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New Gaming Computer what to test for?

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February 24, 2014 11:16:55 AM

Hello,

My buddy on the other side of the states has built my computer and now it's in FedEX hands to safely get to me. My questions are for once it arrives what testing should I do? I had the below questions:
1) After opening the package what should I look for to ensure that everything has been put in correctly?
2) Should I boot my system right away?
3) If system boots up what tests should I run? Can I do other things while these tests are running? 4) If all specs/parts are up to par should I presume everything is safe for the long hall?
5) Also how should I interpret the tests based on the below specs:
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card
Case CFI Boreallight ATX Full Tower Case
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition (2-Pack) 63.5 CFM 120mm Fans
Power Supply Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)
Monitor Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor
Monitor Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor
Keyboard Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse
Headphones Razer Kraken Pro Headset

Thank you for all the assistance. I have been an avid read of the forums, and the accumulated knowledge here is unprecedented.

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February 24, 2014 8:45:08 PM

1. To answer this I would basically have to give instructions on how to put it together. Watch a couple of build guides on Youtube, if you know how to put it together, you will know if its been put together.
Its possible that your guy didnt install the graphics card, as having it installed in transit can be somewhat risky (think snapped PCIe connectors if it gets dropped). So you might have to plug that in yourself, which is fairly easy.

2. Check the internals first, if that checks out don't see why not.

3. Furmark will test for GPU stability, though gaming is more reliable as I'v had unstable overclocks run fine in Furmark. Prime95 or Intel Burn Test will test for CPU stability and also give you a worst case scenario on temperatures. Crystal Disk Check will tell you if your storage is healthy, and Memtest86+ will see if your RAM is fine.
Should be able to do other things running the tests (except memtest as you need to boot into it), though performance isnt going to be as good.

4. Anything can happen, RAM could fail, HDD starts ticking. All you (and your friend) can know is that its all working when you tested it.

5. The ones I mentioned above test for stability, they dont pump out a performance number at the end saying how good your rig is, thats a benchmark. Have a look at 3DMark 11 (general graphics performance), Cinebench (CPU) and Crystal Disk Mark (Storage) if you want performance numbers.
Your rig is pretty much top of the line while staying within consumer grade components, expect good scores.
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February 24, 2014 9:11:56 PM

My input would be do what manofchalk said and make sure you got all the warranties with you in case anything goes wrong.
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