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My First Build

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by jcapriglione1069, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. jcapriglione1069 New Member

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    Gigabyte 3D Aurora case, Foxcon Renaisance digital life mobo, Intel 940 1366 proc running at 4.1 stable on air, 12 gig tri channel Gskil running at 1866MHZ 1.65v, on Vista Ultimate 64, Silverstone 1,00watt modular ps, two 300gig raptors in raid0, plus two 1tb wd storage drives, a couple of optical drives and still adding on.
    A fun first build with all this new stuff and a good look at what others have done with cable management to apply to this one.

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    jeeez 12 gigs ram??!? thats a nice rig there!
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    thanks my other computer is a hp amd athlon 64 x2 dual core 5600+ 2.80 ghz 8gigs of ram & 2600xt pro video card it doesn t compair at all [two 24 inch monitors]
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Very nice system.

    Gaming should be awesome on a system like that.
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    jcapriglione1069,

    I actually had that case for a short period of time so wanted to share some tips and info:

    1. If you plan on keeping the stock front filter mesh clean it frequently and often. The fine mesh traps dust TOO well and can get easily clogged if you do not keep on top of it.

    2. The stock fans that the case comes with are pretty weak in regards to airflow. For exaust they are okay but I'd suggest getting a stronger one for the front.

    3. Look into doing either a 5 1/4 fan mod, add a Scythe Kama Bay, or look at http://forums.ncix.com/forums/index...id=23396&msgcount=39&overclockid=0#msg1315772 for additional cooling ideas.

    4. The window bracket has a nasty tendency of stripping if you put the screws in too tightly. Be very careful otherwise you can easily ruin the plastic bracket.

    5. If you plan on having your window laser-etched you will need to get a plexi panel cut to the exact same dimensions since most of the places I encountered refused to use the one that Gigabyte provided.

    These are some of the highlights that come to mind from my time owning one and if I come up with more I'll post 'em here. Now do keep in mind that this all hinges on the fact if you are using the clear window panel and not the mesh.

    Hope this helps!
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    Those white fans in the back are very nice! What kind? Also, 12gb ram, I'm still using 2gb...

    Cool idea, sleave you SATA cables in white tubing, would look sick!
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    What time you are not home and where do you keep the key to the house ?
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    thankyou for the tips

    Yes i know about the screrws it already happened but was a easy fix. I already ordered some new fans also, thank you.
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    fans

    gigabyte aurora, came with the case they look good and are blue lighted
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    Nice job..
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    12 gigs is a overkill but overall a nice system!!Have fun with it:p
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    whata rig, its very nice and also very clean for a first build. good job
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    I call BS on "first build". You've either built computers before or you part time as an electrician and got pulled into computers by trolling tech forums. :p

    Very pretty. I would have spent my money differently and definitely put a $500 proc on water.
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    NEVER!

    I wish I had 12.
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    lol not bad. 12GB of RAM is a little excessive, unless it's a server.
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    That's nice have you thought of a cool looking controller panel,maybe one of those nice lcd remote flip up controller panels,with your drives at the top bays yeah that would be sweet,nice build
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    It really is my first actual build, thanks for the response.
    I do want to cool the proc, but want to use the non-water cooling.
    As far as making the this stuf work, I apply most of my experience from mechanics and
    my monster truck building passion.
    Grease ( attack ) monkey by trade.
    Take care,
    J.C.
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    Nice rig!

    Even better specs.

    The TV is a bit of a let down with teh resolution that is shown however. And IMO, I hate the gigabyte cases. Awesome motherboards. Ugly cases. But thats my opinion.
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    Awesome job for a first build! 7/10
    Crunching for Team TPU

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