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First time putting computer together

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Uncle Vinnie, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Uncle Vinnie New Member

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    I've always wanted to put together my own computer, it finally has happened, and it's been running great for the last 2 weeks.
    What do you guys think of this setup:

    Thermaltake Armor Full Tower
    Thermaltake Purepower TWV-500 power Supply
    Asus Crosshair Motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600
    Thermaltake Blue Orb II
    OCZ 2Gb PC6400 DDR2 XTC Revision 2 Edition
    150GB Western Digital Raptor SATA-150 10,000RPM
    Sound Blaster Audigy (already had it)
    BFG Tech GeForce 7600 GT OC (already had it)
    Samsung SH-R522C 52X32X52 ( already had it)

    These are the temperature read out that I've been having, let me know if these numbers look good or my case is running to hot.
    The temperature were monitor with the software that came with the Crosshair motherboard, I'm not sure if these are accurate numbers or not, this is why I need feedback

    CPU with stock fan- 38C, operating at 3600RPM
    CPU with Blue Orb- 35C, operating at 1800RPM
    Motherboard 37C
    Sensor 1: bottom of the case 28C
    Sensor 2: video card 40C
    Sensor 3: top of the 28C

    After playing around with the fans, for the best cooling method, this is what I've come up with:
    CPU with Blue Orb- 32C, operating at 1800RPM
    Motherboard 31C
    Sensor 1: bottom of the case 24C
    Sensor 2: video card 35C
    Sensor 3: top of the 25C

    These numbers were all taken at idle, I don't have any software to monitor the temperatures when I'm playing FEAR, which I believe it does use a lot of resources.

    I would really appreciate any feedback, comments, suggestions, or any software recommendations to monitor temperatures.

    Thanks everyone
     
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    DR.Death New Member

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    they are good nothing wrong with those temos
     
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    looks good, congrats on your first build.
     
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    strick94u New Member

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    Great first build now the bad news its in your blood now prepare to spend Alot of money on parts and rebuilding every few weeks or so though you did start with a great setup :D
     
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    I dont think that will ever happen... hows this... i built my rig by myself when i was 12 years old. Im talking about this one im using right now.
     
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    Doh, at that age you don't have the cash to upgrade. What's your age now?
     
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    I guess he's 17 or 18
     
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