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  1. #1
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    IT WORKS!!! First Build Success!

    I started a build sometime last summer and had all the parts starting in December. For a long time I would get the BSOD when I tried to install windows. I had some friends look at it. They tested the memory and the processor then told me everything was fine. So I replaced the motherboard that came in the Intel retailedge package I recieved with a superior board. That didn't help either. I found out that the memory I had originally was not compatable with the board I had. So I sold the memory I had purchased for profit (thanks craigslist) and got new memory. That didn't work either. Finally it dawned on me that the processor was bad. The RMA went smoothly. At last, I have a working computer.

    Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DS3R
    Processor: Intel Q6700
    Case: Antec 900
    PSU: Antec 650w
    Memory: 2gb Corsair XMS2
    GPU: BFG 8800GT
    HDD: 320gb Western Digital
    DVD/CD:Lite-On
    CPU Cooler: Zalman 9700

    This was easily the most frustrating and rewarding project I have ever done.

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    Congrats! Building a computer is a lot of fun, the hardest part is always the "omg its my first time, what if it doesn't work!??!" Good thing you got the bugs worked out.

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    Q6600 - 3.42 (380x9) 1.48V : IP35 Pro : 2x2GB OCZ Reaper HPC
    New GTX275 OC to come : HP w2207
    X-Fi Platinum (Op Amp modded) : Audio Technica A500's
    Tuniq Tower 120 : Antec P182
    Running: Windows 7 RC and Fedora 10 (PREEMPT_RT)

    "If science is the dispassionate pursuit of objective truth, then it stands to reason that mad science is the completely irrational pursuit of a nutty project that the rest of the world will never completely understand." -Popular Mechanics

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    Congrats on your first build, Nice rig as well, Now you are officially addicted!!!
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    Nice job dude.. the first build is always most exiting/stressful with all the unknowns.

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    MY HEAT | Websense who? | Windows lockdown
    Mine: Q6600 . IP35 Pro . 8GB RAM . Velociraptor 150 . Win7 Enterprise
    Wife: E6600 . GA-G31M-ES2 . 4GB RAM . Buncha drives . WinXP Pro
    Domain Controller: E6600 . GA-G31M-S2L . 2GB RAM . 36GB Raptor . 2 x 1.5TB WD Green . 2008 R2
    HTPC: E6300 . P5B . 1GB RAM . 320GB . Win7 Enterprise
    Sandbox 1: Dell Optiplex GX270 SFF (new caps) . 1GB RAM . 120GB . FreeBSD 7.2
    Sandbox 2: 3800+ X2. K8N Neo4 (new caps) . 1GB RAM . 4 x 400GB RAID0 . 2008 R2 (WDS, WSUS)
    Sandbox 3: Opteron 146 . 768MB RAM . 120GB . 2008 R2 (headless, no video, remote only)
    Laptop: Vostro 1700 . 4GB RAM . Win7 Enterprise

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    Grats man the build I have in my sig is my first build as well. I finished it in february, not the greatest but I'm mighty proud

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    Pics!!!! Good job!

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    Congrats, yeah figuring out whats bad is always a challenge, especially when you don't have two similar builds to check parts on.
    Main: MOBO: MSI P67A-G45, CPU: i7 2600k w/ VenX (4.4ghz @ 1.33v), RAM: 2x8gb Kingston HyperX Blu Red Series DDR3 1600, GFX: Galaxy GTX670 GC, PSU: OCZ 1250w ZX, CASE: Corsair 500R, HDD: 120gb Samsung 840, WD 4TB Black
    Quick, Cheap, and Dirty NAS: Sempron 140, Hyper 212+ with 800RPM Scythe Slipstreams, 4gb ram, 5x2tb Hitachis in RAID5, Seasonic SSR-360GP, Antec 300, Biostar Tpower motherboard, APC BR700G UPS, Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H router (Upgrade in the works)
    Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X220 HTPC: Zotac ZBOX AD04-U w/ 6GB Samsung 1333mhz, 64GB Adata Premier Pro SP900
    Protobox-1: Raspberry Pi Mod. B Rev. 2, 2.5" LCD, 12v 1A PSU, Aluminum RatShack project box, GPIO breakout board

    Project 1UP || Interested in the performance of the new AMD AM1 socket? Ask me, I'll test it!
    Bored of games? Nothing good on internet radio or youtube? Dont waste your GHz, find them before they find us. SETI

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    Rest In Peace OldSkool's Avatar
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    and Congrats! I just recently accomplished my first build too, so I know how ya feel. Lets see some pics of the beauty.

    P.S. From here, it becomes an addiction.......you have been warned.
    No Rig currently :(
    New Rig to be built in coming months......i7? Maybe :)

    "I Reject Your Reality, and Substitute My Own"
    E8400(CO) @ 4.2Ghz with 1.312v/4.5Ghz with 1.38v - Retired
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post
    P.S. From here, it becomes an addiction.......you have been warned.
    Lol, for me it was the opposite. I refused to upgrade anything for 3 or 4 years after my first build (Athlon XP 2400+/9200pro) because it took a week to work out the kinks. The only reason I did upgrade several years ago was because it stopped appearing on the minimum requirements list of games.

    But yeah, now Im upgrading something something every 3 or so months, and Im reassembling it every few weeks. Drug addictions have nothing on computer addictions
    Main: MOBO: MSI P67A-G45, CPU: i7 2600k w/ VenX (4.4ghz @ 1.33v), RAM: 2x8gb Kingston HyperX Blu Red Series DDR3 1600, GFX: Galaxy GTX670 GC, PSU: OCZ 1250w ZX, CASE: Corsair 500R, HDD: 120gb Samsung 840, WD 4TB Black
    Quick, Cheap, and Dirty NAS: Sempron 140, Hyper 212+ with 800RPM Scythe Slipstreams, 4gb ram, 5x2tb Hitachis in RAID5, Seasonic SSR-360GP, Antec 300, Biostar Tpower motherboard, APC BR700G UPS, Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H router (Upgrade in the works)
    Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X220 HTPC: Zotac ZBOX AD04-U w/ 6GB Samsung 1333mhz, 64GB Adata Premier Pro SP900
    Protobox-1: Raspberry Pi Mod. B Rev. 2, 2.5" LCD, 12v 1A PSU, Aluminum RatShack project box, GPIO breakout board

    Project 1UP || Interested in the performance of the new AMD AM1 socket? Ask me, I'll test it!
    Bored of games? Nothing good on internet radio or youtube? Dont waste your GHz, find them before they find us. SETI

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post
    From here, it becomes an addiction.......you have been warned.
    And doctors cant do anything about it! Beware before you are sucked in to the black hole of computers!

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    Just out of curiosity what was the processor you had before? My friend seems to have the same problem with his computer (all hardware is tested to be stable, but gets BSOD in games)

    Processor - Intel Core i7 860 Motherboard - Intel DP55WB Video - AMD Radeon HD 5750 Memory - 4x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 Storage - Intel X25-V, Samsung HD103SJ
    Optical - Samsung SH-S203B Power - Corsair CX400 Speakers - Polk Monitor 40/60, BIC F12 Audio - ASUS Xonar DG, Denon AVR 391 Network - Intel 82578DC, Linksys WRT400N
    Case - Corsair Carbide 300R Cooling - Corsair H100 Operating System - Windows 7 x64 Display - Dell E248WFP, Samsung LN46C630 Keyboard/Mouse - Dell Bluetooth Wireless
    Misc - Apple TV 2, Apple iPad 2, Apple iPhone 4S

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    Rest In Peace OldSkool's Avatar
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    Drug addictions have nothing on computer addictions
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    No Rig currently :(
    New Rig to be built in coming months......i7? Maybe :)

    "I Reject Your Reality, and Substitute My Own"
    E8400(CO) @ 4.2Ghz with 1.312v/4.5Ghz with 1.38v - Retired
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    Congrats! The first of many, I'm sure.
    Main Rig: e8400 l ASUS P5K Deluxe l G.Skill 4GB HZ's l GTX 280 l 2x320gb 7200.10 Raid 0 l X-FI Platinum l CM Stacker 830 l OCZ 700W GameXtreme l Logitech z-5500's l G5 l Saitek Eclipse II l 2 x 2407 WFP
    HTPC:P4 2.8 l 1.5GB ram l 7600GS l HVR-1600 l 400gb raid 0 l Audigy 1 l Coolermaster 280 l 37" Olevia

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakdiablo View Post
    Drug addictions have nothing on computer addictions
    I will take that as a challenge and raise you two!

    /back on topic

    I know how it was my first build many years ago.... P2 with 64mb of ram... that thing was a beauty in its day!
    Cooler Master HAF 932 Asus P5Q-PRO E8400 4050mhz
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    SPC in the US ARMY working on AH-64D Appache Longbow Attack Helicopters
    Yes I work on a $47,000,000 computer that has two jet engines attached to it A LOT of spinning parts and of course... Rockets, GUNS, and Missiles

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post
    and Congrats! I just recently accomplished my first build too, so I know how ya feel. Lets see some pics of the beauty.

    P.S. From here, it becomes an addiction.......you have been warned.
    and Congrats! and like oldschool said::: From here, it becomes an addiction.......you have been warned.
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