Before I jump into this, i want to make it clear that I am quite the noob to this art of building computers.
Recently I decided I wanted to build my own gaming rig, but since I knew I had no experience, I decided to try a site I found called IBuyPower. After spending 8 hours or so researching parts, I thought I had created a respectable build. Before I go any further, here are the essentials of my build.
[SLI] ASUS P8Z68-V Pro -- 3x PCI-E 2.0 x16, On-Board Bluetooth, Lucid Virtu Technology
0 x Intel Smart Response Technology
1 x Power Supply
850 Watt Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2
1 x Primary Hard Drive
2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
0 x Data Hard Drive
1 x Optical Drive
[12X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black
0 x Flash Media Reader / Writer
0 x USB Expansion
1 x Sound Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE
1 x Network Card
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
1 x Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-bit
Now I am sure that this build is full of noob mistakes, however that is not what this thread is about.
After a nightmarish month-and-a-half long wait for my computer to arrive, It is starting to act up within 4 days. To me, it seems like the computer was not configured quite correctly. One issue is that the IBuyPower "preparing your computer for first time use" screen has never gone away. I have since restarted the computer several times, but this nice little welcome screen is still present during boot up. Also, every time the computer logs into windows there is always a command prompt stating something like "closing down sleep mode".
The last issue that I have had is more concerning. When I leave the computer alone for perhaps 5 minutes without giving it a command via keyboard or mouse, it locks up on me. The mouse and keyboard are completely unresponsive, giving me no control. (yes, both the keyboard and mouse ARE connected and have drivers). It almost seems like the computer went into sleep mode without blacking the screen out... and I can't wake it back up.
I'm sure these are only minor issues with configuration that can easily be fixed by someone with the right knowledge, but I don't have that knowledge... yet.
But that's where you fine folks come in, I do believe.