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Troy

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Who is this imposter using my name!!!

:)

Welcome Troy!
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You will need an optical drive as the software for the Mobo comes on a DVD. After installation of the OS you maybe prompted to create an emergency start up disc. You may also want to perform backups.
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Has you Mobo arrived yet?

What other parts have you selected, recieved?
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Sorry for the late reply,

Yes iammykyl,
my mobo has arrived, now I am currently building it.

The hardest part so far was installing the hyper fan 212+ lol :)



Who is this imposter using my name!!!

:unsure:

Welcome Troy!


Troy ftw!

Edited by TroyNguyen, 30 May 2011 - 11:33 PM.

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iammykyl

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Good.

Please let us know how things progress.
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As of right now, I got everything to run!
Haven't set up my internet yet, and still determining whether I should OC or not also.

My current problem is my HDD isn't allocated, I installed Windows 7 using my SSD.

I'm really confused on what I should do...
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Get your HDD allocated as your data drive.

Install all the drivers for your motherboard.

Then get your antivirus and software setup, then connect to the internet.

Then do some stress testing etc... to make sure all is good.

If you are going to overclock, do it in a few weeks once you are sure what you currently have is running good.
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Thanks very much Troy, iammykyl, and Digerati!
Definitely learned alot!
The computer is running great now!
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Great! Thanks for the followup.
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Your welcome. I learnt some as well.

If you decide to run any benchmarks? would be interested to see them.
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Window7 How To.

> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/
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I used PCmark, and here are my results.

http://3dmark.com/pcmv/448624
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Thanks for taking the trouble.

If I have not misread the page, you did the test with the integrated graphics. If you click on the Z68 competition link you have the 3rd highest score for the category. excellent for the build.
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Yes, I did not buy a discrete video card :)
Maybe sometimes in the future!

If you click on the Z68 competition link you have the 3rd highest score for the category. excellent for the build.

Yay!
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:)

Could you please post what was your final build specs and cost and I will then use it for a recommended build to others.

Thanks.
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