Building a rig [first timer]

Want advice on building your rig or just want to show off?
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Re: Building a rig [first timer]

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Alpha_1 wrote:Any advice when building the rig
Search Youtube for videos of other people installing your hardware.
This is especially important fro you cooler, less so for your mobo and CPU IMO.

It's nice to see someone else do it first, even if you could have worked it out in 10 seconds on your own.

Other than that nothing much really, it's not brain surgery ;)
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^^ Good advice that, take note you must
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Don't sweat over the hardware.

Try not to develop static while working with your hardware.

You might get an elongated beep the first time you power up. Just reseat your RAM and try again.
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Re: Building a rig [first timer]

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A modular PSU is always nice to have for cable management and cooling, but they are typically a little more expensive. If you can't afford it, don't stress too much.
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As far as I know the XFX 750W Pro is modular anyway
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Looks like you get both modular and full wired.

http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/Products/Powe ... W-PSU.aspx
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I would assume he had the modular in mind, the fully wired one has a bit of a birds nest attached to it :lol:
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Re: Building a rig [first timer]

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But what would you do?

Option 1: R1,084.00 for a fully wired XFX 750W
Option 2: R1,135.00 for a semi-modular XFX 750W
Option 3: R840.18 for a fully wired Silverstone 700W

Personally, I'd be inclined to save the cash on a PSU (by buying the Silverstone) and perhaps use it to invest in some more (but cheaper) RAM for rendering.
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Me, I would go for the modular. Don't like millions of unused cables lying about.

But for this rig saving a bit on the psu and getting more ram would not be a bad thing.
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Great thanks. Their site says its modular but various video reviews suggest that its not
I think i am more inclined to save some money on the PSU and get some more RAM.
Ive never heard of this Silverstone fella...is he good?
If I opt for non-modular, will cable management be that tough? im sure it will be managable
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Have had no experience with silverstone products but from what i have read in reviews and magazines it is a decent brand

If the case has enough space behind the motherboard tray to route all the cables you should not have too big a problem
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Yes, Silverstone might be considered somewhat decent. You won't have an issue.
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Re: Building a rig [first timer]

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Here are some general tips for when putting things together:
- Never force things. If you have to force it, then you have probably stuck it in the wrong way round.
- Remember to remove the protective plastic from the bottom of the CPU cooler.
- Don't wear wooly socks and stand on a carpet during assembly
- Always use protection
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Re: Building a rig [first timer]

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Thanks everyone :)
I will post pics here after the assembly
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Re: Building a rig [first timer]

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Just one more thing to ask. Do you guys think a 750W psu is enough?
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Re: Building a rig [first timer]

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Yes.
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