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Best Answer Bushisland , 02 August 2015 - 08:42 AM

Gday.Been a while since we heard from you.   Did you start the build?   Have any problems?   An update would be appreciated. Thanks.Hi iammykyl,The build went well and is up and... Go to the full post »


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Hi All,

This is going to be my new gaming build.

 

Intel Core i7-4790K CPU 4.0GHz
Asus Maximus VII Hero MoBo

Corsair H100i GTX Liquid Cooler
Corsair Vengeance Pro Red 16GB (2x8) DDR3-2133MHz
Samsung 850 EVO Series 500GB 2.5" SSD
Evga Super Nova 750G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Cablemod Premium White cable kit
Evga GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked + ACX 2.0 + Backing Plate GPU
Corsair 760T White ATX Full Tower
Corsair Link Lighting Node

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

 

The only part missing is the monitor. Maybe a 27" or 28." I am not sure what to get. Any  suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks

 


Edited by Bushisland, 13 July 2015 - 05:12 PM.

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Welcome back Bushisland.

A great build.   

A couple of things. check the fit in the case for the cooler size/placement and the length fit for the GPU.

 

I have included  a HDD for Data storage and as the build is top end, a monitor to suit. > http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/CfX6bv

http://www.overclock...ion-thread/3520


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Welcome back Bushisland.

A great build.   

A couple of things. check the fit in the case for the cooler size/placement and the length fit for the GPU.

 

I have included  a HDD for Data storage and as the build is top end, a monitor to suit. > http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/CfX6bv

http://www.overclock...ion-thread/3520

 

Thank You for your reply. First since this is going to be a gaming rig only, I thought the 500GB ssd would do or am I wrong? As for your pick on the monitor, :spoton: But some bad reviews on corner light bleeding and there seems to be a lot of units with dead pixels. Seems to me a lot on such a high end monitor. This is giving me some reservations on this unit. :unsure: The Case will fit both the cooler and GPU, as I did research it. Thanks for that tip.


Edited by Bushisland, 14 July 2015 - 06:01 PM.

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I agree that a large SSD will be enough for all your programs and games.  A separate HDD keeps your Data safer, should you need to repair/reinstall the OS, your Data is not touched, also some people end up with Terabytes of videos music etc.

There are a slew of new monitors being released August, so you could build, test, and then decide on one.

 

If you are happy with the main parts of the build, download the user manual so you can familiarize yourself with them.

If your case does not come with a mini internal MB speaker, I would purchase one, i.e. > http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html

 

Keep in touch.


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I agree that a large SSD will be enough for all your programs and games.  A separate HDD keeps your Data safer, should you need to repair/reinstall the OS, your Data is not touched, also some people end up with Terabytes of videos music etc.

There are a slew of new monitors being released August, so you could build, test, and then decide on one.

 

If you are happy with the main parts of the build, download the user manual so you can familiarize yourself with them.

If your case does not come with a mini internal MB speaker, I would purchase one, i.e. > http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html

 

Keep in touch.

 

I will put a HDD in then. Maybe a Western Digital. Yes, I beiieve I will wait until August to see what comes out. Thanks for the speaker link and all your help. The rest of the build is a go. :thumbsup:  I will be in touch and tell you what happens. :wave:


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Thanks for the update and you are most welcome :thumbsup:

 

Even if you have built a system before, my procedure may make it less of a hassle, a bare bones setup. 

 

If your case comes with an I/O shield already installed, remove it by pushing it into the case, then fit the one that comes in the MB box.

Install the PSU.

Place the MB on the empty box, close to the side of the case.

Install the CPU/heatsink and fan, connect the fan to the CPU header on the MB.

Install the RAM in the correct numbered slots.

 

this is optional to test for DOA parts.

connect the keyboard/mouse to the top two USB sockets on the MB, or the PS/2 socket.

connect the monitor.

Connect the two main power cable to the MB.

Connect a mini MB speaker.

Switch on the monitor, you should see "No Signal" displayed.

Switch on the PSU, if the MB has a power button, press it, if not, with a small bladed screwdriver, briefly short out the two power on pins on the MB case header

PSU/CPU fans spin up and POST is started.

Lights on the keyboard flash once.

Your RAM should be detected and the mini speaker beeps a code, see your manual for the meaning.

Providing you display does not report, "no Memory Detected" you are good to proceed. 

Switch of the PSU, disconnect all cables except the CPU fan.

 

Check the standoffs on the MB mounting plate that they match exactly the number and pattern of the screw holes on the MB, no extra ones.

 

Install the MB and carry on the build.

 

Good Luck. 

 

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Thanks for the update and you are most welcome :thumbsup:

 

Even if you have built a system before, my procedure may make it less of a hassle, a bare bones setup. 

 

If your case comes with an I/O shield already installed, remove it by pushing it into the case, then fit the one that comes in the MB box.

Install the PSU.

Place the MB on the empty box, close to the side of the case.

Install the CPU/heatsink and fan, connect the fan to the CPU header on the MB.

Install the RAM in the correct numbered slots.

 

this is optional to test for DOA parts.

connect the keyboard/mouse to the top two USB sockets on the MB, or the PS/2 socket.

connect the monitor.

Connect the two main power cable to the MB.

Connect a mini MB speaker.

Switch on the monitor, you should see "No Signal" displayed.

Switch on the PSU, if the MB has a power button, press it, if not, with a small bladed screwdriver, briefly short out the two power on pins on the MB case header

PSU/CPU fans spin up and POST is started.

Lights on the keyboard flash once.

Your RAM should be detected and the mini speaker beeps a code, see your manual for the meaning.

Providing you display does not report, "no Memory Detected" you are good to proceed. 

Switch of the PSU, disconnect all cables except the CPU fan.

 

Check the standoffs on the MB mounting plate that they match exactly the number and pattern of the screw holes on the MB, no extra ones.

 

Install the MB and carry on the build.

 

Good Luck. 

 

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Thanks again, this will help a lot. :happy:


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You are welcome. :rockon:


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Gday.

Been a while since we heard from you.   Did you start the build?   Have any problems?   An update would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.


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Gday.

Been a while since we heard from you.   Did you start the build?   Have any problems?   An update would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.

Hi iammykyl,

The build went well and is up and running. I ended up buying the Acer XB270HU bpz 27" G-Sync 144Mz IPS Gaming monitor, that I said had some bad reviews. I am glad I took the chance. I found no dead pixels and the back light bleeding is slight in the corners. I turned down the brightness and it is hardly noticeable on a black screen in the dark. :D

 

The only thing left to do is install the lighting which I changed to the Deep Cool RGB color LED kit with remode control

 

This system is perfect! :yeah:

 

Down the road I can add a second GPU if future games get too demanding. (to keep ultra settings)


Edited by Bushisland, 02 August 2015 - 08:49 AM.

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Thanks very much for letting us know the results for your build and that you are happy with it.

Good that the monitor worked out OK, always a bit of a risk buying a display when you have not seen a working example.

 

Re GPU SLI/crossfire, not something I recommend, unless it is a very, very cheap option.   Often, unstable, stuttering, artefacts, ghosting.   You generate a lot of heat, a PSU upgrade may be needed, can be noisy.   By the tiime you need an upgrade, the latest available would have newer features, also, a quality used card  would get good $$ when sold.

 

Happy gaming and good luck. 


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Thanks very much for letting us know the results for your build and that you are happy with it.

Good that the monitor worked out OK, always a bit of a risk buying a display when you have not seen a working example.

 

Re GPU SLI/crossfire, not something I recommend, unless it is a very, very cheap option.   Often, unstable, stuttering, artefacts, ghosting.   You generate a lot of heat, a PSU upgrade may be needed, can be noisy.   By the tiime you need an upgrade, the latest available would have newer features, also, a quality used card  would get good $$ when sold.

 

Happy gaming and good luck. 

Good point on SLI and the GPU card. I will remember this. .....Thanks :happy:


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:thumbsup:  :rockon:


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