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    Default First build: very basic questions

    Im doing my first build:

    1, what holds the I/O plate in place? How do you mount it?

    2, my case came with screws and little red washers - do I use those red washers when mounting the motherboard on the standoffs? ...or is it important that the motherboard mounts use screw>standoff metal to metal. The red washers feel non-conductive. I see that the holes in the motherboard for mounting have solder dots ...the screw heads need to make direct contact with those?

    Well, these are super-basic. Catch your breath after laughing what can I say - first build.

    Im going to read the manual again on my porcelaine throne. More soon!

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    Default Re: First build: very basic questions

    Good luck with your first build!! Be sure once you get going that you load and apply optimized defaults then save/reboot F10 Back to the BIOS before making further changes

    1. The I/O plate is held in by the case and the shield itself, see the little edges around the shield that is what holds it in place. You just line it up and press it into place, making sure each edge is securely in place

    2. You do not have to use the washer, but I always do. Place them on top of the standoff's then the board on top of that and screw it down. They are more to protect your board (The PCB) these days then anything else as your PSU Will ground the system properly

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    Default Re: First build: very basic questions

    GL Pchaplo!
    <<< LGA2011 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: CORSAIR AX Series AX860 860W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Haswell Ready Full Modular (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X99
    > Mainboard :Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming
    (NE Link)
    > Processor : i7-6850K (NE Link)
    > AIO: Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 (NE Link)
    > Physical Memory : G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 Model F4-3200C14Q-32GTZSW (NE Link)
    > Video Card : 2x ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING (NE Link)


    <<< LGA1366 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply:
    >>>Original PSU (2011-01) :
    Corsair 620HX (NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade PSU (2012-01) : CORSAIR AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X58
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (REV.2.0) (FB BIOS)
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Processor : i7-950 (Revision D0) 3.0GHz @3.84GHz
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > HSF:
    Noctua NH-D14 (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Physical Memory :
    >>>Original RAM (2011-01) : G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
    >>>Upgrade RAM (2012-01) : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) w/FrostByte Heatsink Model 998990 (NE Link MPP Link OverClockersClub Dot Com Article)
    > Video Card :
    >>>Original Vid Card (2011-01) : BFG Geforce GTX295 (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2012-01) : (2) EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GTX 560 Ti (2GB)-SLI (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2013-07) : (2) GTX 760-SLI Gigabyte GV-N760OC-4GB (NE Link)
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    > Monitor :
    ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26" (
    NE Link)
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate
    > Case : COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel (
    NE Link)

    <<< LGA775 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: Corsair 620HX (
    NE Link)
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte P35-S3G (F2 BIOS)
    > Chipset : Intel P35
    > Processor : Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale (Revision C0) 3.0GHz @ 3950 MHz
    > HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    > Physical Memory : CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) (
    Link)
    > Video Card : BFG Geforce GTX295
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    >
    Monitor : ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26"
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate


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    Default Re: First build: very basic questions

    Be sure once you get going that you load and apply optimized defaults then save/reboot F10 Back to the BIOS before making further changes
    dont laugh - I dont know how to do that? I will do a search, but if you tell me or give a link, I will appreciate it. Thanks!

    The optimized defaults are BIOS settings? I load those somehow, perhaps from a menu item that says "load optimized settings" ? Then I press F10 to save those. Sorry Im in over my head but loving it. I told the guy at Micro Center the component that I bought after reading the forums: GA-EP45-UD3P, E8400 ($139!!!!), Corsair 750, Mushkin RAM, 640 GB WD Caviar blacks - he said IM Impressed - you picked good stuff for you first build!!! lol So I have hope - and I AM a fast learner!

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    Default Re: First build: very basic questions

    Quote Originally Posted by pchaplo View Post
    dont laugh - I dont know how to do that? I will do a search, but if you tell me or give a link, I will appreciate it. Thanks!

    The optimized defaults are BIOS settings? I load those somehow, perhaps from a menu item that says "load optimized settings" ? Then I press F10 to save those. Sorry Im in over my head but loving it. I told the guy at Micro Center the component that I bought after reading the forums: GA-EP45-UD3P, E8400 ($139!!!!), Corsair 750, Mushkin RAM, 640 GB WD Caviar blacks - he said IM Impressed - you picked good stuff for you first build!!! lol So I have hope - and I AM a fast learner!

    Yep! ("[...from a menu item that says "load optimized settings" ? Then I press F10 to save those.]")
    <<< LGA2011 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: CORSAIR AX Series AX860 860W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Haswell Ready Full Modular (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X99
    > Mainboard :Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming
    (NE Link)
    > Processor : i7-6850K (NE Link)
    > AIO: Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 (NE Link)
    > Physical Memory : G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 Model F4-3200C14Q-32GTZSW (NE Link)
    > Video Card : 2x ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING (NE Link)


    <<< LGA1366 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply:
    >>>Original PSU (2011-01) :
    Corsair 620HX (NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade PSU (2012-01) : CORSAIR AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X58
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (REV.2.0) (FB BIOS)
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Processor : i7-950 (Revision D0) 3.0GHz @3.84GHz
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > HSF:
    Noctua NH-D14 (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Physical Memory :
    >>>Original RAM (2011-01) : G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
    >>>Upgrade RAM (2012-01) : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) w/FrostByte Heatsink Model 998990 (NE Link MPP Link OverClockersClub Dot Com Article)
    > Video Card :
    >>>Original Vid Card (2011-01) : BFG Geforce GTX295 (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2012-01) : (2) EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GTX 560 Ti (2GB)-SLI (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2013-07) : (2) GTX 760-SLI Gigabyte GV-N760OC-4GB (NE Link)
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    > Monitor :
    ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26" (
    NE Link)
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate
    > Case : COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel (
    NE Link)

    <<< LGA775 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: Corsair 620HX (
    NE Link)
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte P35-S3G (F2 BIOS)
    > Chipset : Intel P35
    > Processor : Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale (Revision C0) 3.0GHz @ 3950 MHz
    > HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    > Physical Memory : CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) (
    Link)
    > Video Card : BFG Geforce GTX295
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    >
    Monitor : ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26"
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate


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    Default Re: First build: very basic questions

    Hey LSd, is it a problem if you load optimized defaults after you have fiddled with the settings and updated to current bios?

    I put my computer together, updated the bios first up then fiddled. I then loaded optimised settings when I realised I was having trouble.

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    Default Re: First build: very basic questions

    Im going to ask my questions here which are many, bc frankly the heart of my first build is my Gigabyte mobo. I just added a signature with details. I just installed my processor - i cant believe it was that easy IM EXCITED! Next the Xygmatek heatsink - I got the crossbow bracket. Which way do I orient the CPU cooler on my GIGA board with the E8400. Its seems to make sense to have the maximum surface area facing the front of the case - but Im reading that the cores' orientation must be considered. I plan to mount the Zygmatek on my GIGA mobo so that if the case is standing for use, the cooling pipes will be at the top and bottom of the install, not to the side. Does that make sense?


    -----case top-----

    -----
    1 1
    1 1
    1 1
    1 1
    ------
    cooler over E8400



    case bottom
    GA-EP45-UD3R, E8400, XP SP3, Corsair 750, EVGA nVidia 9500GT 1GB, Mushkin 2 x 2gb RAM 1066 5-4-4-12, Antec 900, SATA drives/no raid.
    ...__//\____ ____
    ,o` ,/__/_/\_ //____/\
    ```)( |||||| | || |l |
    ,.- ,.-~~-., `-. : As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.

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    Default Re: First build: very basic questions

    pchaplo: I have virtually the exact same set up as you -- I also have a Xigmatek HDT-S1284 (4 heatpipes). For me, I oriented my CPU cooler facing up towards the top of the case (fan draws cool air from the bottom and exhaust points up). The reason I did this is because the the E8400 is dual core and thus the cores will be aligned in a vertical fashion like this (as opposed side by side horizontally:

    Code:
    ______________
    |      X      |
    |   Core 2    |
    |      X      |
    |   Core 1    |
    |      X      |
    *-------------
    See where the asterisk is above? That's where the small yellow triangle is on the processor (pin 1). On mu EP45-U3DP, the arrow points downwards and towards the back of my case. Since I used Arctic Silver 5, it was recommended to apply a thin strip of thermal grease vertically across the cores. Thus, I also aligned my cooler in the same fashion so that the heatsink pipes are parallel to this strip of thermal grease:

    Code:
    | | .| |
    | | .| |
    | | .| |
    In the illustration above, the dots "." represent the thermal grease line I applied across the cores, and the pipes "|" represent the orientation of the heatpipes within the heatsink. That's what those "Xs" are in the first illustration above.

    At first I was worried that this would cause the exhausted heat to warm up my PSU too much, but my temps have been quite low.
    Last edited by TranceFat; 05-09-2009 at 04:53 AM.

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    Default Re: First build: very basic questions

    the heat pipe cross the cores at a right angle (perpendicular)? ...or parallel?
    Last edited by pchaplo; 05-09-2009 at 06:18 AM.
    GA-EP45-UD3R, E8400, XP SP3, Corsair 750, EVGA nVidia 9500GT 1GB, Mushkin 2 x 2gb RAM 1066 5-4-4-12, Antec 900, SATA drives/no raid.
    ...__//\____ ____
    ,o` ,/__/_/\_ //____/\
    ```)( |||||| | || |l |
    ,.- ,.-~~-., `-. : As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.

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    Default Re: First build: very basic questions

    Is this the correct orientation of the 1283 cooler with E8400 on a GIGA GA-EP45-UD3R?

    this is NOT my build - i found this on Photobucket.

    GA-EP45-UD3R, E8400, XP SP3, Corsair 750, EVGA nVidia 9500GT 1GB, Mushkin 2 x 2gb RAM 1066 5-4-4-12, Antec 900, SATA drives/no raid.
    ...__//\____ ____
    ,o` ,/__/_/\_ //____/\
    ```)( |||||| | || |l |
    ,.- ,.-~~-., `-. : As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.

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