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[zuXi] Need Help With Building


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#1 zuXi

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:13 AM

So these are my two other threads here and here.

Im using How to Build a Computer - Step by Step, By [-0MEGA-]

PSU, should the fan be facing up, or down ? Common sense
tells me up, but if i put the fan facing up, the PSU is upside
down. Does that even matter ?

My 24pin only has 23pins. I was told thats common.
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Also, Im using the Antec 1200 casing, and with the fans
4 pins can i connect all the fans 4 pins together then
connect them to the power supply ?

As of right now i have the Hard Drive, cdrom, mobo,
graphics, psu, processor & heat sink installed. But no
power hooked up.


EDIT: I removed your duplicate topic in the other forum
Please keep it all in one-MG

Edited by garmanma, 01 January 2010 - 12:49 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:44 AM

If mounted at top of case, the fan should be facing down for the PSU. If mounted at bottom of case, the it should be facing up.

The PSU is not upside down...the graphics for PSUs just depict it upside down, for whatever reason. I've been trying to understand why for years now.

The fan side of the PSU is an exhaust, it needs to remove the warmer air and it can't do that if it is pressed against the case ceiling.

Fans...I only connect the PSU fan to the motherboard, all else go to the PSU.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:48 AM

The fans will all hook up fine to that 4 pin connector then to a PSU cable.

Don't forget the CPU 12v power cable aswell, up beside the CPU.
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:12 PM

If mounted at top of case, the fan should be facing down for the PSU. If mounted at bottom of case, the it should be facing up.

The fan side of the PSU is an exhaust, it needs to remove the warmer air and it can't do that if it is pressed against the case ceiling.

Fans...I only connect the PSU fan to the motherboard, all else go to the PSU.


Depends on the case. Some of the latest cases have the bottom mount PSU, and the PSU air intake is on the bottom of the case so the PSU is mounted fan side down.

On PSUs with the large 120mm-140mm fans, the fan side is the intake. PSUs with small back mounted fans are exhaust.

Fans...I only connect the PSU fan to the motherboard, all else go to the PSU.


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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:50 PM

The 24 pin connector is fine
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#6 zuXi

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:09 PM

If mounted at top of case, the fan should be facing down for the PSU. If mounted at bottom of case, the it should be facing up.

The fan side of the PSU is an exhaust, it needs to remove the warmer air and it can't do that if it is pressed against the case ceiling.

Fans...I only connect the PSU fan to the motherboard, all else go to the PSU.


Depends on the case. Some of the latest cases have the bottom mount PSU, and the PSU air intake is on the bottom of the case so the PSU is mounted fan side down.

On PSUs with the large 120mm-140mm fans, the fan side is the intake. PSUs with small back mounted fans are exhaust.

Fans...I only connect the PSU fan to the motherboard, all else go to the PSU.


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My progress so far.

Only thing with the PSU mounted this way is the plugin
is upside down, but ill leave the PSU like this anyways.

Also i have the PSU connected to both the mobo, and
the graphics card, 2 for each.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:48 PM

Looking good, cept for the ugly stock heatsink hehe :D Do you like the case?:thumbsup:
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#8 zuXi

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:58 PM

Looking good, cept for the ugly stock heatsink hehe :D Do you like the case?:thumbsup:


Yeah im going to replace that heatsink lol
Case looks awesome, tons of space.

Im going to post up photos of my wiring before i power
it up for the first time, just to make sure its good.

Wont be for awhile, back to work.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:05 PM

Fans in a good direction ? Blowing towards the back on the case.
Also the mobos heatsink is press tightly against one fan, and i used
very little paste so thats good, i hope.

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I had to switch the heatsink because there was no space for my to
plug in my 8pin to the mobo. Now i have it switched, the heatsinks
are touching each other. The big one is slightly pushing on the other.

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Also whats the difference in HD Audio and AC'97 ? Ive googled it up
andi ended up going with the HD option, seemed to be only one slot
for this plug.

Edited by zuXi, 02 January 2010 - 08:47 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:53 PM

So, im done. At least i think i am anyways.
Those are photos of my wiring, if anything is wrong
let me know and i will fix it before booting up for the
first time.

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In red, does anything need to be plugged in here ?
Also the the SATA cable only has one metal piece.
Does the metal side go into the drives ? HDD/Cdrom

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Did not see a plug for the PWR_LED, then i have the
POWER_SW in PWR_ON and the other two match to
the wording.

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Power cord with fans attached, and the power to the
CDrom driver also plugged in.

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Only real problem ive encountered is that the heatsink
is too big for the mobo. Had no idea and no one really
said anything about it. But in those photos, the clips
on that side i couldnt put in on the bottom, its still on
pretty tight, then one corner is pressed against the
point of the other heatsink.

Does it matter if i have the 5870 in the PCI-E slot 2,
instead of the Primary Slot 1 ? In the manual it says
if youre using two its x16/x16 so i assume it doesnt.
I chose slot 2 cause it looks like it would have a much
better air flow to it.

Last question, how much of the BIOs settings need
to be changed ? If i can leave it at default i probably
will and change at a later date. Hate asking too many
questions in such a short time span.

If you took the time to even read all this, thanks.
Appricate any advice, even a "good to go" would be fine.

Edited by zuXi, 02 January 2010 - 11:54 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:09 AM

Are you certain you put the heaksink bracket in properly? I'm surprised it's touching. But that is a big heaksink on EVGA's part.

If the left fan is in the way you can take it off, maybe even replace the black one on your case if it's a 120mm fan. You won't notice a difference in cooling that much.

But try start it up it looks fine.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 12:58 PM

Yeah, only three options for the bracket. LGA1366
is the one i went with, only one that fit. I could try
switching the heatink..again, and probably shave
away some of the plastic so it fits better ?

The black ones in the fan are the same size, dont
think they will fit there either.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 01:56 PM

Tbh, that's a great heatsink, try get a work around. Try this.
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You now have only 1 fan on your heatsink, 1 fan is enough, the fan you just removed off the heaksink acts like an exhaust pushing air out of the back oft he case, but there's an exhaust fan behind it anyway(the black one on the case is another exhaust fan). But since you removed the black fan on the case, use the fan you removed off the heaksink in it's place.

That should give you pretty much the same airflow as with 2 fans.

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#14 zuXi

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:40 PM

Thanks for the idea. I switched the heatsink around
already, and placed that extra fan on the side panel.
To allow airflow through the side.

You think removing the back fan will help that much ?

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:51 PM

Well it's hard to tell from the pics, but the fan I said to keep on the heatsink is it getting in the way or is it ok?
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Heaksink was installed wrong on those pics too. Looks like you figured that out but.

Edit: Sorry for double post, if mod can delete the one before this that would be good.

Edited by IrishGrimReaper, 03 January 2010 - 03:52 PM.

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