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phillpower2

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The suggestion Macboatmaster made was genuinely well intended Exida :yes:

One other suggestion is once you have decided on all of your parts you download the manuals and study them while you wait for the parts to arrive, that way if you have any questions or concerns you can resolve them before you start your build.
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Exida

Indeed and here is what I was referring to.

phillpower2 and I actually worked together, on the topic, together with iammykyl

The make and model of the psu is corsair cx600 v2.

The case is an antec gaming one or something along that. I think I may of discovered the only potential cause for two boards dying the same way.

I thought my power supply connector for the floppy power was actually a fan for the psu itself.

So I can only think that I plugged that in twice on case install and two boards fried.

Quick search turns up that can be fatal for boards seeing you are giving it power from two points.

I plugged it into the pwr_fan header on the motherboard.

Since the board booted up outside the case when I did not have that plug in that tells me it is pointing to that terrible mistake.

I have only attached that cable and turned on the power twice, both times I installed it into the case, two separate boards. Then remove from the case and the board is dead.

I think that is it, confirm or deny?





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Both builds will give you top notch performance, playing most games on maxed out settings. The only way you would see any difference would be to bench test them.

Reasons for some of my selcetions.

RAM. Low profile, just in case an after market cooler is later used. Some tall RAM heat-sinks can make this difficult.
PSU is modular, using less cables and giving better airflow in the case.
Motherboard, note, changed. same as Phillpowr2's.
Monitor, personal choice as I prefer LED and also this has HDMI.
Case. My preferred when keeping the cost down Compare, > http://www.newegg.co...7^11-129-087-TS

revised build with Mobo change, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eu4m


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Just seen that neither monitor has inbuilt speakers. Have you got any?
One item I think you should add is an anti static wrist strap like this, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16899261005

Another how to build, for you to browse. > http://www.diy-gamin...ild-a-Computer/

When you have decided on the parts you are going to use, Please post the list so we can ensure that everything is still compatible.






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update.


I you are still buying pars? this Heads up from Phillpower2 is too good to miss, Save $60 on a 3570K > http://www.microcent...duct_id=0388577



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iammykyl

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Hi Exida.
How is your project progressing? An update on the forum would be appreciated.
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