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Alright got my parts, anyhting I should be aware of?

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May 17, 2010 7:15:00 PM

newegg finally shipped all my parts and I'm preping to build my system. Any tips or cautions before I start?

What I have:
  1. IN WIN Ironclad Black SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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  3. SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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  5. Sony Optical Black 24X DVD
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  7. ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 12000 : 1) Built in Speakers
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  9. X4 955 + 5850 ASUS OC'ed (they have the non oc one 20 dollars cheaper but the combo is -30 so I save 10 bucks
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  11. Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
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  13. G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK
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  15. ASUS M4A Pro + Coolmaster 212
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  17. Fatality Sound Card


I've read the step-by-step guide, but I'm wondering if there are any additional issues I should watch out for while building as I don't want to screw up on my first try >.<?

I have a antistatic strap so i should be safe there.
May 17, 2010 7:31:21 PM

Seems like you're good to go. Just be careful and take your time. What OS are you using?
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May 17, 2010 8:36:00 PM

Just be gentle with your parts, thats really all you can do.

You should always double check whether your parts are 100% compatible, or work together. What I do is for example, with my mobo, I went to newegg... and looked at all of the reviews. I crtl + f (find) the exact same parts ex. the AMD Phenom x2 555 3.2Ghz, I checked to see if it has any problems with windows 7 (the original board I wanted to get had clock issues).

It looks like your parts should be good though, especially if some are in a bundle.

Good luck on your build! again, be careful if its your first time.
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May 18, 2010 1:03:59 AM

using 7 ultimate x64
everything is going smooth so far cept I have trouble finding where to connect all my power supply wires :( 
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May 18, 2010 2:38:10 AM

I don't get anything onscreen even though I see the power on. no HDMI output. So I'm wondering if I may have connected something wrong

edit: Theres a red light next to the memok button, I'm guessing its a RAM issue?
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May 18, 2010 2:50:44 AM

Have you verified the RAM is properly seated and in the right RAM slots??
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May 18, 2010 3:01:27 AM

Yes, tried both black/blue.

I get a long beep and two short beeps and have no clue whats wrong with my video card. Remounted it 3 times and no luck. Tried using onboard and it still gives me beeps

booting with hdmi does work right?
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 18, 2010 3:08:55 AM

Have you reviewed & complete all the items in the checklist I posted earlier? Your beep codes should point to the error and use the checklist to troubleshoot.
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May 18, 2010 3:13:58 AM

I did. I know its a video card issue...I just can't seem to resolve it.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 18, 2010 3:20:50 AM

Do you have both PCIe power connectors plugged in??

Is it in the slot closest to the CPU??

Have you tried booting through VGA, DVI or HDMI to see if one works and the other doesn't?

Have you done the same with the on-board video??

Have you tried another GPU to see if it'll boot?
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May 18, 2010 3:25:43 AM

Tried them all, cept vga as I can't find the cable for that and the graphics as my 5850 is the only one at hand. I did try integrated.
I'll go back to the mobo manual and see what else I can do. :( 

I'll call it a day and figure this out tomorrow. From what I've googled I assume I got a bad mobo

just did a bit more googling and found that it could be related to my RAM. i can't seem to find where in the manual to find out what 1 long beep and 2 short ones mean so I guess I'll call ASUS
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May 19, 2010 12:41:09 PM

Apparently on an ASUS board my beep code means unided Memory. I'll buy some parts from microcenter and test it out
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 19, 2010 10:24:37 PM

I say screw it... Go to Microcenter and buy yourself an i7 930, ADUS P6T and some triple-channel memory and call it a day with an updated build... :) 
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May 19, 2010 11:30:19 PM

lol thats what I did xD
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 20, 2010 12:24:24 AM

I know...

I read your thread in the Motherboard forum when I was providing feedback there. :lol:  [:mousemonkey:5]
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May 20, 2010 12:43:54 AM

:p  thought so >.>

Well it did solve my problems hehe
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May 20, 2010 12:44:03 AM

Best answer selected by soul reaper.
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