Need Help Installing 3 Hard Drives

September 26, 2010 at 11:23:58
Specs: Windows 7
Hallo, I'm looking for help on installing 3 hard drives on a computer that I'm building myself.

Here is the rig that I'm setting up:

Case - Thermaltake Armor A90
CPU - AMD Phenom II 1090t
Motherboard - MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3
Memory - Corsair 8GB
Graphic Card - XFX Radeon 5780
Sound Card - Sound Blaster x-Fi
Optical Drives/Blu-Ray - LG black DVD burner/ LG Blu-Ray
CPU Cooler - Thermaltake Frio
Hard Drives - Western Digital 1 TB x 2
Power Supply - PC Power and Cooling Supply 750w

I want to get smaller hard drive to install Windows 7 on along with other programs. Do I need to change anything about my setup? And are there any directions as to how you would install 3 drives?

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September 26, 2010 at 12:30:03
"Memory - corsair 8gb" u need ddr3 1333mhz 1.5v.
It's easy to install 3 sata drivers (there's no master or slave). Just make sure the os hard drive is listed first eg (1.Fdd 2.Cd/dvd drive 3.Os hdd, hdd2, hdd3 etc.)

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September 26, 2010 at 12:37:36
Ah, thanks for catching that with the memory. It's DDR3 but 1600.

Thank you also for the help!

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September 26, 2010 at 14:12:16
Find another pc case with psu mounted at top (single rear fan is enough)

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September 26, 2010 at 15:10:03
Is my case really a problem? I like it for the tool-less feature.

Also the link you provided doesn't work.

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September 26, 2010 at 18:03:23
"Is my case really a problem?"

Yes, cases with bottom mounted power supplies have poor cooling characteristics. The power supply intake fan will suck in every bit of dust, dirt, hair, crumbs, etc that gets near it. Plus it's heat will rise upward directly to the video card.

I think this is the article kuwese was trying to link to:

The Problem of Bottom-Mounted Power

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September 26, 2010 at 18:11:58
That makes a lot of sense, thanks for the clarification. I do like the tool-less set up but I bet I can find one that has a top mounted PSU set up.

Thank you again! :)

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