Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Need help: Custom PC vs. Prebuilt PC


  • Please log in to reply

#31
Mad9

Mad9

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
@Kidnova
I prefer Nvidia than ATI. Nvidia have always been a better choice for quality in my opinion as I've had some issues with an ATI card. And the GTX 570 could've been good too but its was a bit more expensive and I wanted the 2GB memory.

@Phillpower2
I got a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium X64

@iammykyl
You can see my final choices on my last post. You can also see a screen I may buy. My options are this 21.5" widescreen or a 19" screen my friend can sell me for fews dollars.
  • 0

Advertisements


#32
iammykyl

iammykyl

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 6,758 posts
Build look good, everything is compatable though I do agree with Kidnova qith regrds the GPU. My choice would be a GTX 570 > http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16814130620
Review where it shows with the 560ti/7850 / http://www.tweaktown...iew/index1.html
An item I would add to your list is an anti static wrist strap like this, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16899261005
That monitor would have been a great buy, now unfortunately shows as sold out.

Here is a how to build, > http://www.diy-gamin...ild-a-Computer/ Have a read if you are not sure about a step please post.

Download your user manual from Your Mobo manufacturers site as they are often more up to date than the one included in the box.

Edit.

Just seen you post, after I put this one up.

Edited by iammykyl, 10 August 2012 - 11:45 PM.

  • 0

#33
Mad9

Mad9

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
My order status on newegg is "Packaging". I just canceled it so I can pick a GTX 570 instead.

1)My choices (same price after Mail-in rebate)I think I will take the superclocked one :
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16814130593
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16814130595 -This one
2)I will be good for native 1920 X 1080?

3)Are you sure my PSU 600W will be strong enough? On this site it looks like not. http://www.thermalta...ision.com/Power
-Now a better videocard
-3 fans in my case now (2x200mm and 1x120mm)
I found this PSU if I need to change it. http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817171053

PS: I will touch the case to avoid static electricity

EDIT: I cancelled my order to change GPU for a GTX 570 and also I need to know if I should get a better PSU. I got the one at 750W that I linked in this post.
@iammykyl: the screen is on stock in my local store. I will pick it up thereand not buy it on the website.

Edited by Mad9, 11 August 2012 - 12:53 AM.

  • 0

#34
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 20,008 posts
Just trying to save you a few $ on the GTX 570 if it is not too late http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=
  • 0

#35
iammykyl

iammykyl

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 6,758 posts
Here are the 3 cards. > http://www.newegg.ca...2^14-130-622-TS

The 1571 and 1573 are identical in physical structure with the 1573 being super overclocked. reference cooler venting completely outside the case.
The 1570 has the same performance as the 1571 but physically different. No Display port, Min HDMI, is slightly longer and has a cooler that dumps half the heat into the case.

Phillpower2's link, is the one to go for.

2)I will be good for native 1920 X 1080?

Definitely.

I get a wattage of 534 > http://www.thermalta...ision.com/Power so would work but does not give much wiggle room for future component upgrades so,
yes, change for the 750w.

That is great you can get the monitor. Did I see on their website, they will beat any price? If so, may be worth seeing if they have any of your other parts.
  • 0

#36
Mad9

Mad9

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
I am finally going with this one http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16814130622 -EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB(Newegg Canada)
But there is no VGA plug? Will I get a DVI cable with my monitor or something?

And this power supply: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817171053

Everything's good?

Edited by Mad9, 11 August 2012 - 11:33 AM.

  • 0

#37
iammykyl

iammykyl

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 6,758 posts

But there is no VGA plug? Will I get a DVI cable with my monitor or something?

What's in the BoxEVGA Driver/Software Disc with EVGA Precision Tuning Utility; Mini-HDMI to HDMI Cable; DVI to VGA Adapter; 6-pin PCI-E power cable;8-pin PCI-E power cable; User Guide. source, > http://www.amazon.co...R/dp/B003EEMFWU

So you should not need to buy additional cables,

Everything's good?


Posted Image You are good to go. Please keep us informed of how the build goes.



Edit formatting.

Edited by iammykyl, 11 August 2012 - 04:18 PM.

  • 0

#38
Mad9

Mad9

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
OK Thanks! I'll wait to receive my order :)
  • 0

#39
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 20,008 posts
We will look out for an update, as suggested use the time you have now to download and then read your manuals + the suggested tutorials, not forgetting the one provided courtesy of Troy and Artellos respectively http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/
  • 0

#40
kidnova

kidnova

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 424 posts
It's probably too late to rethink the GPU at this point, but the 660TIs are out and worth a look.

http://www.newegg.ca...ICE&PageSize=20
  • 0

Advertisements


#41
Mad9

Mad9

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
UPDATE! Hello guys,
I've received everything for my computer except my HDD. Sadly, it was shipped from Los Angeles, CA and I live in Canada. I need to wait to try my new computer and install W7.

But I still built it and I have a picture for you guys.
http://i.imgur.com/gXw7h.jpg

Everything is booting up with no problem BUT, I cannot hear the POST "beep" sound. I've connected the speaker in the right place on the motherboard (I checked the MSI manual). Does anyone have an idea of why I can't hear it?

PS. I can take other pictures if you need to see something inside the case.

Edited by Mad9, 16 August 2012 - 11:48 AM.

  • 0

#42
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 20,008 posts
Tidy job :thumbsup:

Please clarify as you have said;

I've received everything for my computer except my HDD. Sadly, it was shipped from Los Angeles, CA and I live in Canada. I need to wait to try my new computer and install W7.


But also;

Everything is booting up with no problem BUT, I cannot hear the POST "beep"

Do you have a HDD fitted or not as in are you using a spare one.
  • 0

#43
Mad9

Mad9

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
I have not received my HDD but I can still open my computer and go into Bios settings. But when I open it, I hear no beep sound ( as they show in the newegg building tutorial video)

Everything runs smoothly though. So does anyone know why I cant hear the sound?

Edited by Mad9, 16 August 2012 - 04:10 PM.

  • 0

#44
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 20,008 posts
The single beep that you normally hear on a fully functioning computer is when the computer has completed the POST (power on self test) as you do not have a HDD fitted the computer is not completing the POST so you get no beep, full explanation @ http://www.webopedia...BootProcess.asp

Just a FYI, a computer boots from the HDD, SDD or other storage device that has an operating system on it so your computer is powering up not booting up.

On a positive note though once the HDD is fitted a format and partition of the HDD + OS install and you should be up and running.
  • 0

#45
Mad9

Mad9

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
I don't think that the HDD has to be connected. I was refering to this video from newegg.
Newegg video tutorial (It's at the correct time, just open link and watch)

In the video, the parts connected are the Motherboard, CPU, GPU, Memory and the Power supply. The guy plug the speaker and when he shorts the pins to do the test boot, we hear the single beep and he says that it good because we know the motherboard has done the POST. There is no Drive installed.

That is why I was wondering why mine dont't make any sound when I turn the power ON.

Edited by Mad9, 16 August 2012 - 04:28 PM.

  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP