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Old 23-08-2014, 02:34 PM   #31
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1) You may want to include instructions on installing case fans for folks who brought extra case fans.

2) You may want to discuss MBR vs GPT formatting for HDD.

3) You may want to discuss about installing aftermarket coolers.( How do you install radiators in a push-pull configuration anyway? Extra long screws?)

4) You may want to discuss about installing devices in PCI/PCI-E slots and demostrate the reverse compatibility of the PCI-E format.(ie. PCI-E X1 card in PCI-E X16 slot.)
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Old 23-08-2014, 05:52 PM   #32
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Alright will add in more stuffs tomorrow on OS installations, fan installations that i have missed out.

For aftermarket cooler i will see if i can find heatsinks.
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Old 23-08-2014, 06:09 PM   #33
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nice guide. i always like pic instead of video guide
i tink if could first resize image make it smaller
combine 4pic into 1 will be easier to read and ref to image
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Old 24-08-2014, 10:41 AM   #34
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Updated on fan connections info.
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Old 24-08-2014, 10:44 AM   #35
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Updated on fan connections info.
Maybe should let ppl note that for the molex to 3/4pin, do not daisy chain them into 1 moelx header. If not, it will kaboom like dat guy's 4 fans.

Daisy chain the correct way. Not sure if u still have his pics or not.
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Old 25-08-2014, 08:04 AM   #36
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Great guide for those trying to fix their own, support.
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Old 25-08-2014, 08:06 AM   #37
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Will there be an overclock guide after this Diy guide?
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Old 25-08-2014, 09:19 AM   #38
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Will there be an overclock guide after this Diy guide?
I'm afraid i wont be having an overclocking guide.

I would touch more onto the hands on DIY side rather than tweaking or optimizing.

However there are things that can be expanded out to:

- AMD processor installation guide
- A little on wire management
- OS installation walkthrough
- A simple aftermarket cooler installation guide
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Old 25-08-2014, 05:18 PM   #39
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kudos to royfrosty kor kor for the guide

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Old 26-08-2014, 02:24 PM   #40
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Old 29-08-2014, 01:01 PM   #41
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Maybe should let ppl note that for the molex to 3/4pin, do not daisy chain them into 1 moelx header. If not, it will kaboom like dat guy's 4 fans.

Daisy chain the correct way. Not sure if u still have his pics or not.
mine kaboomed. 3 fans.

but maybe u r talking about my fans anyway haha

this is very important because i cannot find from google any detailed instruction for molex fan installation. good for people need to install more fans but not enough header on mobo


anyway just to add too, I am not sure if the daisy chain thing caused the boom. because I have plugged an extra fan header from the daisy chain into the mobo which is not necessary, or it is the reason for the boom. currently running them parallel instead of in series just because I scared it may be due to daisy chain all 3 to 1 molex.

i changed 2 variables after the boom: run 3 molex fans parallel and remove the extra connection to mobo. so i also dono which one is the real culprit. a search on google seems to suggest that running daisy chain with up to 4 fans per head is safe.
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Old 29-08-2014, 01:25 PM   #42
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The 3 pin fan header to mobo is just to monitor fan rpm. I think you connected 3 or 4 molex to 3-pin into 1 single molex header from psu cable, instead of spreading out to each molex header on the psu cable?

Ur fan is the enermax cluster advance which kaboom?
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Old 29-08-2014, 01:38 PM   #43
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The 3 pin fan header to mobo is just to monitor fan rpm. I think you connected 3 or 4 molex to 3-pin into 1 single molex header from psu cable, instead of spreading out to each molex header on the psu cable?

Ur fan is the enermax cluster advance which kaboom?
Yea confirm u saw my pic. I send to roy for emergency help lol. SHould have water mark it hahhaa

Yea thats what i did. 3 fan header into one single molex connector, so called in series. It kaboomed. But i am not too sure if thats the problem because 1) google search seems to suggust this is normal, people say connect up to 4 fans onto 1 single molex header is*safe 2) i plug one of the fan header from the 3 daisy chain into mobo, which may have caused short circuit.
Now i am spreading them out one each, and no extra connection into mobo.
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I tried using molex to 2x sata from 1 molex header of psu cable, my com cant power on... lol, so not sure if its enough voltage or not.
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I tried using molex to 2x sata from 1 molex header of psu cable, my com cant power on... lol, so not sure if its enough voltage or not.
ic. But fans i assume sure enough power? Hmm. Since kaboom so most likely short circuit ba. No power should be not enough power from psu i guess.
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