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Windows 7: My new PC is now built

07 Dec 2010   #1
Odd Job

Windows 7 professional X 64
 
 
My new PC is now built

When I was enquiring on here for info about the best components for my new build I was asked to provide info and pictures on how it went - so here goes .

My components turned up last Thursday at about 2PM. After unwrapping and admiring, I immediately started the build.



I started by installing the CPU, cooler, sound card, and memory into the motherboard BEFORE installing the motherboard. This gave me more space to fiddle about with the cooler mount etc. without the constraints of a case. As you can see, the Zalman cooler is quite a bit bigger than the stock item that came with the CPU





I then installed the PSU into the case. As you can see from the photo, it had to be installed upside down due to the bottom mount.



Next the motherboard was installed into the case and power supplies connected.



I then installed the GPU's and connected the power supplies and Crossfire link.



Next job was the swapping over of the 3 sata HDD's from my old machine to the new. These were installed and so was the new DVD drive.



All the wiring was checked and double checked, and then made as tidy as possible. The side panels to the case were replaced and I was ready to go. (I did try to boot the machine with the case side off, but got an open case error message. Don't know how as there are no open case detectors on the case or M/board )



Below are some more pictures of the finished machine. To see all the picks click this link:

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LED case fans



All lit up



Illuminated GPU's


Next to my new monitor



Another interior pic



Republic of gamers illuminated box



LED CPU cooler



LCD poster showing CPU temperature



Hope you like it


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07 Dec 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Thanks for sharing. Very nice rig. Very clean installation (wires and all). Hope you get lots of joy out of your new system!
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07 Dec 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm unsure about "having" to mount the power supply upside down in the case. If I remember correctly from my Corsiar PSU, it's pulling air from inside and exhausting it out the back. In my case, there is a small amount of clearance at the bottom of the case (Antec P182) and it pulls air in from the very bottom of the case and exhausts out the back.
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07 Dec 2010   #4
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

If it is on carpet, upside down installation is a good thing.

Looks great, was it your first build?

Very clean, very good looking.
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07 Dec 2010   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Odd Job, Your new system is everything but odd. Nice pictures and overall your build came out great. You'll have to post some WEI scores in time. Great job with the cable management !
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07 Dec 2010   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
If it is on carpet, upside down installation is a good thing.
Why is that?
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07 Dec 2010   #7
spinifex

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm unsure about "having" to mount the power supply upside down in the case. If I remember correctly from my Corsiar PSU, it's pulling air from inside and exhausting it out the back. In my case, there is a small amount of clearance at the bottom of the case (Antec P182) and it pulls air in from the very bottom of the case and exhausts out the back.
The Handbrake's computer i'm building has the same case. An Antec 902 and i had to put the psu upside down. There is no space between the bottom of the case and psu.
This way it has a chance of airflow.

Nice looking rig you built.
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07 Dec 2010   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spinifex View Post
The Handbrake's computer i'm building has the same case. An Antec 902 and i had to put the psu upside down. There is no space between the bottom of the case and psu.
This way it has a chance of airflow.
Thats a bummer. Obviously you have to upside down in that event. it seems like a bad case design in my opinion.
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07 Dec 2010   #9
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

in my antec nine hundred case my PSU is mounted the same way... no problems with heat

that is a very nice build... seeing threads like this make me want to build more computers!
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07 Dec 2010   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Odd Job, excellent choice installing the Zalman outside of the case as those fins tore me up when working in my first case....lots of fun ?-hpim0911.jpg


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