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Old 08-09-2014, 11:01 PM   #46
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royfrosty, when u gonna teach mi hw to build a comp? ^_^
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Old 18-09-2014, 09:09 AM   #47
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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
Cable management. The least talked about part of DIY computers but imo the most challenging and crucial to proper airflow and aesthetics.
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Old 17-11-2014, 11:24 PM   #48
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This is good
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:45 AM   #49
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Great pictorial guide, thanks roy!
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Old 14-12-2014, 02:31 PM   #50
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great guide! could i suggest a FAQ on exactly what parts to know to get when you buy them to DIY your PC?

for example how do i know which motherboard to get (how to tell the difference between a overclocking and non overclocking one for example)

another example would be how would i know how much power on my PSU be enough to provide for all the components

sure they could just ask for a build suggestion but for those beginners who want to DIY these could be relevant information
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Old 15-12-2014, 07:21 AM   #51
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great guide! could i suggest a FAQ on exactly what parts to know to get when you buy them to DIY your PC?

for example how do i know which motherboard to get (how to tell the difference between a overclocking and non overclocking one for example)

another example would be how would i know how much power on my PSU be enough to provide for all the components

sure they could just ask for a build suggestion but for those beginners who want to DIY these could be relevant information
Thanks for viewing. Glad that it can be of great help to new comers.

Point taken, as of now im trying to source out on various AMD boards and chips. When it comes by i will update 1 shot everything.
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Old 15-12-2014, 07:54 PM   #52
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Thanks for viewing. Glad that it can be of great help to new comers.

Point taken, as of now im trying to source out on various AMD boards and chips. When it comes by i will update 1 shot everything.
If you are doing a build guide based on AMD chipsets, you may want to highlight the forward/reverse compatibility of AMD processors on certain AMD motherboards. I believe that this feature is very good as it solves potential future headaches from trying to find a motherboard with a compatible socket if the motherboard fails in the future. (There are quite a few people in this forum trying to find an Intel LGA 1155 B75/Z77 motherboard in SLS recently due to various reasons. This problem is virtually non-existant in AMD chipsets. Alas.......)

Can buy a cheap Trinity/Richland A6 FM2 CPU and use it with a FM2+ mobo to demostrate this due to the relative cheapness of AMD A6 CPUs and also because the A6 CPU can also be used in an ultra budget gaming build after this guide is finished.

Also, you doing an AMD FM1 build guide for fits and giggles?

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Old 14-06-2015, 12:58 PM   #53
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This is invaluable!
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Old 14-06-2015, 11:22 PM   #54
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Thanks all for coming in and read through. Hope you all enjoy the whole process of DIY.

I think i will be redoing a few more photos, probably a higher res photos to be uploaded for clearer illustration purposes.
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Old 17-06-2015, 01:19 AM   #55
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Nice guide

Looking forward to ur updated one!
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:59 AM   #56
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Tks royfrosty for this guide, followed it and got my 1st build going.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:47 PM   #57
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Cool

Tks royfrosty for this guide, followed it and got my 1st build going.
Awesome! Enjoy!
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:57 PM   #58
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not booting after cleaning heatsink

1. Before the whole incident , i experienced occasional bsod (windows 10) with the "memory management message"

2. Cleaned my cpu today. Took out the ram( in the way of the heatsink) , then took out my cooler master hyper 212x heatsink , blew the dust away with a small manual pump, then cleaned the cpu and the heatsink with isopropyl alcohol , before applying artic silver 5 thermal paste onto the cpu ( pea method) . Then reinstalled the heatsink and the ram. The cpu was not removed from the socket. The ram was inserted to the 2nd slot which is not in accordance to the dual channel configuration of the msi motherboard.
Boot up the computer and it showed the message "new CPU and or Memory was changed" and that i am given two options:
Press F1 to run SETUP
Press F2 to load default values and exit
I pressed F1 and just boot up with normal settings when brought to bios. After this, the computer boot up and shut itself down every 20 seconds. I am unable to enter the bios by repeatedly pressing del or f10.

Video shows what happens when the pc is turn on and the display :
https://youtu.be/guG_oytOGaI
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