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Old 18-11-08, 09:15 AM
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My First Build

WARNING: Camera Skills are Very Poor :P

Ok guys here is my first build. Just waiting on another 2GB of ram, new CPU cooler and then i am officially done

Heres the specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ @ 3.13GHz OC

Gigabyte M750SLi-DS4

Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C5

120GB IDE HDD x2

HP dvd1070i 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer

ATI Radeon HD 4670 PCS 1024MB GDDR3 OC to 800MHz Core 950MHz Mem.

E-Tec Silent 650w PSU



















Thinking of getting the Asus Silent Knight AL CPU Cooler not to sure yet though

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Old 19-11-08, 11:02 AM
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Great pics m8, and congrats on the first build.

One thing u can work on is the placement of cables, running them tidily about the case. All takes a bit of thought, and if ur psu isnt that friendly with the length of cables, u may need to add some extensions or something.

Eitherway, in the longrun it makes the case easier to work in and improves ur air flow by a small %.

Aside from that, u can move away from IDE drives, or atleast improving ur drive performance by using 1 IDE drive and 1 SATA (best ofc would be all SATA) - but hey this isn't critical, just an improvement.

A cpu cooler would be a good investment. Just be sure it does a wide range of cpus, including Intel 775 (and arguably the new 1366, but that not so important just now) - this way, if u decide to upgrade to 775 (or 1366 maybe), u can use the same cooler.

I see now ur getting another 2g. If ur adding this to ur existing 2g, that'll make the Vista experience very good.
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Old 19-11-08, 12:26 PM
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Thanks for the comments. Yeha my cables are real messy. I think i will buy so extensions and run the cables around the side of the case or something. Moving to SATA is what i want to do next Already upgraded my DVD drive to SATA so HDD will be coming too soon.
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Old 23-11-08, 06:35 PM
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Nice set-up you have there,

But just one thing tho

one of your wires is hanging over your c.p.u. heatsink fan,

Mite get chewed up in the cpu fan.

That case is a nice one just love the way it lights up,

if thats your first build you have made its one hell of a good job on the make

10/10 from me
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Old 23-11-08, 07:12 PM
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Great start mate! I'm with Rast on this one about cables though. Cable tidying is a pain, but when you get it right, it does make the set up look even better!
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Old 23-11-08, 07:24 PM
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Nice set-up you have there,

But just one thing tho

one of your wires is hanging over your c.p.u. heatsink fan,

Mite get chewed up in the cpu fan.

That case is a nice one just love the way it lights up,

if thats your first build you have made its one hell of a good job on the make

10/10 from me
Oh that's a freakin excellent call.

I literally threw a pc together for some1 a few months ago. The other day I got a call that the pc, even tho working fine, is making a loud clipping noise.

U guessed it, the redundant cables I hooked up out of the way had dislodged when she moved the case forward and back to plug a printer in, and was clipping the cpu fan.

Another big shout for securing cable properly, and in this sense away from fans !
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Old 23-11-08, 08:44 PM
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the first thing is when i make a p.c. is 2 check that theres no wires hanging over any of the fans,

just fink if a wire got stuck and stoped the fan all 2 ether on the cpu the thing wound get

very hot very fast
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Old 23-11-08, 09:53 PM
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Another thing you might wanna do mate, just to get the insides looking awesome, invest in an aftermarket cooler for your HD4670. A dual slot will look brill.
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Old 23-11-08, 10:15 PM
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Nice first build mate. Not sure on the PSU, might want to look into how good it is?

Cables could do with a quick tidy but pretty neat that apart
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Old 24-11-08, 03:35 AM
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You'll soon be dedicating all of your time and money, (including social life and sex life) into computers!! You will slowly become one of us......
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