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The Noctua is a CPU cooler. It doesn't cool your whole PC. The heatsink sits on top of the CPU and conducts the heat away from it, the fans dissipate the heat form the heatsink into the air. I hope that helps.

Your PC as a whole just needs good airflow and your case + the fans it comes with should be fine for that.

 

 

All but the main power disconnected? Your drives need power, they look like a single row of 4 pin connectors.

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Your video card might needs power depending how old or new it is a 2x2 connector or a 2x3 or maybe nothing.

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Ok wait, I mean I've got this long fat cable which is the power connector, but you can also use

the 24-pin power connecter instead of that but the 24-pin power connector won't work, so I've put in the long fat cable connector thing.

That's the only thing I've connected from the PSU to the motherboard.

 

My old PC only had 512MB of DDR2 RAM and no GPU by the way.

 

Thanks!

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You said you brought up your motherboards documentation on the gigabyte website, can you provide a link please, it will help me help you.

 

Going to gym be back in an hour and a bit.

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Here is the manual of my old motherboard: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherb...?ProductID=2159

 

I've connected the main power cable to the old fashioned large socket above the IE Ribbon Cable sockets on the right side on the motherboard

instead of the 24-pin connector (left side of the motherboard) which is to the left of the CPU.

 

Is this all the only cable I need to connect from the PSU to the motherboard or do I need to connect every other cable?

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please take a step back and provide every detail you can.

 

Are you still working on your old PC?

 

Your motherboard should have a LONG and FAT power connector which will only plug in one way, and probably a 4 pin yellow and black one.

 

Always connect all power connectors, however be careful on NEW hard drives, as sometimes they have BOTH SATA and IDE power connectors, and you only want to connect one.

 

Your PC is too old for that to be an issue, so yes, plug EVERYTHING in. So yes, going by that pic, long power connector above the IDE ribon cable, and the 4 pin near the CPU.

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Right now I'm reassembling my old PC.

 

(Have to take my old PC apart, put it back together, make it work then dad buys DREAM PC)

 

Well my big fat long cable (from the PSU) has 2 ends, one is the one that goes into the socket above the IE Ribbon sockets and

one is the 24-pin connector (which I can't fit in it's socket so far).

 

I've connected the big fat long cable into the socket above the the IE Ribbon sockets

but I also found a 24-pin connector from the PSU (not the one that is at the end of the long fat one) and connected

it to the 24-pin socket.

 

But now, I have 5 cables from the PSU not connected to anything.

 

1. One is for the PCI-E but I don't have anything there so I don't need to connect that right?

 

2. One has been labelled fan only. Does that mean the system fan or the CPU fan, because I can't find anywhere to plug it. I also DON'T have a system fan.

So I probably don't have to plug that in right?

 

3. One is this cable with 3 pin holes in it. No label on it so I don't have a clue where that goes.

 

4. Two of these cables which look like the power connecters on gaming consoles. No labels on them so I don't have a clue where they go.

 

Thanks!

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Ok go to page 6 of the manual on your link.

 

you want to plug in:

 

The 4pin power connector to the upper left of the image labelled "ATX_12V"

 

The 20 Pin power connector on the upper right of the image labelled "ATX"

 

Also make sure you plug in your CPU Fan to the top of the board labelled "CPU_FAN"

 

 

 

Your power supply will have excess cables that's nothing to worry about. The 4 pin connectors labelled "Fan only" are for case fans only.

 

Yep leave the PCI-E connector off.

 

I have no idea what cables you say look like 'gaming console power connectors' unless your talking about SATA power cables.

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Them? If it is then its just another type of power input for newer drives.

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This refers to 4.

 

4.

 

Ok here is a picture: http://www.qvs.com/images/sata-power.JPG

 

The part on the left, I have 2 of them coming out of the PSU

which I don't know where to connect.

 

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This refers to 3.

 

3.

 

I can't give you a photo by I'll describe it the best I can.

 

There is 2 thin cables coming out from the PSU, one black and one blue.

They both join into a black part which has 3 pin holes in it.

You wouldn't be able to put it in the pin socket things if there are 2 horizontal rows of pins unless you turn it upside down.

That's the best I can give. Sorry guys.

 

Example of the row of pins:

 

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Can't fit there ^ if you put it in normally. Have to put it upside down if you were to.

 

Thanks!

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4. yea thats a SATA power cable for newer drives. If your drives are powered by the 4 pin connectors you don't need to worry about these.

 

 

3. What your looking at isn't a power output I think its a connector that lets your computer read things like your PSU fan speed and stuff, any case you don't need it plugged in.

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WOOT, so now all I have to do is turn it on and hopefully it will work.

Then I can start buying =p

Too be updated after I eat lunch! (I have lunch around about 2pm)

 

Thanks! I still need you guys tho!

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Ok, I've got my old PC working but I can't get onto Windows XP.

It says BOOT DRIVE FAILURE, ENTER SYSTEM DRIVE AND PRESS ENTER.

 

Does that mean that I have to put in the Windows XP installation CD?

 

Just making sure, I'm going to start buying tomorrow.

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Ok, I've got my old PC working but I can't get onto Windows XP.

It says BOOT DRIVE FAILURE, ENTER SYSTEM DRIVE AND PRESS ENTER.

 

Does that mean that I have to put in the Windows XP installation CD?

 

Just making sure, I'm going to start buying tomorrow.

The PC needs to boot to an operating system. If your hard drives contain an operating system load from then if not, then insert the Windows XP CD and load the operating system. That should be it.

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Ok thanks, I'll think I'll post the final list of the components of my DREAM PC:

 

I won't be buying until tomorrow so I might change my mind but unlikely.

 

Central Processing Unit: Intel Core i7 920

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7

Enclosure: Antec Twelve Hundred

Random Access Memory: OCZ OCZ3B1600LV6GK

Graphic*s Processing Unit (GPU): ATI Radeon HD 5870

Keyboard: My old keyboard

Mouse: Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Mouse

Cooling System: Noctua NH-D14P

Power Supply Unit: Corsair HX750

Solid State Drive: OCZ OCZSSD2-1VTXT60G

Optical Drive: My old optical drive

Audio Card: Realtek 889A

Headset: Plantronics Gamecon 777

Monitor: Asus VK266H 26inch

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate

 

I still need your help sooner or later tho!

 

Thanks to everyone who has helped!

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Hey, if your waiting for the 6 core CPU you might as well get the BEST graphics card that will come out. NVIDIA's upcoming 300 Series! If you wanna wait and get the best possible shit for your price-range.

 

 

EDIT: Just realized you settles for the I7, even though i still recon you should wait till after christmas so you could pick up a Fermi :)

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Replace the Patriot SSD with an OCZ Vertex. They're much faster overall. And a 1000W PSU is overkill, the 750W will be more than enough.

 

I personally prefer the new SilverStone cases, but that's a personal preference thing I guess.

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Replace the Patriot SSD with an OCZ Vertex. They're much faster overall. And a 1000W PSU is overkill, the 750W will be more than enough.

 

I personally prefer the new SilverStone cases, but that's a personal preference thing I guess.

mm even a 520W corsair would be more than fine for this system

 

yep new silverstone and even the PC50 lian li cases are so much nicer than the cold rolled steel cases from Antec, coolermaster, thermaltake ect

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Ok, thanks for tips, I'll change the SSD and the PSU then.

I wonder what computers need 1500W PSU's then.

 

Thanks, but I'll still need your help sooner or later!

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I'm thinking of getting the Lian Li TYR PCX2000 instead of the Antec Twelve Hundred.

Expensive but years ahead then any other case to me. Should I opt for it?

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These are my favorite cases

 

Lian Li PC-P50WB

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Lian Li K62

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Silverstone FT01

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all are sexy imo and have plenty of useful features.

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