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  • Sharzam 16 Nov 2012 18:59:21 2,118 posts
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    I just do what i feel like, is that an ok approach?

    Built god knows how many PCs over the years and everytime i do it in a different order. I think current it was PSU (bottom mount) first, then Motherboard but another was everything connected to motherboard then lift it in.

    Known as 'Sharzam' in 98.5% of games

  • Deleted user 16 November 2012 19:45:37
    RobTheBuilder: @vizzini Not trying to be rude, but the problem is that your posts, when replying to cheap insults about being wrong, focus on describing way too much detail and are confusing for the majority of people.

    I agree, with the version I corrected above. But the need to ensure information is correct and seen to be substantiated and accurate demands “way too much detail”, with educated critics.

    @Armoured_bear

    INSOMANiAC said he didn't want to do CPU thermal paste, install heatsink/fan. Maybe you should have advised for a i7-3820 after all. As the bundle I bought and suggested, comes fitted with an aftermarket cooler. Not quite rodpad's cooler quality. But still, not too shabby.

    @Sharzam

    For people that are regular builders or confident, anything goes is fine. Building while drinking Pepsi is probably fine. :)
  • RobTheBuilder 16 Nov 2012 20:05:05 6,521 posts
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    @vizzini you have to consider the question and location. On a toms hardware discussion your data is interesting, on here it doesn't give a clear answer to the question and just confuses things.

    You'll get a long way by summarising succinctly.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 16 Nov 2012 20:16:58 6,654 posts
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    you're looking for a dick swinging contest
  • Maturin 16 Nov 2012 21:01:32 2,737 posts
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    My cooler has a very large heatsink and fan and there's little room between it and my memory sticks. It was quite a squeeze when building the system.

    So after a little online research decided to try the cooler pull only. Never done that before. But after running it for the last hour and recording temps, there's maybe one or two degrees difference.

    The difference in use of space in the case is much dramatic though and my motherboard temps are actually down a bit.

    Edited by Maturin at 21:01:58 16-11-2012
  • Bremenacht 16 Nov 2012 21:23:08 15,756 posts
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    I've just decommissioned a nice weissbier. I bought a £200 makebelievium bottle-opener designed with optimum leverage to ensure the cap came off in the most professional way possible . I used a state-of-the-art container in which to install the beer which doubled as a temporary storage facility from which to consume the liquid. It was a wholly professional and satisfying experience.

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • superdelphinus 16 Nov 2012 22:25:22 7,276 posts
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    What do you guys mean when you say "decommissioned"
  • RobTheBuilder 16 Nov 2012 22:45:36 6,521 posts
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    @superdelphinus http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decommissioning
  • whatthefu 16 Nov 2012 23:39:28 823 posts
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    OK so i upgraded my fisher-price case to a corsair carbide 300R. Thing is I want the chassis fan quieter/slower, I bought a fan controller which didn't work. So before I try another more reputable brand, how can I find out what wattage the chassis fans are on this case?
    I see the controllers usually have a 10-12w limit per fan.
  • Bremenacht 17 Nov 2012 00:17:55 15,756 posts
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    superdelphinus wrote:
    What do you guys mean when you say "decommissioned"
    Vizzini is bringing big words home from his workplace or college.

    It basically means dismantling something, be it a server, or a machine, or a boat or a service or whatever, in a proscribed way. Large projects. It implies planning and control. It might involve ensuring the materials used are disposed of correctly, or recycled. It could mean that the resources released are re-purposed. For a server, it could mean marking it as an unused asset, releasing the software & O/S licences back to a pool, releasing power & floorspace. Lord knows what else. It could be a lot of different things, but it typically implies a fairly complex process involving a lot of accountability. What I'm trying to get across is that it's a big word used for big projects.

    So, for Vizzini to use that term for replacing a home PC is really pathetic. It's extremely pretentious. It indicates that he does know something about IT, but also that he's a show-off and hopes to impress and bamboozle unaware readers with his big words, along with his usual product codes, 'pro' build advice etc etc.

    Metaphorically, he's sucking his own cock.

    Edited by Bremenacht at 00:20:21 17-11-2012

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • Bremenacht 17 Nov 2012 00:22:50 15,756 posts
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    bitch_tits_zero_nine wrote:
    You over complicate shit.
    This summarises him best.

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • INSOMANiAC 17 Nov 2012 00:32:39 3,788 posts
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    To be fair, if I could suck my own cock I probably would. Everything's been dispatched and should be here tomorrow but can't build it til Sunday as she wants me to 'do shit' tomorrow. Selfish bitch.

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  • Deleted user 17 November 2012 00:43:09
    @Bremenacht

    I've used this term in jest for retasking PC rigs ;), ever since I saw the Simpson's episode where the oil rig was restasked into a Crusty Burger restaurant. You decommission rigs and power stations.
  • Bremenacht 17 Nov 2012 00:48:27 15,756 posts
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    Oh! In that case, I take all I said back.

    Well.

    Most of what I said back. :)

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • INSOMANiAC 17 Nov 2012 11:21:26 3,788 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    @INSOMANiAC

    I noticed you don't have a CPU Cooler ordered, you don't really want to use the stock ones, they're well noisy and not great at cooling.
    I recommend this one or the one Rodpad linked above.

    BTW Do you have no interest in Blu-Ray? .
    I may install another heatsink if I decide to overclock but right now thatll have to do.

    As for blu ray, I've got a PS3 and I dont really watch Blu-rays anyway, I can always stick one in at a later date but something had to give to stay within the 1k budget!

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  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 17 Nov 2012 12:12:00 6,654 posts
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    Once. You get a taste for digital download you never want to see a DVD again tbh. In my experience, anyway.
  • Maturin 17 Nov 2012 12:35:13 2,737 posts
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    Yeah I didn't bother putting a DVD drive in my new build because I'd hardly use it. I've got an external USB drive that I'll use on the rare occasions I want to install from disk.
  • Armoured_Bear 17 Nov 2012 13:01:22 8,748 posts
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    vizzini wrote:
    @Armoured_bear

    INSOMANiAC said he didn't want to do CPU thermal paste, install heatsink/fan. Maybe you should have advised for a i7-3820 after all. As the bundle I bought and suggested, comes fitted with an aftermarket cooler. Not quite rodpad's cooler quality. But still, not too shabby.
    I ddn't read that.
    He did, however, say that he wants the machine to be quiet and was concerned about temperature. A good Noctua (for example) running nice and slow will improve both.

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  • INSOMANiAC 17 Nov 2012 13:02:58 3,788 posts
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    I only put it in for installing windows. Couldn't be arsed converting it to USB , plus I know a supplier so I can the new games pretty cheap

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  • Deleted user 17 November 2012 14:20:23
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    vizzini wrote:
    @Armoured_bear

    INSOMANiAC said he didn't want to do CPU thermal paste, install heatsink/fan. Maybe you should have advised for a i7-3820 after all. As the bundle I bought and suggested, comes fitted with an aftermarket cooler. Not quite rodpad's cooler quality. But still, not too shabby.
    I ddn't read that.
    He did, however, say that he wants the machine to be quiet and was concerned about temperature. A good Noctua (for example) running nice and slow will improve both.
    @Armoured_Bear

    The free i7-3820 heatsink/fan in my bundle, and my Antec case fans keep my system (HTPC) quiet (even overclocked) at around 30-35degrees when idle, and maxes out at luke warm (50degrees) and still remains below console noise, even when Handbrake (64bit) is recoding using all 8 logical cores at 95% utilisation.

    Standby quiet is about equal to my Sony HD PVR, which is virtually silent compared to my slim Ps3 (under heavy load).
  • INSOMANiAC 17 Nov 2012 17:10:43 3,788 posts
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    Half the shit still hasn't arrived. It's all on a van in Middleton somewhere

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  • INSOMANiAC 17 Nov 2012 18:57:09 3,788 posts
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    Thanks for your valuable input !

    It's all here now, tomorrow is the big day

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  • Maturin 17 Nov 2012 19:03:40 2,737 posts
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    Have fun. And take your time.
  • Armoured_Bear 17 Nov 2012 19:07:51 8,748 posts
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    INSOMANiAC wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    @INSOMANiAC

    I noticed you don't have a CPU Cooler ordered, you don't really want to use the stock ones, they're well noisy and not great at cooling.
    I recommend this one or the one Rodpad linked above.

    BTW Do you have no interest in Blu-Ray? .
    I may install another heatsink if I decide to overclock but right now thatll have to do.

    As for blu ray, I've got a PS3 and I dont really watch Blu-rays anyway, I can always stick one in at a later date but something had to give to stay within the 1k budget!
    Not for overclocking, for keeping everything cool and quiet, if you can stretch to another 50 quid I'd do it.

    Have fun tomorrow, just take your time and think about each stage before you do it and you'll be fine.
    It's really rewarding.

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  • INSOMANiAC 18 Nov 2012 15:27:17 3,788 posts
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    Lets build the shit out of this thing !!!

    Already stumped with these stand off screws and the farting little diagram you get. Going to need every man woman and child on standby. I'm out of my element !

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  • INSOMANiAC 18 Nov 2012 15:33:16 3,788 posts
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    It's going to be a lonnnnnng night. Dies the power supply go in upside down so the fan is on the bottom vent? As right side up I can only get two screws in

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  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 18 Nov 2012 15:38:17 6,654 posts
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    Take your time. Do what you said you were going to do and fit the processor and ram.

    Then worry about fitting the motherboard into the case. Step at a time really.

    Edited by bitch_tits_zero_nine at 15:38:40 18-11-2012
  • INSOMANiAC 18 Nov 2012 15:40:47 3,788 posts
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    I'm trying to get the psu in first but either way I put it the screws don't all fit in the corners

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  • INSOMANiAC 18 Nov 2012 15:48:19 3,788 posts
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    Psu in. Checked Internet, psu coming back out to put fan face down

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