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Almost completed my first ever build

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January 13, 2011 10:27:41 PM

After reading around and with some of your guys insight I placed an order off newegg for my first custom computer. I'm so excited and nervous at the same time. I'm quiet scared that I will mess something up. :??: 

Once all my packages arrive I will hopefully update this thread with pictures and progress as I build my first PC and hopefully if I run into problems you guys will be here for me!

COOLER MASTER HAF X
CORSAIR 1000HX 1000W
i7- 2600K 3.4 GHz
Noctua NH-14
MASSCOOL Shin-Etsu Thermal Material
ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 115
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1536 MB
CORSAIR XMS 8 GB (2x4GB) 240-pin DDR3 1600
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Hard Drive
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD
ASUS DVD-R ....ect ODD

ASUS VW266H 25.5" 2ms LCD

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January 13, 2011 10:48:43 PM

We will be here!
Nice specs!
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January 13, 2011 11:00:52 PM

Thanks! I'm definitely going to take my time building it. Going to attempt for proper cable management. Also looking to get another GTX 580 around Christmas time for SLI.
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January 14, 2011 12:05:36 AM

Hastibe said:
Awesome! Good luck! Don't forget to get one of these (for peace of mind if nothing else): anti-static wrist strap.


I picked one up at a local computer shop today just in case. :)  I don't think static will be to much of an issue because I'll be working with it on linoleum, but you can never be to safe with $2200 in parts.
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January 14, 2011 12:19:25 AM

Good luck man, I got the same CPU and MOBO, just installed new build an hour ago!

What a feeling, you will be impressed!
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January 19, 2011 2:30:18 AM








Finished the hardware installation about an hour ago without much of a hitch. But now for the dreaded wiring job. I'm slamming my head against the wall with disappointment because I'm having a TERRIBLE time finding where the connections lead. Motherboard Manuel isn't helping me all the much. UGHH
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January 19, 2011 2:49:56 AM

Yeah, that stuff has taken me forever before, too. Wish I could help! :/ 

P.S. Photos! Awesome! :D 
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January 19, 2011 3:25:00 AM

Finally making some progress!! :bounce:  Figured out the headers, audio, usb, usb 3.0, esata...hopefully. Starting to connect power cables and optical drive & ssd. I'll get an updated picture soon I hope.

I have a feeling I'm going to get little sleep tonight. :wahoo: 
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January 19, 2011 3:59:03 AM

Current work in progress


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January 19, 2011 4:52:55 AM

NEED HELP!

I boot up my system and it gives me a long beep then 4 short beeps. This means a hardware failure from the motherboards manual.

Then on page before BIOS it reports a CPU Fan Error!?

Also There seems to be a red light named TPU? and a green light named CLRTC on the motherboard.

Last but not least it says on the BIOS that the CHA_FAN2 is running at 477 RPM. Is that unusual to see?

I'm really quiet nervous about this and any help would be appreciated!




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January 19, 2011 7:09:36 AM

I found out that the CPU Fan error was because I installed the cpu pin's incorrectly.

The cha_fan2 problem was I think resolved by plugging the front 200mm Megaflow to the PSU instead of the motherboard. (It is still odd that it was only at ~400 RPM when it's a 700 RPM fan.)

At the moment I'm installing Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Then will be installing all the needed drivers.

Are there any tests or programs I should run to test/check to see if my computer is stable? Do you think I should run Prime95,Memtest86,FutureMark,3D Mark, ect?
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January 19, 2011 12:22:20 PM

What does the bios say your CPU, etc. temperatures are?

P.S. Holy #$@!, that is what bios looks like now!?! No more DOS-looking stuff, eh? Wow...

EDIT: making sense, yessss, gooood...
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January 19, 2011 12:37:44 PM

I have the same CHA_FAN2 issue with it being slower than the rest. I have it plugged into the MOBo (side panel fan) and the front fan is already going into the PSU directly. I have no idea why it's so slow?!?!
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