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I'm Jeff. Apparently I joined this forum a long time ago, but only now getting around to using it.
Many years ago I dabbled a very little bit in the inside of computers. But I got tired of my systems always slowing down and being unusable after a few months and I always wanted to try to learn to build them myself. So I bought all the parts and am now trying to figure it out on my own. Thus, my new participation.
I know all the parts I bought work together because the person at the Build-your-own bar picked them out for me. I'm going to list them here for my own reference:
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
- Board: Gigabyte B450M DS3H
- PS: PowerSpec PS 650BSM
- SSD: Inland Pro 2.5" SATA III 6Gb/s (512 GB)
- HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 3.5" Internal (2 TB)
- Video: PowerCooler Radeon Rx 570 (however, I'm on my way to return it now, buy a DVI to VGA cord, use the motherboard's video).
- Case: NZXTH 510
- Windows 10 Home
Unfortunately, I put the SSD in the wrong slot, so it's too far from the HDD to use the same cable. I may remove the motherboard (now that I know how to do it) and move the SSD closer to reduce cables. I also made what must be a beginner mistake installing the CPU's cooling fan on the board before mounting the board in the case. The fan got in the way of plugging in the 6+2 power connector, so I had to remove a different fan to plug that in.