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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.
Thank you.
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What are you going to do with your HP PC?
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What are you going to do with your HP PC?
Give it to my mommy.

She currently has no PC or anything. It's a peice of crap but it'll be good for her internet browsing. Plus, when I come over I can play Dreamcast and PS2 games. I have a 2 year warranty from Walmart should anything happen to it.

Hey, I have a question. On that video showing the motherboard being tested outside the case...what does that actually mean? Those beeps, are they an error or normal? Why is there no ram in it?

If I am to try that, I should put the Silver Arrow, ram and GPU in, right? After I connect the HDMI wire to the GTX 580 it should come on the monitor like normal, right?
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 4/26/11 at 9:24am
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I have no idea what he was trying to do there, my point was to show you that you can build your setup outside the case first to see if all your components work before bolting them into the case with screws and then wiring the Case cables onto the mobo.

Chances are everything will work just fine and you can just put everything into the case first. I just like to know if everything works right away.

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If I am to try that, I should put the Silver Arrow, ram and GPU in, right? After I connect the HDMI wire cable to the GTX 580 it should come on the monitor like normal, right?
Precisely.
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lolz you are right lol i meant to say spinpoint. I wrote that down when i was building this build , my first, i probably meant to say wd velociraptor's but idk what i meant.

and good you got the power thing taken care of.

ill go fix my sig now lol
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if anything buy the mobo/ram combo soon. the promo code expires on the 28th, i think.
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if anything buy the mobo/ram combo soon. the promo code expires on the 28th, i think.
Yeah. I'm gonna do it tomorrow. I was just going over some arguments with my mom over this ****. She doesn't care anymore.

I was also looking at the HAF X again vs the Df-85 and the Phantom.
I've found that some people think the HAF X is a peice of crap. The Df-85 is liked by a select few and is mostly thought of as garbage compared to the HAF X by most people.

The Black Phantom is $9 off right now and considering this is 3:30 in the morning it should be over any minute so I was considering weather I should get that or not. Black would have been fine for me. But the interior between the the two inside is quite different. The Phantom has medium room while the HAF X has Large or X-Large room inside, which can be crucial for future upgrades as well as being nice and wide for a first-time builder. I also like the locking wheels on the HAF X (important 'cause it's gonna be over 30 pounds heavy). I heard some people say the HAF X has better airflow, as well as better and easier filters. But I've also heard some people who own the Phantom say that the airflow was very close, especially with added fans, and that the dust was actually less on it and the filters easier to clean.

The kicker for me was the support of HAF X owners should I run into a problem with building or modding it (just look at the post counts in the HAF thread vs the Phantom thread in the case forum; 2 million to 200,000! ). Also, the Phantom only uses NZXT fans, and right now they don't offer LED fans for it, though they're in the process of making them, and I'm sure they'll be as good as their LEDs lights. I don't want to be limited in my choices for fans and lights. I heard the NZXT fans are loud and suck. I was trying to see if it was worth being $49 cheaper than the HAF X and it is not. Plus, no side window for cool alien light show and rock concert inside PC. Boo!

I was also looking the P8P67 Pro vs Deluxe. I've found the LCD Boot Log/Error number feature to the most profoundly helpful addition of the Deluxe and worth the extra forty dollars (well, less maybe with the combo.) in-case I run into problems.

ISSUES

An issue I'm having now is weather I am going to get the Silver Arrow or the Noctua NH-D14. Someone showed me a picture of the SA being RIGHT next to the heat-spreaders on the rams but not touching them. That's all the proof I can find as of now. On the other hand, I am hearing from a number of sources that the D14 does NOT touch the heat-spreaders. I am unsure of which one I'm getting. They are both very similar and the same price ($80). I'll have a decision by tomorrow.

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Asus Directcu II Gtx 580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-429-_-Product
MSI Lightning Gtx 580 w/ twin frozr III cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-579-_-Product
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Originally Posted by Georc
kcuestag speaks the truth. the only bad thing about the directcu II is that it is a triple slot card which means if you go sli with then they will have no space between them. I guess you could sli it with a dual-slot 580 dow the road but assuming you will leave one slot free between them for air to got through, you will still end up covering up every expansion slot on the mother board except one pci express x1 slot that's above the graphics cards. anyway, the msi does have improved power phases and it has a higher factory overclock which is better if you don't want to mess with that.
My second issue. This one I am very confused about. Georc, in your opinion, which one should I get? They're both good, right, and keep the heat off, so which one would be right? Regarding the PCI express, the only slots I think I would need is for an eternet card and a sound card. I do plan on going Dual SLI later on...unless a better single card comes along for the price.

Third issue. Speaking of a eternet card...I am using Cox cable internet right now. Would this one work OK for me?

So those were/are my little issues. I am going to place the order tomorrow on the combos, though.

Thanks for the help, everyone.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 4/27/11 at 1:24am
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I was also looking at the HAF X again vs the Df-85 and the Phantom.
I've found that some people think the HAF X is a peice of crap. The Df-85 is liked by a select few and is mostly thought of as garbage compared to the HAF X by most people.

The Black Phantom is $9 off right now and considering this is 3:30 in the morning it should be over any minute so I was considering weather I should get that or not. Black would have been fine for me. But the interior between the the two inside is quite different. The Phantom has medium room while the HAF X has Large or X-Large room inside, which can be crucial for future upgrades as well as being nice and wide for a first-time builder. I also like the locking wheels on the HAF X (important 'cause it's gonna be over 30 pounds heavy). I heard some people say the HAF X has better airflow, as well as better and easier filters. But I've also heard some people who own the Phantom say that the airflow was very close, especially with added fans, and that the dust was actually less on it and the filters easier to clean.

The kicker for me was the support of HAF X owners should I run into a problem with building or modding it (just look at the post counts in the HAF thread vs the Phantom thread in the case forum; 2 million to 200,000! ). Also, the Phantom only uses NZXT fans, and right now they don't offer LED fans for it, though they're in the process of making them, and I'm sure they'll be as good as their LEDs lights. I don't want to be limited in my choices for fans and lights. I heard the NZXT fans are loud and suck. I was trying to see if it was worth being $49 cheaper than the HAF X and it is not. Plus, no side window for cool alien light show and rock concert inside PC. Boo!

I was also looking the P8P67 Pro vs Deluxe. I've found the LCD Boot Log/Error number feature to the most profoundly helpful addition of the Deluxe and worth the extra forty dollars (well, less maybe with the combo.) in-case I run into problems.

ISSUES

An issue I'm having now is weather I am going to get the Silver Arrow or the Noctua NH-D14. Someone showed me a picture of the SA being RIGHT next to the heat-spreaders on the rams but not touching them. That's all the proof I can find as of now. On the other hand, I am hearing from a number of sources that the D14 does NOT touch the heat-spreaders. I am unsure of which one I'm getting. They are both very similar and the same price ($80). I'll have a decision by tomorrow.




My second issue. This one I am very confused about. Georc, in your opinion, which one should I get? They're both good, right, and keep the heat off, so which one would be right? Regarding the PCI express, the only slots I think I would need is for an eternet card and a sound card. I do plan on going Dual SLI later on...unless a better single card comes along for the price.

Third issue. Speaking of a eternet card...I am using Cox cable internet right now. Would this one work OK for me?

So those were/are my little issues. I am going to place the order tomorrow on the combos, though.

Thanks for the help, everyone.
Modern Motherboards come with Gigabit Ethernet, digital onboard audio (surround sound capable), RAID capabilities, etc.

Asus P8P67 Deluxe again for reference.
Skip to 9:40



I would go with the Silver Arrow, Fans can be adjusted with the clips they come with and you can mount them as high as you need them to clear the RAM.




Only Fanbois of their own cases will tell you the HAF X is a piece of crap. A normal person will objectively tell you that it is great for airflow, it's extremely huge to fit everything you want to put inside, and is great for future expandability+upgrades since it supports the huge motherboards standards E-ATX (server motherboards, dual cpu sockets) and XL-ATX (has 9 expansion slots) and then maybe even a new socket that combines them both E-XL-ATX - lol

The Phantom is a great case but ultimately the decision comes down to personal taste and preference for whatever your needs are.

DF-85 is ugly. Skip to 0:25 for lulz
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Modern Motherboards come with Gigabit Ethernet, digital onboard audio (surround sound capable), RAID capabilities, etc.
Hmmmmmmm. I kind of figured that but when I looked at the board at Newegg, I could not find anything. Thanks.

I wasn't planning on using a soundcard until I read this thread in the sound card forum.

I've been satisfied with the on-board I have now and Deluxe will have better on-board than this but they were talking about how CD audio (FLAC files) will sound much better with a sound-card. Now they're saying it can hurt frame-rates in games. I don't know as of yet but I wanna keep my options open.

OK, so now my only problem is the graphics cards. Which one?
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Hmmmmmmm. I kind of figured that but when I looked at the board at Newegg, I could not find anything. Thanks.

I wasn't planning on using a soundcard until I read this thread in the sound card forum.

I've been satisfied with the on-board I have now and Deluxe will have better on-board than this but they were talking about how CD audio (FLAC files) will sound much better with a sound-card. Now they're saying it can hurt frame-rates in games. I don't know as of yet but I wanna keep my options open.

OK, so now my only problem is the graphics cards. Which one?
Weren't you going to go with a GTX 580? That would be fine but if you want to save money, get 2 (or 1) 6950s and unlock them...
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