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My build
05-11-2011, 01:07 PM,
#41
RE: My build
That would be a low-cost option, but it does not allow you to control the speed of the fans. The other option is a fan controller, if you don't mind the extra cost.
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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05-11-2011, 02:14 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-11-2011, 02:21 PM by morgothaod.)
#42
RE: My build
I went ahead and ordered a splitter. I've connected everything but the CPU fans. I think I'm going to have a lot of difficulty plugging in the CPU fan because it is right next to the heat sink.
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05-13-2011, 04:12 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-13-2011, 06:15 PM by morgothaod.)
#43
RE: My build
I'm still waiting on the splitter. I have a few questions though.

1) My motherboard manual (MSI P67A-G45 (B3)) said install the RAM in DIMM1 first. I didn't see that labeled on the motherboard and the manual did not specify what color slot that is (My motherboard has 2 blue and 2 black slots- they alternate). I put the 2 RAM sticks in the blue slots. Is that correct?

2) My motherboard came with a connector that fits on the USB header. I am able to connect the USB header with and without it into the motherboard. Should I leave it on?

3) A USB 3.0 connector came built in my case. I connected to the USB 3.0 spot on my motherboard. However, I noticed a pin was missing on the motherboard but on the connector there wasn't a missing hole. Is that normal? Did I plug it in the right spot?

4) My motherboard and optical drive both came with SATA cables. I used one of the motherboard SATA cables for my SSD and I used the SATA cable that came with the optical drive on the optical drive. Should I use both SATA cables that came with the motherboard or does it matter (They are different colors so I thought maybe there would be a performance issue)?

5) Does my motherboard support HD Audio or AC'97 (I didn't see this in the manual)?
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05-13-2011, 06:18 PM,
#44
RE: My build
1) If it boots then it's correct.

2) There's really no point in using it, I would leave it off.

3) Assuming you did indeed it connect it to the USB 3 header it should be fine.

4) SATA cables are all the same performance wise.

5) HD Audio
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05-13-2011, 06:23 PM,
#45
RE: My build
So if it boots, then it's in dual channel mode?
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05-13-2011, 06:27 PM,
#46
RE: My build
Yes, since you put them both in different channels.
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05-16-2011, 04:10 PM,
#47
RE: My build
(05-13-2011, 04:12 PM)morgothaod Wrote: I'm still waiting on the splitter. I have a few questions though.

1) My motherboard manual (MSI P67A-G45 (B3)) said install the RAM in DIMM1 first. I didn't see that labeled on the motherboard and the manual did not specify what color slot that is (My motherboard has 2 blue and 2 black slots- they alternate). I put the 2 RAM sticks in the blue slots. Is that correct?

I have the same board, and also found the manual vague and unhelpful in places. But you're guess was right: the RAM goes into the blue slots.
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05-17-2011, 07:42 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-17-2011, 07:43 PM by morgothaod.)
#48
RE: My build
Well I'm on my newly built computer now. I haven't tried a game on it. Everything seems ok except crossfire. I installed the video card CD and it came with a Catalyst Control Center. I went to

Graphics->CrossFireX-> Checked "Enable CrossFire X" -> [Identify GPU]

A large "1" appears on my screen and under the configure tab, I only see:

1. AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series [Asus VH238]

Shouldn't I see both of my graphics cards (They are the same)? How do I know crossfire is set up? I don't have a game to test it on.
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05-17-2011, 11:12 PM,
#49
RE: My build
(05-17-2011, 07:42 PM)morgothaod Wrote: Well I'm on my newly built computer now. I haven't tried a game on it. Everything seems ok except crossfire. I installed the video card CD and it came with a Catalyst Control Center. I went to

Graphics->CrossFireX-> Checked "Enable CrossFire X" -> [Identify GPU]

A large "1" appears on my screen and under the configure tab, I only see:

1. AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series [Asus VH238]

Shouldn't I see both of my graphics cards (They are the same)? How do I know crossfire is set up? I don't have a game to test it on.

See my reply here: http://forums.hardware-revolution.com/sh...hp?tid=969
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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05-18-2011, 04:07 PM,
#50
RE: My build
I'm playing WoW on highest settings flawlessly. I love my new computer. If I can build one, anyone can lol.
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