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First timer building PC and some cabinet mod suggestions for HAF 912.

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September 8, 2013 8:14:06 PM

Hi there,

I will be setting up a new gaming PC soon and this is my first custom built PC and wanted to know if there are any good videos that explain the process.. I am specifically having problems in understanding how the connections happen from PSU to Mobo and the rest of the system like fans and led lighting. Do all PSU come with standard set of wires or do I have to lookout for that too while purchasing one?

This is my spec:
AMD FX 6300
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Seasonic S12II 620 Watts
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
Cooler Master HAF 912 (with transparent side panel)
Geforce GTX 660

Also please suggest a lighting mod for the case... Should I go with LED fans or plain transparent fans and LED lighting? I was think of going with a red colored look. I'm not looking for water cooling so that's ruled out.

Thanks!

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September 8, 2013 8:56:29 PM

Here are some youtube videos from the Newegg channel on how to build a computer from scratch.
Part 1 -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
part 2-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
part 3-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok

All of your parts look compatible.

I would change out the ram for some low profile modules like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... so you will not have any cpu heat sink fan fitment issues in the future.

Don't worry about the Psu and motherboard connections they are all standardized. And so are the can power connections, most of the fans will be able to plug into your motherboard or come with an adapter to plug into your power supply.

Led fans would be the best way to go, your case already comes with some I think, in red.

You still need the following parts
1) Windows 64 bit version, or some operating system
2)Dvd drive- get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3) You need a hard disc drive (this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or a ssd to install your operating system onto.

4) optional, get an aftermarket heat sink fan for your cpu like a Cooler Master 212 EVO or something made by Noctua (I like Noctua and find them really easy to install and have great performance and don't feel cheap and include the thermal paste and tool you need to install ) http://us.ncix.com/products/?manufactureid=3624&minorca...

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September 8, 2013 9:33:23 PM

fixer762 said:
Here are some youtube videos from the Newegg channel on how to build a computer from scratch....


Thanks for the reply. I will move DVD-ROM, 1TB HDD from my current PC to the new one. And I have the Windows 7 disk as well. Also, I am NOT going to OC my CPU... is the after market cooler required?
About the fan connections, I will have a front fan(200mm), one top(200mm), one side(140mm) and one rear(120mm) fans... So which fans are powered from mobo and which are the ones that I need to connect directly to PSU. Will I need any adapter pins? One last question, will the LED fans light up inside of the case sufficiently? Sorry for so many questions!
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September 9, 2013 10:47:25 PM

No, an aftermarket heat sink is not required, but it will keep your cpu cooler and in theory make it last longer. I don't overclock either but I put an after market heat sink in my build and it keeps my cpu temperature in the low 50C range while gaming in Crysis 3, I think the stock heat sink would let it get much hotter.

Well either the fans will have small fan header plugs that will be 3 pin or four pin and those will plug into your motherboard for power. Or the fans will have big four pin molex power connections and those are to be plugged directly into your power supply.

On your lighting question, the only fan that comes with leds is the front 200mm fan, the rest are plan black ones. If I was you I would want more light and would buy 2-3 more 120mm red led fans to light it up. And you may want to get fans that are transparent led fans, they light up better.
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

Or you can do what I did and light up your case red, white and blue.
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September 15, 2013 4:59:18 AM

fixer762 said:
Here are some youtube videos from the Newegg channel on how to build a computer from scratch.
Part 1 -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
part 2-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
part 3-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok

All of your parts look compatible.

I would change out the ram for some low profile modules like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... so you will not have any cpu heat sink fan fitment issues in the future.

Don't worry about the Psu and motherboard connections they are all standardized. And so are the can power connections, most of the fans will be able to plug into your motherboard or come with an adapter to plug into your power supply.

Led fans would be the best way to go, your case already comes with some I think, in red.

You still need the following parts
1) Windows 64 bit version, or some operating system
2)Dvd drive- get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3) You need a hard disc drive (this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or a ssd to install your operating system onto.

4) optional, get an aftermarket heat sink fan for your cpu like a Cooler Master 212 EVO or something made by Noctua (I like Noctua and find them really easy to install and have great performance and don't feel cheap and include the thermal paste and tool you need to install ) http://us.ncix.com/products/?manufactureid=3624&minorca...



Sorry for intruding your thread pKal, but fixer i also have a very simillar build can you help me aswell!

Here are my specs: [All the prices are in Indian Rupees]
FX-6300 7500/-
Asus m5a97 EVO R2.0 - 7500/-
G Skill RipJaws 2*4GB Ram - 2*2700=5400/-
CM HAF 912 with window - 5500/-
Seasonic S12ii 620W - 5200/-
WD blue 1tb 4000/-
Sapphire 7950 OC with Boost 24,500/- OR Asus GTX 760 -22,000/-
Dell S2240L - 8500/-
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Are the parts compatible? Would you recommend me spending around an extra 4000Rs [~60$] to upgrade to the m5a99fx pro motherboard [same as the op] ?
I will be overclocking my CPU [gpu aswell] so will the CM Hypere 212 EVO fit in the case along with those ram?
Also since BF4 has recomended 3GB VRAM should i go for 7950 or the 760 ? [Vapor-X edition is not available in my city-Mumbai]
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September 15, 2013 9:16:08 AM

acid1drinker said:

Sorry for intruding your thread pKal, but fixer i also have a very simillar build can you help me aswell!

Here are my specs: [All the prices are in Indian Rupees]
FX-6300 7500/-
Asus m5a97 EVO R2.0 - 7500/-
G Skill RipJaws 2*4GB Ram - 2*2700=5400/-
CM HAF 912 with window - 5500/-
Seasonic S12ii 620W - 5200/-
WD blue 1tb 4000/-
Sapphire 7950 OC with Boost 24,500/- OR Asus GTX 760 -22,000/-
Dell S2240L - 8500/-
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Are the parts compatible? Would you recommend me spending around an extra 4000Rs [~60$] to upgrade to the m5a99fx pro motherboard [same as the op] ?
I will be overclocking my CPU [gpu aswell] so will the CM Hypere 212 EVO fit in the case along with those ram?
Also since BF4 has recomended 3GB VRAM should i go for 7950 or the 760 ? [Vapor-X edition is not available in my city-Mumbai]


I completed building it with almost same spec, only changes are GPU (I got 660 OC edition) and Acer 23" monitor. That spec is absolutely compatible. And I did not go with 99fx pro... It seemed the only advantage of 99fx pro was three PCIe slots.. I would never need three slots... plus it was almost 4000rs less.. so M5A97 R2.0 is better for me. I'm not sure if there are any other differences between the two but as long as the board supports 8-core AMD processors and AM3+ socket, fine by me.
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