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Old 04-05-2006, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok ill prob have a few probs while building my new PC so ive made a new thread for them all .
Before i ask anything ive just gotta say i received all my components yesterday only to open the graphics card(7900GT) box and find one of the cylinder shaped things(capacitors???) broken off!
Anyway ive gone ahead and started building the rest while i wait for a replacement.
Heres a list of my components:

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual core 4400+(socket 939)
Motherboard: Abit AN8 32X(socket 939)
Graphics card: BFG Geforce 7900GT OC 256mb GDDR3 Vivo TV-out/Dual DVI (PCI-express)
RAM:Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT TwinX (2x1GB) CAS2
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS edition (Havent got yet)
Hard Drive: WD Caviar SE16 250gb 2500KS 16MB Cache
CPU Fan:Gigabyte G-Power cooler Pro
Other Cooling: Vantec 3.5" Hard Drive cooler
DVD/CD writer:Liteon SHM-165P6S-02C 16x DVD±RW/RAM
Floppy Drive
PSU:Enermax liberty 620W
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 4ms DVI 930BF 19" 700:1 4ms
Case:Thermaltake Shark(Black)
Speakers: Sennheiser PC160 headset
+Logitech Z4 Speakers
Keyboard: Logitech G15
Mouse: Logitech G5
Belkin 1200VA Universal Series UPS

Ok first question is which way should i install the PSU, it fits both ways(upside down etc) but should the fan face down or up(theres still quite a bit of a gap above the PSU) some of the stickers etc face down and some face up.


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Old 04-05-2006, 05:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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for the PSU, i dun think it can face either way, because isnt there only one position it will go to so that the power cable slot is open on the back side panel?

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Old 04-05-2006, 05:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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and even if it does fit, put it in the position where the fans are facing down, because you want the hot air to get to the part of the case where there is good airflow.
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put the fan down.. it might fit both ways but it will not screw in both ways.. trust me, i've tried.. lol (unknowingly)
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, you really should put the fan facing down for much better airflow. That looks like it will a very nice system!
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It fitted in both ways(and the screws would line up), i presume the only place you screw it is from the back to the PSU?

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Old 04-07-2006, 12:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Where is the best place to put all of the wires, is it ok to put some behind the mobo?

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