hello everyone. I have waited almost a year n it is time to rebuild my computer from scratch. Of course not all is here. What is missing is a decent graphics, which im waiting for called the HD 3870 x2. I wanted a Phenom, but i decided to wait for Phenom 9900 or one of the FXs.
now with out further ado, here r my parts n gameroom!
everything is here! The Xclio 700w, MSI K9A2 Platinum, Tuniq, MX-2, 2x1GB Crucial DDR2 800 SDRAM, Seagate 250GB 7200.10 HDD, APEVIA X-JUPITER G-Type X-JUPITERG-BK Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case, n the SAMSUNG SyncMaster 216BW (replaced, but now has a light blue pixel that wont go away). Windows Vista Ultimate OEM (not opened yet, tell u why later).
the speakers were given to me as a gift 2 yrs ago. They r old but still good use. Logitech Z-2200.
Windows Vista Ultimate OEM (not opened yet, tell u why later).
my old parts im transfering to my computer. The one im gonna use is the stupid ATI 9200 LE. That graphics card, 6600 LE, on the Robot Chicken Season 1 DVD, i OCed it in Feb n it malfunctioned, causing my computer to crash. Long story short, my Windows XP loading screen default was completely replaced by a customized Dawn of War version. When i OCed my graphics card too far, the computer rebooted, n the computer couldnt find the default loading screen causing a crash, so now the card is messed up n i lost my invoice to the place i had my computer built from, which closed down 2 yrs ago.
those r my gameinformer issues i collected, im not subscribed anymore, i found out it is just not worth it anymore. Hellgate: London, that is the pre-order case, not the game. I pre-ordered it from Wal-Mart 2 months ago n they havent given me a call or anything about it. I put $5 towards it on credit n im gonna go get a refund soon. Reason i havent was because ive been busy with school.
anyhow, here is more pics.
my old PC. Sucks like a vacuum, side fan........uhhhhh.
n this is the gameroom, that is one of my little bros, Austin - playing Uncharted that he got from Christmas.
now i need to know a few things about building it.
-how much MX-2? A dime? Grain of rice?
-on the OEM version of Vista, it says, "If you open this package," here is the part i dont understand, ".......it also must be pre-installed on the HDD of the fully assembled computer system, using the OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK)." WTF does that mean?
omg i worked all day on the computer n just right when i was about to put the heatsink on,............i couldnt put it on!. The required holes for screws (K8), wasnt there! I repackaged it, n right now im looking for another one that can fit!
i need help! Help me find a good one, one that can fit on this mobo!
Newegg.com - Thermaltake CL-P0114 120mm CPU Cooler - Retail
i found this. This is the only one i can find that is good, n it looks like it can fit.
ironically, i found the same exact bracket that is around the CPU i have!!! Matches the same one on my mobo:
Newegg.com - Thermalright AM2 RM (Rev.A) Retention bracket - Retail
i also found this heatsink as well:
Newegg.com - Thermaltake CL-P0310 120mm CPU Cooling Fan - Retail
newer model too. Idk, i need help!
im gonna order the P0114.