Build Done! Thanks guys! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-17-2010, 11:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
Troll Patrol
 
JoshuaJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Over the Rainbow
Posts: 295
Default Build Done! Thanks guys!

I finished my build last night. It was a stressful process but you folks were very helpful along the way, couldn't have done it without these forums.

Anyway, without further ado, here's the beast:

Alienware Blue Tower Case
AMD Phenom II x4 955
Asus Evo M4A7 Mobo
4GB OZC DDR3
XFX HD5770
Antec 520W PSU
160GB WD 7200 RPM
Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS
Windows 7 x64
22'' LG Flatscreen HDTV

I'm still playing with the display drivers trying to get text to look right, other than that everything is running great. It's fast, runs games better and looks better than PS3.

Some special thanks to a few people who helped way more than expected:
Slaymate, Muffin Man, Patonb, Trotter, MindoverMaster

-If I missed you oops but yeah those guys are awesome.

Game on.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 061700_1327[00].jpg (50.9 KB, 56 views)
File Type: jpg 061700_1329[00].jpg (65.8 KB, 56 views)
__________________

__________________
'Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.' - Plato
Please REP me if I help you!
JoshuaJay is offline  
Old 06-17-2010, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
FoxMcCarther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Rockford, MI / Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 186
Default Re: Build Done! Thanks guys!

Congratulations on a successful build!
__________________

__________________

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...00CC&c5=00FF22
<--------- If I helped you to your satisfaction, Rep me! (Its the green check)
FoxMcCarther is offline  
Old 06-17-2010, 11:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: Build Done! Thanks guys!

Okay....... Now....... run some 3d vantage tests..... you can d/l a free version: Futuremark and you can see how well its running.

Did you get a cpu cooler?
__________________
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 06-17-2010, 11:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
Troll Patrol
 
JoshuaJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Over the Rainbow
Posts: 295
Default Re: Build Done! Thanks guys!

Quote:
Originally Posted by patonb View Post
Okay....... Now....... run some 3d vantage tests..... you can d/l a free version: Futuremark and you can see how well its running.

Did you get a cpu cooler?
CPU Cooler? It's got a heatsink/fan on top of the CPU... But no I didn't buy any special cooler so I wont be doing much overclocking yet.
__________________
'Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.' - Plato
Please REP me if I help you!
JoshuaJay is offline  
Old 06-17-2010, 11:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: Build Done! Thanks guys!

*sigh* this thread is useless without pictures
__________________
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
4770K
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
Sean W. is offline  
Old 06-17-2010, 11:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
Troll Patrol
 
JoshuaJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Over the Rainbow
Posts: 295
Default Re: Build Done! Thanks guys!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post
*sigh* this thread is useless without pictures
You want photos of the system? Haha, I'll see what I can do after lunch.
__________________
'Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.' - Plato
Please REP me if I help you!
JoshuaJay is offline  
Old 06-17-2010, 11:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
muffin enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 2,724
Default Re: Build Done! Thanks guys!

so did it boot up first time with the new psu? or you still had problems?
Muffin Man is offline  
Old 06-17-2010, 12:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
Troll Patrol
 
JoshuaJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Over the Rainbow
Posts: 295
Default Re: Build Done! Thanks guys!

I did a minimal start with the new PSU first, it POSTed fine. Then I built it up in the case and had some issues with it trying to boot from HD and not from DVD so I just made it the Master and that did the trick.

So yes, it was the PSU all along. Great call on which one to get Muffin
__________________
'Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.' - Plato
Please REP me if I help you!
JoshuaJay is offline  
Old 06-17-2010, 01:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: Build Done! Thanks guys!

Boo to no aftermarket hsf. While the stocs fine..... who wants stock Gotta bust out the oerclock baby... Free power!

So glad it booted... Probably would have worked first time had I looked more harder at your old psu the first time round.
__________________
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 06-17-2010, 01:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
FoxMcCarther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Rockford, MI / Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 186
Default Re: Build Done! Thanks guys!



Also, I agree with Pat up above me, You've already spent so much, may as well go a little further and splurge on a good cpu cooler and harness all that relatively free power!
__________________

__________________

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...00CC&c5=00FF22
<--------- If I helped you to your satisfaction, Rep me! (Its the green check)
FoxMcCarther is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Microsoft to deliver invitation-only tech preview build of Office 2010 KSoD Microsoft Windows and Software 7 07-15-2009 08:57 AM
Hey guys, budget build question. retardotyler System Upgrades 9 05-05-2009 07:56 PM
Need a build for a friend from the build guru's myowngod New Systems | Building and Buying 6 04-29-2009 06:46 PM
my computer build!!! hitmanj New Systems | Building and Buying 50 06-29-2008 12:44 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.