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Noob build

billyray
Level 7
Just finished it this weekend 9/28/12. I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on the 2nd drive to tide me over until Windows 7 pro gets here. I tried to make it as neat as possible, but it doesn't measure up to some of the builds I've seen here. I think it is neat enough to keep cooling effective though. The hardest part was installing the mobo. Maybe the slowest part I should say instead. Once that was in, everything else went pretty smoothly. Directions for the parts and components leave a lot to be desired for a noob. 😛

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Notebook: Asus G73jh with 8 GB ram, 160GB Intel ssd, 500GB 2nd drive.
Desktop: Asus Maximus V Extreme, BIOS 1501, 32 GB Corsair Vengeance, with Sapphire HD 7970 Dual X OC, Corsair H80i water cooling, Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W PSU, Cooler Master HAF X tower case on wheels! :cool: built 9/28/12
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chrsplmr
Level 18
BillyRay .. Welcome to ROG.

Well I would say you did yourself proud there 'noob'...
as to .. others here ?? Worry not of that .. you cant 'game' on 'ours' anyway..hahhaha
(unless your across the street .. then come on over ..)
There is always a little better .. and a little more ... a little. You can do anything 'we' can do.
(just ask.)Great Job. Cudos.c.

Thanks chrsplmr for the welcome and encouraging words! :cool: I am pretty proud of my build. But I am especially glad that all of the parts I bought from New Egg were good working parts. That was a big worry for me. I bought everything for my build there. Then of course I worried a lot about interpreting the hieroglyphics they call instructions nowadays correctly. I was so glad to see everything work on the first power up, without the dreaded puff of smoke or funny burning smell...

I have the case pretty much finished, but there are some screens I added to the Haf X case, as I think some of the hole openings are too inviting to bugs --and I will be using this tower in the basement, which can be a bit buggy. All that inviting warmth and glowing lights you know. Only the back of the case had to be screened though, all of the other sides are properly screened behind the large hole openings.

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 to test things in the system, but until I get Windows 7 installed, I won't have my installation completely finished and ready for use.

I have to confess I am not a total noob since I built a 286 computer back in the 80's, which I sold to the company I worked for, but things have really changed since then! 😄
Notebook: Asus G73jh with 8 GB ram, 160GB Intel ssd, 500GB 2nd drive.
Desktop: Asus Maximus V Extreme, BIOS 1501, 32 GB Corsair Vengeance, with Sapphire HD 7970 Dual X OC, Corsair H80i water cooling, Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W PSU, Cooler Master HAF X tower case on wheels! :cool: built 9/28/12

chrsplmr
Level 18
A 286 ??? I remember those .. you turned it on .. went to work .. came home ate supper .. watched the news..
maybe some black and white tv .. went to bed .. and when you made coffee in the morning it was booted... hahhaha

Now guys get upset if 'it' doesnt boot in under 10 seconds .. hahaha
I only used the word 'noob' because you did .. in jest ..
We all are or were ... and even those that are not .. are with a 'new' release.
I have seen even the most seasoned say, "WOW, so thats how you do that." Here.
Thats why 'here' works so well our new friend .. ROGon.c.