I got the idea to build my first custom pc recently and with the help of fellow cdfreaks members, I chose:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
ASUS P5K-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard (w/o built in wifi)
EVGA 512mb GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 Graphics Card
CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
CORSAIR 650TX 650W (MFG. by Seasonic)
And a Tuniq Tower CPU COOLER.
Dropped it all in a Simple but Huge COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Case and watched that baby fly today when I put it together in about 4 hours. Not bad for my first build.
Installed Genuine Copy of Vista Ultimate 64bit.
I'm afraid to overclock anything because I heard it voids your newegg warranty. I have a big question if someone doesn't mind answering. About every four or five hours, my system bsod's. I don't have a clue why. I have everything set to auto in bios and the bios is updated.
I have yet to even push this baby and all of my temps stay around 47c to 51c with my one* 120mm fan on the back, my Tuniq tower w/ it's 120mm fan on full speed and my very small intake fan on the front on full speed as well. My Graphics card fan is also hacked to run at 100 percent.
I haven't configured my ram because it says its supposed to be 4-4-4-12 but every time I set the first four settings to that, cas latency, etc. it runs about 20 mins and bsods.
Any help is appreciated.
Also, when I hook up my WD MYBOOK PREMIUM to my firewire connection, vista 64 doesn't detect it and an error message pops up, yet the system does detect it and lets me drag stuff onto it at around 9mb a second transfer rates, which is terrible. When I tried to drag anything over 1gb onto my new system, transfer speeds slowed to a crawl, actually to about 400kb a second and then just appeared to stop completely. Anyone have a clue why? I have a sata hard drive with a 3gb sec transfer rate and haven't configured it at all, other than installing the system....