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ASUS P8Z77-V First Time Setup

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May 22, 2012 7:29:56 AM

Hey everyone!!! I'm about ready to build my first PC and I have chosen the ASUS P8Z77-V. My question is how hard is it to set up with my other components below when I first power the computer on? I watched some reviews of the motherboard and their were lots of options to change such as voltages, fan profiles, and power profiles. Will the motherboard configure all of this on its own and if not how should I go about setting it up? Also, should I run the case fans directly to the power supply or to the motherboard? I'm new to this so any advice would be greatly appreciated (The most I've ever done in bios is change the boot order). Thanks!!!


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8EK0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8EK0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8EK0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card

Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit)

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May 23, 2012 6:17:37 PM

I have a similar system that I recently built and didn't have any troubles setting up. I did have to change the RAM timings in the BIOS.

You will probably have a raise the fan on the CM Hyper 212 EVo because it will touch the top of your RAM. Mine does and I only had to raise it about 1/4" to get clearance. You could move the fan to the other side for a pull configuration instead.

My case came with a fan controller for 6 fans so I plugged my fans in there. I would recommend plugging the fans into the motherboard though, as ASUS comes with some fan controller software that you can setup once everything is up and running.

The ASUS mobo manual is pretty good. Be sure to read it before changing some any voltages or timings. Good luck with the build.
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September 20, 2012 12:46:38 AM

Hi filmfan12,
I'm about to do my first build and I see that the parts in your rig are some of the same that I am putting into my rig. So I would like to ask you a couple of questions.

I also am P8Z77 board with the Storm Enforcer case. How did your build go? Any tips? Was the Enforcer to small or was it an easy build? Are you happy with the i7 3770 or do you think that the i5 3570 would be a better bang for the buck, not just overclocking but your every day use. Do you think that 4x4gb sticks of memory was a good choice or if you could do over, go with 2x8 sticks?

Hope your rig came out as you hoped. Looks like some good parts.
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filmfan12 said:
Hey everyone!!! I'm about ready to build my first PC and I have chosen the ASUS P8Z77-V. My question is how hard is it to set up with my other components below when I first power the computer on? I watched some reviews of the motherboard and their were lots of options to change such as voltages, fan profiles, and power profiles. Will the motherboard configure all of this on its own and if not how should I go about setting it up? Also, should I run the case fans directly to the power supply or to the motherboard? I'm new to this so any advice would be greatly appreciated (The most I've ever done in bios is change the boot order). Thanks!!!


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8EK0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8EK0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8EK0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card

Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit)

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December 24, 2012 2:44:56 PM

Hello, I built my first two computers this year; the first is mine and its specs are :

intel i7 3770
Asus P8Z77-V Mobo
8GB Gskills Ripjaw RAM
Asus DL-DVD Drive
Rosewill case and about 450 watt Power Supply
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120 GB SSD(died twice, first one in just a week and now about six months later the other one needs to be sent back for replacement agian, buy a difrent SSD if any at all(samsung in other pc is doing well!))
1TB Samsung HDD

hopefully get some couple yer old Nvidia from my friend sometime in the next few months, if not Im getting one this summer; cant get just cause 2 to run or skyrim to run well
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