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#1 vinnyd

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 09:50 AM

Again, newb here. OK, got everything ready to go. I know that cooling is very important, especially if I decide to overclock things. So far my build has 6 fans; two on the mobo, one on the PSU, one on the CPU, one on the Video card, and a variable case fan. There is room for another case fan but do I really need that? It will be noisy enough.TIA

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 12:15 PM

You should be fine i would finish it up and if you need one add it later

Are you finished putting your comp together?

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 12:44 PM

I like to see two case fans, one in bottom of the front to draw cool air in, and one of the upper rear of the case to exhaust the air. All those fans won't make a great difference if you are not exchanging the hot air for cooler air.

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 10:50 PM

Luck23:
Don't have the parts yet. Just reading everything I can to be ready to do the job right. You folks are very helpful. Thanks.
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 07:46 PM

I use 2 separate intakes for my systems. 1 takes in cooler outside air from the side of the case directly into my CPU cooler, the other takes in cooler outside air over my hard drives at the front bottom of the case. The exhaust (which should balance the intake) is achieved by the PSU fan and a blowhole cut into the top of the case (since heat rises). Also, some folks advocate "positive pressure" to keep dust out of the case - which is usually achieved by having more air blowing in than is blowing out.
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 03:59 PM

Lucky23:
It's now assembled. I haven't turnd it on yet but everything is connected: keyboard, mouse, monitor plus all the internals; HDD, DVD, Video card, CPU, PSU all w/ nine fans! What is the next step? Wht should I see hen I turn it on? I have VISTA. When do I install it? Really am a newb!
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:04 PM

Turn on the computer and enter the bios menu. This will do a few things one give you time to get your Vista cd in the DVD rom drive, two to make sure all of your drives are recognized, and three to select your DVD rom drive as the primary boot device. Once you have completed all of this its time to F10 (save all settings and exit) It should re-boot from your vista CD and you will be on your way. Are you Using SATA or IDE? Depending on how the SATA is set up in the bios you may have some settings to change if you are using SATA drives.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:19 PM

Sneakycyber:
SATA HDD, but DVD is IDE.
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:35 PM

Give the vista install a whirl if it does not detect your HDD you will have to enable IDE emulation in your bios. Check your owners manual for the SATA setup process. IF you need help post back I can look up your manual online.



Edit: I will need the Make and model of your Motherboard.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:52 PM

You're a good guy, thanks. My mobo is XFX 680i LT SLI. I am loading Vista now. So far, o good! Its expanding files, 32%. Sue takes awhile.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:12 PM

If your past selecting the HDD then you should be ok from here. Let us know if you run into a problem.. Congratulations on your build :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:18 PM

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Vista is running. Guess I'm OK. Curious though, I have 4GB (4 one gig sticks) of RAM, but VISTA shows only 2.814GB? Why i that?

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:33 PM

Check out this article from Micro$oft.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:43 PM

ah, the murder of the 32 bit operating systems....

and at once time someone said that PCs will never need more than 640kb of RAM....

You would have needed to have gotten a 64-bit version of Vista to detect all of that RAM for sure. Most computers have a limit of about 4gb of memory because there is only so much memory allocation.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 01:15 AM

Also, just for future reference, it's not the amount of fans you have, it is the way they are set up.




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