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Editor gone crazy, please see next post. 

Edited by iammykyl, 30 August 2012 - 03:35 AM.

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Your listed parts are compatible.

I will be using an after-market Cpu fan

Info, just to make you aware, using a cooler other than the one supplied with a boxed retail CPU from both AMD and Intel (and/or over-clocking), will void your warranty.

You still have not given the 700w PSU details. Given that you are trying to future proof and intend to overclock, may use 2 GPUs and 2 + monitors, you will need a quality 850w PSU with ,(two eight-pin auxiliary connectors per card(rather than the reference six-pin and eight-pin plug).

= 4 eight pin. 60 amps on the 12v rail.

My choice for a PSU would be one of these, please check that whichever supply you select, the cables are long enough for your case. >

http://www.newegg.co...2^17-116-012-TS



Card measure 11.75” x 5.5” x 1.5”, make sure it will fit in the case.


The 7970 Lightning is the only card in our round-up that doesn’t expose the same display outputs as AMD's reference board. It’s certainly encouraging to see a manufacturer facilitate six display outputs from a dual-slot I/O panel. But our enthusiasm is seriously curbed by the realization that the two DVI outputs are single-link-only. Resolutions over 1920x1200 (such as 2560x1600) are not supported and require an active mini-DisplayPort-to-DVI adapter that’s not included. Similarly, 120 Hz refresh rates also require a DVI adapter. That means that anyone planning to take advantage of AMD's HD3D initiative are forced to pay more unless they take the DisplayPort route.



At the end of the day, three-way output utilizing DVI outputs at resolutions in excess of 1920x1200 and HD3D beyond that same resolution requires an active mini-DisplayPort-to-DVI adapter that costs extra. Source > http://www.tomshardw...iew,3186-4.html

http://www.thermalta...ision.com/Power 830w recommended.
http://psucalc.tk/#calcpsu More control with this one.

RAM, is compatible but I would seriously consider using sticks that are low profile, this would insure you have no problems with any CPU cooler.
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so i dont need a mini-DisplayPort-to-DVI adapter as long as i dont use resolution past 1920x1200 and i am aware that using an after market Cpu fan will void the warrenty.
This is the Psu i Picked from the list you suggested:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139011

Will this still be compatable with everything else in the build?
And yeah thanks i will start looking at some low profile ram sticks! :D
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so i dont need a mini-DisplayPort-to-DVI adapter as long as i dont use resolution past 1920x1200

Correct. If your monitor/s have Display Port, you can use up to 4 screens at any resolutions. The box contains

two six-to-eight-pin- power adapters, do not use. use the 6X2 Pin, = 8 pin PCI-E connectors directly

from the excellent PSU you have selected and yes, it is compatible with your system.


RAM. The listed one will perform the same as the Ripjaw, is good quality and, if important, comes in different colours. > http://www.newegg.co...9^20-231-559-TS


Download your selected Mobo user manual from the web site as it could be more up to date than the one included in the retail box, you can also familiarize yourself with it's features.


Do you require any, How To Build, tutorials?






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ok thanks i will use the 6x2 pin.
Thanks for the Ram suggestion! that is the one im going to use.
and ok thanks about the advice i will make sure i check out the site and read through the manual there before Building.

And the only thing that i am not as confident about is the wiring so a Tutorial on that would save alot of time! :)

Thanks for all your help though, i am going away for a 5 days so i wont be able to check any posts till i come back! :D
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Glad that we could be of help.

ok thanks i will use the 6x2 pin.

When you read the GPU manual, you will see the card requires 2 separate PCI-E cables from the PSU, each ends in a 6x2 Pin plug.

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

If you are not sure about any steps when building, post back and ask.

2 items I recommend you add to your list.

An anti static whist strap like this, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16899261005
An internal mini system speaker, this will give beep codes during the system start up, POST. indicating everything is OK, or you have a problem, like this > http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html
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Hi magnetmagmaa.


How is the build progressing? Up to installing the OS yet? An update on the Forum would be appreciated. You have had 307 views on your Topic, so following through to a conclusion helps everyone that reads it.
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Thanks for your help! and sorry that it took me so long to post another reply i ahve been very busy recently!
And thanks for reccomending the anti-static wristband:

This build was planned in advance unlike the other build that i done, i will start this build in about 2 months i just wanted to get everything setup in advance i will come back to the site and update you when i start building and how the build goes ect, Once again thanks for all your help i will definatly reccomend this site to anyone i know who needs computer help! :D
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You are welcome.
Thank you for the update. We look forward to hearing results.
If you need any fore help before you start the build, "Just whistle"
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Hahaha Thanks if so i will do! :D
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Hey so i got to building the computer yesterday i ended up changing a few parts before buying and there is a problem when i turn the computer on no splash screen comes up and the front USB ports dont seem to work as i have a razer taipan which works by USB port and it doesnt seem to work also i have plugged speakers in i dont hear a beep i mades sure the HD audio cable was plugged in and the USB cable is plugged in aswell, the Debug says 97 what does this mean i consulted the manual and it didnt seem to include that, i made sure the ram is in properly and the 24pin power cable and the 12pin, the cpu phase leds all turn on blue in sequence and i dont know what the proble is... Any help?
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Hi.
Sorry to hear you are having problems.
It will help us first if you list every part, brand/model, so we know what you have changed from the original.
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http://www.overclock...rodid=CP-336-AM
http://www.overclock...rodid=FG-032-SY
http://www.overclock...id=1597&subcat=
http://www.overclock...rodid=CA-048-XG
http://www.overclock...rodid=AC-000-AC
http://www.overclock...d=8&subcat=1387 x2
http://www.overclock...rodid=HD-255-SE
http://www.overclock...903&subcat=2046
http://www.overclock...rodid=CA-165-AN
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Thanks for the update.
The Debug stop error 79 is CSM initialization. The most likely cause being bad/incompatible RAM or a defective memory slot on the Mobo.

i have plugged speakers in i dont hear a beep i mades sure the HD audio cable was plugged in

You will not hear any beep codes from external speakers. Beep codes are generated from the BIOS through a small internal system speaker like this one, > http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html installed on a header on the Mobo, see 2-14 in the Mobo manual, JFP2 header, System Speaker.

the front USB ports dont seem to work as i have a razer taipan which works by USB port and it doesnt seem to work

The front header USB ports may not be initialized until later in the POST sequence. Always the best option at first set up is to use a PS/2 keyboard and mouse.

Please make sure to turn of the power when working on the computer and take anti static measures. When installing anything to the Mobo, make sure things are the right way round, same goes for + and - symbols on leads and plugs.

Go to 2-18 Mobo manual, Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1. Please read carefully and follow instruction to clear the CMOS. Keep the jumper on Clear Data for about 30 seconds and then place it on Keep Data. you have finished.

>Remove the wireless card, if you have installed it.

>Remove the plugs from the front header USB2 And USB3 headers.
Please recheck the Front Panel Connectors: JFP1, Mobo manual 2-14

>Unplug the keyboard from the front USB. If you have a PS/2 keyboard, plug it into the back of the case, Mobo manual 2-10. If not available you can try the Razor in the USB 2 OR USB 3, Do not use the USB/eSATA combo port.

>Remove both sticks of RAM.


>Recheck the following, making sure they are properly seated. 2 connections to the Mobo, CPU fan plug to CPU system fan header on the Mobo. If you have installed the original selected video card, it requires 2 PCI-e connectors. You have the compatible connection from the video outlet socket to the monitor.

>Install one stick of ram in slot 1, making sure it is seated correctly and the end locking tabs have engaged.

> Turn on the power, switch on the monitor, on the Mobo, press the power on button, watch for lights on the keyboard, confirm the fans are spinning.

Do you get any signal on the monitor? what code is on the Debug LED? If you have managed to fit a system speaker, any beeps?

Edited by iammykyl, 28 December 2012 - 06:44 AM.

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It was Debug code 97 not 79 :D and I un-installed the wireless card removed 3 sticks of ram ( I had 4) Plugged in ps2 mouse and keyboard and i bought a internal motherboard speaker and plugged that in i check in all the wire were plugged in correctly, then i turned on the computer by the power button on the mobo and the internal speaker beeped when the mobo was displaying debug code 19 a few seconds after it was turned on it then when through the same debug codes as before then stopped at 97 again the screen wasnt displaying anything and saying that it had no input the ps2 keyboard caps lock num lock and scroll lock led indicators were not turning on after pressing the buttons so i believe it wasnt working, i did change the graphics card from the origial to the Asus Matrix Platinum which also needs 2 power connectors which i have plugged in, im Certain theres nothing wrong with the monitor keyboard or mice i have tried, when the computer is on all the fans spin and the case has some built in fan controllers they all work in turning the fans up and down and once again all lights are on the NB phase leds the cpu phase leds and the HDD led.
Any idea whats wrong? thanks :D

Edited by magnetmagmaa, 02 January 2013 - 10:28 PM.

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