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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hey all,

My first post and my first complete build. Nothing too crazy, just a solid build with decent power.

Gonna get this going as soon as possible.... christmas is getting in the way right now.

Case : Fractal Design Define Mini

Motherboard : Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z

Processor : Intel Core i7-2600K

Heatsink : Zalman CNPS9900-MAX Red

PSU : Corsair Series Gold AX750

GPU : ASUS Radeon HD 6950 DirectCUII 2 GB

RAM : Corsair 4 x 4 GB Vengeance LP

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache

SSD : Crucial RealSSD M4 64GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s

Most of these parts are "definites" but I am not 100% on mainly the heatsink and GPU.

I'm sure somebody out there will have some advice!
post #2 of 13
That's a pretty powerful build! If you want an AMD build, you can buy the new 8 core CPU cheaper than the intel 2600K. If you want to do overclocking, you should consider watercooling your build.
post #3 of 13
^ Are you serious?

Don't get the Bulldozer at ALL. If you want cheaper, get a 2500k.

Solid build, looks good.
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Intel Pentium G640 MSI H61-I E35 Intel HD Graphics AMD Entertainment Edition CL9 1600Mhz 
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AMD Entertainment Edition CL9 1600Mhz Seagate Pipeline | 2TB | 7.2k | 3.5" Seagate Pipeline | 2TB | 7.2k | 3.5" WD Black | 1TB | 7.2k | 3.5" 
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120mm Stock case fan Windows 10 x64 n/a - Remote access via other devices n/a 
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i5 4570R Apple Logicboard Intel Iris Pro  8GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMonitor
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ASUS VH228 21.5" 1080p Apple Numeric Pad Keyboard Unibody Alu Apple Mouse 
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Intel Pentium G640 MSI H61-I E35 Intel HD Graphics AMD Entertainment Edition CL9 1600Mhz 
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AMD Entertainment Edition CL9 1600Mhz Seagate Pipeline | 2TB | 7.2k | 3.5" Seagate Pipeline | 2TB | 7.2k | 3.5" WD Black | 1TB | 7.2k | 3.5" 
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Hitachi TravelStar | 750GB | 5.2k | 2.5" Hitachi TravelStar | 750GB | 5.2k | 2.5" WD Blue | 500GB | 5.2k | 2.5" Akasa K25 CPU Heatsink 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
120mm Stock case fan Windows 10 x64 n/a - Remote access via other devices n/a 
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Originally Posted by PathOfTheRighteousMan View Post
^ Are you serious?

Don't get the Bulldozer at ALL. If you want cheaper, get a 2500k.

Solid build, looks good.
^^^ This... but unless you want to spend less, stick with what you already have. And unless you're thinking of serious overclocking, you don't need to even consider water cooling.
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post #5 of 13
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Christmas can wait..... some parts have arrived!

The AX750, very nicely packaged.... great looking cables aswell.

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Edited by dizzledon - 12/3/11 at 4:24pm
post #6 of 13

That's one sexy PSU. :s

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post #7 of 13
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Some more parts....

Crucial 64GB SSD & Corsair Vengeange 16GB RAM

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post #8 of 13
Looks like it's coming along nicely. Can't wait to see more biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 13
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Best looking motherboard ever? I think so wink.gif

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post #10 of 13
AWESOME biggrin.gif !
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