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What do I do after I build my PC.

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Hey everyone! I just got done with my PC. Already installed windows and everything. What do I do from there? I’m new to PC’s so no clue. Do I learn to over clock and get games? 

Current Specs:

i7 8700K

Asus Z370 P motherboard

GTX 1080

16Gbs of Ram at 3000mhz 

corsair 120mm fans

Toshiba 250Gb ssd

Toshiba 2TB hard drive 

CNSP 10x cpu cooler 

 

Havent gotten my peripherals yet. Ordered my monitor already. Asus PG278Q. Any help and suggestions gladly accepted. 

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Use it?

If you want to you could use the BIOS to overclock your CPU, here's a good guide on that.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3186812/computers/how-to-overclock-your-pcs-cpu.html

You can also overclock your GPU, but that's become less of a boost thanks to Nvidia's GPU boost 3.0 actually being pretty good.

https://www.reddit.com/r/overclocking/wiki/gpu/general

 

16 hours ago, Quinten Verhelst said:

Step 1) Fix that GPU sag

I didn't even notice that, what is going on there. I've never seen sag that bad.

Did you install the thumbscrews while holding the GPU up?


¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

 

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Intel Core i7-3820 | Corsair H100i | ASUS P9X79-LE | 16GB Patriot Viper 3 1866MHz DDR3 | MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G | 2TB WD Blue M.2 SATA SSD | 2TB Hitachi Deskstar HDD | 1TB WD Black HDD | Corsair CX750M Fractal Design Define R5 Windows 10 Pro / Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

 

Laptop:

Dell XPS 15 9560 4K Touch | Intel Core i5-7300HQ | 12GB Generic (Crucial?) 2133MHz DDR4 | Nvidia GTX 1050 | 256GB Toshiba M.2 NVMe SSD | Windows 10

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks. I got windows installed a few minutes ago. I’ll definitely  work on the GPU sag. Should be YouTube tutorials for that? 

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Welcome to the forum! That looks like a very nice build, very clean installation.

I wouldn't start with overclocking to be honest. What I would do is install MSI Afterburner and set up OSD (On Screen Display) and then I would start playing some games. With the OSD you can keep track of your temperatures, which is always a good thing to do with new hardware so that you can spot possible bad parts soon.

I would only start overclocking when you feel you really need that extra bit of performance, but looking at your specs I don't think you'll be needing it for a while. Just do what you intended to do when you decided to build a PC and enjoy it :).


 

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16 hours ago, BobVonBob said:

Use it?

If you want to you could use the BIOS to overclock your CPU, here's a good guide on that.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3186812/computers/how-to-overclock-your-pcs-cpu.html

You can also overclock your GPU, but that's become less of a boost thanks to Nvidia's GPU boost 3.0 actually being pretty good.

https://www.reddit.com/r/overclocking/wiki/gpu/general

Awesome! I’m looking into both of those. 

 

16 hours ago, martward said:

Welcome to the forum! That looks like a very nice build, very clean installation.

I wouldn't start with overclocking to be honest. What I would do is install MSI Afterburner and set up OSD (On Screen Display) and then I would start playing some games. With the OSD you can keep track of your temperatures, which is always a good thing to do with new hardware so that you can spot possible bad parts soon.

I would only start overclocking when you feel you really need that extra bit of performance, but looking at your specs I don't think you'll be needing it for a while. Just do what you intended to do when you decided to build a PC and enjoy it :).

Thanks so much for the welcome. Didn’t even know about OSD’s. Such a great piece of input. I’m definitely working on the advice I’ve received so far. 

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You did a really nice job for a first build, or just a build in general. It looks pretty clean but you really need to fix that GPU! That thing is really sagging.

 

Also, if you are new to PCs, don't OC. Just start learning your way around and have fun playing games. See how they run and if you are happy with the performance. I would only start doing any OC when you feel your current hardware is holding you back and feel comfortable enough to start tinkering under the hood a bit more.

 

After you install Windows, make sure you get all your drivers installed, install anti-virus software before you start messing around online, find a browser you like (I recommend Chrome), and then start installing some game launchers. Steam is the most popular and has the greatest selection of games but I wouldn't discount Origin. They give away free games and some of them are pretty good. They also have some great sales. I Actually got Battlefield 1 with all the DLC for $5 lol. Then again, Steam often has amazing sales on a lot more games. Epic and Blizzard's launcher may be worth installing as well if the games on there interest you.

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Are you pulling your GPU down with the PCI-E cables?  Install Steam and get some games, there is a Steam sale right now so they should be cheap.  


PC 1:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X    GPU: EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 1080

RAM: 2x8 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz DDR4    SSD: Crucial MX500 500GB

PSU: Corsair CX750M V2   HDD: Seagate Barracuda Compute 3TB 7200RPM

Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400STG Red/Black   MOBO: ASRock X370 Killer SLI/ac    

OS: Windows 10 Pro  Keyboard:  Corsair K68  Mouse:  Corsair M65 Pro RGB

 

PC 2:

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770    GPU: Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580 8GB

RAM: 1x8GB Adata 1600MHz DDR3    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM

PSU: Corsair VS450     Case: NZXT H440 Red/Black

MOBO: Intel BOXDH77EB Micro ATX H77    OS: Windows 10 Home

Keyboard:  Rii RK100  Mouse:  Rosewill Fusion C40

 

MAC:

CPU: Intel Core i7 3615QM    GPU: Intel HD4000

RAM: 2x2 GB Crucial 1600 MHz DDR3    HDD: 1TB 5400RPM

PSU: Mac Mini PSU    Case: Mac Mini Case 

MOBO: Mac Mini Motherboard    OS: macOS "Mojave"

Keyboard:  Apple MB110LL/A   Mouse:  Rosewill Fusion C40

 

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16 hours ago, BobVonBob said:

I didn't even notice that, what is going on there. I've never seen sag that bad.

Did you install the thumbscrews while holding the GPU up?

I think I may have missed those. I’m checking now 

 

15 hours ago, DezGalbie said:

 

Lol. Good one 

 

15 hours ago, Kawaii Koneko said:

You did a really nice job for a first build, or just a build in general. It looks pretty clean but you really need to fix that GPU! That thing is really sagging.

 

Also, if you are new to PCs, don't OC. Just start learning your way around and have fun playing games. See how they run and if you are happy with the performance. I would only start doing any OC when you feel your current hardware is holding you back and feel comfortable enough to start tinkering under the hood a bit more.

 

After you install Windows, make sure you get all your drivers installed, install anti-virus software before you start messing around online, find a browser you like (I recommend Chrome), and then start installing some game launchers. Steam is the most popular and has the greatest selection of games but I wouldn't discount Origin. They give away free games and some of them are pretty good. They also have some great sales. I Actually got Battlefield 1 with all the DLC for $5 lol. Then again, Steam often has amazing sales on a lot more games. Epic and Blizzard's launcher may be worth installing as well if the games on there interest you.

Wow! I’m a bf1 fanatic! I loved that game. Played that nearly everyday on Xbox. I’m definitely getting it for PC.

Thanks for the advice. I’m checking now and trying to fix the sag. 

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1 hour ago, The Moses said:

Wow! I’m a bf1 fanatic! I loved that game. Played that nearly everyday on Xbox. I’m definitely getting it for PC. 

Was it difficult building your pc? Were you watching a video while you were building it?

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That GPU sag is insane! I'd suggest getting one of these if its an option, they're really nice.

You can get games on Steam, Uplay, Origin, GOG, Nuuvem, Fanatical, all of those places.


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14 hours ago, Tevildo said:

Was it difficult building your pc? Were you watching a video while you were building it?

Cable Management was a bit difficult. I watched a lot, I mean a lot of pc building tutorials. Once you’re careful, don’t rush, then it’ll all be good. 

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33 minutes ago, Chevy_Monsenhor said:

That GPU sag is insane! I'd suggest getting one of these if its an option, they're really nice.

You can get games on Steam, Uplay, Origin, GOG, Nuuvem, Fanatical, all of those places.

Thanks. I only knew steam and origin as stores. Had no idea there were that much out there. 

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2 hours ago, Sylvie said:

What happened to your graphics card, friend? It looks like it might break!

Nice job on the build, have you tested it yet? get yourself some games and have fun after saving your graphics card

Hey. I fixed it yesterday as best as I could. Tightened the screws already. I thought the PCIe cables were bringing it down but turns out it wasn’t. 

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