This is IT...and now WHAT? LOL!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BasariStudios, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. BasariStudios

    BasariStudios Member

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    Yes, some dumb idiot at the assembly line got the stickers upside down...lolz
    and now all the signs are upside down and it fits properly with fan on top.
     
  2. Kinfa

    Kinfa Master Guru

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    Stickers are OK, but some cases are built to fit PSU upside down, with fan up. :)
     
  3. Pablo

    Pablo Ancient Guru

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    Its great to build it yourself, as you know your likely (but not always) gonna be way more careful at putting it together than maybe a shop.

    looking good so far... dam i didnt realise how much weight is hung off a mobo using air cooling theese days.

    Nothing is nicer than pushing that power button for first time and it starting up .

    However nothing worse than pushing it and "nothing".

    take your time, if something dont seem right wait, till you can confirm its ok etc etc.

    use wrist straps, if you wanna be really carefull.

    Ive built loads now, never had any big issues ever on a build,

    good luck (but you wont need it.
    Dont forget to plug in the eps12v connector. easy error to do this
     
  4. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    hey man, looking good, yeh building urself is best, I was a little worried my first time too
     

  5. fenjen

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    If it's for gaming it's a bit of a shame you took that graph card..
     
  6. Well at least he has the silent edition, but yea that's not too powerfull, but should run most games at medium settings no problem.

    Good Luck building your pc, heck I remember my first time I almost fried my mobo by not mounting it right.
     
  7. BasariStudios

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    Hi Everyone, thank you, new day, just woke up, lol, i was up till 6am.
    Everything is in except few wires. Now i have to check my Apple monitor
    on it and then continue...at this moment i am getting paranoid, i was
    thinking to NOW bring it somewhere someone to finish it but thats a little
    embarassing...everything in, few wires left to plug but i have few questions
    which i dont wanna rely on manual but better peoples experience:

    1. Once all done and monitor connected (if ever) what do i do? The system
    is off, no drivers, nothing...i just turn it on (lets say it works) and wait
    for some BIOS to show up or actually open Optical Drive and put OS in then
    force restart it or its gonna ask on its own for the OS DVD to go in?
    2. I am stuck with few wires which i cant figure out, tha Noctua uses a Y
    split so you can connect both Fans and only one place on the MoBo fits it
    and it is the one that says PWRFan and the MoBo manual gives another place
    for connection and it wont fit there, this is 3 Pin and Mobo says 4 Pin.
    Also few of the wires its hard to figure out, uuuhhh.
    3. The PSU, it has 2 main wires coming out and i dont seem to find where
    to connect them on the motherboard and also, the Sata drives, they connect
    directly to PSU the Mod Hole right? Which i already did.
    4. Fans on the 900 are hard for find where to plug, MoBo manual says it has
    only 2 Fan connection Chas1-2 while this case has 4 Fans, anything on it?
    5. The Apple monitor is the same connection, fits in, DVI, once turned on
    (if ever) it will detect it itself?
    6. Forget overclocking for now but, once turned on, do i have to do any BIOS
    setup or i can just use it like that for now as DEFAULT, while i update?
    7. Would i know if all of the RAM and HDDs are detected and goor before i install
    OS and actualy check thru OS?
    8. What if i leave some or all LOOSER WIRES, they can do any damage? or prob
    to Fans or HDDs FANs? If i am not too experienced with organizing them can i
    like stick them with Tape to places so they dont go loose around?
    9. Optical Drive, there is 6 Sata connectors on Mobo, i connected HDD 1 and 2
    to SATA 1 and 2 and ODD to SATA 3, is that ok? Do i need jumpers like in the
    old days for HDDs Mastering and Slaving or i just leave them like this?
    10. With MoBo there was only 3 SATA Cables, 2 of them say 3GBS and one says
    6 GBS...the 6GBS is exactly like them just different words on it, i used it
    to connect my SONY ODD...am i ok or should i buy one of 3GBS?

    The biggest thing i dont know about is the PSU connection itself and all
    over the MoBo itself...i will reread the manuals, somethings i dont understand.
    Now i will go buy a keyboard, wired and will continue work tonight after 10EST.
    Thank you very much, if it wasnt for you guys i wouldnt start this at all.
    The weird thing is, where you connect the PwrLed, RESET and HDDLed also on
    the Reset Led it says you can connect a MoBo speaker too, but how, i am not
    planing on putting one cuz i dont have one but how the hell would one connect
    both to the same connector...its nice to have a MoBo speaker i know.

    K.S. and Fenjen, this wont be a Gaming machine thats why, it is an Audio machine,
    was trying to get it a little more silent even though i will do moderate gaming on it.
     
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  8. Barso

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    Apologies but it looks like you haven't put the standoffs in before the MB.
    Don't turn it on if you haven't?
    If you have then my perception of depth is not what it used to be.
     
  9. sirrith

    sirrith Ancient Guru

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    1. I just turn on, put cd in, restart

    2. the 3 pin plug should fit fine on the 4 pin socket that sits next to the CPU.

    3. what wires are they?

    4. you can plug fans into any fan socket, it doesn't have to specify "chassis fan" or you can get a 3 pin - molex converter cable and plug them directly into the PSU

    5. it should

    6. you can just use default settings, i've always done that with no problems

    7. before. (note for RAM, if you get a beep sound and the system refuses to boot, you may have to press the "mem OK" button on the motherboard before it would start, I had to do that for mine)

    8. zip tie them or put a rubber band around them and try stuff them out of the way somewhere so they don't block airflow

    9. thats fine, leave them like this

    10. it should be fine, but not 100% sure about that one.

    about the tiny annoying connections on the bottom of the mobo (hdd led, reset, etc...)
    the connections go in horizontally, not vertically, e.g. if you have 2 connectors to plug in for HDD led, they go in side by side, not one in the top row one in the bottom row. If you do this properly, you shouldn't have anything blocking the mobo speaker connectors. There should be a mobo speaker somewhere, you sure you didn't get one?
     
  10. mitzi76

    mitzi76 Ancient Guru

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    Looking good! Take your time with the cable management. Worth doing well.

    Personally I would have got a diff gpu and a bigger case. Antec 900 is fine but if you want to upgrade later on space can be a bit of a problem.

    Still it does a great job at cooling and your cpu cooler is a good one. (my current). I use 2 fans on mine.

    When you think you have done it all dont rush to stick it on. Make sure you havent left anything unplugged. Seems like common sense but you can easily forget something.

    and yeah stand-offs are what i forgot once. causes a shorting and a restarting pc.
     

  11. BasariStudios

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    I have only 3 Stand offs, i dont know why, i forgot to put them, some might be plugged in,
    i will redo tonight all over and better cable menagement...this is where i am, yay:
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  12. BasariStudios

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    Hi all, i dont have much time to post details now but to share my joy, yes i did it,
    turned on, installed OS, Memory at 1600mghz and else...i didnt do a bench test
    i did it right in the Box but tonight i will take everything out and rebuilt again,
    i wanna menage and organize the cables and get a lil more experience.
    After that i will post a picture of final build and get into details. Yes Barso, i didnt
    listen to you the first time lol...wont turn it on again, will rebuild first.
    Thanks...as i said, without you all i wouldn't have done this.
     
  13. DrHycodan

    DrHycodan Master Guru

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    Why would you get that graphics card with an i7? That's a waste of an i7.
     
  14. sirrith

    sirrith Ancient Guru

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    The problem with the antec 900 is cable management and, since yours is the first model, lack of filters on the fan intakes (I had one). What you need to do is make sure the cables are as out of the way as possible of the 2 front intakes, or they will get coated in dust, and make sure to open the case and clean it out at least once a month if you live in a dusty area.

    Well done for building your first pc btw.

    p.s. yeah sometimes standoffs are already screwed into the case. you should see them sticking up from the motherboard tray, they're those brass things with the screw hole in them :)
     
  15. Guinness

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    I just read this whole thing.... nice job! i'm glad you did it by yourself and not hire it out. It's fun putting all this stuff together, right? :D
     

  16. nvlddmkm

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    Great Job, OP! Feels pretty good, doesn't it? :D
     
  17. BasariStudios

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    Hello and thanks guys,
    Hycodan, i dont really need a strong GFX, this computer will be used for
    Audio Production and GFX dont really matter to us but i think it can still
    do work big enough for me.
    Sirith, i think i realised that too, it kinda sux, i will have to always clean it,
    by the way, can i actually buy third party Filter and install on this?
    Junior, hate to say it here but this is like an almost Orgasm...lol.
    Nvld, lol, dont even ask...its something i might actually always do and
    already 2 of my cousins getting ready to buy parts too...lol.

    Now this whole thing to me is as easy as putting a table or a cabinet together.
     

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