My First PC Build

xDevlinx21 Feb 24, 2013

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    So, I've been wanting to build my own computer forever now. Just recently finally had enough to buy everything. Planned on buying pieces here and there but since I had the money for it, just bought it all in one go. Everything bought at NCIX because I'm too impatient to wait for parts to be shipped to me.
    I'm pretty excited to try out PC gaming on a build that can actually handle it!

    I didn't wanna go all out and spend a lot of money on parts and what not since this is my first build and I'm still learning. This was a reasonable price for me. Will update after I get it all put together.
    :music2: :king:
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    PC Part Picker

    CPU:
    Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor

    Motherboard:
    Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

    Memory:
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

    Storage:
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

    Video Card:
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    [​IMG]

    Case:
    Thermaltake VN700M1W2N ATX Full Tower

    PSU:
    XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS

    [​IMG]
     
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    not bad at all for a first build mate only thing i would have changed is ripjaws instead of vengance better timings (IMO). either way good build when you get a spare bit of cash invest in an SSD and watch it fly. currently shopping for my new pc luckily ive got a pretty healthy budget thanks to the insurance company plus loads of spares like cases dvd drives hard drives etc. lets just say it will be quick good choices tho the fun part is putting it all together and trying to not have cables absolutely everywhere eg like this[​IMG] Although I have managed to squeeze a multi card reader in the bottom hard drive bay and my ck3i is permanently inside with the cables coming out the back which is handy

    you don't want to see the other side where most of the cables actually are persuasion is needed to squeeze it on put it that way
     
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    Lol, yeah. Cable management would be a nice skill to have. Time will tell if I have it or not.
    I will be getting an SSD when I can afford it.
     
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    Nice build, i would of picked either a i5 or i7 processor but neverless good choices!
     
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    Try to get the cable organized better for better air flow. That will keep your PC cooler and increase components life durability ;)
     
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    You try managing this lol. Building a new one next week anyway full size case not midi it pi##es me of I can't get it any tidier temps are still 35 max 2500k @4.2 that zalman CPU cooler is a beast
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    Don't think I did too bad tho lol [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, I thought about that but, there's plenty of time for that in the future. When I get the feel for what kind of PC I need then I'll decide on a more permanent CPU. But thanks! :to_pick_ones_nose3:

    Yeah, I will. Thanks!
     
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    I made my cables smaller for my build but a bigger case is a away easier choice ;)
     
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    Wow, I remember my first build about 14 years ago. It was crazy different compared to computers today. I think it was a bit more difficult to do back then, but it could have been because I really didn't know jack about them at the time. Looks like a great system to me man.

    If you don't mind my asking, how much does that whole setup cost?

    PS: My cables are tidy. Almost can't even see them. I'm an Electrician / Fire Alarm Technician, so I am very particular about cable installations. :p
     
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    Everything would have been cheaper if I ordered my parts online and looked for all the cheapest sites and what not but, since I bought them all at one venue, NCIX, the total rang up to $928.37.
     
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    do you think you could have tidy'd mine any better lol there is a lot of them
     
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    That's not really that bad at all for that system. Plus I think it's a good thing to support stores in your community. ;)
    If your rig was right here my OCD would kick in and I'd tidy them up really nice for ya. :heyy:
     
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    Yeah, I don't mind. It was a pain in the ass bringing everything back as I don't have a vehicle and NCIX was like an hour away from my place. So, you can imagine carrying that case home was no easy task. :p
     
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    rather you than me that's what the internet is for
     
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    Yeah, I was too impatient to wait for parts. If I can have everything today then I'm choosing today. Rather than having to take a day off work just to wait for parts as there's no one home during the days.
     
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    im also very impatient but carrying all that lot cant have been fun i hope you at least "borrowed" a trolly
     
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    Lol! I had my brother with me to help carry everything back. We threw everything in our backpacks aside the case which we carried back by hand. So yeah, we were good. It was just a pain having to carry that full size tower all the way home.
     
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    Haha it's bad enough getting it to the car there huge good luck with the build any way you should have fun don't forget the after pics there is a "show your pc thread" kicking about somewhere already
     
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    Oh I will. I just need to finish updating drivers, windows and games and I'll be ready to take after shots to show off. I plan on doing a StarCraft 2 Benchmark/Stress test to post as well. I love my StarCraft, not a beast at it but, it's still my favorite! :)
     
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    im gutted i cant afford a GPU a few years back i had sli 8800gts's oc'd £300 each build after that the GTX260 Ccore216 which is still holding its own and still looks impressive, but nos as good as sli and my next most expensive build to date is going to be running on board graphics. its just not right i need 1 possibly 2 beefy gpu's and quick i hate downgrading should always upgrade
     

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