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Windows 7: New PC

09 Jan 2016   #1
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 
New PC

So i finally got around to building my first PC, and it was great!

Note before i start: If your wondering why i said "bought a custom pc" on a thread i posted, i bought another one for old-school games, which is runs my favorite old-school games beautifully!

Anyways lets begin!
Specs:
AMD Athlon II X64 630
ATI Radeon HD 5770
8GB DDR3 RAM(4x2GB)
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard
Seagate ST1000NM0011 hard drive
Corsair TX 750W PSU
Some cougar case

Building it:
Building it was pretty straight forward, i did everything you would on a regular build and it booted! One lucky thing is i got everything on my first try, no running into errors or related. Some things that i would have changed is that i could have gone with a 2x4GB setup, but decided not to because i wanted to utilize all slots on the motherboard. One future upgrade I'm gonna make is putting some case fans, because it sure gets dusty in there. Another upgrade would be a new CPU cooler because the stock one is so loud. Other than that it was fun building it and i really enjoyed it. Something i'm planning to do is to cable manage, i didn't do that because i just wanted it to work, i don't have a window so the cables are barely visible but still. It needs some cable management. One thing that made me kinda sad is that it doesn't have any 2.5 HDD/SSD cages. I really need that because I want to install some harddrives and a SSD, that John(ICIT2LOL) gave me, huge thanks to him once again, and my previous HDDs so i can extract data to my new harddrive. I know i can get a disk enclosure but 2.5 cages are really needed here. Any help on that? I'll be attaching some images of the finished rig.


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09 Jan 2016   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Good job Laith!

A rear case fan, at least is a must. I would suggest you get one as soon as you can. That might help cut down on the noise from the CPU cooler. It won't need to run as fast as the hot air is being exhausted. Some front case fans will be good to bring in some cooler air, but like you said, you're going to get some so that's good.

I'm curious, what's the motherboard temperature of that thing with the case all sealed up and running?
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09 Jan 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You must remember to rotate images before uploading them

Also the psu pulls air from the bottom to cool it's self
You have it sitting on carpet that's not wise mate

Looks good overall except as pointed out you need more case fans
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10 Jan 2016   #4
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Done, i rotated the pictures.
I'll be attaching a picture of idle temps and i'll be switching sides of the PSU.


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10 Jan 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You just need a 2.5" ssd insert, like this one.

SSD Mounting Bracket

or the one I just got, that holds 2 ssd`s

Dual SSD Mounting Bracket

They`ll go right into your 3.5" bays
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10 Jan 2016   #6
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah, i know. I was wondering if i can do it without.

Also i wasn't able to move the PSU, if i did it would interfere with the motherboard.
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10 Jan 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

No it will just pull air from inside the case and push it out through the back a better option for sitting on the floor carpet for sure

You could tape the bottom of the case so carpet lint is not pulled in through the bottom but that is up to you
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10 Jan 2016   #8
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

No, with interfering i meant it would interfere with the motherboard and GPU, because it would be so tall.
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10 Jan 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You might need to take another picture just rotating the psu 180 degrees so the fan is facing up takes up no more room than before :/
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10 Jan 2016   #10
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Laith View Post
Done, i rotated the pictures.
I'll be attaching a picture of idle temps and i'll be switching sides of the PSU.
Looking at your motherboard temp, it seems to be awfully warm. Some extra cooling fans will definitely help there.

To give you an example, my ambient room temp right now is 20C and my motherboard temp is reading 21C (I also have four case fans for case cooling), and I'm essentially idling. When you get some case fans, that temperature will definitely drop, and so will your CPU temp.
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