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    Default Frustrated... Any advice?

    So I heard building a pc wouldn't be too difficult so I saved up and got all these parts. Tonight, I spent all night trying to put it together but I keep screwing up and getting extremely frustrated. Does anybody recommend ways to keep "sane" while building or know some good tutorials. Thanks guys, I want to get back to playing.

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    Which part are you having trouble with?

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    this is a great video tutorial

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls

    but what parts are you having issues with, I know with my first build I spent about 3 hours trying to figure out why my monitor would not pick up the signal (I hooked it up to the MOBO and not the GPU...)

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    You need to provide alot more detail about what parts you're having problems with. As for staying sane well play some music double check your work take 10min breaks after every section take before/after pics enjoy the process its not after all, everyday you get to build 'frankenpc' from scratch

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    If you are using a non stock heatsink, then install it onto the motherboard before installing it into the case.

    If possible, also look at the manual or take a picture of the front panel connector if needed (just in case the case makes it hard to see, that way you will have a easier time connecting the front panel to the motherboard. Other than that, everything else should be 100% straightforward and either shaped or color coated so there is pretty much no way to go wrong

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    You made sure everything is compatible first right?

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    Regulate your breathing and your body will calm itself. Deep even breaths.

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    Default Frustrated... Any advice?

    Thanks guys heres the list , should all be compatible. Everything seemed to be going right but I got lost with the power cables. Also, the standoffs weren't lining up with the case when the protector was in.
    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_sepulchrave View Post
    You made sure everything is compatible first right?
    Yes, everything said it was all compatible.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Yw4rmG
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Yw4rmG/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Yw4rmG/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($96.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $831.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 07:50 EDT-0400)

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    What exactly are you stuck with?

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    Is that power supply adequate? I have a Radeon R9 290X video card & it states it needs 700 W power. Perhaps the 280X needs less power, but you better check.

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    Default Frustrated... Any advice?

    The R9 280x only needs 500W stated by Newegg. And PcPartpicker said the overall build only needs 430W. So that shouldn't be a problem.
    The standoffs weren't seeming to line up with the motherboard with about half an hour of attempts and when I tried to do the external build, I think I shorted it right but nothing happened. I'll try it all again tonight and hopefully it goes well.

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    Not sure if this happened to you or not, but never run a motherboard while it is on top of the antistatic bag. Those bags have a conductive coating on the outside.

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    So I got it all correctly(I think) in the case but it never seems to turn on when I wire it all up. I'm not sure what I'm missing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_FlameShotz View Post
    So I got it all correctly(I think) in the case but it never seems to turn on when I wire it all up. I'm not sure what I'm missing...
    you actually wire the start button ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_Darkn3ss F4lls View Post
    you actually wire the start button ?
    Yeah... A little ashamed I screwed that up, it all turns on and everything, now I just gotta get an hdmi cable because all my monitor has is a vga cable at the moment. Thanks for the help guys, hopefully the rest goes smoothly.

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    Glad you got it up and running! See you in game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_Whaleco View Post
    Is that power supply adequate? I have a Radeon R9 290X video card & it states it needs 700 W power. Perhaps the 280X needs less power, but you better check.


    GPU manufacturers state much higher rated power supplies than needed because a huge number of people buy crappy PSUs that aren't bronze rated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_Romanion View Post
    GPU manufacturers state much higher rated power supplies than needed because a huge number of people buy crappy PSUs that aren't bronze rated.
    They also factor in that you are running the best and highest of everything else (Ex. 32GB RAM an Intel I7 blah blah blah) and will be using their in software overclocking features. 550W is plenty unless you plan on overclocking everything and then you might be borderline.

    Nice build you got there, I hope you enjoy it.

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    Thanks to everyone, been using the build for about a week now. Runs everything I throw at it flawlessly and I couldn't be happier. It's a little easier to shoot someone when you aren't running ten fps haha. Thanks again!


 

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