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My first build - check it out! Pics! Need help too!

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July 24, 2009 2:59:00 AM

Hey there... after reading the forums for a week and taking everyone's advise, I went ahead and ordered all of my parts for Phase 1 of my gaming PC build. Phase 2 will consist of a CPU cooler (w/ CPU OC'ing), another 4 gigs of RAM, and another graphics card to run Crossfire. Phase 1 of the build cost me $1000 :)  Phase 2 I will do in a month's time or so. Anyhow, components for build are as follows:

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb

HDD: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

GPU: MSI R4890-T2D1G OC Radeon HD 4890 1GB (880MHz OC'd Edition)

MB: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX

PSU: COOLER MASTER RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W

DVD: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM


So far so good... I am very pleased with the performance! My old rig was a Dell Inspiron P4 3.0GHz that I upgraded with a 8800GTS G92, 3 Gig Ram, and a 600W PSU.

Anyhow, I can not get the side case to line up flush because the SATA cable is sticking out (the one hooked up to the HDD). Any suggestions? Also... my power button on the case is not working; I double checked the connection to the Mobo. Any ideas?

Link to gallery: http://img24.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=img0226ngx.jpg

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July 24, 2009 3:21:29 AM

Looks really nice. This makes me really excited to finish my build which is very similar to yours, but I'm using the Crosshair Formula III, some G. Skill 1333 Mhz CAS 7, and an XFX HD 4890 XXX Edition, and a WD Caviar Black 750 Gb.
July 24, 2009 12:47:07 PM

ragsters said:
As for the case side panel you need to use a 90 degree to 180 degree sata cable with the 90 degree part connecting to your Hard drive. Your motherboard should of provided you with some but if it didn't here is a link.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Cool... thanks! The correct part that I needed is shipping :)  The MB came with the SATA data 90-degree cable, but not the SATA power.
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