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Finished the Computer

Written by greenelf on October 15, 2013
So after about four months (yes, you read that right), I finished my building my computer. So why'd it take so long? Here's the steps I went through:
- Order parts
- Assemble parts, computer doesn't boot. Ponder why, decide it's the motherboard that's incompatible with the FX CPU. But wait, Gigabyte requires me to send it with antistatic bags! So now I have to order those, and wait for them to be delivered before I send it off. I also had to order some Arctic Silver thermal paste (and remover) so I could take off my CPU. Then, once I received the RMA, it still didn't work! So then, I RMA'd my RAM. Once I received the RAM, it still didn't boot. At this point, about a month and a half had past. Then, I went to India for a month.
- Now that school as started, I left my computer to sit. I decided that it had to be the RAM that was bad, and sure enough, it was. I visited the NewEgg page, and it said that the low profile RAM causes problems in AMD systems. I confirmed that my CPU/motherboard etc was functioning by using a friend's RAM, and having them test my RAM. After passing both tests I had to send that back to crucial, and wait for the RMA.
- After I got the RAM, I put it in my system, and my computer booted! But wait, apparently you can't buy OEM Windows 8 codes online. So I had to order a Windows 8 disc online, and wait for it to come home.
- And finally, my computer works. I'm still waiting on my RAM RMA (Crucial only sent 4GB the first time..). I've played through the entire Battlefield 3 campaign, and man, the wait was sure worth it. Here's my old specs (CPU is clocked at 2.3GHz, single core)

Yes, those temps are at idling/light usage

Current specs (will have 8GB of RAM in a few days):


So yeah, relieved to have the computer built. Looking forward to finally playing all the great games I've been accumulating for this computer.

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 01:46 AM +

to the front page with ya :D

how about some pictures of the computer itself? I love that stuff

 
 
Fri Oct 18, 2013 03:29 AM +

Joaco said: to the front page with ya :D

how about some pictures of the computer itself? I love that stuff


I'll take better pics tomorrow, took these with my phone

 
 
Thu Nov 07, 2013 04:08 AM +

nice
fix your cables though lol

 
 
Fri Nov 08, 2013 03:52 AM +

Joaco said: nice
fix your cables though lol


If you think that's bad, then I won't show the picture of the inside

 
 
Sat Nov 09, 2013 07:08 PM +

greenelf said:
Joaco said: nice
fix your cables though lol


If you think that's bad, then I won't show the picture of the inside

oh come on! do it, do it, do it

i imagine something like this

 
 
Fri Nov 15, 2013 05:49 AM +

is this where we show off our rigs?

Ignore the blue lights. These were taken before I got a nicer phone.

 
 
Sat Nov 16, 2013 02:19 PM +

Lithium said: is this where we show off our rigs?

Ignore the blue lights. These were taken before I got a nicer phone.


Damn, that case looks amazing...
What are the specs on that?

 
 
Tue Nov 19, 2013 09:10 AM [Edited 2 times ] +

greenelf said:
Lithium said: is this where we show off our rigs?

Ignore the blue lights. These were taken before I got a nicer phone.


Damn, that case looks amazing...
What are the specs on that?


Case is obviously the Bitfenix Shinobi, and I popped the plastic rivets out of the side panel and replaced the tempered glass with plexi glass so I could actually see in the case.

Specs are as folllows:
CPU: i5-2500k overclocked to 4.5 GHz with Coolermaster Hyper 212
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz
GPU: XFX Radeon 5870 HD
PSU: Antec HCP1000W Platinum
MoBo: MSi Z77A-G45
Soundcard: ASUS Xonar DGX
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
HDD: Western Digital 500GB Blue and some BS old ass Seagate drive

I've since relocated to downstairs, so I might take some pictures of my new battlestation some time soon

 

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