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Took awhile for me to get a new computer. Finally got a new one after 2 years. My last PC got decimated in a house fire.

Some of the parts were kind of rushed, especially regarding the CPU cooler. I originally was going to put the H50 in, but realized it doesn't fit in the 1150 LGA socket, so thats why im using the crappy stock cooler atm. Hopefully I'll save up later for a better one so I can overclock.

Let me know if there are any problems you notice. Because I would probably not notice them.

Also The ram I'm using for some reason doesn't give me 8GB of ram it says only 7.9Gb usable? Why is that? Thats a problem I noticed right away. Any how Comment and let me know some tips.

1/3/14 - Im uploading more pictures every day or so. I would like to know if the front 2 fans on the case are intake, which is what i want right?

1/4/14 - Uploaded more pics of the finished thing. Sry if quality is kind of bad

1/6/14 - I found out that I was dumb the H50 does fit in the socket, I just wasn't aligning it correctly :P

Comments

  • 72 months ago
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I suggest making the back case fan a exhaust not an intake, some better cable management perhaps though there is no pic of the actual finished product.

  • 72 months ago
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I thought it was acting as an exhaust. and yea sry for the inconvience of the finished thing I might do it later. Is there a way to tell that its acting as an exhuast or intake?

  • 72 months ago
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Usually its the way the Logo is facing, (in my case of the NZXT fans) If it's facing towards you, you should feel the air flow coming out.

Edit: Hopes this helps~

  • 72 months ago
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as it is now, its intake, the motor of the fan is pointing inside the case.

  • 72 months ago
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When i put my hand out behind the case where the fan is i feel air coming out does that mean its exhaust or no?

  • 72 months ago
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if you left the fan in the back as it is, you most likely felt the air flow coming into the computer, flip it so the logo on it is facing outside; then it will be exhaust.

  • 72 months ago
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Oh okay

  • 72 months ago
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Wait if thats an intake how about my fan on the side chassis, cause I want that to be an intake lol. Sry i can never know what side pushes air in or out these high quality fans dont have arrows directing where airflow goes :(

  • 72 months ago
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ah, typically airflow should come in from the front from the chassis, flow through and out the back.

so..front and sides should be intake, top and back should be exhaust.

  • 72 months ago
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I am pretty sure the H50 fits the socket, just use the 1155 bracket for mounting.

Otherwise awesome first build, you did your research on parts, even tho i don't like the h50, since a lot of cheaper solutions outpreforms it.

  • 72 months ago
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I didn't get a bracket like that it only fits 1156, 1366, and 775. Is there a possibility i could get that bracket somewhere?

  • 72 months ago
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The 1156 is the same as 1155 and 1150, they all have the same dimensions, so just use that.

  • 72 months ago
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Yea i tried but when i put the screws in the 1156 bracket none of the screws were lining up with the backplate of the motherboard at all.

  • 72 months ago
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DOes it say anything on the backplate or the bracket, like what socket it is for?(This is for checking if it says any other socket than 1156/1155 and if it does say anything else, and you have no bracket for it you could contact corsair about it.)

If it says 1155/1156 somewhere try again.

  • 72 months ago
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Yea I bought a brand new corsair h50 and the Intel bracket has 3 sockets available in the holes which are 1156, 1366, and 775. No 1155 is there

http://img.techpowerup.org/110121/work.jpg its that one on the bottom left

  • 72 months ago
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For the ram go to the UEFI and go to the iGPU settings and change it to PCIe.

  • 72 months ago
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Really? I always thought it was Windows allocating some memory to itself..

  • 72 months ago
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Yeah, that allocated memory is for the Intel HD Graphics (generically known as iGPU) - that vRAM has to come from something! I have the same ram btw :)

  • 72 months ago
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Will do that to see if it works ty

  • 72 months ago
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nvm i found the fix i just disabled the Intel graphics.

  • 72 months ago
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That's the iGPU... I'll post a pic of how I changed it. http://imgur.com/oOvsNuR After that i now have 8GB of ram

  • 72 months ago
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Yea i have a gigabyte motherboard things look a lot different but I tried disabling my intel igpu and it worked. I now have 8gb of ram. Thanks for pointing out the IGPU tho I would of never really guessed what it was.

  • 72 months ago
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Exactly what do you mean go to the iGPU settings? I cant seem to find that in the bios at all. Nothing i see gives me the option to change it to PCIe

  • 72 months ago
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if your doing box pics, just do 1 group very annoying to scroll thru box pics