I need some thoughts on building a PC

By Tatoze ยท 14 replies
Jun 15, 2012
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  1. So what I need to know is if these pieces would match perfectly together with no problems at all...:

    CM Storm Sniper(mesh)
    990FX sabertooth
    HD 6970 2GB
    16 GB
    8-core 8150
    H100 corsair cooling
    Ozc 120GB SSD
    Barracuda 2TB

    Please hmu if u know about these piecs, and also what would you upgrade if is needed?

  2. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 863   +204

    What is your budget? What is the purpose of this machine? We will be able to better help you out once those are answered.
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  3. Tatoze

    Tatoze TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yo, I want it to play some games with high quality, edit some HD videos and also for normal use, youtube, 3D movies, etc.
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    I'd definitely go Intel, the i5 3570K is only slightly more than the FX 8150 you're planning. Obviously you'd have to change the mobo to a 1155 one.

    The 7870 might be a better choice than the 6970, the 6970 is old tech and prices are pretty inflated.

    Avoid OCZ SSDs, they've had a history of firmware bugs and while they might be ironed out now, they still don't have a great reputation for customer service. Get the Crucial m4 or Samsung 830 instead, they have come down in price a lot recently.
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    What this person said.

    Otherwise it's impossible to offer any really accurate advice. That said, Slh28 raises good points worth considering.
  6. Tatoze

    Tatoze TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The thing is I already bought these items and also I put them together and the memory ram light turns on then the cpu light turns on and then the boot_device turns on and stays on!!! I dont know what to do, please help me!!!

    Ive tried reset the CMOs, and I took battery out and after this nothing happens still lighting up those lights and doesnt display anything on my tv (vga cable) anybody?
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,715   +3,693

    So you are troubleshooting an error with the components you have listed?
  8. Tatoze

    Tatoze TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I am, can you help me out?
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,715   +3,693

    Disconnect all non-essentials, such as sound cards, wireless cards, CD/DVD/BD drives, HDD drives, and even the SSD drive.

    The only components you want in the system when checking PC that will not even post are CPU, RAM, and GPU(if you don't have on-board graphics). Pull all memory modules out except for one module. If it still doesn't boot try another module one at a time. If at any time the PC displays an error stating a boot device could not be found, start adding each component one at a time until you find which one is causing the issue.
  10. Tatoze

    Tatoze TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I cant see anything on the screen because doesnt display a single thing...
  11. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 863   +204

    Make sure all connections are secure and everything is plugged in. Check out your hard drive. Since "boot_device" is the component being flagged. I would start there and then work my way down the rest of the components. Also, make sure your 24pin power connector in plugged in as well as the 4-8pin CPU power connector is plugged in.
  12. Tatoze

    Tatoze TS Rookie Topic Starter

    bOOt_DEVICE_LED solved!!!!!!

    Thanks for evey single one but non of you could fix this ****,, I red a comment that this guy had the same problem and 1 x guy told him that hes had to disable the cpu fan in the BIOS! And that was it!!!!!!!!!! Woooooooooooo!!! Now I can install and use this m..f...g ****!
    Thanka once again!


    This where I found my answer http://rog.asus.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-7816.html?s=00f5f6aad5ca2c18381581096eeb05d5
  13. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    Well, that was random. Started as a build thread, then suddenly BOOM.
  14. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    The OP should have asked his real question right from the start. Moving...
  15. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,585   +250

    Yes, a strange way of asking a question.

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