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First PC Build
03-16-2011, 06:57 PM,
#41
RE: First PC Build
I thought it only had 3 6-pin PCI-E connectors?

I really wavered over going for an SSD. Basically, it came down to money. I didn't want to go for a really small SSD, because that only would have been enough for Windows. With any real capacity, the SSDs start to get a bit more expensive. Plus, if I'm putting $250 or more into one, I want a third generation, not a second generation, and that restricts options. So I went for a WD Caviar Black 640GB instead, which meant I could put a bit more money into the video card. I was really wavering on spending the extra for a 6950 2GB but that basically made it a lot easier.

An SSD is definitely an intended future upgrade. I just wanted to let things settle a bit more in terms of price and technoloy.
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03-16-2011, 07:26 PM,
#42
RE: First PC Build
Going by the product page on Newegg, it has six.

That makes a lot of sense for the SSD.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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03-16-2011, 07:42 PM,
#43
RE: First PC Build
Inded it does. Why in the world did I think it only had 3 then? I'm gonna have to double-check the PSU when I get home... But that's great to know. One less thing to worry about.
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03-16-2011, 10:20 PM,
#44
RE: First PC Build
Yup, there are addition 6-pin connectors on there. They are part of the modular bundle. Which brings up another question...

I was told recently that the hard drives should be connected to the power supply on their rail (I think they said rail). The modular inputs are two high, four across. So would I just the Sata connectors into the molex connection with nothing on the spot beneath, or does it really not matter?
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03-16-2011, 11:59 PM,
#45
RE: First PC Build
You'll have to rephrase that, I'm not sure that I quite understand your question and/or what you're trying to say here.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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03-17-2011, 12:13 AM,
#46
RE: First PC Build
Sorry. Basically when it comes to the modular molex connections on the power supply, does it matter at all which set of connectors is connected to which molex connection? Should the SATA power connections be connected anywhere specific on the PSU?
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03-17-2011, 11:08 AM,
#47
RE: First PC Build
Nope, it's not something that I'd worry about.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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03-17-2011, 12:14 PM,
#48
RE: First PC Build
Good to know, thanks.

The last of the stuff is here (well, in the city) and I should have it tonight. Will probably start putting the rig together tonight.
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03-17-2011, 01:41 PM,
#49
RE: First PC Build
(03-17-2011, 12:14 PM)Bigpapa42 Wrote: Good to know, thanks.

The last of the stuff is here (well, in the city) and I should have it tonight. Will probably start putting the rig together tonight.

Sounds like fun. I'll be interested to know how you like the Asus board once you have it running.
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03-18-2011, 01:20 AM,
#50
RE: First PC Build
And its done. Took about two hours and two friends helping. Put it together without any problems. Everything went about as well as could be hoped, and the end result was a very clean build. I just finished installing windows. Unfortunately, Windows isn't detecting my Internet connection for some reason, so I'm posting this from my old laptop.

Have not had a chance to give the system a good run yet, obviously. I'm sure I'll manage that and more this weekend. Plenty of pics taken so I'll get some up in the next few days.
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