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Building A computer (First time)


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I have a question about my RAM, on the Danish site where i can buy the parts, they got 16 GB in 4/4Gb is that alright? They dont got 2/8Gb ;s

It will make no difference to performance. May be slightly more expensive than 2 sticks.

This is a useful site for research, Look for the cars that are available to you, at eh moment I like the Asus. > http://www.gpureview...0-card-669.html

> http://uk.hardware.i...i-and-3-way-sli

Before you actually purchase parts, please post the full list so we can give a final inspection.

Edited by iammykyl, 14 May 2012 - 05:06 AM.

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Hello again.

Here is the link to the parts that I wanna buy http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/8eTh

And the psu here http://www.sicompute...-850-ec-80.html

Now i will prove you with link to the sites where im gonna buy it. It will be in Danish, but the numbers and terms should be the same.

CPU: http://www.komplett....aspx?sku=660225

Motherboard: http://www.komplett....aspx?sku=748566

RAM: http://www.komplett....aspx?sku=618011

Harddrive: http://www.proshop.d...MB-2190512.html

GPU: http://www.komplett....aspx?sku=751369

Case: http://www.komplett....aspx?sku=603164

Optical Drive: http://www.proshop.d...

OS: http://www.komplett....ku=632075#extra

PSU: http://www.proshop.d...tt-2178838.html

Here it is, i hope it is all right! The case is out of stock but will be back the 24 of may, so all good :)

Thanks for your service iammykyl, you have really shown yourself useful, and a good friend also, i hope i can return this favour once :)
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Looks to be a great build. You are OK to go.
I suggest you buy an anti static wrist strap.
ESD Safe Wrist Straps for Protection Against Static Electricity

When proper worn and grounded, a functioning wrist strap keeps the human body near ground potential, thus preventing hazardous discharge between bodies and objects.

> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16899261005

How to build, > http://www.diy-gamin...ild-a-Computer/


Now i just need to find a good name for the computer

Beowulf ?


Been a pleasure to help. Any problems, "Just Whistle"
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If you have not already done so, I suggest you download the Mobo user manual, it may be more resent than the printed one in the retail box. The Sabertooth has many features and may take some time to master them.
> http://www.asus.com/...TH_Z77#download
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Hey Ill take a look at it soon.

I Do have a question, screws to assemble the parts with, do you know if they come with the parts or I have to get them separably ?

and i did not get a CPU cooler, is that a problem or has my casing enough fans? And what about a cooling paste is that a good idea?

All wires will come with the different parts right?

Would a normal rubber mat, like the ones from a bathtub function like an antistatic mat?
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That depends on the part. On the upgrade I just did I needed to buy some TIM and also a molex-sata power adapter(I was upgrading from using a 6 year old PSU though). The power supply should contain all the power cables. The drives should contain the data cables and the screws to mount them (unless they are OEM parts). Case should contain the screws to mount the motherboard. You will probably need to buy TIM(Thermal Paste). The CPU usually comes with a CPU fan and heat sink. Some don't think stock is good enough but I never had problems(I also don't overclock my system.)

I personally have never used a anti-static mat. Some sort of anti-static protection is good though. I would use a mat in a professional environment though.
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i did not get a CPU cooler, is that a problem or has my casing enough fans? And what about a cooling paste is that a good idea?
A. The CPU comes with a stock heatsink and fan, it also has a pre applied TIM pad, you would get better temp performance by removing this and applying your own paste. Remove the pad with a fingernail or credit card, do not use anything metal. You will need a cleaning solution like this, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100010 and TIM, this is the one I use as it is electrically non conductive so that if any is spilled, it would not cause a short. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835186038

All wires will come with the different parts right? screws to assemble the parts with, do you know if they come with the parts or I have to get them separably ?
A. Everything you need will be supplied with the parts except the video card. You must check with the manufacturer to see what cables are included and if you need a different one to connect your Monitor, you must buy it.

Would a normal rubber mat, like the ones from a bathtub function like an antistatic mat?
A. No, it will insulate you from earth, ground. it is not the function you require, you need to be earthed. Your clothing would still generate and store static, when you touched a component, static would discharge from you to the computer part. Use an anti static strap and follow the enclosed instruction


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anzenketh Sorry, did not see your post.

Edited by iammykyl, 18 May 2012 - 04:03 AM.

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Hi.

How are you progressing with your build? Any problems?
An update would be most welcome.
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Hello Again.

Yes there was a problem, but its just that the delivery firm messed up so some parts have not arrived yet. Got my PSU here! But that rest i will get next week.

When i start building next week I will take some pictures and upload so you can see :)

Edited by DarkByte, 28 May 2012 - 06:56 AM.

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When i start building next week I will take some pictures and upload so you can see

:)

That would be great, you can put them in your G2G Profile, > Gallery.

Just some info about Windows Update.
> http://pcsupport.abo...d-them.htm?nl=1
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Hey ma man!

Bad news the parts have not arrived yet.. They should be sent in 3 days if im lucky.

Just wanted to let you know :)

I hope your having a great time :)
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Thanks DarkByte.

I hope your having a great time

:)

Yes I am, doing final touches for a brief trip to the UK.
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Hello Again.

Just uploaded a picture of my little project on fixing a laptop with a bad harddrive :)

Its also good practice just to see a computer on the inside, even though it is a laptop :)
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Good Pic. I think you brave, laptops are quite hard to work on, something I stay well clear off.
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It is done! and assembled, no problems at all :)
Im writing the post from it, its looking beatiful, there are some pictures on my profile.

I really cant thank you enough, you have been a huge help, I really enjoy this computer its.. so good! and a HUGE upgrade from my old computer.

Thank you so much! If you ever require my aid on anything, then I will gladly help :)

best regards, Chris.
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