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October 27, 2011 3:08:05 AM

YAAAAAYYY!!!! So I finally placed my order on newegg for my new build! My very first for max gaming hopefully. Well here are the parts. I plan to learn overclocking right away and apply it and SLI'ing later on. Almost exactly 1300 with tax and shipping. Oh will my motherboard come with enough SATA cables for my HDD and everything else? Thanks! I hope all goes well. I'm nervous to build!

i5-2500k with Corsair a70 heatsink fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Corsair Vengeance 8Gb Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI twin frozr gtx 570 and corsair enthusiast series bronze 850w psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Just some LG dvd burner since I dont do bluray: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Phantom red case with this front case fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hitachi Deskstar bare harddrive. (cant afford ssd): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Using my 26" 1080p vizio led tv to save money on monitor.

Also everything is shipping from California which is where I live except the HDD is from New Jersey for some weird reason. Oh well.

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October 27, 2011 3:23:15 AM

probably better to ask for feedback b4 ordering .

The hitachi hdd will sound like a Romanian tractor from 1956 and is a bit slower than you'd like but it will work
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October 27, 2011 3:44:53 AM

Outlander_04 said:
probably better to ask for feedback b4 ordering .

The hitachi hdd will sound like a Romanian tractor from 1956 and is a bit slower than you'd like but it will work

Oh haha yeah I did piece by piece. Eh yeah I know the HDD isn't all that great but I mean it won't affect gaming and overall performance that much right? And anything better costed more and I really couldn't spend anymore.
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October 27, 2011 3:53:13 AM

That heatsink is huge, I just put one of them in my new system and it blocks two of my ram slots. You should be ok, because I believe your mobo is wider than mine.

Your performance wont be hindered from that hdd, although there are of course better ones.

Have fun assembling, it can get tedious (damn cable management).
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October 27, 2011 3:57:18 AM

thesnappyfingers said:
That heatsink is huge, I just put one of them in my new system and it blocks two of my ram slots. You should be ok, because I believe your mobo is wider than mine.

Your performance wont be hindered from that hdd, although there are of course better ones.

Have fun assembling, it can get tedious (damn cable management).

Thank you! I'm glad everything will work out okay! Btw, I've watched the 3 part series of the newegg how to build computer but is there anything that goes even further to installing drivers and getting everything up to date and what not? Installing drivers kinda worries me. I'm not good with technical terms and if I go on the web and try to download the latest one I might not know what to do or pick. Also in some of the reviews for something such as a mobo people say don't update to the newest driver and this and that. AHH! confusing.
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October 27, 2011 4:05:54 AM

every piece of hardware will come with a driver cd. After you install windows, then you install drivers for these devices.

You can also go to 'device manager' and install drivers from there, you need internet connection to do this.

Before you connect to the internet I would recommend installing an anti virus software.
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October 27, 2011 4:09:11 AM

Outlander_04 said:
probably better to ask for feedback b4 ordering .

The hitachi hdd will sound like a Romanian tractor from 1956 and is a bit slower than you'd like but it will work


I have a 1.5 TB Hitachi and it is silent and it is very fast. ATTO score is around 115 MB/S. Also have the Samsung F3 1 TB Spinpoint which is a little faster
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October 27, 2011 4:15:03 AM

flong said:
I have a 1.5 TB Hitachi and it is silent and it is very fast. ATTO score is around 115 MB/S. Also have the Samsung F3 1 TB Spinpoint which is a little faster

Oh okay. Im good as long as its decent! Oh and with fan speeds are there any negatives to having it at max speed all the time besides noise? If its loud but keeps comp cool and safe twith no losses then im fine with that. Max safety!
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October 27, 2011 4:20:08 AM

Your motherboard is not Ivy Bridge compatible and it will not support PCI-E 3.0. That being said it is a very good board.

Yes your motherboard will come with 2 SATA II and 2 SATA III cables and you only have one HDD.

Your Vizio may not have enough resolution for fine print.

Overall your build is very solid - I hope that you will have a ton of fun with your new build.
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October 27, 2011 4:23:47 AM

Install the drivers that come on the CD with the motherboard one at a time. Do not use the latest and greatest just yet.

Download a fresh copy of the latest WHQL driver for your vid card and install it.

Download CPUID Hardware Monitor, Prime95, and Furmark from this site:

http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/30530-latest-overc...

Using Hardware Monitor to watch temps, run Prime95 Stress test for 15 to 30 minutes or so, then Furmark Torture Test for 10 minutes, then both for 5 minutes. CPU/GPU temps will rise but should find a stable level and hold there.

Stop the test if cpu temps approach 80C or if gpu temps approach 90C.Resolve the heat problem and re-test.

If Prime95 fails (Rounding Error) you likely have a memory issue.

Then go play with your new toy. That night it might be a good idea to finalize stress testing your build by running Prime95 overnight.
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October 27, 2011 4:32:00 AM

Twoboxer said:
Install the drivers that come on the CD with the motherboard one at a time. Do not use the latest and greatest just yet.

Download a fresh copy of the latest WHQL driver for your vid card and install it.

Download CPUID Hardware Monitor, Prime95, and Furmark from this site:

http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/30530-latest-overc...

Using Hardware Monitor to watch temps, run Prime95 Stress test for 15 to 30 minutes or so, then Furmark Torture Test for 10 minutes, then both for 5 minutes. CPU/GPU temps will rise but should find a stable level and hold there.

Stop the test if cpu temps approach 80C or if gpu temps approach 90C.Resolve the heat problem and re-test.

If Prime95 fails (Rounding Error) you likely have a memory issue.

Then go play with your new toy. That night it might be a good idea to finalize stress testing your build by running Prime95 overnight.

ok so cd drivers for eveything then that one gpu think. Alright so would I ever get the latest drivers? And when would be a good time to start ocing my gpu and cpu? Before or after driver installs? And before or after I install and play games and google chrome and what not? Thanksfor everyonea help!
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October 27, 2011 5:12:34 AM

twoboxers advice is spot on. dont oc gpu or cpu until you know stock temps and the stability of your system.

You will download the latest drivers or the drivers you prefer from the internet.
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October 27, 2011 5:19:58 AM

CD for the mobo drivers. Do not install any other utilities like AI suite at this time. Just the chipset, audio, nic, etc.

Don't attempt to OC in any way until your build is proven to operate at stock, including an overnight Prime95. Otherwise you can't tell a parts or assembly problem from an OC problem. Which is why you do not install any OCing utilities.

You should do the short stability tests I outlined, then go set up the rest of your system - OS updates, Chrome, whatever. Games. Play. Have fun. I usually leave Hardware Monitor running because it will record the high temperature(s) reached. Before bed, check HWM for any temp issue, then start Prime95 and run overnight.

On day two, check the Asus web site for later drivers and utilities, and install. (My personal advice is for you to avoid updating BIOS unless it becomes absolutely necessary.) Install the rest of the Asus utilities and explore them.

If something goes wrong on Day#2, you'll have a good idea what caused it and how to correct it without coming back here for another visit and waiting 2 days for remote diagnosis :) 

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October 27, 2011 6:25:10 AM

zachcuden said:
Oh haha yeah I did piece by piece. Eh yeah I know the HDD isn't all that great but I mean it won't affect gaming and overall performance that much right? And anything better costed more and I really couldn't spend anymore.


The number one upgrade you can do is a ssd. They are cheaper than you think:

http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php#vote=2&forumchoice%...
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October 27, 2011 12:39:31 PM

Oh okay I will get SSD in the future! But where do I put what? Like does word documents and what not etc. go in the HDD and games and OS into SSD?

Also the building and updating drivers hopefully I understand. I'm sure I'll get it with a little more help. But the temp and prime95 stuff is that all user friendly?
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October 27, 2011 7:50:27 PM

zachcuden said:
But the temp and prime95 stuff is that all user friendly?
I suppose that depends on the user.

Suffice to say its rare that anyone has to ask how they work, and that's only with Prime95 which has several purposes, only one of which is stress testing.

But if you can read . . . :) 

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October 27, 2011 9:31:58 PM

Best answer selected by Zachcuden.
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October 27, 2011 9:33:09 PM

alrighty im sure I have enough basic knowledge to figure something out. If not then ill just open a new more specific thread
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