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post #1 of 30
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Hi all, well i've gone and done it now.........hours of reading / research on here, avforums, and on various supplier sites have led me to take a brave (or stupid) leap into building myself a pc.
Due to being unable to work at the moment i have sold my pc, and am selling my laptop to raise some funds, both were very good spec ready made machines and i hope to build a decent machine and bolster my bank account at the same time.
I mostly use my pc for web browsing, light photo editing, and light gaming ( eg sims etc ) so hopefully i've hit the right balance of performance, quality, and value.
Here's what i've bought.....
Motherboard- Asus P8Z68-V LX scan today only bundle
CPU Intel i5 2500k unlocked 3.30 Ghz scan today only bundle
RAM Corsair XMS3 4x2Gb 1600Mhz DDR3 scan
HDD 1 WD500OAAKX 7200rpm Sata3 6Gb/s scan
HDD 2 Samsung HD204UI 2Tb Sata2 5400rpm scan
GPU Saphire HD5830 1Gb DDR5 PCIe amazon
PSU Antec TruePower New TP-550 Modular scan-today only
Case CiT Mars Red Led ATX gaming overclockers
Optical Samsung 12x Blu Ray read DVD/RW overclockers
Optical Samsung 22x D/L DVD RW drive, Scan
Card Reader generic 3.5" multi flash card reader overclockers
Cpu Air Cooler Gellid Tranquillo Rev2 heatpipe pwm scan

Total cost with shipping (where applicable) and the dreaded VAT £632.38p

I have taken photo's of the build, and will update this post when able to do so (as may be computerless for a few days).
I already have a
Samsung 27" LED LCD HD monitor
Samsung Story Station 1Tb USB 2.0 external HDD
Logitech 2.1 speakers
Logitech HD C310 webcam
Logitech M305 cordless mouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 keyboard
So i'm hoping for a nice set-up when complete.
Any comments, advice, questions or queries most welcome.
Thanks for reading, bye for now,
Jamie.
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i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
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Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
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Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
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Black with gel wrist rest 
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post #2 of 30
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Hi all, so time to post some pic's i guess (still not finished build though)....
Damnit, they changed photobox, cant find img file link now Grrrrrrrr.......
Loads of boxes....mmmmmmmm


More Boxes


Case unboxed
ADAM
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
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ADAM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
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post #3 of 30
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Next few pic's.......
Case opened ready to start fitting components


Power supply fitted, and connected to wall socket (switched off) to earth chassis....


Blu-ray drive fitted
ADAM
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
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ADAM
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
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post #4 of 30
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Next batch.......
Rear fan/blu-ray/psu all fitted...


Motherboard ready for assembly...


Ram fitted (4x2Gb).....
ADAM
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
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ADAM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
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Reply
post #5 of 30
Thread Starter 
Next set.......
Cpu fitted....


Cpu cooler backplate fitted....


Cooler fitted to cpu....
ADAM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
  hide details  
Reply
ADAM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
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post #6 of 30
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Hope i'm not boring you all......
Fan fitted to cpu cooler....


Mother board ready to install...


Card reader installed...
ADAM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
  hide details  
Reply
ADAM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
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post #7 of 30
nice! keep 'em coming!
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 2100 MSI P67-GD65 Gigabyte HD 5830 6gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung F3 500gb Samsung 830 64gb WD Green 3tb Coolermaster 412s 
PowerCase
Corsair HX520 Dimastech Bench TAble Mini 
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My System
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i3 2100 MSI P67-GD65 Gigabyte HD 5830 6gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung F3 500gb Samsung 830 64gb WD Green 3tb Coolermaster 412s 
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Corsair HX520 Dimastech Bench TAble Mini 
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post #8 of 30
Thread Starter 
A few more
Motherboard installed.....


Boot hdd fitted, wiring up started....


Both hdd's and graphics card fitted....


Dvd rw drive installed....
ADAM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
  hide details  
Reply
ADAM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
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post #9 of 30
Thread Starter 
last batch till i finish build......
Case top panel removed to modify and fit top exhaust fan.....


Marking fan position.....


Top fan fitted.......


Fan cover fitted.....


Drive rack painted matt black.......


Final instalment soon :clap:
ADAM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
  hide details  
Reply
ADAM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 30
Thread Starter 
Hi,
I tried to start the computer monday without success, seems i got the wrong RAM
Scan have issued a RMA to return it, and i have taken the oppertunity to upgrade to 4x2Gb corsair 1600Mhz dual channel DDR3 1.65v, as recommended in Asus motherboard manual.
Original RAM was the same, just 1333Mhz 1.5v
New RAM arrived Wed 12th Oct.
jamie.
ADAM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
  hide details  
Reply
ADAM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 3.30 Ghz +turbo Asus P8Z68-Vlx Sapphire HD5830 Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 4X2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
W/D 500 Gb 7200 6Gb/s Samsung 2Tb 5400 3Gb/s Samsung BD ROM/DVD RW Samsung 22x DVD DL RW Windows 7 64 bit premium Samsung 27" LED 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Cyborg V7 Antec Truepower 550w bronze CiT Mars red led Logitech M305 cordless 
Mouse Pad
Black with gel wrist rest 
  hide details  
Reply
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