Any System Builder In Da House?

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vince

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#61
Very useful idea. But, although i do not live in a particularly dry place, i already have a pair of electrostatic hand gloves which has already proven to be utterly uselessly(gloves too big for my hands) and will be reverting back to the metal touching for any discharge.

Thanks, anyway.

Note:
Before you begin your build, make sure you discharge the static electricity from your body by touching the "Metal Part" of the PC tower case, and continue to periodically do so throughout the installation, otherwise you may fry some components on the motherboard, CPU or any add-on card. Good Luck!
 

vince

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#63
I woke up on saturday morning to a monumental headcahce that later turned into a high fever. I tried to work through the headache initially but i finally succumbed to the almighty fever/headache tag team a little into the build itself.

Buld pre-headache time:- I unboxed the case, removed the side panels and placed it on the table i worked on. That was followed by the unboxing and installing of the power supply, which turned out to be a little error. By the time i have installed the PSU and routed the power cables to the back of the back panel, removed the mainboard and mounted the CPU and the two DIMMS and then put it into the case itself to test how much space i have to work with, i knew the space will be a bit tight but i still decided against removing the PSU.

By this time, my head is feeling like a college music band is banging all kinds of drums on and in it, as well as i am already very very weak with fever at that stage as i was running high temp. So i stopped working, took aspirin and went back to bed. This was around 10 am in the morning. I got up at around 3 pm after the headbanging and the fever have subsided enough to allow me to resume the build.

Post-headache build:- I mapped out where to screw the mainboard stand offs inside the case but it took me a long while to get the screws inside them holes. I had such a had time with the tools i had that i had to go out and get a proper tool which i didn't get. So i had to buy a little workaround tool to get the job done(a box of screws) which, fortunately, costed me just a little over 2 and a half euros, and they worked well for my purpose. I took just one of the screws and screwed it inside one of the standoffs all the way to the hilt, then i used it to screw the stadoffs into the panel with the help of screwdriver and then removed the screw and did it to the 8 remaining standoffs. Worked relatively well in the end.

After that, i placed the mobo into the case - after having fixed the back plate to the proper cut out - and screwed it into place(took time to get it fixed into place, mind you). I mounted all the 3 drives before i started the cable-management thing. That took me a lot of time because i was doing it ever so slowly and carefully, the build being my first.

At the beginning of the build, i was quite nervous because of all them cables that i was confronted with. How on earth was i going to know where which one goes? But everything was labeled so it was never going to be as daunting as i initially thought it would be. Technological advancement can be a beautiful thing. Anyway, i finally called it a day by installing the last of the components, the video card. Easy to install. So easy, you would love to install another one in for a crossfire config or an SLI if you are into Nvidia.

I have just finished doing the cable management and making the build look nice on the inside this morning and i have "Posted" the system also. Everything is working fine. Problem now is for me to get a new monitor because i did the first POST without one. I have an old LCD 4:3 monitor that still works but needs a VGA to DVI. Since today is sunday, it means id have to wait till monday to complete the build with proper posting and the OS installations, as well as the drivers.

I'll give my final thoughts on this build later on monday, or tuesday. Up till now, so far so good with the build but not exactly with my sick self.
Cheers.
 

Gen Sani Abacha

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#65
I woke up on saturday morning to a monumental headcahce that later turned into a high fever. I tried to work through the headache initially but i finally succumbed to the almighty fever/headache tag team a little into the build itself.

Buld pre-headache time:- I unboxed the case, removed the side panels and placed it on the table i worked on. That was followed by the unboxing and installing of the power supply, which turned out to be a little error. By the time i have installed the PSU and routed the power cables to the back of the back panel, removed the mainboard and mounted the CPU and the two DIMMS and then put it into the case itself to test how much space i have to work with, i knew the space will be a bit tight but i still decided against removing the PSU.

By this time, my head is feeling like a college music band is banging all kinds of drums on and in it, as well as i am already very very weak with fever at that stage as i was running high temp. So i stopped working, took aspirin and went back to bed. This was around 10 am in the morning. I got up at around 3 pm after the headbanging and the fever have subsided enough to allow me to resume the build.

Post-headache build:- I mapped out where to screw the mainboard stand offs inside the case but it took me a long while to get the screws inside them holes. I had such a had time with the tools i had that i had to go out and get a proper tool which i didn't get. So i had to buy a little workaround tool to get the job done(a box of screws) which, fortunately, costed me just a little over 2 and a half euros, and they worked well for my purpose. I took just one of the screws and screwed it inside one of the standoffs all the way to the hilt, then i used it to screw the stadoffs into the panel with the help of screwdriver and then removed the screw and did it to the 8 remaining standoffs. Worked relatively well in the end.

After that, i placed the mobo into the case - after having fixed the back plate to the proper cut out - and screwed it into place(took time to get it fixed into place, mind you). I mounted all the 3 drives before i started the cable-management thing. That took me a lot of time because i was doing it ever so slowly and carefully, the build being my first.

At the beginning of the build, i was quite nervous because of all them cables that i was confronted with. How on earth was i going to know where which one goes? But everything was labeled so it was never going to be as daunting as i initially thought it would be. Technological advancement can be a beautiful thing. Anyway, i finally called it a day by installing the last of the components, the video card. Easy to install. So easy, you would love to install another one in for a crossfire config or an SLI if you are into Nvidia.

I have just finished doing the cable management and making the build look nice on the inside this morning and i have "Posted" the system also. Everything is working fine. Problem now is for me to get a new monitor because i did the first POST without one. I have an old LCD 4:3 monitor that still works but needs a VGA to DVI. Since today is sunday, it means id have to wait till monday to complete the build with proper posting and the OS installations, as well as the drivers.

I'll give my final thoughts on this build later on monday, or tuesday. Up till now, so far so good with the build but not exactly with my sick self.
Cheers.
Very interesting write up. Congratulations on getting much of the work done, despite being ill...:-)
Hope you catch some rest, try some ibuprofen after something to eat, then get some good, long and quiet bed rest and sleep.

ciao
 

vince

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#66
Okay, fellas. The build is done and dusted and i enjoyed every minute of it, save for the little bout of fever at the start of the build itself. If you are ever thinking of doing your own system build, i'd advice you to go right ahead and just do it, no matter how long it takes.

Assembling your own system, with your own preferred components that best suit your own needs and use sure beats the hell out of just going out and buying whatever these manufacturers throw at you. The process of selecting all the comps is actually the fun part of the whole process and i enjoyed it immensely.

I have looked at gaming systems in shops and the prices they go for by the level of their specs and i am quite satisfied that i did not throw my money away carelessly because, for less money, i built an even higher spec system than any of those pre-assembled PCs i saw in many shop windows.

A small tip;if you intend to build your system, use a separate boot drive for your OS installation and of other applications, preferably on an SSD. Now, i am going to download the trial version of Premiere CS6 and do some cutting to see how the system performs in real world.

BTW, feel free to ask me any question about the build and i will answer as best as i can.
 

Abike

Well-Known Member
#67
Nice one Vince! !!

Okay, fellas. The build is done and dusted and i enjoyed every minute of it, save for the little bout of fever at the start of the build itself. If you are ever thinking of doing your own system build, i'd advice you to go right ahead and just do it, no matter how long it takes.

Assembling your own system, with your own preferred components that best suit your own needs and use sure beats the hell out of just going out and buying whatever these manufacturers throw at you. The process of selecting all the comps is actually the fun part of the whole process and i enjoyed it immensely.

I have looked at gaming systems in shops and the prices they go for by the level of their specs and i am quite satisfied that i did not throw my money away carelessly because, for less money, i built an even higher spec system than any of those pre-assembled PCs i saw in many shop windows.

A small tip;if you intend to build your system, use a separate boot drive for your OS installation and of other applications, preferably on an SSD. Now, i am going to download the trial version of Premiere CS6 and do some cutting to see how the system performs in real world.

BTW, feel free to ask me any question about the build and i will answer as best as i can.
 

Field Marshal

ABSOLUTE SUPREME RULER
#68
Okay, fellas. The build is done and dusted and i enjoyed every minute of it, save for the little bout of fever at the start of the build itself. If you are ever thinking of doing your own system build, i'd advice you to go right ahead and just do it, no matter how long it takes.

Assembling your own system, with your own preferred components that best suit your own needs and use sure beats the hell out of just going out and buying whatever these manufacturers throw at you. The process of selecting all the comps is actually the fun part of the whole process and i enjoyed it immensely.

I have looked at gaming systems in shops and the prices they go for by the level of their specs and i am quite satisfied that i did not throw my money away carelessly because, for less money, i built an even higher spec system than any of those pre-assembled PCs i saw in many shop windows.

A small tip;if you intend to build your system, use a separate boot drive for your OS installation and of other applications, preferably on an SSD. Now, i am going to download the trial version of Premiere CS6 and do some cutting to see how the system performs in real world.

BTW, feel free to ask me any question about the build and i will answer as best as i can.
While at it use a 1080P HD native file, add effects, render and see how it handles the entire process.
 

Gen Sani Abacha

Well-Known Member
#77
Okay, fellas. The build is done and dusted and i enjoyed every minute of it, save for the little bout of fever at the start of the build itself. If you are ever thinking of doing your own system build, i'd advice you to go right ahead and just do it, no matter how long it takes.

Assembling your own system, with your own preferred components that best suit your own needs and use sure beats the hell out of just going out and buying whatever these manufacturers throw at you. The process of selecting all the comps is actually the fun part of the whole process and i enjoyed it immensely.

I have looked at gaming systems in shops and the prices they go for by the level of their specs and i am quite satisfied that i did not throw my money away carelessly because, for less money, i built an even higher spec system than any of those pre-assembled PCs i saw in many shop windows.

A small tip;if you intend to build your system, use a separate boot drive for your OS installation and of other applications, preferably on an SSD. Now, i am going to download the trial version of Premiere CS6 and do some cutting to see how the system performs in real world.

BTW, feel free to ask me any question about the build and i will answer as best as i can.
Well done mein ubermoderator!!!

Glad to see you've recovered and finished the build. Would it be possible to post a pic of our snazzy new arrival ? And yes Vince, you sound as pleased as a new parent...:D

If you were in my neck of the woods, I would invite you down the pub for a pint to celebrate and wet the new workstation's head....:food-smil food-sm:
 
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