£800-£1000 for gaming rig

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by postman_pat, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Gareth

    Gareth Active Member

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  2. postman_pat

    postman_pat New Member

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    I have ordered that mobo already, but the site I bought it from said that I can just replace my order with them for this micro atx mobo instead. So with this new smaller mobo and the case you recommended am I good to go?

    Cheers,

    Mike
     
  3. Gareth

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  4. postman_pat

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    OK, that's all built up now. Thanks for the links. When I turn it on, it turns itself off immediately after about 2 seconds. Would this be because the PSU that came with the case is no good? If so, which one would you recommend?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  5. Coogie

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    Hi there, I'm a friend of postman_pat and we both ordered the exact spec which Garethman!!` has suggested, with the micro case

    I've just put mine together and when i press the power button the fans start to spin, but after half a second the computer powers off

    What could the reason for this be?





    You have ordered the following items;


    Item: ASUS P5E-VM HDMI iG35 Socket 775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard
    Qty: 1Cost: 62.93

    Item: Antec NSK 1380 Black/Silver MATX Cube Case - With 350W PSU
    Qty: 1Cost: 62.05

    Item: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English
    Qty: 1Cost: 55.78

    Item: Sapphire HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI Dual slot cooler HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card
    Qty: 1Cost: 102.08

    Item: Optiarc AD-7200S 20X DVD±RW/DL/RAM Internal SATA Bare Black Drive - OEM
    Qty: 1Cost: 12.92

    Item: Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5(5-5-5-18) Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty
    Qty: 1Cost: 49.97

    Item: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHz 1333FSB Socket 775 12MB L2 Cache (2x6MB) Retail Boxed Processor
    Qty: 1Cost: 178.25

    Item: Seagate ST3100340AS 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM
    Qty: 1Cost: 84.24

    Item: Zalman CNPS9500A-LED Aero Flower Socket 478/775/AM2/754/939/940 Cooler
    Qty: 1Cost: 26.38
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2008
  6. Coogie

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    ha

    i guess you have the same problem?????
     
  7. Gareth

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    Hey Guys, Yeah, the power supply is too weak on that case for the system, I should have spotted it when finding the links but I could have sworn I found a dedicated PSU on the first post, but looking up, I noticed it was a 500W antec which came with the case.

    I have found this power supply, which power the system
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124922

    Sorry for not spotting that mistake :(
     
  8. Coogie

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    Thanks, I ordered your recommended power supply and some artics silver 5 gel

    I have one question.

    when you plug in the HD audio cable from the front of the Case unit, I can find the place correctly to plug it in, but there is another cable attached to it, and I have no idea where it is supposed to go..
    Do i just leave it unplugged?

    All the USB and power, set, LED cables are in the right place...
     
  9. Gareth

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    Yes, I think it gets left unplugged, I have the exact same cable in my system, and I leave the attached one unplugged and the front audio works perfectly.
     
  10. oscaryu1

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    1) Case PSU's stink from the start. It'll die before you get to start the computer.

    2) Q9450 + 350W Case PSU? What was that guy thinking?
     
  11. Gareth

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    Antec cases come with Antec PSUs, which are of the highest quality. And the reason for why the 350W is above...

     
  12. Coogie

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    It's fine no worries

    I"m just hoping that when i get the new 500w Psu, the whole thing will boot up and work after installing drivers/tweaking bios

    I haven't built a computer for about 4 years and it's quite discouraging the bloody thing shuts off after half a second
     
  13. Gareth

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    I bet, id go bizzerk if it did with me :p The 500W will power the system comfortably :)
     
  14. Coogie

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    Hi there

    just bought this http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124922 as you recommended

    It doesnt fix the box at all and there is no way i could attached it inside. Not sure what to do really. might just throw the whole thing in the bin
     
  15. Coogie

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    I took some iphone pics of what the problem is.
    Which PSU should i order instead?


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    OLD PSU

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    OLD PSU

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    OLD PSU

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    NO PSU

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    NEW PSU

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    NEW PSU
     
  16. Respital

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    Honestly i had the same problem when i built my computer.
    I didn't look at the PSU but make sure you plugged in the 12v (i think) cable to power the processor..i missed this but after some quick trouble shooting i got it fixed.

    Hope this fixes your problem. :)
     
  17. Coogie

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    The problem now is the PSU doesn't fit into the case unit

    I'm not sure how to make it fit, or which PSU i should order as a replacement...

    Regards,

    coogie
     
  18. Coogie

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  19. Coogie

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    Garethman!!` should not be a allowed to advise on specific builds on these forums

    he cost me both time and money
     
  20. just a noob

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    you should have researched it before you bought it, but anyway, what case it is, if you have two 5.25 inch bays, you can sacrifice whatever is in there, and throw in the psu
     

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