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Windows 7: Building your own tower.

22 Aug 2014   #71
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Here's a video that you can dream towards a future build.......let the planning begin !




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23 Aug 2014   #72
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Great video. I can't find part 2. I would like to see the finished product.
You sure can have fun when money has no limit.
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23 Aug 2014   #73
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ya the is way beyond what im about to do.. Im nervous about getting the cpu and mobo correct. I have done everything but that.
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23 Aug 2014   #74
linnemeyerhere

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Great video. I can't find part 2. I would like to see the finished product.
You sure can have fun when money has no limit.
Go to his you tube channel and there are lots of other clients builds that take you from start to finish. Then wait and in a few weeks part 2 of that build will be posted. I'm here to tell you that that guy is flat amazing with custom builds and the knowledge gained just watching has me dreaming of the day I can spring for a full water loop.
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23 Aug 2014   #75
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevSaint View Post
Ya the is way beyond what im about to do.. Im nervous about getting the cpu and mobo correct. I have done everything but that.
Take your time.

Your case will probably have holes to attach 10 or 11 standoffs, but your motherboard might have only 8 mounting holes. So you'd need to attach only 8 standoffs. You have to figure out which of the 10 or 11 holes to use. You do that by eyeball and inspection.

I'd do a practice install of the motherboard onto the standoffs you've chosen so you understand perfectly how everything fits and how many standoffs are required. The motherboard ports have to fit snugly through the back of the case.

Then remove the motherboard and mount the CPU, RAM, and CPU cooler on it outside the case.

Then install the motherboard for real, repeating what you did in the practice install.

Probably best to install the power supply before the motherboard, but you need to check that out and make a judgement based on how cramped things are for your particular components.
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23 Aug 2014   #76
linnemeyerhere

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Then build and post to bios the build outside of the case and then re-install in to the case.
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23 Aug 2014   #77
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well im going to install the cpu and cooler as well as mem outside of the case and then place mobo in the case. I check the layout on the case, since i have it already and its a 9 hole mobo.. My other concern is getting the power button lights.. case fans to work. I dont know where to plug them up at on mobo..
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24 Aug 2014   #78
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevSaint View Post
Well im going to install the cpu and cooler as well as mem outside of the case and then place mobo in the case. I check the layout on the case, since i have it already and its a 9 hole mobo.. My other concern is getting the power button lights.. case fans to work. I dont know where to plug them up at on mobo..
That info is in the motherboard manual.

You should download it and start studying it before your parts arrive.

Case fans aren't much of a problem. If you connect them, they should work. Make sure they are mounted correctly--whether you want them to blow air in or suck air out.

The front panel connections for power, hard disk activity, speakers, etc are a pain due to their small size. They'll all be in the same location on the motherboard, right next to each other. You have to know which 2 prongs are for power, which for HD activity, etc. Get that from the motherboard manual.

Pay attention to the CPU mounting instructions too. That can be intimidating the first time. You should be able to find a video of it on Youtube. The CPU drops into the socket only one way, so don't force anything.

Get familiar with your power supply manual. There will be several cables from it that go to only one spot on the motherboard.
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24 Aug 2014   #79
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Read the MB manual for the Front panel header & the various CPU & Case Fan connections. I even use a highliter on the items on the page and paper clip it open next to my MB installation. Even use a small flashligh & magnifyer if needed to see the small identifications on the MB.


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24 Aug 2014   #80
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ya i have been watching tons of videos on builds. Learning alot. Im just going to take my time and make sure i have everything correct. Probally will take me a few hours before i will boot.
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