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Building my first PC

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August 28, 2010 4:45:28 PM

I'm a computer noobie and attempting to build my 1st PC with the following specs.

Asus P6T Motherboard
Intel Core i7 960 with a Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B CPU cooler
12 GB Corsair XMS3 Tri
Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 2GB
Creative Labs Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium
Intel X-25 SSD 160 GB Hard Drive
1 TB western digital caviar black
Pioneer BDR-205 Blue ray burner
LG dvdrw drive
Cooler Master HAF 932 Case
Corsair 850 W
Windows 7 Professional

Upon finishing my build I powered it up and installed Windows to the 160 GB SSD and installed drivers for the video and sound cards. Is that it? What security system do you recommend? Is there anything else I should do? In my BIOS both hard drives are recognized but in my Control Panel only the 160GB SSD is shown as the C: drive and the other isn't listed.....where is it? Should I use the SSD as my OS and any games I download and the other hard drive for storage? The main use for this computer is playing FFXIV. I plan on connecting it to a 46"+ TV.....any recommendations? All help is greatly appreciated in advance :) 


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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
August 28, 2010 5:32:19 PM

A nice system although I suspect you bought RAM you will never use :) 

You need to check temps.
http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

For security always consult a recent review. Places like PC World are good for this:
http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/collection/3247/2010_sui...

I have found the current version of Norton to be very good at dealing with some of the bad practices of various users at my work ;) 

AVG is probably a bit less intrusive and still very effective.
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
August 28, 2010 5:35:59 PM

On the drive, yes it should be showing up. Check the cables.

You should use the SSD for the OS and any games that have annoying load times like Crysis, etc. the other games can go onto the WD drive once it's formatted.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 28, 2010 5:53:21 PM

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On the drive, yes it should be showing up. Check the cables.

Also check the boot order for the drive and see if the HDD is disabled in BIOS. Seen this happen in some ASUS boards.

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The main use for this computer is playing FFXIV. I plan on connecting it to a 46"+ TV.....any recommendations? All help is greatly appreciated in advance

Massive overkill for just playing that game, esp. on the RAM & GPU department.

Also, disable prefetching, defrag,etc on the SSD.
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