I was wondering... do i need a CPU cooler and Case fans (or with the stock ones im ok)????
So, what do you think?? except from the CASE, all the parts are yet not opened... but i do not know if im able to change or return components (im not from the US)... but i could try
any advice based on previous experience with a build like this???
anything i should try to change???
Recently (after i had purchased) i have been reading a lot about problems with GYGABYTE mobos... about the infinite boot loop, so im really afraid about getting this problem, what do you think? should i be worried? or anything i could do to avoid this problem?? updating bios before installing eveything?? any experience with this?
For now, i will re-use a monitor , keyboard, mouse, dvd drive and a hard drive. Until i save more money for these parts
This will give me time to look more into monitors, as of now i dont know which way to go... 24"? 27"? 120hz? .. i dont think i can afford a 2650 x 1600 monitor.. so i will stick with 1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200. any advice on this?
And finally... any advice/recommendation before start TRYING to assemble everything??? anything i should update first?? FW? BIOS? or any advice in general??
i have my fingers crossed and im praying that all components will work ok.....
Im really looking forward to all your feedback.... thanks a lot, and sorry for asking so many things... i just dont want to have any problems
The build looks pretty solid and everything listed looks compatible so no issues there.
As for the motherboard problems, i wouldnt worry. Gigabyte are solid manufacturer.
If you know what your doing, go ahead and build If your unsure, or want some reassurance, check out NewEggs How to Build a Computer video part 2 on youtube (link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls). This pretty much shows a start-finish build installing each component.
Updates before installs - No certainly not. The BIOS shouldn't be updated unless its 100% necessary to fix some kind of issue.
Install all components into the case, double check everything is connected. Boot. Fingers crossed for a single BEEP to show POST was ok and continue to install windows. Once your loaded into windows, begin updating your OS and drivers (not BIOS).
One thing i will mention though, although im sure you've thought about it - 120GB as a boot drive? Thats pretty huge, 40GB would have been more than enough unless you plan to install applications and games on there aswell? In which case fair enough.
Monitors - Personally i like the standard HD ratio of 1920x1080 it seems to generally be more supported than 1920x1200. Size - depends completly on space available, and personal prefrence. 22" is my favourite as you dont have to move you head much to see the whole screen. Hz/Refresh rate, 60Hz is generally standard, 120Hz is for 3D monitors - again this depends on personal prefrence, do you want 3d or not? If yes, get a 120Hz monitor. If you dont want 3D, save yourself some money and go for 60Hz