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Thread: yay!!! first computer, so cool!




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    I built my first computer... well uh kind of

    I ordered a new case, RAM and motherboard and took my CPU, graphics card, heatsink and modem and power supply and put it all in the new case.

    Here's me specs now :thumb:

    AMD Duron 1.3 GHz
    GeForce4 Ti 4600
    Corsair 256 Mb XMS PC-3200 DDR RAM
    Asus A7N8X-X Motherboard
    Chieftec Black Dragon style case with full window
    2 fans in the back (expells the air)
    1 fan in front (intake) and one on side window (intake)
    U.S. Robotics 56k modem (awesome, aint it?)
    350 Watt Antec PSU

    Took a while to get it up and running... my mouse and keyboard wouldn't work so I had to plug them in to PS/2 ports instead of USB ports :( then my moniter wouldn't work if I went in to the BIOS, then my speakers wouldn't work and my computer would beep everytime a message came up or something. THEN I installed the motherboard drivers and fixed everything lol

    The extra fans and case room helped with cooling a lot. Before I got the new parts the CPU was running at about 40C, now it's at about 15C when it's idle of course... I haven't tested it at full load quite yet.

    nuff of my babbling

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    Well congrats ...on you new rig...i remember when i built mine i was excited s heck...now...its like an everyday thing. Lil by lil you'll build more and more...b4 you know it your hobby might become a lil side biz...who knows.:)

    Time to run some benchmarks on your rig. Looks you got a nice video card. Maybe in a bit you can upgrade your Proc. and add 256 of the same exact memory.
    - Damien

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    I'm planning on buying another stick of RAM and dual channel it. Then buy an Athlon XP 2500+ and overclock it :cool: Not sure how great the benchmarks will do with only 256 Mb RAM. Before I had 512 Mb, but it was slow PC133 SDRAM. Hopefully the new faster RAM will make up for it. I haven't messed with the BIOS much quite yet but by the looks of it I can't overclock my current CPU (the Duron) :( I wish I could because it's got really good cooling... wayyy better than my last case/setup.

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    Glad it all worked out for ya. I remeber when I built my first, I chipped the core on the CPU, and I killed my mobo :rolleyes2

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    :confused: how did you do that :snip:

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    you'll be fine for now..but its a waste having the dual channel feature and not using it you know. If you plan to overclock ...buy yyourself a decent HS and Fan ...its a must...
    - Damien

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    Houston we have a problem.

    well uhh... it was in the red zone, 50C what's going on :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riv3n
    :confused: how did you do that :snip:
    HSF....i put it on improperly, and THe clip scratched the mobo :(

    But it was OK, AMD took the CPU back on warranty :D

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    You CPU and Mobo temps are mixed up. you CPU is whats 50C, not your mobo

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    ack what the hell! what temperature can it get before it gets screwed up?

    Oh and here's the heatsink i plan on getting, tell me if you know of a better one ;)

    http://www.coolermaster.com.hk/produ...&product_id=11

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