 PhysX Corsair Dominators 2x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 23" LED 1920x1080 [SyncMaster BX2331] Dell SK-8110 Corsair TX-750 V2 HAF 922 [inside painted black] 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Laser G500 Razer Vespula 
  hide details  
Reply
PowerTrippin@home
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 @ 4.2Ghz 495x8.5@1.39v Gigabyte EP45-UD3P F9 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB BFG GTX 275 PhysX Corsair Dominators 2x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 23" LED 1920x1080 [SyncMaster BX2331] Dell SK-8110 Corsair TX-750 V2 HAF 922 [inside painted black] 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Laser G500 Razer Vespula 
  hide details  
Reply
post #48 of 73
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PowerTrip View Post
Some people like to put the everything together outside the case and test if it all works before doing all the work of putting it inside. (Motherboard, RAM, CPU, Heatsink, Video Card, PSU, Optical drive)
You mean leaving the motherboard on the table/desk on it's bottom and connecting it to a monitor?

Does anyone know if I'm gonna need anymore wires than what's coming with the items? If so, can you suggest some to me? I've looked for SATA data cables and such all I find is cheap crap that looks like it's going to break. Actually, I think I'm gonna need some data cables for the hard drives I have here (still in a box) from Newegg. Anyone know of good ones?
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 4/26/11 at 2:59am
post #49 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post
You mean leaving the motherboard on the table/desk on it's bottom and connecting it to a monitor?

Does anyone know if I'm gonna need anymore wires than what's coming with the items? If so, can you suggest some to me? I've looked for SATA data cables and such all I find is cheap crap that looks like it's going to break. Actually, I think I'm gonna need some data cables for the hard drives I have here (still in a box) from Newegg. Anyone know of good ones?
Well, not on the table, on top of the Motherboard box like this guy-


There's no need to look for any extra "Data" cables.
The motherboards comes with everything you need, anything else comes with the case.

Skip to 3:20 and see for yourself:

PowerTrippin@home
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 @ 4.2Ghz 495x8.5@1.39v Gigabyte EP45-UD3P F9 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB BFG GTX 275 PhysX Corsair Dominators 2x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 23" LED 1920x1080 [SyncMaster BX2331] Dell SK-8110 Corsair TX-750 V2 HAF 922 [inside painted black] 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Laser G500 Razer Vespula 
  hide details  
Reply
PowerTrippin@home
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 @ 4.2Ghz 495x8.5@1.39v Gigabyte EP45-UD3P F9 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB BFG GTX 275 PhysX Corsair Dominators 2x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 23" LED 1920x1080 [SyncMaster BX2331] Dell SK-8110 Corsair TX-750 V2 HAF 922 [inside painted black] 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Laser G500 Razer Vespula 
  hide details  
Reply
post #50 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post
I've been reading about some horror stories on first time builds...

PSU Burnt, Odd MB, Won't Display. Windows Won't Load, PC Not Booting, Windows Crash, Won't Start Correctly, Blank Screen, PC Acting Funky, etc...the list goes on.
Just calm down, tell yourself that you are pro pc wiz and start builidng your system, after all its should be fun.
If you will encounter any of the horror you listed, we here to help ya.
L'ordinateur
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 ASUS P6X58D-E Sapphire 6870 G.Skill Ripjaw 3x2GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB Noctua D-14 Win7 x64 Samsung 731B 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP OEM thingy Sapphire Pure 950w Antec DF-30 Logitech MX110 
Audio
Corsair Vengeance 1500 
  hide details  
Reply
L'ordinateur
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 ASUS P6X58D-E Sapphire 6870 G.Skill Ripjaw 3x2GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB Noctua D-14 Win7 x64 Samsung 731B 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP OEM thingy Sapphire Pure 950w Antec DF-30 Logitech MX110 
Audio
Corsair Vengeance 1500 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › FIRST BUILD - Product List and Step By Step Guide. PLEASE HELP!