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To the Tech People - Update and advice needed!

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Samaritan    344

Just a quick question.

When my new CPU has finally arrived (only thing that I'm still waiting for) is there a member of staff or community member that are 'tech savvy' that I can consult with just in case I need any tech support with building my new rig? I should be fine but should I need it I'd like to know who I can pick the brains of.

New specs are:

Intel® Core™ i5-6600K Processor (3.5GHz, turbo to 3.90 GHz)

Asus Z170 PRO GAMING Skylake USB 3.1 ATX Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (4 GBx2) DDR4 2400 MHz Memory Kit - Blazing Red

EVGA NVIDIA GTX 750Ti FTW with ACX Cooling

Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive

Corsair 120mm Hydro Series H80i Digital High Performance Rad All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler

Thanks

Samaritan

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Storm    215

Actually looks like a pretty solid rig! I'm not too experienced, but if you need some help, I can do my best.

Only one question. Will you be using the SSD only, or have you got a hard drive with more space?

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Samaritan    344

Actually looks like a pretty solid rig!

Only one question. Will you be using the SSD only, or have you got a hard drive with more space

I tend not to use a lot of space to be honest but if I need it I'll add another hard drive as it will be used just for gaming. I'll also be upgrading my graphics card at some point in the future.

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Storm    215

Well I'm not too experienced when it comes to setting up a motherboard, but I can help you set other things up if needed.

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Rolle    2944

Watch out for them Samsung EVO SSDs. I have 830 and 840 series in all DayZRP servers and my own computer and laptop, there is a bug that causes them to lose performance over time, google it. I believe it also affects the 850 series.

8GB RAM would be too little for me, I often easily go above 10GB used, as I have two monitors and often 2-3 games running in the background with other stuff. And if you do any sort of video editing, 8GB will guaranteed not be enough. But that's of course dependent on how you work.

Also you didn't mention PSU, which is pretty important to have at least bronze 80+ certification, gold is recommended.

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Samaritan    344

Thanks for the advice. The CPU arrive today so Im going to build it tonight. Ill keep and eye on the SSD. Im out at the moment but it is a 900W PSU, cannot remember the make. Ill give you a shout if I need you Shark.

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Kanen    108

By all means if sharks not around feel free to contact me also Samaritan. I will be able to lend a hand.

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Sasha    0

When you spend that much money I wouldn't waste it on a 750ti. It's not that futureproof of a card, so I hope it's an old card you're throwing in until you can upgrade it.

Generally when it comes to building computers you won't have any problems, make sure you're grounded and follow the instructions. In general you'll only be able to place the cables in one place, and they're almost always marked from the PSU. Only thing that may take you a couple minutes of thinking on is linking the powerbutton from the case to the pins on the motherboard. Which you'll figure out after reading the manual and checking how the motherboard is marked.

There's also a fair bit of videos on youtube that can help you. Corsair has atleast one good one that shows you the basic principles.

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RedSky    123

Feel free to contact me aswell, I have studied this and am more tahn qualified ;P always up for other people aswell any problem with a pc Ill help ;) hf with the rig samaritan

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Ellie    335

Have your questions been answered sufficiently Samaritan ?

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Samaritan    344

Have your questions been answered sufficiently Samaritan ?

Oh yes. You're welcome to close it.


When you spend that much money I wouldn't waste it on a 750ti. It's not that futureproof of a card, so I hope it's an old card you're throwing in until you can upgrade it.

Generally when it comes to building computers you won't have any problems, make sure you're grounded and follow the instructions. In general you'll only be able to place the cables in one place, and they're almost always marked from the PSU. Only thing that may take you a couple minutes of thinking on is linking the powerbutton from the case to the pins on the motherboard. Which you'll figure out after reading the manual and checking how the motherboard is marked.

There's also a fair bit of videos on youtube that can help you. Corsair has atleast one good one that shows you the basic principles.

My old graphics card. I upgraded the CPU, CPU cooler, Mb and ram. Thanks for the advice.

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Slash    87

/Solved as the OP's question has been answered.

If you have any other questions feel free to PM me or any other staff member!

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Samaritan    344

Built the new rig last night and everything seems to run really well, did a walk through the BIOS and adjusted a couple of things (Fan speeds etc.). Only issue being that I saved and exited but as the windows icon loads up, I get the dreaded blue screen and the computer resets. It says that it is a Windows start up error. The hard drive is from my old PC and has Windows 7 on it, I am presuming that I need to do a fresh windows install as I have been told previously that the when you put OS on it, it syncs with the motherboard that it is attached to (driver, recognition etc) so sticking it in my new rig I presuming that it doesn't recognise anything. Any suggestions or is the a full re-install for me and hours of loading everything back onto the hard drive? This is on my old HDD not the SSD.

I have run the Windows repair tool and tried a system restore but still no luck.


When you spend that much money I wouldn't waste it on a 750ti. It's not that futureproof of a card, so I hope it's an old card you're throwing in until you can upgrade it.

Generally when it comes to building computers you won't have any problems, make sure you're grounded and follow the instructions. In general you'll only be able to place the cables in one place, and they're almost always marked from the PSU. Only thing that may take you a couple minutes of thinking on is linking the powerbutton from the case to the pins on the motherboard. Which you'll figure out after reading the manual and checking how the motherboard is marked.

There's also a fair bit of videos on youtube that can help you. Corsair has atleast one good one that shows you the basic principles.

You were right, the power button area area was tricky but I managed to do it. I had to follow the wire from the start button to the correct connection.

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Terra    1449

marked as unsolved

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Kanen    108

Indeed you need to reinstall Windows you can't just stick an old hard drive into a new build and expect it to work. Just back up your files on cloud and re-install Windows and it should be fine.

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Shark    0

Are you able to read the blue screen error whatsoever? If not, go into your advanced boot options and disable automatic restart on system failure. That should give you sufficient time to read the blue screen in the event it happens again, before it sends you back into the constant boot loop.


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Not quite there yet. Might be able to avoid it. Simmer down, padawan.

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Samaritan    344

Are you able to read the blue screen error whatsoever? If not, go into your advanced boot options and disable automatic restart on system failure. That should give you sufficient time to read the blue screen in the event it happens again, before it sends you back into the constant boot loop.


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Not quite there yet. Might be able to avoid it. Simmer down, padawan.

Cannot read it. Ill try your suggestion later tonight.

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Oliv    1882

Stupid question, but did you try booting windows into a safemode? It will only load up basic drivers, so you should be able to eliminate that problem and get it turned on, then hopefully just install the needed drivers.

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Jamie    1418

No problem! Glad you got your answer.

/Solved.

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