Some tips for building a computer

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Re: Some tips for building a computer

Post by Magus » December 7th, 2011, 3:19 pm

Shut up. I'm returning it.
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Re: Some tips for building a computer

Post by madmattd » December 7th, 2011, 4:58 pm

Magus wrote:As far as I can tell, all the parts have been shipped except the GPU. But they were all shipped a few hours apart so I'm not really worried. I'm looking forward to this, but plan on me having an ASSLOAD of questions after/around Christmas *when i'll be assembling*. I'll try to give you guys a solid day in this thread, so maybe a few of you could be around to help while I'm building? I could probably hook up my laptop and webcam even.

Regardless, I'm very excited. Also... Should I buy a non-stock heatsink?? I don't think I should yet b/c it's gonna be about a year til I look into overclocking, but what do you guys think?
RE: Heatsink. The stock will be okay without overclocking but not stellar. The stock heatsinks (both Intel and AMD mind you) are cheap-feeling things. But at stock it is designed to cool sufficiently. But if you get an aftermarket one, check out Zalman, they have some of the best overall ones, though they can be big (like my copper bloomin' onion of death, lol).

So you'll have all your parts in the next few days and will wait 2 weeks to assemble? Wow, you've got more patience than me XD I'll assume final exams are to blame. If I'm around I'd be more than willing to help you if needed. Others would too I am sure.
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Re: Some tips for building a computer

Post by Mullet » December 7th, 2011, 5:26 pm

I am like a little kid as soon as I get the boxes out of the UPS truck drivers hands I start building before his truck is out of the neighborhood.
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Re: Some tips for building a computer

Post by Magus » December 7th, 2011, 5:28 pm

I can't because I knew that's how I'd be. I purposely had them shipped back home so I wouldn't have access to them until finals are over
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Re: Some tips for building a computer

Post by Mullet » December 7th, 2011, 5:30 pm

Smart move. I envy your self control.
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Re: Some tips for building a computer

Post by Stephen » December 7th, 2011, 8:09 pm

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835103065

get this stock cpu fan will be kinda loud but then again the video card will be to but

this is one of the top rated cpu coolers and for a damn good price
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Re: Some tips for building a computer

Post by Molimo » December 7th, 2011, 9:42 pm

Stephen wrote:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835103065

get this stock cpu fan will be kinda loud but then again the video card will be to but

this is one of the top rated cpu coolers and for a damn good price
+1 on this, Made many builds with these, they're awesome.
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Re: Some tips for building a computer

Post by madmattd » December 8th, 2011, 8:28 am

Heard many good things, not much bad about that CPU cooler. +1.

As for the GPU fan, if it's anything like the one on my 560TI, it's pretty darn quiet (my Zalman CPU fan is louder). That Asus one has a non-reference HS/fan, so I wouldn't be concerned.
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Re: Some tips for building a computer

Post by Hell_Rell » December 8th, 2011, 11:02 am

My tip for PC Building: Ask Computah.
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Re: Some tips for building a computer

Post by PRETENDICA » December 8th, 2011, 3:01 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Hell_Rell wrote:My tip for PC Building: Ask Computah.
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Re: Some tips for building a computer

Post by Murbuto » December 9th, 2011, 8:14 pm

Hell_Rell wrote:My tip for PC Building: Ask Computah.
His only suggestion would be "STOP ALL THE DOWNLOADIN!!!"
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Re: Some tips for building a computer

Post by Mullet » December 23rd, 2011, 10:39 pm

Here ya go Magus.
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