Hey guys. I finally came up with a product list and ordered the parts for my first attempt at building my own computer. I ended up spending a little more than I wanted to, but I think I'll be happy. I decided to start this thread to document my first attempt at a build and overclocking. I'm sure ill have a million questions when the parts actually arrive. I'm sure youll get a few laughs at my expense.
I'm going to link from newegg although I ordered the parts from all over and even drove to microcenter for the case/processor. Here is what I ordered/ drove to microcenter to buy:
looks good, you should have gone for the 680
im using asrock extreme 3. its a very nice board. the bios is very good it let me automatically overclock to 4.8ghz
when you get your parts in read the manuals for the parts (especially the motherboard and case)
Azok from what I'v read that IB may not be able to be overclocked as well as the SB but that remains to be seen I guess. Well find out in the next few days what it is capable of. It isn't to much more expensive than the 2500k though, from what I've read. I just thought it would be safer to go with what I have the most information on. I am a value shopper like that. It deff seems like a great deal though.
Hey just an update...Got all my parts tonight and spent about 4 hours doing the build. I connected everything and found that my power switch wasn't working and my system would not turn on...just my luck. So i started unplugging everything from last to first and about half way I got it to work. I began re plugging everything back in and it worked great.
Something interesting...I couldn't get the corsair h100 to work when it was plugged into the cpu fan header...the only way i could get it to work was plugging it directly into the psu...any thoughts why?
Now I just have to do cable management and load the operating system tomorrow after work.
So i have run into a big problem. I installed the os and everything went smoothly...now though it randomly freezes and I have to reset it. It seems to be doing it when steam is active. Has anybody run into anything like this? My temps all look good when it happens and cpu use is less than 10% when this occcurs....arrrrr need some help please!!
I actually just finished running the windows memtest and they said evrything was fine. I tried activating xmp profile one which uped the speeds on the ram. It seems to be running better now but those settings have only been active for a few mins.