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bignokki

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Storage 2x250gb WD
Case apevia x-cruiser
Power Supply corsair 650w
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#76
post pics? sure.. when I've done tha mod i will :D ... but im in spain atm, and will first be home on monday/tuesday...
 

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#77
If you guys need help with LED calculations and resistance just PM me. I used to work with original Xbox1 cosmetic mods and needed to calculate the resistance needed alot. The best rail to draw from for your LEDs is the +5v rail. ;)

I should put up a guide and help thread, but too lazy LOL.
 
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Memory 2 x 2GB GSkill @ 962MHz
Video Card(s) VisionTek 4870 512MB @ 825/975
Storage Seagate Barracuda 750GB
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#78
Hey guys!
I'm new here and i joined because i wanted some advice on building my first pc. I've done a lot of research and have come up with what i believe is a good combination of parts :D. So here goes :

Q6600 with a zalman cooler(will oc until it doesn't bottleneck my video card)
nforce 680i
9800 GTX (will oc mildly)
4X 1GB hyperX ddr800
500 gb WD
antec 900

haven't still decided on a PSU though. What do you guys recommend?
any advice will be appreciated :D:D:D
 
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kyle2020

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#79
Hey guys!
I'm new here and i joined because i wanted some advice on building my first pc. I've done a lot of research and have come up with what i believe is a good combination of parts :D. So here goes :

Q6600 with a zalman cooler(will oc until it doesn't bottleneck my video card)
nforce 680i
9800 GTX (will oc mildly)
4X 1GB hyperX ddr800
500 gb WD
antec 900

haven't still decided on a PSU though. What do you guys recommend?
any advice will be appreciated :D:D:D
Welcome to TPU my friend!

Right, lets get started.

Might i ask what zalman cooler you intend to use? Quads need a high end cooler to dissipate heat efficiently, what model have you chose?

With the 9800, if you intend to overclock it, have you thought about buying an aftermarket cooler? You should really either run it naturally aspirated or if you do want to overclock, try and buy a new VGA cooler - stock ones just dont cut it.

The rest sounds fine, but id do a bit of surfing around for cases - I own a 900, great cooling etc, but the cable managements an absolute pain on them and theres no motherboard tray.

Now as for a PSU, dont go buying a cheapo 700W MeGA P1mPIng one with thousands of LED's and so on - go for a well known brand like corsair, hiper or tagan. And try and go modular if you can afford it, makes everything alot tidier (Modular means you can remove cables that you arent using). Make sure there enough juice aswell, You'll need 600W+ to power a quad and a 9 series. I would recommend a Thermaltake Toughpower series, or if you have the money and like rock solid stable power + it to be flashy and modular, try and get a Tagan Piperock.

Hope i have helped in some form, any more questions, ill be more than happy to help!
 
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Storage Seagate Barracuda 750GB
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Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC 1200 (yes, its onboard :) )
Power Supply FSP 700W
Software Windows Vista 64 service pack 1
#80
thanks for the post
i'm thinking of getting a zalman 9700 as i've seen it around a couple of builds. And about the vga cooler, would i need it if i'm only going up to, say, 750 on core given that i have lots of ventilation? I'm trying to keep to my budget of 850$

About cable management in antec 900 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnePBkCor1E
this guy makes it look easy. I'd give it a try as i love the 900 and wouldn't like to give up on it

thanks for your help on this :D
really appreciate it:D
 
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Memory 2 x 2GB GSkill @ 962MHz
Video Card(s) VisionTek 4870 512MB @ 825/975
Storage Seagate Barracuda 750GB
Display(s) Samsung 943NWX 19"
Case Gigabyte GZ X1
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC 1200 (yes, its onboard :) )
Power Supply FSP 700W
Software Windows Vista 64 service pack 1
#81
also i'm considering going with 9600GT SLI as it seems to have an edge over the 9800GTX.

What do you think?
 
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kyle2020

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#82
thanks for the post
i'm thinking of getting a zalman 9700 as i've seen it around a couple of builds. And about the vga cooler, would i need it if i'm only going up to, say, 750 on core given that i have lots of ventilation? I'm trying to keep to my budget of 850$

About cable management in antec 900 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnePBkCor1E
this guy makes it look easy. I'd give it a try as i love the 900 and wouldn't like to give up on it

thanks for your help on this :D
really appreciate it:D
the 9700 is what im purchasing soon - looks nice + great cooling, good choice!

Even overclocking by a small ammount isnt recommended with stock coolers - go for an Arctic Cooling Accellero S1 or an Akasa Vortexx NEO - i dont know if either fit any 9 series, but i have had both on my GT @ 800-1850-2100 and they both cool it excellently.
 
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#83
can i just show imput for the nvidia 8800 gt card? when i was asking for advice bore gettin the ati i was told its a great card, gues its worth the extra five min research if it is better, i dont actually no.
 

bignokki

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Memory corsair 2x2gb
Video Card(s) hd3870
Storage 2x250gb WD
Case apevia x-cruiser
Power Supply corsair 650w
Software vista (64bit) ultimate
#84
Hey guys!
I'm new here and i joined because i wanted some advice on building my first pc. I've done a lot of research and have come up with what i believe is a good combination of parts :D. So here goes :

Q6600 with a zalman cooler(will oc until it doesn't bottleneck my video card)
nforce 680i
9800 GTX (will oc mildly)
4X 1GB hyperX ddr800
500 gb WD
antec 900

haven't still decided on a PSU though. What do you guys recommend?
any advice will be appreciated :D:D:D
i brought a q9300, which i regret, think q6600 will be better when you do oc...
copare the prize on 2x250gb WD, and 1x500gb WD, where i brought 2x250 came out cheaper... (both 7200rpm)
the zalman 9700 (black/green), is ok, i have it my self, it rly looks cool... i can't tell any results about cooling, as my cpu is barely oc'ed...
psu: i have a corsair (650W sli-rdy) and im happy with it... no fire yet.. it keeps up my system (q9300 / hd3870 / dvd-drive / 2xhdd / 4xfans / and some LED's)

GL on your upgrade/build...
 

bignokki

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#85
got home from spain... (a bit late... my car broke... :( ) but i've come to another prob... i went in to the internet to buy my LED's, resistors and some cable... but what cable do i need i have alot of options:

- 0.15mm²
- 0.25mm²
- 0.50mm²
- 0.75mm²
- 1.00mm²
- 1.50mm²
- 2.50mm²
- +2.50mm²

what to chose?! :O
 
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kyle2020

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#86
got home from spain... (a bit late... my car broke... :( ) but i've come to another prob... i went in to the internet to buy my LED's, resistors and some cable... but what cable do i need i have alot of options:

- 0.15mm²
- 0.25mm²
- 0.50mm²
- 0.75mm²
- 1.00mm²
- 1.50mm²
- 2.50mm²
- +2.50mm²

what to chose?! :O
well you dont want it too thick or else it will look messy / be hard to work with, but thinner cable will be prone to snapping / be awkward for cable management. Go for the 1mm or so, just order one, try it then order more if its right.
 

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#87
ok, i'll try that... thx again..
 

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#89
got home from spain... (a bit late... my car broke... :( ) but i've come to another prob... i went in to the internet to buy my LED's, resistors and some cable... but what cable do i need i have alot of options:

- 0.15mm²
- 0.25mm²
- 0.50mm²
- 0.75mm²
- 1.00mm²
- 1.50mm²
- 2.50mm²
- +2.50mm²

what to chose?! :O
I would opt for 1.5mm, so it would not snap as easily.
 
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Storage 500GB WD Sata / 60 GB Samsung IDE
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Power Supply 650W
Software Windows 8.1, with 'start is back' obviously
Benchmark Scores It boots whilst im still young so im pleased with that.
#90
it also depends where on your case it is, mine's hidden behind the front cover so i didnt need to worry bout it being moved and snapped so i could use the cheaper and smaller size for example.
 

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#93
Gz
np rly... :p
 

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#94
#1, setting a strict budget is essential! too easy to get drawn into buying more then you need, thanks for te guide
 
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kyle2020

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#95
#1, setting a strict budget is essential! too easy to get drawn into buying more then you need, thanks for te guide
Couldnt agree with you more. When you start spending money like its going out of fashion it just gets silly.
 
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#96
Came across this site this morning, and it looks like it might help tweak some first-timers who need basic advice :)

http://choosemypc.net/