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Windows 7: New build need advice

11 Jun 2013   #21
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I think I'm going to build it on the motherboard box and test it first I watched a couple of videos showing that process and looks like the smartest way to go.

Jerry


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11 Jun 2013   #22
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I think I'm going to build it on the motherboard box and test it first I watched a couple of videos showing that process and looks like the smartest way to go.

Jerry
Wise choice. Trouble shooting will be easier should a problem arise.
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11 Jun 2013   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a little something.
Double or triple check when installing the motherboard to motherboard tray make sure the motherboard standoffs are installed in the proper place. Not doing so can cause all kinds of damage and take forever to troubleshoot. Don't forget to take a good look through you motherboard manual; it's very important.
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11 Jun 2013   #24
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks Jack, I have a copy of the motherboards manual in PDF on my desktop also a couple of the videos I got from the Internet talking about the standoffs I even found one video of that exact computer case I bought showing how to install the standoffs.
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11 Jun 2013   #25
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Just a little something.
Double or triple check when installing the motherboard to motherboard tray make sure the motherboard standoffs are installed in the proper place. Not doing so can cause all kinds of damage and take forever to troubleshoot. Don't forget to take a good look through you motherboard manual; it's very important.
Boy you said a mouthful here! I recently built a gifted rig and no boot issues turned out to be a very expensive find only to turn out that the marked ATX standoffs had one too many for my mobo's killing one of the boards and thankfully not the other.
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17 Jun 2013   #26
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Over the weekend my wife and I got it put together and it is running perfectly.
I had to order a couple of serial ATA cables so we could hook up the second hard drive and a second DVD drive with lightscribe (went to the local Best Buy yesterday to try to get them and all they had was 1 that was sata 2 not 3 and the guy said they don't carry specialty cables ).

I haven't given it a real hard workout yet but yesterday I was doing the WEI (will post screenshots later today or tomorrow) and with the cool master CPU cooler was only topping out at about 20 to 22°C and at and idle was 5 to 8°C.

I had to go with Windows 7 Home Premium, the Windows 8 pro I have is tied to my laptop because that's where I upgraded the release candidate from

Jerry
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17 Jun 2013   #27
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Over the weekend my wife and I got it put together and it is running perfectly.
I had to order a couple of serial ATA cables so we could hook up the second hard drive and a second DVD drive with lightscribe (went to the local Best Buy yesterday to try to get them and all they had was 1 that was sata 2 not 3 and the guy said they don't carry specialty cables ).

I haven't given it a real hard workout yet but yesterday I was doing the WEI (will post screenshots later today or tomorrow) and with the cool master CPU cooler was only topping out at about 20 to 22°C and at and idle was 5 to 8°C.

I had to go with Windows 7 Home Premium, the Windows 8 pro I have is tied to my laptop because that's where I upgraded the release candidate from

Jerry
Specialty cable my Aunt Fanny! The Best Buy Guy is an idiot. Unless they are pure crap to begin with, SATA 2 cables will work just fine with SATA 3. Retailers have been ignoring that little detail to justify higher prices for cables that are labeled SATA 3.

You are probably better off with Win 7 HP than with any version of 8 or 8.1 for a desktop.

Looking forward to seeing pics.
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17 Jun 2013   #28
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Heh, come on, that's a random Best Buy drone. They aren't supposed to know what they sell.

And yes, Sata cables work at any speed. There is only cosmetic (and $$) difference between an old Sata 1 and a new Sata 3 cable. Although some very cheap ones suck even if Sata 2 or 3 (I wonder why ).
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17 Jun 2013   #29
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Best buy can be a little frustrating sometimes.

Here are the cables I ordered Rosewill 10" Serial ATA III Red Flat Cable w/ Locking Latch Support 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps transfer rate Model RCA-RU-10-SA3-90-RD - Newegg.com not too bad $2.49 apiece plus $.99 shipping I am getting those two cables including shipping cheaper than I could buy one at Best Buy so it all works out better in the end anyway.
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17 Jun 2013   #30
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Best buy can be a little frustrating sometimes.

Here are the cables I ordered Rosewill 10" Serial ATA III Red Flat Cable w/ Locking Latch Support 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps transfer rate Model RCA-RU-10-SA3-90-RD - Newegg.com not too bad $2.49 apiece plus $.99 shipping I am getting those two cables including shipping cheaper than I could buy one at Best Buy so it all works out better in the end anyway.
I'm glad that it worked out for you. It's just frustrating to have to wait for that last niggling detail because you couldn't find a lousy cable or two locally (I live in a megopolis and frequently run into that problem).
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