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Windows 7: New Build Advice needed

01 Oct 2012   #21
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

So it is built.

I am having problems with the HHD. SSD is running smooth, but system is not picking up my 700gb hdd. might be the wiring either Power or Sata cable not plugged in fully or something. I have not had time to look into this yet. Hope its not doa.

All other parts are great. V8 just barely fits in the case, but it fits will post pics soonish (maybe some time early next week). I haven't ran any checks on it yet. I need to make sure RAM is running at right settings and run memtest/Prime95 stuff like that....

It still needs a few things. I had forgotten about a wireless card. Not sure if I need a card or if a USB stick will do good enough... The case will also need more lighting. Case fan leds are cool, but the interior is not lit up at all. Case has side window, but its dark inside. Also, the PSU cable to go to mobo 8pin was a little short so it's crossing over the front of the mobo/gpu area. I will be getting an extension for this so I can route behind the board.

Case is awesome for cable management. it has been quite a while since I last built a rig. and the case wasn't for cable management. def. worth the money to get good case and modular PSU.


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01 Oct 2012   #22
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
So it is built.

I am having problems with the HHD. SSD is running smooth, but system is not picking up my 700gb hdd. might be the wiring either Power or Sata cable not plugged in fully or something. I have not had time to look into this yet. Hope its not doa.

All other parts are great. V8 just barely fits in the case, but it fits will post pics soonish (maybe some time early next week). I haven't ran any checks on it yet. I need to make sure RAM is running at right settings and run memtest/Prime95 stuff like that....

It still needs a few things. I had forgotten about a wireless card. Not sure if I need a card or if a USB stick will do good enough... The case will also need more lighting. Case fan leds are cool, but the interior is not lit up at all. Case has side window, but its dark inside. Also, the PSU cable to go to mobo 8pin was a little short so it's crossing over the front of the mobo/gpu area. I will be getting an extension for this so I can route behind the board.

Case is awesome for cable management. it has been quite a while since I last built a rig. and the case wasn't for cable management. def. worth the money to get good case and modular PSU.
You can find cheap wireless cards or usb adapters. Either will work, but I ended up getting rid of my usb adapter and going for a wifi card. It seems to be running better. I had a few problems when I had the usb with it cutting in and out. I think I got my wireless card for maybe 13 dollars on Newegg. Runs great.
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01 Oct 2012   #23
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

This is pretty much what i have seen in the past with usb wireless. will get a card soon. found a few cool items I want.

Newegg.com - ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter
Newegg.com - NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller

lol don't know when budget will free up for them though....

Thanks UnknownReverent for your input on this stuff.
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01 Oct 2012   #24
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If you want lighting, check into the Bitfenix Alchemy LED lights........they are suppose to be the bees knees.
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01 Oct 2012   #25
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
If you want lighting, check into the Bitfenix Alchemy LED lights........they are suppose to be the bees knees.

That stuff looks nice too. Thanks kBrady
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01 Oct 2012   #26
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
This is pretty much what i have seen in the past with usb wireless. will get a card soon. found a few cool items I want.

Newegg.com - ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter
Newegg.com - NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller

lol don't know when budget will free up for them though....

Thanks UnknownReverent for your input on this stuff.
I was actually going to get that card to replace mine so I could put the one I have in my old computer. Eventually I was going to get the RGB as well when I switch out fans sometime for regular ones.
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01 Oct 2012   #27
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

thats a really good deal for the asus wireless card. over half off
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01 Oct 2012   #28
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
thats a really good deal for the asus wireless card. over half off
I actually have a Rosewill card right now that works great, but I want to put it in my old setup for media.
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02 Oct 2012   #29
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Just saw this Thorsen. What is in the final build?
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02 Oct 2012   #30
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Hey Britton,
So I went with the Rosewill Blackhawk and most of the same parts that I had listed. Been pretty busy this week so I haven't gotten a chance to upload pics or stats. I will do this soon. My wife 'commissioned' me to build her a computer with our money lol....



Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU: AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6200FRGUBOX

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible

RAM: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model PV38G186C9K

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L )

Primary SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Data HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


Also, I just purchased a wireless card: ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express 300/300Mbps

And a cable extension for one of the cables that was too short (it is long enough, but hugs the video card and is near the heatsink which I would not prefer: KINGWIN Model PCI-02 12" EPS 12V 8-Pin Power Extension Cable F-M

Without any modifications it scored a 7.2 WEI. Lowest being hard-drive speed. but I might have AHCI turned off in bios or some other issue. I will be tinkering with it for a while now to make sure everything is running at its best settings.
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