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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2015, 12:53:22 PM »
That's a nice looking box.
I like the parts and pieces he had in that demo model.  :hah:
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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2015, 12:55:56 PM »
I'd doubt I'd get a psu that large...it's overkill for me. LOL

And am pretty sure the 2 video cards are are prolly over $200 or more are not in the deck either....

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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2015, 04:49:40 PM »
I just ordered these:

PC Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055Q7BR4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hard Drive: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FJRS6FU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

DVD Burner: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IFRH9TA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They will be here by Tuesday. I still need a power supply and an OS. Will get those next payday....next Friday, hopefully.  :hah:

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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2015, 07:31:57 PM »
I like all those parts... esp the HDD.  :happy:
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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2015, 09:27:55 AM »
I like the case, very cool and the HDD is the same I got, real  smooth very low vibration and noise, running it a while, no issues.

The IOrbit defrag works great on it, in the back ground. boots real fast!

And even though I have 2 ea. 1 TB HDD's I'm thinking that they may run slow if you don't keep the tidy ?
I feel in reality most could get by with the 350 or 500 GB HDDs and use a backup external HDD .

The DVD unit looks like it has all the good stuff. I use mine for install, movies and Music videos.

Some built machines/Laptops come without the DVD and the OS a;ready installed, Don't like that at all!
I have too many DVD's and CD's to give them up or have external hanging around! :)


Sorry Doc, adding some info for the visitors! :) I get carried away.


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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2015, 01:26:58 PM »
I'll eventually get a ssd and use that for the primary drive for more speed. But that'll come later.

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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2015, 10:06:01 AM »
The HDD and DVD will be delivered by 8PM today and the case will be delivered by 8PM tomorrow.

My next order will be these:

Windows 8.1
http://Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version

The PSU will be one of these 2:

EVGA 600B 80PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Active PFC 600W Power Supply 100-B1-0600-KR  

Corsair CX Series 600 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 552 Power Supply CX600M

An anti-static wrist strap:

KingWin Anti-Static Wrist Strap (ATS-W24)

Thermal compound:

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Grams

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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2015, 10:45:27 AM »
Good deal and the compound I always keep on hand, I like to clean and replace yearly, it gets dried up. The rest the unit and the heat sink and Fan I do every few months... Sounds like you got a good handle on things my good friend! :)

Just and FYI when you install and start up windows 8.1 you'll have some deleting to do on on those Apps and links to apps you do not want. If you have issue with windows 8, I have it, windows 7 and 10


Have fun Bro! I gonna miss out I love doing them machines!

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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2015, 11:07:28 AM »
This is my 4th rig so I know what to do but it's been 5 years since then and there were only maybe 3 different cpu's etc back then. Now there are way too many to keep up with. LOL

And I always get rid of the bloatware then image the drive without them so I can restore without the bloatware. ;)

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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2015, 04:35:32 PM »
That's a good looking product list.  :happy:

Choosing between those two power supplies will be difficult, both priced about the same, both have good reviews with 70%+ 5 star ratings for both. Overall the EVGA seems to rate a little higher, so that would sway me if I was ordering.
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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2015, 06:35:22 PM »
Doc wanted to let you know I purchased one of those Pwr supplies and it died after a few mins. It setting my closet, I read some other and this issue, so please keep this in mind when you test the machine you build..a few others had this issue also, mine was the EVGA 750watt unit! I have feeling they are made in the same factory!

Just an FYI !

Sorry I did not notice this one your list until Ken mentioned it!

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« Last Edit: March 23, 2015, 06:42:01 PM by Maxx »

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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2015, 06:58:43 PM »
When select the CPU. first visit the AMD or what ever manufacture's site look up the CPU use the complete numbers, and it will give you a spec chart as to what Ram they recommend to go with the CPU.

You should also find there the wattage and heat or temperatures and bus speed and other neat stuff.
Then you could best select the MOBO you'll need , or if you have a mother board, check if the cpu and ram will work well there.
Now there will some droughts, so what I do is look for the socket type, speed and bus and the wattage as low as I can, this is sometimes tricky, so you need to do some home work on those things! like you said there are many out there.

 so may need to go back and forth several time looking for the CPU speed Power and Price, then match the ram according to the CPU and MOBO specs.

I love AMD myself. :)

hope this helps!

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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2015, 09:00:13 AM »
You should also figure in all cards you plan add such as video cards, etc as well as any devices you plan to plug into your USB ports...even if it is just for recharging their batteries. They will make a huge difference in how much power you'll be using. That being said, I have been considering getting a 750w since I plan to get a half-decent video card in the future.

Got the DVDBurner and HDD yesterday. The only problem I have is that the ad said it came with Nero Essentials...it didn't say that it was going to be a trial copy! Maybe I should have read the reviews more. :P But for $20 what do you expect?

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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2015, 09:14:55 AM »
Oh BTW, I would try to get a CPU that works well with Kingston Memory, all the others I've test had one or more strips came to me bad. I was really just suggesting how to match the board, CPU and memory and also wanted to let you I've had good luck withe Gigabyte MOBOs ! I had a few Asus top line boards that shut down after a few. I like ASUS but beware! :)

I have a ASUS 24" LCD/LED / monitor also ! Full HD HDMI/Digital/RGB watch hulu :)

The new Video cards Collect dust real fast in the their little fans! FYI.

Just thinking Bro!

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Re: Steve's Rig 2015
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2015, 09:23:26 AM »
I've used Gigabyte boards in the past and my current one is just that.

Yes, the newer cards have dual fans so good airflow is very important! ;)

 

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