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Re: Manwich's new computer

Post by TheChrisHill on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:13 pm

i'm still using the heatsink that came with my i7. of course I'm not overclocking until I get a new heatsink.. but you should be fine for a while. It'll run on the warm side, and I wouldn't recommend doing it for long.
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Post by Manwich on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:14 pm

Well that was prompt.... so you're saying not to worry about buying one?
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Post by TheChrisHill on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:22 pm

you can build your computer with the stock heat sink and you'll be fine for a while. But if you're going to be gaming a lot, you should look into getting one as soon as you can. There's plenty of watercooling options that come in a kit that's easier than installing a hard drive.
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Post by Manwich on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:25 pm

Alright thanks for that, I wasn't sure whether there would be a stock heat sink with the i5 or not.
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Post by TheChrisHill on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:28 pm

it should come with one. I know my i7 did, if not.. you can pick up a decent one on the cheap
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Post by Manwich on Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:35 pm

Well this Windows 7 thing isn't going to be a problem now I don't think. I talked to one of my friends, and apparently he can give me a legit version for free. Hooray!
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Post by Kelseyb on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:26 pm

sounds sketchy
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Post by Manwich on Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:07 pm

Nah, I've known him for a long time - I believe him. I think his dad used to work for Microsoft and they got a massive discount on a pack of about 8 different versions of Windows, and my friend doesn't have anything to use them with.
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Post by Manwich on Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:46 pm

Hooray for reviving threads! I have a question about the RAM that you suggested Chris, the Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb 1600 Mhz. Does this RAM have tall headspreaders, because apparently if it does it may not fit now. Thanks!
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Post by TheChrisHill on Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:12 pm

I wouldn't really say they're tall, but they do have them. if i had to guesstimate. I'd say from the motherboard, the entire ramstick is about an inch to an inch and a half tall
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Post by Manwich on Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:18 pm

Hmm well apparently I need to go low profile with the ram, so it may be too big.
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Post by TheChrisHill on Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:19 pm

you should get a bigger case instead. if you're THAT strapped for space in your case, you're going to have bigger problems with heat dispersion than finding components that fit. ESPECIALLY if you're gaming.
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Post by Manwich on Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:23 pm

Well let me list my components now.... see what you think:
Antec 520W PSU
Liteon DVD-RW
Arctic Cooling CPU Cooler
Gigabyte ATI 6950 GPU (though I'd choose this as it is a little better than the 560ti and I had money left over)
Corsair Vengeance RAM (may be too big)
Seagate Barracuda 500gb HDD
Intel Core i5 2500k CPU
Z68 PRO3 GEN3 mobo
NZXT Tempest Case (mid tower)

= $1 127.95 inc. shipping


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Post by Manwich on Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:36 pm

I think I'll use this ram, just to be safe Smile.
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Post by TheChrisHill on Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:42 pm

that'll work too. but if you have a normal mid tower case, i think you should be fine on space
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Post by Manwich on Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:44 pm

Hmm indeed, well I think my build is ready now, hurrah! Now just time to order and wait Smile
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Post by TheChrisHill on Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:45 pm

woohoooooo!

The easy part is over.. it's waiting for it... that's the hard part.. haha
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Post by Manwich on Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:56 pm

Haha well hopefully if all goes well the parts will be here by next week.
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Post by lboy777 on Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:06 pm

Grats Manny Very Happy.... I'm still waiting for my Student loan to come in, until then I still have to use my shi**y laptop -_- Sad
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Post by Manwich on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:02 am

I know how good you people are at computers, so I just wanted to get something out of the way that I was wondering. The power supply that I ordered isn't coming with a power cable (apparently because it's the 'eco' version or some such crap), and I was wondering if that just means the cable from the back of the computer, or something inside it?
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Post by TheChrisHill on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:16 am

they probably mean the actual part that goes from your computer to the wall...

but..... are you sure?........ that's really.. really.. really... stupid if they don't include a cable.. then how are you suppose to use the product?!

Is this something you read? or does it say that on your website? Thankfully though.. if you have an old desktop tower, or some monitors.. if it's the same shape, then you can use it. I know here at least in the USA.. those cables are fairly universal.
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Post by Manwich on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:21 am

It's actually part of the product name, somebody explained it to me that it's because it is an 'eco' power supply. Yeah, well if it's just the cable into the wall I've got them on the other computers.
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Post by Manwich on Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:34 pm

The first part has arrived (it was just the dvd-rom, but still!)
EDIT: Also, I'm changing the title of the thread to something more fitting.
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Post by Manwich on Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:44 pm

And now all I need is the mobo and the hard drive and I'm ready!
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Post by Manwich on Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:48 am

Annnnnd, it's built! Now just to download some windows 7 and install it and I'm ready to go Smile. Btw, you can install windows from a usb device right?
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