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Windows 7: rebuild of OEM/HP

21 Jan 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Let us know how it goes.
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27 Jan 2010   #12
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

All Righty then....I have completed the OEM/build. Wow what a learning experience. After all that I ran into a couple minor problems. A sound issue and dual monitor setup which are now fixed. (Drivers). Now that I have it up and running I sure as heck don't want to tear it down but looks like I have too. The old spot on the computer desk is no longer adequate, I have to raise the shelf. Just a matter of moving some screws and remounting. Just another thing I didn't take into account. Like my mobo, didn't take into account for firewire headers. Like I said, it was a great learning process. I will post some pictures of it in the show us your rig post tomorrow. Now I'm ready for the real build next....lol but I don't think the wife will be happy with more computer purchases. They just don't get it....lol. A big thanks to all for the help.
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27 Jan 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad you got it sorted, thanks for posting back.


Did you get a card reader?
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27 Jan 2010   #14
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Glad you got it sorted, thanks for posting back.


Did you get a card reader?
Not yet, I have to order one....you have a favorite or suggestion.
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27 Jan 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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27 Jan 2010   #16
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
All Righty then....I have completed the OEM/build. Wow what a learning experience. After all that I ran into a couple minor problems. A sound issue and dual monitor setup which are now fixed. (Drivers). Now that I have it up and running I sure as heck don't want to tear it down but looks like I have too. The old spot on the computer desk is no longer adequate, I have to raise the shelf. Just a matter of moving some screws and remounting. Just another thing I didn't take into account. Like my mobo, didn't take into account for firewire headers. Like I said, it was a great learning process. I will post some pictures of it in the show us your rig post tomorrow. Now I'm ready for the real build next....lol but I don't think the wife will be happy with more computer purchases. They just don't get it....lol. A big thanks to all for the help.
Since this project is on my "Bucket List", I want to know some specifics. Was this your first build? How many hours did it take you? Did it startup on first boot? Just any other inside info would be appreciated. Thanks,
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28 Jan 2010   #17
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
All Righty then....I have completed the OEM/build. Wow what a learning experience. After all that I ran into a couple minor problems. A sound issue and dual monitor setup which are now fixed. (Drivers). Now that I have it up and running I sure as heck don't want to tear it down but looks like I have too. The old spot on the computer desk is no longer adequate, I have to raise the shelf. Just a matter of moving some screws and remounting. Just another thing I didn't take into account. Like my mobo, didn't take into account for firewire headers. Like I said, it was a great learning process. I will post some pictures of it in the show us your rig post tomorrow. Now I'm ready for the real build next....lol but I don't think the wife will be happy with more computer purchases. They just don't get it....lol. A big thanks to all for the help.
Since this project is on my "Bucket List", I want to know some specifics. Was this your first build? How many hours did it take you? Did it startup on first boot? Just any other inside info would be appreciated. Thanks,
1. Yes, this was my first build. My OEM HP mobo crashed/burned.
2. Once all my parts arrived (cooler was on back order) and not knowing anything about a build and being very cautious, a total of 2 days with 5 hours each.
3. Yes, it fired right up. I had a few issues, no sound and dual monitor setup wasn't working. This was fixed by loading mobo disk and installing drivers and all is well.

USE ALL ESD portection devices and procedures....ie wrist strap. You want to protect your investments.

Make sure you do your research before you buy. If you use firewire, make sure mobo has firewire headers (connections). If you going with a new or upgraded CPU cooler make sure of header connection...ie 3 pin or 4 pin; the 3 pin will work in the 4 pin header, you will lose fan speed adjustment option as I did. It's the small things that are over looked. I learned the hardway on both.....excellent learning curve.....one must experience this for themselves. It's a great feeling of satisfaction of such and accomplishment.
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28 Jan 2010   #18
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

There is a certain joy that goes with running a rig you put together with your own hands / parts. OEM boxes are often so condensed it's not funny. Glad you got it running.
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28 Jan 2010   #19
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Make sure you do your research before you buy. If you use firewire, make sure mobo has firewire headers (connections). If you going with a new or upgraded CPU cooler make sure of header connection...ie 3 pin or 4 pin; the 3 pin will work in the 4 pin header, you will lose fan speed adjustment option as I did. It's the small things that are over looked. I learned the hardway on both.....excellent learning curve.....one must experience this for themselves. It's a great feeling of satisfaction of such and accomplishment.

Just one more question. -- Did you buy any type of book/video on how to build a PC or did you just go after it?
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29 Jan 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's a good first step, it helped me a lot.

Welcome to Corsair :: System Build Logs
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