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  1. BloodTotal

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    This is the system that I am going to build:

    The actual computer:

    Case: Antec 900
    Power Supply: BFG 800W
    Motherboard: ASUS P5Q PRO
    CPU: Q6600 GO
    Memory: Patriot 4GB (2x2048) ddr2 800mhz
    Graphics Card: BFG GTX 260 core 216
    Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB

    Cooling:

    Kaze Jyuni side fan 1200rpm 69cfm
    Ocz vandetta 2 with a Ultra Kaze 3000rpm 133cfm
    Thermal paste arctic cooling mx-2

    Just give me good advice

    And also
    Should I putmy ram in dual channel?
     
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    Where are you buying the parts. Have you got a link to the site...?

    Just remember, when building your computer:

    * Static. Make sure your grounded.
     
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    Hiya Wasley! Long time no chat ....

    Remember what I first told you?

    CPU+ Heatsink fan + ram first on motherboard before putting it in the case. Helps ALOT!
     
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    What racinfan said - build as much of it outside the case as possible (does your case have a removable motherboard tray ?) Especially the fiddly motherboard/usb headers.
     
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    Hello Shaun,

    How are you. Without going off-topic. I'll chat to you later on MSN :)

    JR Is right. Fitting the CPU, Heatsink, then RAM first helps. When I first built my computer - Thats one of the first things I did. Try and leave the GPU until last. (They tend to get in the way when fitting the H-drive into the Antec 900).

    :toast:
     
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    No, I am actually going to be literally building it in the next couple of minutes.

    To get staff off your fingers you need to touch metal?, where to find this metal in your house
     
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    Just rub your hands on the inside of the case.
     
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    It took me the longest time to realize that years ago :banghead:
     
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    And don't build on carpet.:)
     
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    Is there any way I can upload pics directly feom iPhone?
     
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    If you have the correct USB. Upload it to the PC and whack it on the TPU Image uploder.

    Keep us updated on how your going. And yes - Rub your hand on the case, or if you have a plastic wrist strap, Wear it !!! :)
     
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    I have no computer Internet right now, an I want to keep people updated :(

    I'm on my iPhone right now
     
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    How do I take off my amd stock CPU cooler?
     
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    This other thing on my motherboard, it has rows of metal sticking up, sort of like the CPU cooler, it's wobbly, is that good
     
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    The CPU Heatsink shouldn't be wobbly. It should be fairly firm.

    Keeping it wobbly will over heat your CPU. Make sure all clips are clipped in.
     

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