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Just ordered my parts for my first computer build woo!

post #1 of 15
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cpu: 2500k
ram: ripjaws x 8gb 1600mhz
motherboard: p8p67 pro
gpu: nvidia 580gtx lightning
heatsink: noctua nh d14
harddrive: samsung 1tb spinpoint
ssd: crucial m4 128gb
case: haf x
psu: 950tx
monitor:ASUS VH242H 23.6-Inch Widescreen
sound card: x-fi titanium hd
headphones: ath ad 700
mouse: logitech g9x
mousepad:Mionix Propus
keyboard: sidewinder x4

all in all, i spent around 2000 dollars.
I havent built a pc before, so i hope you guys aid me along the way when my shipment comes.

I'm bringing this monster to my dorm when i go to college in the fall. Hopefully, i can somehow manage to fit it in my dorm.
Edited by allpointsbulletin - 6/20/11 at 2:10pm
first build!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
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first build!
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
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post #2 of 15
Congrats! That is going to be a very solid build. If you have ever played with LEGOs, you'll have no issues with this. Nothing really fits where it shouldn't be so as long as you don't force anything, you don't have much to worry about. Feel free to ask any questions as well as it is better to do it right the first time. And lastly, if something does go wrong, don't worry. It happens to the best of us.
Gunmetal Tower
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2600K ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3 Asus GTX 580 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 256GB Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB LG DVD Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64 Bit Asus PB278Q Dell 1907FPc  Ducky 9008-G2 Browns and Reds 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
ABS SL1050 1050W Antec P280 Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
HT | OMEGA Claro Halo Audio Technica ATH-A900X Audio Technica ATH-AD900 M-Audio AV 40 
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Logitech USB Desktop Microphone APC Back-UPS XS 1500 Wacom Intuos4 
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Intel 2600K ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3 Asus GTX 580 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 256GB Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB LG DVD Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64 Bit Asus PB278Q Dell 1907FPc  Ducky 9008-G2 Browns and Reds 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
ABS SL1050 1050W Antec P280 Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
HT | OMEGA Claro Halo Audio Technica ATH-A900X Audio Technica ATH-AD900 M-Audio AV 40 
OtherOtherOther
Logitech USB Desktop Microphone APC Back-UPS XS 1500 Wacom Intuos4 
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post #3 of 15
woo 950w psu? you'r thinking about tri-sli 580?

I don't know USA prices... but seems a little high as i'v seen others here.

as i don't know your gaming gear/monitor
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ivy Bridge 3770K Asus Sabertooth z77 GTX 670 DIRECT TOP II 8GB DDR3 CORSAIR 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SSD Patriot Pyro SE  Western Digital Antec Kühler H20 620 DUAL Windows 7 ULTIMATE / OSX MAVERICKS 10.9.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 IPS Razer Cyclosa XFX XXX EDITION 650W Thermaltake V6 
MouseMouse Pad
DeathAdder 3.5G Steelseries QCK+ HEAVY 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SSD Patriot Pyro SE  Western Digital Antec Kühler H20 620 DUAL Windows 7 ULTIMATE / OSX MAVERICKS 10.9.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 IPS Razer Cyclosa XFX XXX EDITION 650W Thermaltake V6 
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post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
ah thanks for the encouragement
first build!
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
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first build!
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
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post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlos Hilgert Ferrari View Post
woo 950w psu? you'r thinking about tri-sli 580?

I don't know USA prices... but seems a little high as i'v seen others here.

as i don't know your gaming gear/monitor
im planning to go sli in the future. I mean a 950w psu is like 30 dollars more expensive then its 750w counterpart. so meh.
first build!
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
  hide details  
Reply
first build!
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 15
For a full build with Windows and accessories, that is the typical price.
Gunmetal Tower
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2600K ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3 Asus GTX 580 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 256GB Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB LG DVD Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64 Bit Asus PB278Q Dell 1907FPc  Ducky 9008-G2 Browns and Reds 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
ABS SL1050 1050W Antec P280 Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
HT | OMEGA Claro Halo Audio Technica ATH-A900X Audio Technica ATH-AD900 M-Audio AV 40 
OtherOtherOther
Logitech USB Desktop Microphone APC Back-UPS XS 1500 Wacom Intuos4 
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Gunmetal Tower
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2600K ASUS P8Z68-V GEN3 Asus GTX 580 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 256GB Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB LG DVD Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64 Bit Asus PB278Q Dell 1907FPc  Ducky 9008-G2 Browns and Reds 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
ABS SL1050 1050W Antec P280 Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
HT | OMEGA Claro Halo Audio Technica ATH-A900X Audio Technica ATH-AD900 M-Audio AV 40 
OtherOtherOther
Logitech USB Desktop Microphone APC Back-UPS XS 1500 Wacom Intuos4 
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Reply
post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by allpointsbulletin View Post
cpu: 2500k
ram: ripjaws x 8gb 1600mhz
motherboard: p8p67 pro
gpu: nvidia 580gtx lightning
heatsink: noctua nh d14
harddrive: samsung 1tb spinpoint
ssd: crucial m4 128gb
case: haf x
psu: 950tx
sound card: x-fi titanium hd

all in all, i spent around 2000 with the mouse, keyboard, headset, monitor and the things listed above.

I havent built a pc before, so i hope you guys aid me along the way when my shipment comes.

I'm bringing this monster to my dorm when i go to college in the fall. Hopefully, i can somehow manage to fit it in my dorm.
Very solid build but you should really consider going SLI or Crossfire because you can get much more performance than that 580. I suggest getting 2 6950s or 2 6870s. They will outperform a 580 easily.

Here is a site for easy reference, was recently updated http://www.guru3d.com/article/vga-charts-spring-2011/9
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by allpointsbulletin View Post
im planning to go sli in the future. I mean a 950w psu is like 30 dollars more expensive then its 750w counterpart. so meh.
hmm i see... but even with SLI it won't be working on desired 80% eficience...

that's money going out there.


well, congrats on your new build, wish i had chosen for intel/nvidia.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ivy Bridge 3770K Asus Sabertooth z77 GTX 670 DIRECT TOP II 8GB DDR3 CORSAIR 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SSD Patriot Pyro SE  Western Digital Antec Kühler H20 620 DUAL Windows 7 ULTIMATE / OSX MAVERICKS 10.9.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 IPS Razer Cyclosa XFX XXX EDITION 650W Thermaltake V6 
MouseMouse Pad
DeathAdder 3.5G Steelseries QCK+ HEAVY 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ivy Bridge 3770K Asus Sabertooth z77 GTX 670 DIRECT TOP II 8GB DDR3 CORSAIR 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SSD Patriot Pyro SE  Western Digital Antec Kühler H20 620 DUAL Windows 7 ULTIMATE / OSX MAVERICKS 10.9.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 IPS Razer Cyclosa XFX XXX EDITION 650W Thermaltake V6 
MouseMouse Pad
DeathAdder 3.5G Steelseries QCK+ HEAVY 
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post #9 of 15
congratulations and have fun building it
Yep, Aeris died
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Intel i5-2500K @4.8 Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 SC Corsair Vengeance LP 4 x 4 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial RealSSD C300 WD Caviar Black Asetek 760GC Windows 7 
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Yep, Aeris died
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Intel i5-2500K @4.8 Ghz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 SC Corsair Vengeance LP 4 x 4 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial RealSSD C300 WD Caviar Black Asetek 760GC Windows 7 
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post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
i wonder, does replacing the stock fans with some other brand improve performance by alot?
first build!
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
  hide details  
Reply
first build!
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
  hide details  
Reply
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