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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:23 am
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if i read one more mobo review my eyes will start bleeding i think.

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ROFL Slow...

Well, what or which ever you decide on, by the time you buy it and get it installed, it'll be obsolete....lol
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:57 am
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Parts ordered…


Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified


I7-875K


Asus P7P55D-E Pro MOBO


Scythe Mugen-2 Rev.B 5Heat Pipes CPU Cooler


G.SKILL PI 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
CAS 6 / 1.6v / TIMING 6-8-6-24


ASUS Black SATA 24X Burner with E-Hammer Software LightScribe Support


Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders – OEM


I will be running my 8800GTS OC until I can decide between 460 or 480 vid card (I don’t think I can afford the 580 Fled). I know I will run only one card if I can help it (single monitor).

And waiting for recommendations for an audio card (cough cough...)

- slow

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:42 am
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I also need advice on setting up a 'static-free' work area (like what do you hook the wrist straps up to thats nearby and do you needa mat, etc..?)...

This is my first build, so...

HELP!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:15 am
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- HF_SlowHand
And waiting for recommendations for an audio card (cough cough...)


Personally I couldn't recommend a card, I'm way out of touch these days as to what's available.

Depends what you want the card to do, headphones, speakers, woofers, surround sound, bag on the head...(Monty Python Sketch) Smile

If your deaf in one ear, I wouldn't spend too much money. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:59 pm
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Anti-static wrist straps:-

Fit PSU.
Plug into mains socket.
DO NOT TURN ON!
Connect wrist-strap to metal case.
DO NOT FORGET TO WEAR WRIST-STRAP!
Robert is then your Mother's Brother.

Sound cards:-

I'm using a Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music.
It's so damn good I use it for music production and audio studio work.
Eventually I'll get a studio card.
But only because I can get more D/I sockets in them.
The sound out of their Xtreme range is acorn-bustingly good.
Don't spend too much.

Hint:-
Decide how much you want out of it.
I have a 7.1 card which is set up permanently for stereo because I still haven't heard good surround-sound from a pc (I do have sound-surround as part of my home-cinema).

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:38 am
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Ummmm, Shades is your avatar taken while "discharging" the high voltage static electricity built up from dragging yer tail in the carpet, or ?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:54 am
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Jest figurin' out which port was 'earth'.
Got a free affro' fer ma tail outta it.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:26 pm
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ordered the remaining parts... please see post by mr war too if you would with windoz 7 prob... slow

PSU> PSU ROSEWILL|RX850-S-B 850W RT

DVD/R> LG BLACK 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB CACHE IDE 22X DVD±R DVD BURNER – OEM

DVD/R> ASUS DVD BURNER | DRW-24B3LT - OEM

VID CARD> EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GEFORCE GTX 470 (FERMI) SUPERCLOCKED 1280MB 320-BIT GDDR5 PCI EXPRESS 2.0 X16 HDCP READY SLI SUPPORT VIDEO CARD WITH/FREE MAFIA 2 GAME COUPON W/ PURCHASE, LIMITED OFFER

SOUND CARD> AUDIGY SB

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:40 pm
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Slow,

Just remembered something else you MUST check.
The thermal paste installation instructions on the the articsilver site were wrong when I built mine.
I had this problem with my i7, and only found out by pure luck before I began.

You have to make a thin line on the back of the chip and it has to go in a particular direction.
Don't smear it, just leave the pressure of the heatsink to spread it out as you fix it.

The direction they indicated was 90° out on their own site (http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_application_method.html#) when I built mine.
The site's changed quite a lot since I used it but there was a separate correction notice in a different location.
I couldn't find it on the new site so, hopefully, they have listened to their favourite skwirrell and made corrections since then.
You must make sure you've got this covered as the compound will spread in an oval shape and will miss half of the cores if you apply it the wrong way.

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CPU > Intel i9-9900k (o/c 4.9GHz); COOLING > BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4;
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GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5;
AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music (plus - Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom accelerator);
HDD > 3x1TB+ M.2. SSDs; LCD > DELL - S2419HGF (1920x1080);
PSU > 650W be quiet Straight Power 11 - 80+ Gold;
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:05 am
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Thx Shades, seems the directions now say to put a dime sized spot in the middle of the CPU and rotate the cooler +/- 10 degrees each direction then clamp it down and lite it up... sound right?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:02 am
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No mate, that's not for i7.
www.arcticsilver.com/i...ethod.html
Check out the first two entries on this link (neither of which will open for me... *sigh*); for normal and extreme versions.
Both say "vertical line" applications.
The mobile version requests a surface spread.
Doesn't need to be too much either, or it'll turn into a heat shield instead of aiding heat transfer.

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GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5;
AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music (plus - Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom accelerator);
HDD > 3x1TB+ M.2. SSDs; LCD > DELL - S2419HGF (1920x1080);
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:03 pm
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Thanks Shades!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:19 am
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done. up and running, still need to install everything ... pics coming...

thanks for everyones help!

slow

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