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My First Build - Just need your input :D


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Posted Image Looks like you are on top of everything, You are good to go.

well if this is it, please tell me if there is anything i can do to thank you


Been great conversing with you. Clicking on the + (bottom right corner) of any of my posts, will give me another point on my reputation. Same goes for anyone else's post you like

will changing the thermal paste void the warranty?


NO, it is OK to use a differer or new TIM.

A couple of How To Build.

http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ Thanks to Troy, and Artellos.
http://www.diy-gamin...ild-a-Computer/

It is in the guides but will nag you.

Always unplug from the mains when working on the computer and take anti static measures even when handling part not attached to the PC.
Don't rush, be methodical.
Change the I/O shield installed in the case for the one supplied with the Mobo.
Check and CHECK again that the stand offs screwed to the Mobo mounting plate match exactly the pattern of the screw holes in the Mobo, the exact number, NO extra ones.

Any problems, we are here.

Please let us know how the build performs as this is most helpful for others who want to build there own computer.

Edited by iammykyl, 02 December 2011 - 01:02 AM.

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will changing the thermal paste void the warranty?

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/292223-thermal-interface-material/ Just a reminder ;)
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Thanks Phollpower2.
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Thanks iammykyl and phillpower2
you guys were great help!

sorry it took so long to write back, i thought you stopped answering, but it was just on the next page :happy:
im currenty reading the pages you guys linked me and learning me some knowledge :P
im ready to buy it if there is nothing else i will need

the benchmarks will not be so good when i get my computer, because i dont plan to benchmark just yet.
i will post them as soon as possible though.
when i get the money for a awesome power supply, i will come back and ask you guys more questions about overclocking.
i dont think there is much i can do with a 500w power supply so im gunna leave it stock for now.
(unless you think otherwise)

i liked all of the posts you guys have made and if there is anything else i can do to help, just ask.

EDIT: after reading up on selecting TIM, im not sure what one to pick.
im most likely going to go with arctic silver because they say it will be better over time and i dont think i will be changing these parts any time soon.
(also i had to edit because it just didnt feel right to not edit this later :P)

Edited by Superchimpo, 03 December 2011 - 08:04 PM.

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Thanks iammykyl and phillpower2
you guys were great help!


Your welcome, we are happy to help.

i dont think there is much i can do with a 500w power supply so im gunna leave it stock for now.

Very wise decision.

EDIT: after reading up on selecting TIM, im not sure what one to pick.

im most likely going to go with arctic silver because they say it will be better over time and i dont think i will be changing these parts any time soon.

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(also i had to edit because it just didnt feel right to not edit this later :P

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Arctic Silver is very good and easy to use. Just remember, once you have put the 2 part together, don"t be tempted (being maybe uncertain) to pull them apart to see how the gunk has spread.
It was the right time to edit.

So you are A OK to go.

Let us know when you are up and running. Any problems, "just whistle".
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Thanks iammykyl and phillpower2
you guys were great help!


Your welcome, we are happy to help.

i dont think there is much i can do with a 500w power supply so im gunna leave it stock for now.

Very wise decision.

EDIT: after reading up on selecting TIM, im not sure what one to pick.

im most likely going to go with arctic silver because they say it will be better over time and i dont think i will be changing these parts any time soon.

<br style="color: rgb(13, 41, 117); font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(242, 242, 242); ">
(also i had to edit because it just didnt feel right to not edit this later :P

)


Arctic Silver is very good and easy to use. Just remember, once you have put the 2 part together, don"t be tempted (being maybe uncertain) to pull them apart to see how the gunk has spread.
It was the right time to edit.

So you are A OK to go.

Let us know when you are up and running. Any problems, "just whistle".


I would just like to echo the wise words of iammykyl :thumbsup:
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im REALLY sorry...i have one final question!

(new selected one)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125353

OR

(the old one i selected)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102908

:unsure:

(had to check one last time and saw this one was better...in my eyes at least)
(also if gives you guys 2 more liked posts :P)

EDIT: i think the first one would be better because it has 2 fans...so better OC later?
and i absolutely HATE dirt 3...you would have to pay me to play that game again.
really all its doing is giving me $2 more in my pocket (because of free shipping), and better cooling.
i just want 1 final time for you guys to tell me its ok.

Edited by Superchimpo, 04 December 2011 - 03:35 PM.

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125353 just shades it for me, slightly more expensive but has a 3 year warranty as opposed to the other cards 2 years + it has free shipping, I do suggest that you read the feedback at Newegg for both cards to help you to decide.
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ok cool...i will wait for iammykyl's response to hear a second opinion and then buy it tommorow

what benchmarking programs do you guys want me to run?
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A good find Superchimpo.
I agree with Phillpower2



The Gigabyte is faster, will perform a little better and 3 years warranty. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125353

Get you build finished, play with it for a while and let us know how it runs, then I will give you a couple of links for benchmarking.
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Hi.
How has your build gone?
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im back!
so the build was super easy
the only problem i ran into was my optical drive
my old one i was going to use was ide not sata
i just got a new one today and everything is installed and running

i ran passmarks performancetest 7.0 and got a score of 1823.9
sorry it took so long...
do you have any other benchmarks i can run
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Thanks for the update, getting feedback about the how a build turns out, good or bad, is helpful to everybody.

Very good score, seen worst from systems costing twice as much as yours.

This page has some useful tools, http://www.makeuseof...hmark-programs/

This is a very good site http://www.makeuseof...hmark-programs/


If you have Crysis installed, there is a benchmark tool in the program or, https://www.google.c...2l2-6.10.1l17l0

Unless you have problems, benchmarking is mostly for interest, and bragging rights, so if yourcomputer performs well for the tasks you set, it should not be the all of your day.





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so i ran 3d mark 11 basic and i wasnt too happy with the results
im not sure whats the norm or if its good, but i assumed its because i haven't overclocked at all
im not sure if this link will work but this is what i got:
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2443158
its strange because i got 20 fps (more or less) on here
when i was playing team fortress 2 i was getting 300 fps on nearly max settings
i know its not the hardest game to run...

im still happy with my purchase, but i am thinking about what to do to improve this
im not looking forward to buying a new heatsink,video card, and power supply.
i know thats gunna cost quite a bit, but when i do i will come here askin for input again
thanks again for all your help!
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im not looking forward to buying a new heatsink,video card, and power supply


You do not need a new heat-sink and fan, your system is not overheating.
You do not need a new graphics card, Your graphics card will play most games at near max settings. If your games are running smoothly without problems, you must be getting better frame rates than reported when benchmarking.
As discussed in earlier posts, your PSU is the min recommended 500w and would be best replaced later for a 600w/650w especially if you decide to over-clock.

so i ran 3d mark 11 basic and i wasnt too happy with the results


You will need more explicit help than I can give you so this may be a good site to investigate and post on.
http://futuremark.yo...forum/index.php

It looks to me as though you discrete GPU is not included when benchmarked, only the integrated one. Have you updated all the Windows7 drivers?

Make sure your monitor is connected to the GPU outlet and not to the Mobo outlet.
When benchmarking, disconnect from the Internet, and close all background running programs, Before uploading the score, save your results and restart the PC
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