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Building First Computer (I changed my setup)

Q: Building First Computer (I changed my setup)

Okay so I am having an issue working out if my case will be able to hold my motherboard and graphics card Case Details Available Color Black Materials Steel body plastic Dimension x x mm x x inch (I Computer Building my First setup) changed W x H x D Net Weight kg lbs M B Type Micro-ATX ATX quot Drive Bays exposed quot Drive Bays exposed hidden quot Drive Bays hidden I O Panel USB x int USB x Mic x Audio x supports AC HD Audio Expansion Slots Cooling System Front mm fan x optional or mm fan x Building First Computer (I changed my setup) optional Rear mm black fan x pre-installed Side left mm or mm fan x optional Side right mm fan x optional Building First Computer (I changed my setup) Power Supply Type Standard ATX PS EPS V optional Maximum Compatibility VGA card length mm inch with HDD cage CPU cooler height mm inch Now Ill list my other parts I have They should Building First Computer (I changed my setup) also be links if they are not links just search the name WD quot Green TB WD EZRX SATA M RPM HDD Patriot Signature GB Kit Gx DDR - - PSD G KH Samsung SATA x Black DVD RW Gigabyte N - GI N SL- GL DDR GT PCI-E VGA Card Intel BX G Pentium G GHz MB LGA ASRock H M Anniversary Motherboard nbsp

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A: Building First Computer (I changed my setup)

From the case details you have supplied (Motherboard type: Micro ATX or ATX and maximum video card length of 320mm) you are well within the parameters of having everything fit.
ASRock H97M motherboard is a Micro ATX board.
Gigabyte N730-2GI video card is 185mm in length.
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A:Com shuts off prior to power up, after I changed setup settings :/

You can clear the BIOS settings to default values by removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes. Make sure the PC is off and unplugged. It won't necessarily go back to the settings you had before unless they were default. You will have to manually do that.
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A:Changed BIOS Battery, Can't Boot/Access Setup; However USB Keyboard OK

Hope you installed USB3 drivers, coz there arn't any in W7.

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A:Building a new computer

Look at the sticky in the General Hardware forum for PC building. There are a couple of great links there that will help you with the actual building.

And of course, there's always us.
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A:Building computer

double chech your frontpanel header connections against the mainboard manual.

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A:Building a New Computer.

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Spend the money on a good SSD for your OS drive as it is the component you will see the greatest improvement in. Nothing else will give you the performance boost an SSD does.

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A:building a new computer and ...

Try clearing the cmos.
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A:building a computer

Here's one... ... of many from this page...

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Im thinking something along the lines of

Asus Motherboard (not sure which one)
AMD Processor 2.5k+
ATI Radeon 9800 card.

Will my current DDR ram work with a system like this?
Whats a price effective MoBo/Processor Combo?
Looking to spend 800ish on those 3 and also soundcard and case.
(I have the hard disk and the rest already)

A:Building a new computer...


Some detailed benchmarks / reviews on all categories of hardware here :

And though I'm in the UK and don't use them - these people are frequently proposed as worth checking out for comparing prices :
You might also state what your primary use of the PC would be.

The graphics card you referred to is high end - are you a heavy gamer ? Or would something a bit more mid range be more suitable ?
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Sound Card:

Memory: (X2)
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Finally, I am ready to build a new computer. It will have a fast Intel processor, a top of the line GPU, a SSD for OS and programmes, as many USB 3 connections I can get, a top of the line monitor, and it will mainly be used for photo editing with CS6 and LR4. Should I wait for the launch of Intel's new processors and for W8 or just go ahead right now?

A:Building computer

The only real reason I think to "wait" for Windows 8 would be if you planned to get a touch screen monitor.

Of course, it would cost you more to do it now, as you would have to license Windows 7 and then turn around and pay for the Windows 8 upgrade license. But right now, we don't know what the stand-alone license would cost, as MS hasn't yet released this info. Since you are building new and don't have an existing Windows OS installed and licensed on this hardware, you aren't entitled to the $40 upgrade. Instead you have to buy the system builder copy (OEM) and it's not priced yet.
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I am currently building a replacement desktop computer. I am using an ssd for the operating system and have a new cd of windows 7 pro. I have a complete backup of my windows 7 64bit operating system on my old hd. It was saved with a raid hd. Is it possible to use the programs on this old hd after installing the new windows 7 64bit system on the ssd? I have many programs and don't want to have to reinstall all of them on the new computer. fyi, the new computer has a 3tb blank hd installed.

A:Building new computer

If you mean can you just copy over the programs in Program Files and expect them to work, then absolutely not. All applications have to be reinstalled, although there may be ways and means where you can export the settings, or 'migrate' your system. I have no experience to say that will do the trick.
My own method would be to take a drive image. I.e. a complete re-loadable copy of your entire C: drive. Even that will not work if you are moving from 32-bit to 64-bit working. However, you have complicated things by having raid storage, and you also need to have some skills to restore to an SSD (it invariably being much smaller than the HDD you come from). Not to mention the new PC will probably not boot until you do a repair install-in-place to get the completely new driver set required.
As I see it you have no real alternative to a complete fresh OS install and reinstall of all applications. Only your data can be copied across from the backup. Emails, browser favourites and the like you should be able to use 'export' and 'import' facilities of the email package and browser.
Allow a good two weeks of hard work. Sorry, but that's what it takes. It's a good time to decide what you really need to keep and what you can leave behind.
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A:Building a computer - RAM

DDR266 = PC2100

DDR333 = PC2700

See this link from Newegg: 600006065&IsNodeId=1&name=2GB (2 x 1GB)

The Crucial and Kingston should do you fine. I've learned to love Kingston for memory upgrades of older systems but have also used Crucial quite a bit as well. Both are excellent memory makers.
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Ps sorry if this was posted in the wrong place.

A:Building A Computer

Yes, I build my own computers and I started with a book called, "Upgrading and Repairing PC's." It is now in its 17th printing. It is the best and teaches all about everything in a computer.

I suggest to start with this. Also you might want to search Google for How to build a Computer. And see what you get.

It is almost impossible to explain about this subject properly thru any Forum.
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A:Building a new computer

I will build you a very nice computer. I just need to know where you are purchasing these parts from (sites). 450W is the power supply. Dont worry, I will take care of that.
Watch these videos on how to build a computer:
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A:please help, building an AMD computer

Hi danvorhaus!

I know where your coming from when it comes down to building a quality reliable pc. It's hard making choices when its your first time. You really dont know what brands are good over the bad ones.

I took some time and actually pieced you a system together. This will probably be over your expectations but i went by the rule of quality. Of course things can be changed by yourself or other recommendations by other users. This is basically a rough draft. I didnt exactly go for the best but i did try to keep in mind of keeping the cost down as much as possible. Certain things like the motherboard and the power supply are the most important items that should not be skimped on. They are the heart and soul of the pc. Going cheap on these are nothing more than a headache.

Have a look and tell me what you think. All recommendations are welcome. The motherboard does have a built in sound card. Which is okay but a pci sound card is much better than the onboard. So if you want to add one go right ahead. I like soundblaster but others may recommend something else.

With all said and's your first rough draft on your new pc.

Here's a pic of the hardware i have selected.

I almost forgot about the heatsink. As long as you use all the available fans in the case. The retail heatsink should work out fine. You can always upgrade it later.

Edit: I did forget to add a cdrw/dvd drive. So you will need to select one for your system.
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-Graphics card

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-Thinking I would like to spend around $1100 canadian


-At least 1.5Gig DDR2 Ram
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Asus EN7600GT Silent/2DHT/256M nVidia GeForce 7600GT(560MHz) 256MB GDDR3(1.4GHz) 128-Bit DVI-I HDTV-Out Passive Cooling Heatsink SilentCool 2 PCI Express Graphics Card

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A:Please help building new computer

You need a power supply and cd/dvd drive and monitor. The 7900gt or the card you mentioned are both good.
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System runs and well IDK WAT THE HELL TO DO!

my HD is set up on my IDE Master, and my 2 drives (DVD, and CDR/RW) are on my IDE Secondary... no RAID, just one HD, and nothing in harddrive comes from another computer w/ lots of files on it already including Windows XP, but i never even get to Windows cause i get

Serial CH0 : Not found (or something like that)
Serial CH1 : Not found

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A:Building New Computer...HELP!


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A:Need help with building a computer

Zenosincks said:

Why do you want to do it through email out of curiosity?

I'm willing to help...Click to expand...

I want to do the interview through e-mail because I don't want to give away my phone number anyway can you send me your e-mail so i can send you the questions
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A:Building a new computer... need help

Regarding the power supply -- buy at least a 400W through 450W power supply from a reputable company like Antec, Enermax (those are the two I use). The power supplies that come in the cheaper cases are usually unreliable ones that can damage your computer when it fails.
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A:Help on building a new computer

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Graphics card?
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Sound card?
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A:Building a Computer

What you going to use it for? If money is no problem whatsoever then just go for the absolute highest spec you can find.

Intel Quad-Core
8800GTS in SLI

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A:Help with building a computer

First things first. Every thing in the computer have one thing in common, the power supply. IMO your choice isn't of the quality you need. Check out this site.

A little more money but you won't regret it. You can check other sites this is just one I found.
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* What are you going to use the PC for?
Gaming [Starcraft II (High Quality)]/ General Computer use.

* How much is your budget?
$600 Max (Excluding Tax)

* Are you willing to buy online?
Only Newegg and Tigerdirect

* Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?

* Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?

* Have you already bought any parts?

* Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
Yes. Windows 7 32bit

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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM
ASRock 870iCafe AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 CMPSU-430CX 430W ATX12V Active PFC Power Supply

Total ?$580 USD, excluding a case...almost within budget.
If you hurry you can use the $10 off promo code for the RAM, and 10% off the powersupply.
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?What are you going to use the PC for? gaming(starwars/diablo3)
?How much is your budget? 700
?Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)usa/north carolina
?Are you willing to buy online?Yes
?Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?nope
?Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?no
?Have you already bought any parts?No
?Do you have an Operating System (OS)? windows vista will upgrade to windows 7( not including in this budget)
?Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?

thanks for anyhelp

A:Building a new computer

Hey, Check out this page on techspot. It's the PC buying guide.

The Machine titled "Entry-Level Rig" seems to be perfect for what your looking for, aswell as in the right price for your budget of about 700$. You actually have a little room to improve on some pieces, such as your GPU.

But yeah, take a look at that.
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CPU- P4 2.6 800MHz FSB 169
Case- Powermax w/400 W 29
PS- comes with case
Mother Board- Asus P4S800-MX 73
CD/RW- Lite On Beige 52x32x52 37
hard drive- Western Digital120G 2700 8Mb 92
memory- (2) 512 DDR PC2700 143
floppy Samsung- 1.44Mb 3.5 5.9
Win xp/pr-o Student discount at my University 60
modem- TRENDware 56Kbps V90/92 9
video card- on board
sound card- on board
Office xp/pro- Student discount at my University 60
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A:Building new computer-Need Help

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A:Building a Computer

Without delving heavy into your parts, the one thing I noticed most is the power supply. It's great to get an aftermarket supply, but I would bump that up to something with more power. I wouldn't trust a $33.99 power supply. Quality starts around $60-$130.
Others may have different opinions on the matter.
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well.......... half of your budget would be just the processor
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A:Building new Computer Help!!!

did you connect the drive to ide 3 using the ata100 cable blue end to motherboard.

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Ultra Family Driver for Windows 98SE
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5. Click it.
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A:building computer

wow as in world of warcraft?
if so then go for the recommened specs and then improve on thema little
at least 1.5 GB ram and 512 MB gfx card maybe radeon x1650 would begood.

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A:Building New Computer...First go at this!

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A:Building a new computer!

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Dorky106 said:

Trying to build a computer and all, problem is that I can't figure out what power supply would fit into the case.
Case I'm buying is this (Just going to list everything in the computer)
Its the first computer I'm building so yay! (Sorry about the bold and size just coping from the site...
Just making sure this will work, and to try and get help looking for a new Power Supply seeing how the one I'm trying to get is out of stock. (NON SATA required Power Supply)
Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case - ATX/Micro-ATX, USB, Audio, 120mm Blue LED Fan, Black

Mother board
ASUS P8H67-M LE B3 Intel H67 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel H67 Express, 1333MHz DDR3, HDMI, Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SuperSpeed USB 3.0​

Intel Core i5-2400 BX80623I52400 Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.10 GHz (3.40 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail​

Video Card
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Patriot PSD32G13332 PC10600 2GB DDR3 Desktop Memory Upgrade - 1333MHz, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, Non-ECC, CL9, 1x2048MB​

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Ultra LSP550 550-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration​Click to expand...

That PSU will fit just fine and it's available for $50 at CompUSA -
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TheAardvark Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Let me try to address your two issues ... First, it is correct that it is a bad idea to boot up a PC using a hard drive that had Windows installed on a different PC. The primary reason is that Windows installs drivers specific to the hardware on the first PC, and if the hardware on the second is quite different, those drivers will not work.  This situation is worst when the video drivers do not work because then, you have no display to use. But, it does NO HARM to the motherboard or the hardware on the second PC. As a matter of fact, some companies, most notably LapLink, sell products that allow you to "migrate" an OS installation from one PC to another.  They do this by providing boot media for the PC to use (so that it does not boot directly into Windows), and then you provide the drivers for the new PC, and the software replaces the old drivers with the new drivers. The software is known as PCMover and I know it works because I have used it. As to the second, the easiest way to check is to see if there are video jacks on the back of the motherboard.  Old motherboards will have VGA and possibly DVI jacks, newer ones will have HDMI and DisplayLink jacks. If those jacks are there, the motherboard has a video chipset present.Good Luck
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A:Building a Computer Help

Start with a budget. There are some guides online that may help as well.

Here's a great article to get your started:

If you're not even sure what parts are needed, you may want to do some more research before taking on a new build.
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A:Building my new computer

Look at these guides to building pc`s. They may prove helpful.

Regards Howard
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A:Building new computer...

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Here are some good guides:
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thaught illd mention that its all going in this case
found this heatsink but not sure if it will fit
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I'd get the PC3200 DDR. Not that big a difference in price.
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Could you please provide us with a budget and tell us where you're located and whether you're willing to buy online.
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A:Building a Computer

getta 8800 GTS or GTx instead.

Get this ram or

You could use stock cooling or get a zalmaln 9700
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A:Need help building a computer

That looks like a decent build for your requirements.

Don't forget the Z68 motherboard and a quality branded 400-500W PSU.