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Q: New Build specs, First time builder

So I was thinking and I decided that my current computer wasn t good enough for what specs, New time First Build builder games I was playing Then one of my friends gave me the idea to bulid my own gaming rig so here I am Here s my specs CPU i - k GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU Cooler Corsair H i CFM New Build specs, First time builder Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard MSI Z -GD Gaming ATX LGA Motherboard RAM Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro GB x GB DDR - Memory Storage Intel New Build specs, First time builder Series GB mSATA Solid State Disk Some Guides I ve seen recommend getting a SSD for your operating system to be stored on and a hard drive for all your files games e t c so I m not quite sure whether to go for that idea or just SSD Video Card MSI GeForce GTX GB Video Card Case Inwin GRone Gray ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply Cooler Master V W PLUS Gold Certified ATX V EPS V Power Supply Optical Drive Lite-On IHAS - DVD CD Writer Thermal Compound Antec Formula Nano Diamond g Thermal Paste Operating System Windows Eight bit Cost Is this setup good Please don t post any upgrades because my budget was to so im already over If anything is overkill let me know Thanks for the help nbsp

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A: New Build specs, First time builder

WOW, thats a nice build!

Although I gotta ask, what is it you do that would require the 4x8GB memory modules? Unless you are doing something spectacular, 2x8GB would probably be more than you need for a very long time.

Since you have chosen a mSATA SSD, I take it you have done your homework and know the motherboard supports mSATA. I had to double check to make sure you wasn't making a mistake. As for the 1 SSD option instead of 1SSD/1HDD, you can make that decision at a later date if you so choose.
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Is there any problems with this? Is there anything else I will need? Id like to keep it at $1000 or below.
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Is there any problems with this? Is there anything else I will need? Id like to keep it at $1000 or below (some of the items on this list have mail-in-rebates which puts this below $1000).
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I am hearing that this motherboard does not support the e8400, except with the newest bios update (rev 8a). I understand it is shipping with rev 7. I have also read from reviews at newegg that the board is recognizing the chip right out of the box.

Question: will the board refuse to post if the chip is not recognized, or would it post and say "chip not recognized" or some such?

Also: I do not have another, older lga 775 chip sitting around. Is it possible to update the bios some other way? Possibly contact gigabyte and have a new bios chip sent?

And: does anybody have a good suggestion as to what to do to troubleshoot short of completely disassembling the system?

Any advice is welcome

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I hooked everything up Push power and it starts to power up every fan inside starts spinning a green light turns on the motherboard an amber light on the motherboard is constantly on dvd light flashes the two led lights next problem! New (first time builder) build to the power button flash seconds later the system shuts off This happens consistently -MSI P N SLI Platinum LGA NVIDIA nForce i SLI ATX Intel New build (first time builder) problem! Motherboard - COOLER MASTER Centurion CAC-T -UB Black Blue Aluminum Bezel SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - New build (first time builder) problem! SAPPHIRE L Radeon X MB GDDR PCI Express x Video Card - Retail -COOLER MASTER iGreen Power RS- -ASAA ATX Form Factor V V SSI standard EPS V V Watts Continuous Power Supply - Retail -Intel Core Duo E Conroe GHz LGA Processor Model BX E -Kingston GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR D N K G - Retail - Rosewill RCR- -in- USB Black Card Reader - New build (first time builder) problem! Retail - Western Digital Caviar SE WD KSRTL GB RPM SATA Gb s Hard Drive - Retail - Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop B T- RF Ergonomics - Retail -LITE-ON X DVD R DVD Burner with X DVD-RAM write and LightScribe Technology Black E-IDE ATAPI Model LH- A H- - OEM nbsp

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Hello I recently early September built my first PC and have been experiencing builder time new first Random BSODs, PC build, random BSODs since completion There seems to be no pattern or common Random BSODs, new PC build, first time builder occurrence that causes them I can be checking e-mail searching Google reading forums etc Sometimes they happen after hours of being online sometimes after only a few minutes They've happened without being online as well There are days when they don't happen and others where they happen several times I was originally only using MSE for antivirus though I went ahead and installed Bit Defender Total Security as well it hasn't helped My main uses Random BSODs, new PC build, first time builder for my system are internet surfing picture storage music playing and storage and music video playing downloading and storage Here's my system rundown Case Lian Li PC- NB with added C- optical drive bezel and additional front intake fan filter Rear case fan Cougar CF-V HPB Front case fan Cougar CF-V HP x PSU Antec High Current Pro HCP- MB Intel DZ GA- K CPU Intel Core i - K Ivy Bridge GHz CPU cooler Cooler Master Hyper EVO with Prolimatech PRO-USV Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR Hard Drive Crucial M CT M SSD quot GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD for operating system Hard Drive Western Digital WD FAEX Caviar Black TB SATA III for everything else Graphics card EVGA G-P - -KR - GeForce GTX Ti GB Super Clocked Sound card Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD with THX SB Optical drive Asus DRW- B ST BLK B AS - X DVD Burner Operating system Microsoft Windows Professional -bit All parts were purchased new for the build I did have my processor overclocked to GHz via the Intel Extreme MB auto adjust when I first set up though I've since went to a basic bios setting with no overclocking or changes This has made no difference Any help would be greatly appreciated Thank you

A:Random BSODs, new PC build, first time builder

Hello ImmortalOne.

We have checked two of your latest crash dumps, and both of them are caused by BitBefender.

fffff880`0d1b62a8 fffff880`0c12d0deUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\trufos.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for trufos.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for trufos.sys
Description here: Driver Reference Table - trufos.sys

fffff880`14879750 fffff880`0135f12dUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\gzflt.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for gzflt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for gzflt.sys
Description here: Driver Reference Table - gzflt.sys

You need to uninstall BitDefender. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Also, there are some display related errors.

fffff880`148791c8 fffff880`05b5f3bfUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
And the version of the driver is sometimes problematic.

fffff880`0581c000 fffff880`06313000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Thu Sep 12 10:46:00 2013 (52314E10)
CheckSum: 00AC9E83
ImageSize: 00AF7000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Install the NVIDIA DRIVERS 314.22WHQL only.
Uninstall All nvidia items in Control Panel > Programs and features3D Vision Control Driver
3D Vision Driver
Graphics Driver
HD Audio Driver
nvidia Update
(Are you using nvidia chipset drivers? If so, dont uninstall anything other than those are listed).
Now follow Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
Download 314.22 WHQL. While installing, Select Custom (Advanced) install. In the next page, follow this settings:
Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus (Microsoft Security Essentials)
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Let us know the results. I guess that there may be some other issues, and some other actions may be required, but only after seeing the results.
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A:New build video card help (1st time builder)?

Not to worry the card is quite compatible!
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A:First Time Builder Seeking Critique on Final Build

I'd recommend stepping down to this CPU and getting your motherboard from here. Also, step down to this PSU and use the remaining money to upgrade to a GTX 260 or the HD 4870. Both perform on par but the ATI card runs hotter, so if you're worried about whether or not your case is ventilated enough, the GTX 260 is for you.

For a good guide, check this one out.
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A:First time builder needs help

I don't understand what point you are at. To get the system working that is. Is it already build? Do you need help on how to build it?

Do you mean what other hardware do you need? A power supply, and a computer case (For the power button)

To get it working make sure all is correctly hooked up and is able to turn on. Go into the BIO's and make sure its all good then save and exit. Unless you already have an OS on the hard drive you will need to reformat your hard drive, so back into BIO's make sure the boot priority is through a CD first, save and exit. Insert the XP CD and reboot, when prompted to boot from a CD hit the "Any" key and follow through.
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A:First time Builder... How does it look?

Hi whillow5. Are you trying to put together a gaming system?

I personally feel that you could opt for a more powerful GPU while compromising on the CPU + Mobo.

It would be nice if you could tell us your budget.
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A:First time PC builder

rv13uk said:

Basically my current computer is a pile of sh**e with no upgrading capabilities and its current capabilities are way below par (a HP XG834), due to this I want to attempt to build a new PC but as its the first time I need some advice (and please don't anyone say that building a PC isn't for beginners because if it wasnt then no-one would ever have built one, everyones got 2 start somewhere). So far Ive decided on the case (A-Top X-Blade Ultimate Black With 580 Watt Psu -Pci Express-Cable Manager 20/24 Pin + LCD Controller) and thinking of getting the Athlon 64 CPU and the Geforce 6800 ultra, i need to know what sort of motherboard im going to need as I want to embrace luvly new 64 bit technolodgy and dont want any older or slower parts ruining it. Ill gladly take any advice and the PC is going to be mainly used for gaming as well as some basic desk top publishing. Money isnt realy an issue because ive got no time limits therefore time to save up (and evidently I can take think about parts that are being released immenently) I live in the UK if that matters and would greatly appreciate some assistance.Click to expand...

I've done this twice since '97 (yeah, I practically run the machines into the ground before I build a new one), but on my last 'shopping trip' one of the sites I found most helpful was's Hardware Guide). They test just about every component you would use in a system build with more info than you may want. but they include performance and stability info on Boards.
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A:First Time PC Builder

I would like to point you here for building tips.
I would ask if you plan to OC, if not, I'd recommend Crucial RAM, Lots of people think Corsair is the best but Crucial has the best support and best product IMO, in the business. I'd also recommend you use an Enermax or Antec PSU. I don't know what brand comes with that case, but if it isn't a reputable brand, you may want to see if you can get it without the PSU.
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A:Any recommendations for a first time builder?

You should do anything until you tell us what you need (OS? Monitor?), your monitor size, games you're gonna play, budget, location.

Either way, not much point to pump money into your old system.
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A:$1k gaming rig, first time builder

Scrapping the optical drive for a better GPU is an option. However, what you already have looks solid. I don't see a Monitor,Keyboard/Mouse or OS included in this. Are they on a separate budget?

If you were to scrap the Optical drive, you could move up to something like this.
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A:First time computer builder

thinking of buying in 10 -20 hours , just say yes if you think it would work. just need to know

sorry for using your time

( computer "newbie" trying to learn )
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A:First Time Builder Need Advice

Everything is compatible.

Nice case and CPU cooler, however the CPU cooler would not really be needed if you don't over-clock. The Boxed CPU comes with an OEM CPU cooler that is fine with non-over-clock conditions.
Are you planning on over-clocking? If so the motherboard and CPU are not really designed for over-clocking.
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A:First time builder assistance please!

among my other initial questions... Should I go ahead and set the SSD to primary and the HDD to secondary?
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Case: Coolmasters Storm Sniper Black
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Processor: AMD 8150fx
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A:First time builder, will this work?

Make sure the Corsair RAM you buy is tested/approved for that motherboard, and it should be 1866Mhz or faster for best results.

Do you really need two optical drives? The BluRay drive does it all
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A:First Time Builder With No Power Up, Need Help

I feel like a big *****. Though there's a new problem...

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A:First time Computer Builder asking for help

Well, I've been tinkering with comps for about 5 years now, ever since I watched my friend build my first computer. Since then, I've built about 4 computers from scratch, and have taken apart and messed with my own about a million times. So, my best advice is that if you want to learn how to build a computer, get one of your friends who has experience to help you build it. Ask questions along the way, get to know what goes where and what it does. The only thing better than using a comprehensive step-by-step guide is actually watching someone else do it before you even try. Newer mobos often come with some kind of diagnostic LED system that displays a pattern depending on what kind of problem encountered during your systems POST.
If you don't know anyone with computer know-how, buy a computer enthusiest magazine that features a step-by-step guide. Maximum PC is a good choice for that.
Anyway, that's about all I got. Good luck. :approve:
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A:First time builder new pc getting bsod

We really need the DMP files because they are the other record of what leads up to the crash

Your BCC code is 124

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.
Generic "Stop 0x124" Troubleshooting Strategy:

1) Ensure that none of the hardware components are overclocked. Hardware that is driven beyond its design specifications - by overclocking - can malfunction in unpredictable ways.

2) Ensure that the machine is adequately cooled. If there is any doubt, open up the side of the PC case (be mindful of any relevant warranty conditions!) and point a mains fan squarely at the motherboard. That will rule out most (lack of) cooling issues.

3) Update all hardware-related drivers: video, sound, RAID (if any), NIC... anything that interacts with a piece of hardware. It is good practice to run the latest drivers anyway.

4) Update the motherboard BIOS according to the manufacturer's instructions. Their website should provide detailed instructions as to the brand and model-specific procedure.

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6) Attempt to (stress) test those hardware components which can be put through their paces artificially. The most obvious examples are the RAM and HDD(s). For the RAM, use the in-built memory diagnostics (run MDSCHED) or the 3rd-party memtest86 utility to run many hours worth of testing. For hard drives, check whether CHKDSK /R finds any problems on the drive(s), notably "bad sectors". Unreliable RAM, in particular, is deadly as far as software is concerned, and anything other than a 100% clear memory test result is cause for concern. Unfortunately, even a 100% clear result from the diagnostics utilities does not guarantee that the RAM is free from defects - only that none were encountered during the test passes.

7) As the last of the non-invasive troubleshooting steps, perform a "vanilla" reinstallation of Windows: just the OS itself without any additional applications, games, utilities, updates, or new drivers - NOTHING AT ALL that is not sourced from the Windows 7 disc. Should that fail to mitigate the 0x124 problem, jump to the next steps. Otherwise, if you run the "vanilla" installation long enough to convince yourself that not a single 0x124 crash has occurred, start installing updates and applications slowly, always pausing between successive additions long enough to get a feel for whether the machine is still free from 0x124 crashes. Should the crashing resume, obviously the very last software addition(s) may be somehow linked to the root cause.

If stop 0x124 errors persist despite the steps above, and the harware is under warranty, consider returning it and requesting a replacement which does not suffer periodic MCE events. Be aware that attempting the subsequent harware troubleshooting steps may, in some cases, void your warranty:

8) Clean and carefully remove any dust from the inside of the machine. Reseat all connectors and memory modules. Use a can of compressed air to clean out the RAM DIMM sockets as much as possible.

9) If all else fails, start removing items of hardware one-by-one in the hope that the culprit is something non-essential which can be removed. Obviously, this type of testing is a lot easier if you've got access to equivalent components in order to perform swaps.

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A:New PC, first time builder, no POST

Ah, I just realized (and this is where 1st time builder comes in) this motherboard has no speaker to beep from. I know where to put it but don't have it. I suppose that negates everything I've done.
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A:First time builder stuck!! Please help!!

my sig isnt working atm....standby i'll get you the specs.
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A:First Time Builder - Some Advice Needed


The Core i5 sounds perfectly suitable for your workload, however, I wouldn't rely too much on the Intel HD Graphics built into it. The Intel graphics are good solutions for HD video playback and multi-monitor setups, but they're not really that great at OpenGL/OpenCL acceleration, which the AMD and NVIDIA cards are far superior at.

Having said that, the 750 Ti, while not a problem at all for the Core i5, might seem a little on the unnecessary side. If you're simply buying this to compensate for the newer technology in the system, I'd pass it off as okay. From the looks of things, you don't plan on upgrading again anytime soon, so for that reason, I would say the 750 Ti is a safe choice. The Core i5 (and Photoshop) will be served better by the 750 Ti.

Yes, you certainly can get a Windows 10 upgrade for free. Install Windows 8 onto your system and ensure that you've installed the Windows 8.1 update. You can then use the Get Windows 10 app to reserve and/or download your copy of Windows 10 from there. If you have the standard edition of Windows 8, you'll get Windows 10 Home, while Windows 8 Pro will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro.

One last mention is that if you'd like more storage capacity, Samsung's 850 EVO SSD is available in 250 GB flavors, for around the same price as the PRO in smaller capacities. Of course, if you think 128 GB will be enough, and you prefer the features the PRO gives you, that's all good. I, personally, think 128 GB won't be enough. You'll want to install your most used programs to the SSD as well, most certainly Adobe software to enhance performance.

The power supply is perfectly fine. I love your case choice, and you haven't gone overboard with the RAM. Enjoy the system!

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A:Going to be first-time computer builder, need advice/help

Looks like an awesome setup you're going for,
The Mainboard looks absolutely epic, and the AMD hexa-core should be nothing short of insane...

The only thing I would change in that setup is the CD drive, go for a newer one with a SATA interface, rather than that IDE drive. faster data transfer, and much much neater cabling.
With regards to setting it all up, it's all pretty straight forward, the CPU, RAM and add-in cards can only go in one way (provided you don't force them...) and the motherboard manual usually always has the Pin-Header layout labled clearly for you. Just remember to constantly earth yourself on the case (bare metal parts of the case...), as static electricity can kill pretty much all of those components, and double check that you have everything connected in the right places before you even consider turning on the power.
Apart from those few things, the other major thing you have to do is pray to God that none of the parts are Dead on Arrival*...

(*Although there is a slim chance of a component being DoA, it was proven to myself and my best mate on Tuesday that it can still happen...)

Anyway, best of luck with it, and I hope it all goes well for you,

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A:First time builder, please review my new gaming rig

You could go with an AMD 870 chipset in case you would like USB 3.0. However, the motherboard you have selected has excellent features for its price.

For the memory, I would suggest this kit instead of the Corsair.

The GTX 460 1GB performs considerably better than the 768MB version according to most benchmarks. So this would be a better choice.
You could also try and procure an HD 6870 which would give a significantly better performance at a premium of about $70.

For the PSU I would pick the Corsair 650TX.
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First time builder, I'm wondering how this setup sounds:
Athlon 64 +3700 San Diego 939
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
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CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400
Antec LifeStyle SONATA II case
450Watt SmartPower 2.0 (included w/ case)
Sony DRU720A DVD Burner
Future upgrades: more memory, another 6800GT, better cooling

Any idea how this setup will handle CAD models (SolidWorks)? This is not one of the SolidWorks recommended graphics cards, but it seems good for gaming, so I'm assuming it'll handle CAD OK. I've read the reviews on each item, but how do you think they'll do together?

Will this memory be OK...this is the cheapest of the corsair 2x512 packages...are the more expensive packages worth the $$?


A:1st time builder - How does this setup sound?

Welcome to the forum. Just a few suggestions and a couple comments:

First, if the CAD program is multithreaded then you may want to consider a dual core CPU such as a 3800X2. If not then the 3700+ is a great chip but get the San Diego core with 1MB of L2 cache if you can.

Second, go for 2 x 1024MB (2GB) of RAM right from the start. AMD CPU's don't handle 4 dual sided DIMMs well, they need to shift to 2T timing which sucks. And yes, this holds true for even the new cores from all the reviews I have read. So, adding 2 x 512 MB later is a poor option. Better to bite the bullet now and load up with 2GB right away if you plan on going there eventually.

Third. I'm not a big fan of Case+PSU combo packages. Usually you get a really crappy, low end PSU that screws up your system. I always recommend that you purchase the case and PSU separate and never skimp on the PSU. It is arguably one of the most important pieces of your build and the source of a huge amount of problems when a cheap or underpowered unit is installed. This case, however, seems to have a pretty good PSU installed so it will work until you start adding power hungry items like a second video card (SLI) and extra hard drives. You'll need to upgrade at that point.

You didn't mention Hard Disk Drive(s) (HDD). Get one or two SATA drives. I prefer Western Digital and the Asus boards seem to run them troublefree.

Don't forget the OS. Other than that it looks like a really good build and should be reasonable for the performance you'll get price-wise. You'll be able to overclock that CPU easily (may want to look at an aftermarket heatsink fan (HSF) if you plan on O/Cing). Also, the 6800GT's hit ultra speeds easily and are one of the very best values on the market right now. A really solid, fast card for a great price.

Hope this helps and have fun with your build.
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A:Hardware questions from a first time builder

Just use three splitters.

The fans aren't going to turn on when the switch on the back of the PSU is on. Otherwise they would always be on until you turn off the back switch.

Yes, the motherboard requires the CPU with it's heatsink/fan to run the BIOS. It also needs onboard graphics or separate graphics connected and one RAM module to post.
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A:First time builder. What screws to use for Motherboard?

Yes it matters as one is machine thread (left) and the other is course thread (right). Using the wrong one will strip the inside of the stand offs. In the instructions or will tell you what screw (by a number) goes where. If not use a spare standoff and physically try each screw....screw in the screw half way and pull on it, if it moves or slips then it's the wrong screw and use the other one.
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A:First time builder - Mobo issue

Id pull everything out and put it back making sure nothing in the case is touching the mobo. I had a problem once where the I/O shield was touching one of the USB ports and the computer wouldnt boot. It may also be a voltage issue since that card is so old. Theres also a chance it could also be a dead board. Do you know anyone with a newer card you could borrow?
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Tell me what yall' think:



Hard Drive:

Motherboard: -- CHANGED TO INTEL

Processor: -- CHANGED TO INTEL

Graphics Card:

Optical Drive:


OK! so thats my first build, make sure someone tells me if something else will not work with something else since this is my first build! THANKS!

A:First Build Specs!!!

Quite nice, My question is why get a 450w PSU then get a SLI Mobo?

If you want to get a great PSU for cheap get this one:

Other then that the rest is great!

Do you know if you can play oblivion with that card or no?

Also... What about the RAM?
Did you make sure it's a 184pin and DDR 400? Because if you put a 240pin and DDR something else it will :hotbounce then :hotouch:
If you are getting recommendations get this:


RAM (x2 for 2 gigs):


You can keep the case because it takes ATX mobos
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Graphics Card
Power Supply
Hard Drive

Also What SSD is better?

A:Pre-Build PC Specs

Since you've already posted on this matter..yes it will work and it looks like a good system. Personally I like the Samsung SSD...they use there own house...vs all the other company's using parts from other manufatures.

Most Moderators frown upon people that double post...just giving you a heads up!
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A:Brand new system, not POSTing, first time builder

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A:First time builder: no post/beep/video

It now works! I cannot explain what happened, but it now works perfectly!

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A:check my build specs

Looks good.

Why the Samsung drive? Do you already have it?
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A:Specs On My First Build Attempt

What do I think?

I think that your specs are VERY good . I think it may be a little expensive though, but if you don't care, I certainly don't care. Yep practically any game will run at max settings at high speeds. Good luck on your build, I just built my first one just a few days ago, and I learned a lot. I used an nforce4 ultra, 3000+, and a 6600gt, and this works great.
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A:First build -- review my specs

What exactly are you going to use your PC for? It'll be fine for everyday computing and multimedia but will perform just about average at mid resolutions. If your primary purpose is gaming, then you'll have to look at a better GPU.
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A:Final Build Specs

And, i trust the case PSU, 24A on the 12V rail is good.
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A:First Time Builder, no video for my ASUS P4C800-E custom

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Here is my new rig.

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A:First Time Builder, Windows XP Install Blank Screen

mmetzger78 said:

This is an OEM Windows XP home CD from another Dell tower, is this the problem? Do I need a new windows XP CD?Click to expand...

Legally, you can't use an installation CD from a manufacturer on another system. Even if you could the manufacturers OEM CD probably has proprietary items that is keeping it from properly loading.
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A:Obscure integrated graphics problem, first time builder

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A:Building a new computer (first time builder) - seeking advice on selected parts

In the order that you asked the questions...
The motherboard includes SATA cables (four most probably-usually a shocking orange colour).
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A:new PC build. first time build. no signal to monitor

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A:First time build, need help

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A:1st time build

If it says the processor is not supported, it won't work properly. There is a possibility that a BIOS update supports more processors, but read the release notes. Don't do anything that dangerous unless you are sure it adds the support you want.
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Attached is a picture of what I have so far.

A:First time PC build

The parts list looks ok, except you need to remove one of the i5 CPUs from your shopping cart before checkout.
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A:PSU for 1st time build

The difference (i am pretty sure) between IDE and SATA is just the connectors, the physical harddrive platters are the same, so just go with SATA drives.
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So i need the pc for general use and some gaming.
I will also need a very very very cheap monitor !
Here are the specs !

CPU:AMD A10-5800K (88,01?)
CPU COOLER:SPIRE SP526S7-1 (9,80?)
Total: 328,19?

Edit: i changed most of the specs.

A:First time build pc !

What is this PC being used for? If you're not aiming for overall gaming an APU is fine. Otherwise you may want a dedicated GPU.

You are missing Memory Ram from your list. How much you need is heavily dependent on what you're doing.

You have no HDD/SDD for storage.

PSU I would likely change. Even more so if you're adding in something like a GPU.

Also, it being your first build you are choosing a very small form factor. The smaller you go the the more maneuvering you have to do in tight spaces. Add no experience to it and it may be a more problematic time.

If you have trouble finding matching parts I would suggest using It can compare prices and put together compatible components. In fact I will start you one, just press the edit parts list.
AMD A6-7400K - System Build - PCPartPicker United Kingdom

(I could not find your chassis in there listing, and I did not put in a PSU due to not knowing if you will be adding a GPU).
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A:First time PC build

In the short term, I suggest you sign up for Email from Newegg; Right now a Sony SATA DVD burner is on sale for 19 bucks, w/ free shipping.

Also, see if there's a "Microcenter" store in your area;

I guessing the the AMD 955 is a fine choice for the CPU. A quick look through Gigabyte's AMD motherboard should yield something with the features you need; 50001314 600007943&IsNodeId=1&name=AM3

There are others here with better insight on AMD's product, they'll be along shortly.
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A:first time build

Go one step bigger and get an AMD64/3000 (with Venice core), Socket939, and a corresponding motherboard with AGP, such as MSI's K8N Neo2 Platinum.
In future you could e.g. upgrade just the CPU for a DualCore CPU.

And get a case with a better and more powerful PSU, like the Antec Sonata II.

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A:First time build. Can't get to post.

You should have picked Vista 32 bit. You probably have a bad motherboard
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A:1st time build...not working

I recently built my box using the K8N Neo Platinum board and an AMD3400+. I had a similar problem, but it turned out that a connection was loose on the motherboard. You might want to check that. When the platinum screen comes up you should be able to go into post view, maybe that will give you some insight into whats actually happening as it freezes. Are you able to get into bios?
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A:Best time to build new system

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A:First time build, thoughts?

Power supply might be a big weak with the rest of your components installed...
And I would not use that brand of memory when modules by Crucial, Kingston, and Corsair which have a lifetime warranty are available.
but in theory all should be well.
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A:First time build gone wrong and I need help

not to bring up the obvious,but did you plug the CPU.Hs fan power into the motherboard cpu fan lead?
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A:New build won't boot first time.


Do the fans spin up at all when you first press the power button? A lot of times the fans won't turn on until they're needed.
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A:1st time build, so lost :P

matrix86 said:

(everyone always says stay away from OEM coolers...go after market)Click to expand...

I would only make that recommendation based on whether the person will be overclocking. Neither Intel or AMD will package their CPU with a cooler that not sufficiently adequate under non-overclock conditions.

Have you assembled a parts list or are awaiting feedback first?
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A:Attempting a 1st time build

Heh, hey Tranch. Wow, you just opened a whole can'o'worms.

When attempting to put together a new machine, you can start from pretty much any point you want, but you kinda need to go through the compatibility tree from there. If, for instance, you start with "Hey, I want a computer that uses this motherboard.", then you will need to start with the types of connector it uses, what it's capabilities are. For instance, does it use AGP, PCIe 1.0, PCIe 2.0 or PCIe 3.0? Is it made for AMD or Intel processors, and which ones is it designed for? What type, speeds, and sizes of RAM does it accept? You'll pretty much need to do this for each and every part you're planning on putting into the case. Hard Drives, CD/DVD drives, sound cards...all of it.

Clock speeds aren't quite the issue that they once were, but they're a consideration, as well. If you stick with items on the motherboard's approved list you usually can't go wrong. And, generally, you can take backward-compatability into account as well. This is when, say, they motherboard lists PCIe 2.0 as its capability, it will generally also work with PCIe 1.0. Those numbers can usually go down (not always), never up. And, it's always considered as the motherboard in the can go down from *its* numbers, not the other way around.

Chances are pretty good that the case will work for most situations. Though small form-factor cases frequently won't work the larger motherboards and can get pretty crammed with stuff when you start getting into gaming rigs. If it's an ATX case, you're likely OK.

From there, then, you will want to consider the power supply. Chances are pretty good that your 1000W power supply will work with most anything you'll put together on a budget. Though, depending on its age, it may/not have all of the connectors you'd need for today's components.

Other than sitting down and doing all of this research on those items you've assembled, that's about all I can guide you with.

Frankly, there's still quite a bit that we could go over, but that should be more than enough for you to get started. If you have any more specific questions from there, just let me know.

Good Luck!