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ABRAXAAS
2003-02-22, 01:17 PM
:D Seriously though Im building my new computer today [:D]But I have never built one before Im sure I can figure it out [xx(]

I bought a 21" Turbo gamer x-pider case black with 420w ps with 5 led fans,a Asus a7n8x deluxe ,a AMD xp 2400( gonna get a bigger 1 in a few months) and 512 mb of pc 3200 ddr333 samsung ram ,a black cdrom and the rest im dragin out of my old pc for now.[:p]

Wish me luck

and any advice anyone has please let me know cause none of this suff comes with instructions:eek:

Civilian
2003-02-22, 01:33 PM
Good luck, looks like a pretty nice setup.

Tobias
2003-02-22, 01:35 PM
If you need help with anything just ask, and as with everything else, If I know the answer I will share it, and if I dont I will make one up :)

Navaron
2003-02-22, 01:50 PM
That case and board are really nice (did you get the deluxe board?) Make sure all your jumpers are set.

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-22, 01:52 PM
Yeah i got the deluxe but im kinda lost here :confused: I cant figure out how to get the cd rom in there doesnt appear to be anything for it to attach to:confused: I havent gotten to the mobo yet OI:(

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-22, 01:55 PM
ok I figured out the cd rom but I have no idea what screws to use to fasten the rail to the drives:(

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-22, 02:04 PM
WOOHOO I now have a case with a cd rom drive :clap:

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-22, 02:28 PM
And it now has a mother board ,next the cpu now that scares me, Im affraid im gonna break it :(

OneManArmy
2003-02-22, 02:33 PM
don't worry, putting in a cpu is easier than most people think. Just line up the pins and snap it in. then put that little heat conductive stuff on and snap the heatsink fan in.

Incompetent
2003-02-22, 02:35 PM
GL with your new computer ABRAX, sounds like it will be nice.

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-22, 02:35 PM
yeah it went ok it was alot easier than I thought , not where do I apply the heatsik compound and how much do I use ?

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-22, 02:41 PM
Is it safe to asume all the default jumper settings will be ok ?

powdahound
2003-02-22, 02:52 PM
The most important thing for a first time builder: RTFM (Read the F****** Manual). :)

Make sure you don't mess up putting the heatsink on the CPU, I burnt one once. :)

Fire_Monkey
2003-02-22, 03:09 PM
GL, I built mine a couple years ago. Building comps is a lot easier than most people think.

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-22, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by powdahound
The most important thing for a first time builder: RTFM (Read the F****** Manual). :)

Make sure you don't mess up putting the heatsink on the CPU, I burnt one once. :)

How do I know if I did it right ?

well It may not matter because the motherboard automaticaly shuts down if the cpu gets to warm :confused: I hope :D

Derfud
2003-02-22, 03:56 PM
I build my very fist computer, and i am still using it now. Something that really help is if you have a mmodle computer you can look at and see how stuff connects.

This little tutorial might help you abit

http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/buildpc/assemble.shtml

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-22, 04:16 PM
I cant figure out where the Hard drive led cable plugs in anyone know if it would be the smy lead

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-22, 04:20 PM
Ok Im sighning off , this is the part where I format my hd and strip down my old pc ...if you guys dont here from me for a while it didnt work :D

BLuE_ZeRO
2003-02-22, 04:31 PM
those led cables go in the bottom right corner of the motherboard. I believe it's to the left of the ones for your power on/off button cable, reset, etc.

OneManArmy
2003-02-22, 05:03 PM
well READ THE MANUAL!!! it will have a little diagram that tells you where all those little wires go! :)

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-22, 05:36 PM
Oh well I forgot one vital piece ,(windows) I dont have a copy yet :( so Ill be waiting untill monday to finish :( oh well

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-24, 03:40 PM
Well it all went together perfectly and booted with no problems ,my only problem is is that my CPU tem os idleing at 73 degrees celcius ,(way to hot) so I may have put the heatsink compound and cooling fan on wrong :( anyone have any ideas ?

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-24, 07:06 PM
Anyone ?

Marsman
2003-02-24, 07:09 PM
Does sound like you may not have a good fit of the heatsink to the CPU. Might want to re-attach and see if it helps.

Civilian
2003-02-24, 07:10 PM
What heatsink fan are you using and how much/what kind of compound did you use?

Navaron
2003-02-24, 07:18 PM
:stupid:

I don't know abrax, I've got a bigger processor than you, and I hang around 41C. You sure your fan is rated for your processor?

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-24, 07:19 PM
Im useing a Thermaltake Volcano 9 ,I used verey little compund,I think maybee its positioned wrong or something :confused:

Civilian
2003-02-24, 07:22 PM
That's a good heatsink, I have read though, on the Thermaltake 7+ you have to use the entire tube of compound. It may just be a fastening problem though, check that first and then make sure you have plenty of compound on it.

BLuE_ZeRO
2003-02-24, 07:29 PM
I'm not sure how you positioned the heatsink wrong. It's really either hit or miss. It's either on or it isn't. You'd notice if it wasn't on because it would sort of just dangle there lol.

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-24, 07:39 PM
well I remeber thinking that it looked like it was on an angle when i was looking at it lastnight , and I was looking at TT" website and they show lining it with a certain groove wich I didnt check to see if it was:confused:

BLuE_ZeRO
2003-02-24, 07:45 PM
Well onces the two clamps on the heatsink are clamped down on the motherboard it should solve any allignment problems. I dunno... can you take a picture and show us later?

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-24, 07:56 PM
No way to do it ,Im at work right now and when I get home I wont be able to use my computer untill i figure out the heating issue ;) im sure ill be able to figure it out I will try to use more compund I used a paper thin amount :confused:

BLuE_ZeRO
2003-02-24, 08:01 PM
That's why I said later. :p

powdahound
2003-02-24, 08:50 PM
You want more than just a thin bit of thermal compound. If you put on too much it'll just run off the sides and burn up (not THAT big a deal). You want enough so that it conducts the heat well but not so much that a ton gets squeezed out. Some squeezing out is just fine though.

Make sure you followed the directions right on intalling the heatsink. Usually you have to press down while screwing it in, etc.

Navaron
2003-02-24, 09:22 PM
I'm betting your fan heatsink is on either backwards or sitting on a ledge. I don't see how not having enough thermal compound is messing you up. You did pull the protective plastic off of the heatsink right?

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-24, 09:50 PM
the heatsink never had any protective plastic , but if im lucky ill figure it out when I get home and that guy will get me my copy of windows then I can start messin with it :D

BLuE_ZeRO
2003-02-24, 10:12 PM
There wasn't a sticker or a piece of plastic covering the copper pad on the bottom of the heatsink?...

ABRAXAAS
2003-02-25, 03:06 AM
No but I fixed my cooling problems, the people installed the fan cover upside down ,so when I looked at the instructions I put it on upside down so it wasnt making contact , now I get a cool 27c
:D but now that I have winxp in there my explorer keeps crashing and my computer has crashed once during install and once since then . OI im such a newb when it comes to this stuff and its pissin me off:(

BLuE_ZeRO
2003-02-25, 11:43 AM
noobah :D