Description

Hi all, I'm from Colombia and just two week ago all parts arrived, the build was a little difficult but no impossible. I had some problems, hoping you can help me, specially with second point.

  • the board had a short circuit with the case and as you can see i put some paper between mobo and case.
  • after two weeks the configuration mobo and ram is presenting some intermitent issues, sometimes both sticks not works, or only one stick works in the first or second slot.
  • I bought a slim dvd/bluray reader unit (Panasonic UJ240), but sadly as you can see in the image do not fit in the bay, can you advise me with other unit?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT.

Thank you miniclipgamer for remember me the purpose of my pc. I'm a programmer, and i want to work with several Visual Studio windows at the same time, many tabs in chrome, some data bases open in SQL Server, some times a virtual machine running, and if i want a break play a game (NFS, GTA, HALO, etc i have many) without closing anything.

I'm planning to buy a GTX 660 video card, but i want first to fix the ram issue.

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 4 points

It's hard to see in the pictures, but it seems you forgot to use the motherboard standoffs, which is why the motherboard was shorting itself on the case. With the standoffs in place, there will be a gap behind the motherboard so the solder points won't touch the case.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

no man, those standoffs did not come with this motherboard

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

They usually comes with the case, not the motherboard. Sometimes they are pre-installed, otherwise there is a small box or bag in the case that contains various screws and spare pieces when you first open the case.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

It's hard to see in the pictures, but it seems you forgot to use the motherboard standoffs, which is why the motherboard was shorting itself on the case. With the standoffs in place, there will be a gap behind the motherboard so the solder points won't touch the case.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Greetings from the United States! You made a good choice of parts here, but as for the problems: For your ram issues, it's most likely caused by either a defective DIMM or mobo, seeing as how the problems set on after a few weeks. Contact Asus and G.Skill about it, and maybe they can diagnose it further for you, I'd hate to see a beautiful build like this go bad.

What do you plan to do with this computer anyways? Since it has no graphics card, are you planning on using it for CAD or something multithreaded? Or are you just having trouble deciding on a graphics card, and if so, hit me up, I can provide you with some advice.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you man I just added more description to the build. By the way when the dram issue occurs, sometimes the ram led on mobo stays in red, others ram led blinking, all without screen response. DO you know about these light codes?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I don't really know about these light codes, having no experience with ASUS motherboards. With some research on the internet, I found this: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?15234-z77-sabertooth-and-gskill-ram-issue...

I suggest running Memtest like it says and follow his instructions (by his I mean the second post on that thread).

About the graphics card... If you could spend the extra money, look at the 7870 XT or 7950, they're pretty good cards for the money. I'm pretty sure that Halo is only for the Xbox 360 (unless you mean CE or Halo 2), but if you can somehow run Halo 4 on your computer, good for you _^

Hope this helps!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll follow the instructions, and off course it is halo 2 but :O if there is a way to play halo 4 on pc i'll found it :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

the problem was in the mobo, i returned it to eeuu and the send to me another, and now is working fine :). Now i'm thinking about the graphics card and second hdd

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, great! I'm glad to hear that it works now.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure that blu-ray drive is meant for a laptop.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you I bought it very fast and I did not notice.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Seeing as how it was a Panasonic (and Panasonic doesn't make laptops) and not some OEM (Dell, Toshiba, etc.) it probably wasn't meant for laptops. I may be wrong, but it's probably a different size that isn't very popular.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The Optical Drive is a laptop replacement.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

there's a difference between laptop ones and slim drives? the ones ive seen used in this case just looked like laptop optical drives.

wrivera, when i looked at slim optical drives to use, most of them need an adapter that goes from msata to sata. it should be pretty cheap.

what did you mean when you said it did not fit? the cables did not fit, or it would not fit the opening on the case?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

hi eighdo, in the second picture i tried to show, the front not fit on the case

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the PSU modular?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Is not modular

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

even though it can handle a full atx power supply, thats one of the downsides still to that case/psu from silverstone. they are not modular PSU's and some of the cables are long so you have to stuff them somewhere.