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[LTrains Build Log] - Carbide 200R i5 2500K

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This is my second build ... The first one and current PC specs should either be part of my signature or be listed in the "My Rig" section. I havnt quite figured out how to get it to show in my signature.

I dont consider myself to be a gamer, therefore why I am going with the i5. Ill probably never overclock it but it does intrigue me so I may learn someday, and why I am considering paying extra for the option. I do game, and I will purchase one or maybe two to experience it, but not very serious about it and prefer PS3 at the moment. I would love to use my PC for a Home Theatre System but have not looked into how to accomplish this yes, so keep my options open.

Back approximaly 6 years ago a friend, who I have lost touch with, convinced me into buying the hardware and letting him build me a PC. Well I enjoyed it and the Rig has been extremely stable and reliable right up to this day.

The reasons why I want to build instead of buy pre built are for many reasons .... I like the fact that many things will be of seperate components so if something were to go I could replace the 1 item. I like that I will be getting what I'm paying for and not an overpriced turkey. I also am intruigued with the buying process of the individual pieces of hardware and that I will recive gratification that the Rig is mine and unique to me.

Well my current rig recently came down with a virus and with some help from another online site I was able to clean it up and get it back up and running. I considered gettng a new hard drive seeing that the one im running is the original that i purchased. Unfortunatley I do not have the system disc with Windows XP boot disc so I couldnt have the drive reformatted, though I do have all the driver software. So I looked into purchasing a copy of XP and realized that many of the major vendors dont distribute it any more. So I considered Windows 7 and here is where my dilema begins.

Well my current build specs appear to be just out of range of running windows 7 mainly the motherboard. So after searching the net and finding a better processor, more RAM, a possible better GPU, and lastly I came to the conclusion that the motherboard just might not be capable of accepting Windows 7 without some complications. So I figured I will keep her in tact and see if I can sell her.

Well just the excuse I needed to look into building a new one .... Here are the specs on the new build that should be just inside my budget of 1000.00....Let me know what you all think.

Build Specs:

Corsair Carbide 200R Mid Tower ATX Computer Case

Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI GeForce GTX 660Ti Pe OC GPU

Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit

Artic Freezer 13 CO

LG 22x DVD±RW Super Multi Dual Layer Burner - OEM

Seasonic X Series X650 Gold PSU

Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64Mb SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD

2 - Scythe Kama Flow 2 120mm Case Fan

ASUS 24X DVD Burner

Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit OEM

ASUS VS239H-P IPS LED 23" Monitor

Klipsch Pro Media 2.1

BitFenix Hydra Pro Five Channel Fan Controller
1- Front Intake - Bitfenix Spectre Pro LED 120mmx25mm
2- Side Intake - Scythe Kaze-Jyuni Slim Slip 120mmx12mm
1-Rear Exhaust - Bitfenix Spectre Pro LED 120mmx25mm
2-Top Exhaust - Bitfenix Spectre Black 140mmx25mm
Edited by Ltrain - 12/18/12 at 7:19am
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Here are some pictures of my current build .... Looks good dont it nice and clean and neat...


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New Build - See Specs Above...

Name: Carbide i5 2500

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When I installed my power supply I was a little upset to see that the modular wiring was a ribbon style type of wiring. Another thing I noticed is my GPU required 2 - 6 pins for power. The PSU came with 2 cables that had 2 - 2x6+2 cables. (Hopefully Im writing that correctly.) Basically it appeared that one cable could have been used to power the GPU considering it had 2 plugs attached. Could I have gotten away with this, just using one of the PSU cables to power up my GPU.

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209 views and not one response .... Ricolahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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