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"KyA" [Build Log] - First Build

post #1 of 11
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I cannot wait!, finally got the funds to make my very own computer instead of pestering my friends and making it for me lol. First time building and also my first build log so I'm very excited and hopefully I don't mess it up!. These are the part's I'm gonna be ordering tomorrow(monday) from NCIXUS! compared the prices from amazon, newegg, and tigerdirect, and found NCXIUS is the cheapest for me being in california(curse that sales tax) and sadly there's no microcenter near me, there is fry's but the prices don't beat NCXIUS and they don't have the parts I want.

The parts!
Case - Corsair 500r white edition
Psu - Corsair HX750
Cooler - Corsair H100
Motherboard - Asus P8Z68-V Pro
Cpu - i5 2500k
Memory - DDR3 1600 8gb Corsair Vengeance
Gpu - MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr II (I don't really plan on overclocking it to such extremes so to save money I just got this version instead of the III)
Hard Drive - Western Digital Black 1tb (Also gonna be using my old Western digital 250gb and seagate 250gb)
CD-DVD - Asus DVD-RW

Just in case anyone is wondering "KyA" means "Kick Your Ass"... long story short back when I was in High School and C.S 1.3 was THE GAME, we formed "KyA" at our local Internet Cafe at Flushing NY, people thought it meant something in korean or something since everyone in the clan was korean/asian lol.

So there you have it those are the parts, gonna order them tomorrow through NCIXUS EXPRESS. I'm praying it get's here by wednesday or even tuesday since I do live in sacramento, any thoughts on how fast their shipping is?, and for this Log I'm gonna be posting up pictures and a video of building the computer. So wish me luck that I don't have to RMA any parts !!
post #2 of 11
Corsair!!!

NCIX.US shipping was fast and consistent for me and I live in Seattle. Prob shouldn't take you more than 3 days.
post #3 of 11
Love all the parts you chose. Quality build for sure. Hope everything shows up ok and the build goes smoothly
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3 3.8 GHz 1.4v Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X Overclock Edition 8 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Kingston HyperX Genesis 
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4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
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Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W CoolerMaster HAF 932 AMD Edition CM Storm Spawn 
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post #4 of 11
Nice!! Decent spec you've chose for a first build!
post #5 of 11
Looks like a great build to me, and NCIX are a pleasure to deal with from experience!

Have fun =)
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post #6 of 11
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[UPDATE]

Order the parts today! Slight change though. Changed the GPU from a MSI GTX 570 twin II frozr to a MSI GTX 560 ti hawk. After reading customer reviews about the twin frozr II and how it was discontinued really scared me! so I decided to just go with the MSI GTX 560 ti hawk. I would have went with the GTX 570 twin III but the sale on NCIXUS was out of stock and it's $404 on newegg way out of my budget, and realized I don't really plan on playing games like metro 2033 or heavy intensive games except battlefield 3. I do plan to SLI the 560 ti for future proof. Bought almost all the parts from NCIXUS except the GPU which I got from newegg with free shipping and the batman game cause it was out of stock on NCIXUS =(... but other than that I can't wait!
post #7 of 11
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[UPDATE]

Got the tracking number's earlier today so hopefully by tomorrow afternoon or early thursday I'll have the parts. I cannot wait any longer it's killing me! Makes me want to just drive down to where it's at right now at the facility it's about 6hours drive from me ahaha.
post #8 of 11
Very similar build spec to mine, I just built it earlier this month and so far its been great! You will love it!
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by THEStorm View Post
Very similar build spec to mine, I just built it earlier this month and so far its been great! You will love it!
Thanks! we cool like that . Have you overclocked your CPU yet? I'm a newbie when it comes to overclocking CPU never tried it once it's gonna be my first time, excited and scared that I may fudge up lol.

[UPDATE]

Well checked tracking and it's finally coming tomorrow I can't wait any longer! Gonna take ramelteon (perscription sleeping pills) I stole from work, sleep and wake up tomorrow at the exact time UPS comes knocking in lol! j/k. Where do you guys post your pictures btw flickr?
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[UPDATE]

OMG! I can't believe it took me this long to build it, had trouble with the cooler wasn't sure it was gonna fit but apparently it did =) my mistake. What took the longest was figuring out which wire went where kept on going back from the motherboard manual to the PSU manual. But after a long 6hours and a 1hour brake with my gf I've finally finished it. When I first turned it on nothing worked monitor, or psu and notice the switch wasn't on. Turned it on and everything worked except the optical drive!!. Opened it up and the plug wasn't secured and everything worked fine!. Installed windows, motherboard drivers, and gpu. It really took awhile cause I tried to make it nice and clean it still needs work but so far I'm very happy with it .

Downloaded so far
-Google Chrome
-GPU driver's
-Motherboard driver's
-VLC
-Steam

What else should I download? Mind you that I'm still new to overclocking the GPU and CPU. ANy suggestions?


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