comp build (i know youve herd alot of them)

By swker98
Oct 20, 2005
  1. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    thanks guys fot the reacherch and respnonece, the tagan itll be then, and i tihknk ill be the 3000+ which could get up to 2ghz eassely.]

    now its just the fact if i can build it lol, i dont wanna skrew up and beake it puke: i tihnk i know how the only thang that confuses me is the standoffs a and the power buttin tihng how it gets connected to the mobo, i looked at so many guide and there all not so help full on those parts.
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Standoffs come with the case, and you look at the board and install only in the places the board has. Particularly this is true with the vnf4ultra, since it's not quite full atx format, you probably won't need all the standoffs.

    The power button should just be a two wire plug that goes on two of the motherboards front panel connectors. The manual says which pins are which, and it's not too hard, but it's easier if you connect them outside the case(if your front panel wires are long enough), as it can be tight once it's in the case.
    Same goes for hd led, and power led.

    I think most 3000+'s can get to at least 2.2ghz, but I have heard of some (unlucky) ones that would barely oc at all, it's all random chance really.
  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    thanks i searched google alot andf have a good iea how to do it, im oridnig it tommrow or whenever my case comes in, wwhich is susto be tommrow, thans you for your help

    amd 3000+
    vnf4 ultra
    x800 pro
    80gb hatchi hdd
    dvd burnwer
    tagan psu

    nice system for budget gamming under 900 dollors

    thanks all for your help, you know hwere that power tihng plugs in, therer one for the speakers and dss lightm, where do they come form

    thanks for all the great help :bounce: i cnt wait to plaay bf2 on high with no lagg
    :knock: :knock: :knock: :bounce: :bounce:
  4. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    All those case lights and switches will plug into one block of 10 or so pins that usually sit in the corner of your mobo. Sometimes they are sparate little pins and sometimes the are linked to gether for ease of installation. Both the mobo book and the case manual will have diagrams of where they plug in. USB ports and front panel audio have the same setup but go to their own little blocks.

    Thermaltake cases usually have the pins separated so that you have to match each little wire to a pin. They are all labeled and slide right on but it sucks. Lian Li gives you the USB and firewire cables in a full block and also separate pins to fit an odd case. Lian Li cases also cost $170 to $300.

    Just take your time putting it together. If something doesn't work it is usually due to a misssed conection or reversed pin plug in. DOn't flip, just go backand reverse the pins or make sure the power is hooked up. On SATA hard drives use just one power hook up, not both.

    Also, use an ESD (elecrto Static Discharge) strap. Yhet ar about $8 at Raido shack. Put it on your wrist and attach it to the case at least. This usually suffices unless you live in a very high static area. If you get static shocks on a regualr basis in the area you will be building the PC the you need to use extra precautions.

    Personally, I use an ESD mat plugged into a grounded outlet and the ESD strap plugged into it. When inside the case I attach the strap to the case but leave the case unplugged as I live in a very low static area (remember you are just neutralizing the charge between your body and the case). If you live in a high static area the case should probably be plugged in with the PSU switched off and you clipped to the case. I hate this method, though, as you will eventually forget to turn the PSU off and really hurt something, or hurt yourself (remember that there is always a little power flowing through the system). SO low static area clip to the case and unplug the case.
  5. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    thanks for tha answer but that box your talknigabout where is it acculy does the poerbutton and hdd activty light come with the case or the haerd drive or the psu thats hte only part im confuesd about, and asfar as esd how do i know if i am or im not in a high static ares?
  6. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    ok guys my case was sold out so i waent with this one and the geil ram was so i went with the xms ram for crossair for like 20 dollros more, the sihped total was like 931 so thats a nice rig i must say

    tihs is compatable right
  7. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    Yeah, and I think that is a nicer case. Plus the HDD Light plug and power on LED plug etc. are pre-linked for much easier installation. Just lose the PSU. LOL. Keep it as a spare for testing and such.
  8. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    yea there is no way i can keep that psu because my system needs more poer then that, the timmings on the crossair is 344 is that prety good or to h high, and one more time i tihnnkn you told me but i doindnt understand were do you plug the nimberlock and sound plug t again when we werre taling about the activty lights and such where does that oter end of the sound wire a and numbw loc wire go on trhe otwer end after you connect it to the box where the wires go
  9. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    ok guys, im eather buying today or tommrorw, anre there any other thing i would know before i go for it and i fonsd this ram wiht a cas of 2 ill have to get the ocz cyz the geil qwas sold out but for 25 more dollors its nice
    its ocz and its a 27 dollor rebat its 225 ill get the link in a minute
  10. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    I know what RAM that is. It is pretty good stuff. Good luck with your build and check back in to let us know how it goes (or if you have any problems)
  11. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    ill defintiyl post back on how it goes, and will pro have some truble with it but ill get thoguh and porribly u guys will help again, thanks so so so soso much for all of you guys help
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    You might want to use a spell checker with your postings. It is difficult to make sense. Take care.
  13. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    sorry i was typing fast, i ordered my computer, i went with a

    amd 3000+

    vnf4 ultra


    tagan 480watt psu

    cool max case

    2gb of cas 2 ram form ocz

    2faans ext

    vnf4 does the tagan gave a 24 pin psu connector
  14. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

  15. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    thanks so mcuh for the support, the only resion i got the x800gt was because my mom said i coulspend that much so the gt was a good fit and ill upgrade to a 7000gt later
  16. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Which x800gt did you get? I hope this one.
    The reason I say that is the sapphire cards are not clocked at full x800gt speeds, they're only 400/700(maybe a typo?), where a x800gt is supposed to be 475/980 and two of the sapphires are 128mb.
    (like this)
    I would definitely get a 256mb for the small price difference.
    Not that the sapphires would be bad, I just think the powercolor is a better deal on a better card.
  17. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    yea i got the power collor i got a little mad aftewr i but it i skrolled down and ofr a little more mony thay have an oc one but i can o oc it as well i guss, that shappire is acculy if im tihngs right clocked at standered x800 speeds but like 30dollros cheepeer has only 128mb of vram
  18. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    well this is my fist post form my new computer, its so faast and bf 2 plays os good, thanks you all or helpnig me
  19. THE ANTI

    THE ANTI TS Rookie

    they have to be the worst cases iv seen

    take it easy
  20. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    what do you mean
  21. THE ANTI

    THE ANTI TS Rookie

    you had links to cases that where supposed to be good however i took a look and there not...maybe i can show u a good cases and change your taste in cases?
  22. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    those were just ideas, ia coolermaster ceveilar ill post link later
  23. darksolder

    darksolder TS Rookie

    I dont know if u guys have heard of Coba but their not bad as well, It's one of those moded ones with the 2 90mm color fans, rated at 400w Normal power. also it is very quiet and has fans that will reach higher RPM's as the temp gets higher. As for cases the LC-660 case that i got is really nice you can view it on
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