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As usual, the manual is rubbish. I think they are all translated by an English speaking Russian written by a Japanese speaking Mexican pastry chief. There is no
mention of how many screw holes in the Motherboard. :)

Go to this page, > http://www.newegg.co...tel Motherboard You can zoom in and drag the image about.
Your mobo has 6 screw holes, 2 across the top, 2 across the middle and 2 across the bottom, , there is a metal ring around each hole.

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Some tips to get you going on the build.

Your case may or may not come with the stand offs pre installed. See the case manual.


1. Take both sides of the case and put them to one side.

2. With the back of the case facing you, top left hand corner is the I/O shield, (this is where the ports on the Mobo come through, Mobo manual, page 13.) This shield usually has to be swapped for the one that comes with the Motherboard, It is a press fit, pushed from the outside of the case, insure that the replacement is the correct way up, refer to the case manual.

3. With the case laid down, back facing to the left, look for the stand offs on the Mobo installation plate, if installed, or holes if not installed. There must be the same number of stand offs matching the screw holes on the motherboard, NO EXTRA ones. Double check by carefully laying the Mobo in the case to make sure everything matches up. Remove the Mobo and place it on your insulated work surface. Proceed with the rest of the installation as per your manuals.

I always install the PSU first and the video card last.

When installing other add on cards, carefully read the manual first as some cards have to have the software installed before the hardware.

When installing the HDDs, try to leave the slot opposite the end of the PCI-E slot empty. Gives you room if the card is long.

Before starting the PC, recheck all connection, especially the fans.
Leave the side panel off so you can see that all the fans start and you cand see any indicator LEDs.

how big is the GeForce GTX 460 card you picked out


8.2 x 4.2 x 1.5 inches

Please confirm that the parts listed in post #36 is your final build. If anything different, let us know.
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I rly want this case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811144250

Or this one, it has better reviews: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811156188

Do they have the corrrect amount of stand-offs? I cannot find anywhere where it says the amount of standoffs on either case.

Edited by Fruitinator, 23 June 2011 - 10:08 PM.

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Yes, the parts for the Intel i5 2500k z68 mobo build is my final choice for a build. I have them in my cart on newegg already but I am waiting to order because I need to make sure that the case I want will work. I didnt realize that windows 7 was so expensive!! Well I guess its worth it.

How did you make sure that the case you picked out had 9 standoffs? I have looked everywhere and I cannot find information on how many standoffs the cases I want will have -_-

Thanks for your time

Edited by Fruitinator, 23 June 2011 - 10:08 PM.

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Or this one, it has better reviews: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811156188


I think that one is the better of the 2 cases. both will work with your build.

How did you make sure that the case you picked out had 9 standoffs? I have looked everywhere and I cannot find information on how many standoffs the cases I want will have -_-


You will not find information on how many stand offs are supplied.

It seems to be the norm for cases to come with nine stand offs. Sometimes they are already screwed into the Mobo mounting plate and sometimes they come in a packet, you will not know until you open the case.

remember, your Motherboard only has six screw holes so you must make absolutely sure that there are only six stand offs screwed onto the Motherboard mounting plate so they match exactly with the holes in the Mobo

If you see any more than six, unscrew the spare ones so there are only six left in the correct position.

I didnt realize that windows 7 was so expensive!!


This the version you will need. Can you not get it cheaper through the school?

> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986

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So you are now all set to go. Any problems, just post. Please let us know how the PC performs.

Tips.

Chase any rebates available, register you products promptly, do not throw away any packaging for at least a year.
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Well i could get it from my school for free but thats illegal, how would i get it cheaper through school?
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When in your original post you mentioned you could get it through your school I thought they my have had an official subsidy program for the students. As this appears not to be the case a legal OEM licence is the cheapest way to get your OS.
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Sorry but what is an OEM license?
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what is an OEM license?


http://graphicssoft....ftware.-UFl.htm

This is an OEM package of Window7 64bit which is the one you should buy with your hardware and this will make you the system builder.

> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986


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I just checked out how much the grand total (with taxes and shipping) would be for the build you listed WITH the OS(I was busy for awhile) and it is $978 dollars. This is a little out of my price ranged but I think I could cut some of the costs by reducing some stuff. I realize, overclocking isnt that important, I just want my new computer :) I could eliminate the i5 2500k and the z68 mobo and instead get a i5 2400 and a p67 motherboard or just something like that, this would cut the costs about maybe 80 dollars? I am not exactly sure but I do need to cut some things to make this work. Otherwise, there is this build 800 dollar build I could get: http://gamingrig.blo...-june-2011.html

Tell me what you think But I think we could make this work.

Thanks for your help and putting up with me changing my mind and all that crap :unsure:

Please get back to me soon :yes:

Edited by Fruitinator, 05 July 2011 - 02:47 PM.

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Hi.

The build on Post #36 came to about $780, ADD the OS = $880.

Please give a link to your basket as this would make it easer to juggle the parts and prices about.
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Hello,

Sorry for the delay on comments as I have been busy of late at work (and home hehe). When you are looking up information on the cases and the relative standoffs, what you want is a list of the standards that the case supports. For example, you may find a case lists as supporting ATX and mATX. This means that any motherboard which is listed as either size will fit in the case. It can be tricky sometimes, but what I find to be most helpful is the pictures. Yep, if ever I'm concerned, I just look up the manufacturer's website of both the case and the motherboard, and find the gallery where I can check exactly how everything is laid out.

As an IT technician, customers rely on me to order in parts that are going to work. So I need to check exactly what I am ordering and match it off against each other. If it doesn't look like it's going to fit, after that I call my suppliers (in which case, call your retail store support) and get them to confirm whether it will work or not.

It may or may not be helpful to you, but at the end of the day I need to make sure 100% everything is going to work, so if you are ordering the parts to build yourself then you will fall into the same category as me - make sure 100% it will work. If in doubt, make some calls and/or make some changes.

Cheers

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Hi,

Done another build,
Does not include monitor.
Does include the OS.
Every item is free shipping but does not include taxes.

Total $801.

Are you still interested?
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Yes I am totally interested :) Free shipping is great and that's a great price. Taxes don't bother me at all.

Here is a link to my cart with the build in post #36-the i5 2500k z68 mobo build: http://secure.newegg...spx?Submit=view

And also about the free shipping thing, I live in Hawaii so I hope free shipping can go there :unsure: And if it didnt ship to hawaii for free, could I use shopRunner 30 day free trial and then cancel to ship? Im not sure if it is trustworthy and I don't want to be billed for it but its an option.

Edited by Fruitinator, 08 July 2011 - 02:22 PM.

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Hi.

Sorry my last post was incomplete and came across curt, was a bit Short on time.

and putting up with me changing my mind and all that crap :)


Not a problem, would like to get the best possible outcome.

I could eliminate the i5 2500k and the z68 mobo and instead get a i5 2400 and a p67 motherboard


Installing a non K SB on a P67 Mobo does not work as you have no access to overclocking or integrated graphics and the price saving would not be great.

So the Major cut is to go for a H67 Mobo which is the correct platform for a no K SB CPU. Have trimmed elsewhere as well but the build will still give you a very good gaming PC.

Mobo. Has most of the latest tech but only 1 PCIe slot so you upgrade options in the future are, add more RAM, sell the installed video card and but a better one. Add a small SSD for OS and games and use the installed HDD for other programs, Date and image backup.

> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157233

CPU. Only dropped to the 2500, which I would stay with, if you are really desperate you could drop to the 2400 but this would only save you $15.

> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115073

GPU. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130571

RAM. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231253

HDD. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136319

DVD. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106289

PSU. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371044

CASE. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129066

OS. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116983


The Mobo has 6 screw holes, 2 top 2 middle 2 bottom

When you are adding things to your basket, make sure you are getting the current price.

Sorry being in Australia I can't help with the snipping questions.

edit,

Just checking the links and sorry to say the Mobo has gone up by $9 and has shipping.

Edited by iammykyl, 09 July 2011 - 08:38 AM.

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If you have not already ordered your parts? can reduce the price by about $60 by going with a AMD build.
Let me know.
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