Description

I did a lot of research and this is what I ended up with. The build went relatively well other than the fact that I had some trouble getting the CPU cooler on initially. When it came time to boot it up for the first time it would not go but after doing some troubleshooting I got it to boot up with only 1 stick of RAM. After getting the OS and drivers installed I flipped it off and then installed the 2nd stick of RAM and since then everything has been mainly kosher. The only problem I have currently is the large case fan on the side is not working. After a bit more stress testing I'll update with my temps. I'm going to be using this computer for primarily gaming. So far I've only really ran SC2 and it ran beautifully on ultra even while it was still downloading in the background. I bought everything off of Newegg because they had a deal where it was 12 months same as cash so I was able to purchase everything sooner than I would have been able to otherwise. I know I could have saved some money by purchasing everything from the cheapest vendors but impatience is a real son of a *****. Thanks to everyone that helped me out with decisions and such!

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Try turning the 212 EVO so that it's blowing the air out the back of the case where the other fan is. It'll help with your air flow. Right now you have fans working in two different directions. You want the air to flow in the same direction.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure AMD motherboards don't allow that configuration.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The way the AM3+ socket is oriented doesn't allow for the cooler to be turned that way.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know. I didn't think of that.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I will also say good to know lol. I'm glad I didn't take everything out and try to change it. If nothing else I could move the back exhaust fan (or buy another case fan) to the top so that they were blowing in the same direction but I don't think it's entirely necessary. Any ideas on the large side fan not working?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

You could turn it the other way, actuallly. Just a bit of a hassle.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it. Now get to work on overclocking the CPU!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm too scared to do any overclocking lol, probably because I'm a complete newb and this is my first build. Maybe a little bit down the road when I need a little bit more performance?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

MSI boards have a pretty good automatic overclocking utility built into the bios, you can try using that.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice! Well done!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice part choices! similar to my build. I would suggest taking an hour or two to do some more cable management but otherwise looks good!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

sc2? as in splinter cell 2?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Starcraft 2

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

lol duh. i dont know why i didnt think of that.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the 500r, have done 2 builds with it and never ran into any issues. +1 nice work

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the plug that you're talking about ;) I just put it there until I actually put the case side on and I definitely plugged it in.