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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

New to overclock.net and pc building here, just thought I'd share my first build!

Parts ordered are:

Processor - Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge 3570k 3.4GHz Unlocked Retail

Mainboard - Asus P8Z77-M Pro Mainboard

Memory - 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengance DDR3 PC3-12800

SSD - Crucial C300 128GB SSD (purchased 2.5" - 3.5" bracket also)

Case -Cooler Master Silencio 550 Case

Graphics - Onboard graphics (just until I get the system up and running and working properly)

PSU - Corsair 650W TX650M Modular PSU

Optical - Lite-On IHAS124

CPU Cooler - Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 C.O

Case Fans - Arctic Cooling F12 120mm x 3 (Two Intake at front of case, one exhaust at rear)

Thermal Paste - Arctic Silver 5 3.5g




Anything anyone see that is missing from here?
And are the components all up to scratch?
Ideally (being my first build and Im looking forward to getting to grips with everything) I'd like to overclock the CPU, I've read about 4.5GHz is easily obtainable from the 3570k using the Mainboards "Auto-Tune" Feature. I'll then go into more depth as I study overclocking, as its something I've never done before.

Waiting on most things still to arrive, should be here today / tomorrow. Only currently have the SSD, Case, Optical Drive, thermal paste and case fans!

Anything in particular I need to do when building the PC also? Any particular way of doing certain things?

Any info is muchly appreciated!

Regards

James
Edited by JTDi - 5/4/12 at 4:08am
post #2 of 24
You don't have an OS listed. Other than that, the parts look good. Good luck.
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
Oh yeah sorry, it'll be Windows 7, most likely just Home Premium 64 bit!
post #4 of 24
And about this:

Motherboard: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z77A-G45.html

I think is the same price smile.gif
post #5 of 24
AS 5 has a pretty high burn in time, so keep that in mind when you're looking at temps. I wanna say it's something like 200 hours, so it takes a few days for it to reach it's maximum cooling potential. Also I see you have an SSD, but do you have a hard disk as well? That 128 GB will fill up quickly.

As for a certain way of building, I'd put the psu in and route some cables first. I'd put the CPU and possibly RAM into the motherboard, then install it in the case. Then I would install the cooler and then pci cards. You can install drives first or last, whatever is easier. It's fairly straight forward, it's actually harder working on OEM type computers because nothing is standard.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4.5 GHz Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H EVGA 980 Ti Classified G Skill ripjaws x 16 GB 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 RPM Crucial MX 100 Corsair H80i GT Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus ROG Swift PG279Q Dell P170S KBP V80 TKL Seasonic X-750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Logitech G502 Razer Goliathus Speed M Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium 
AudioOther
AKG K7XX NZXT Mesh 5 Channel Fan Cantroller 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveCooling
Intel Core i7 2620M AMD Radeon HD 6470M Hitachi 320 GB 7200 rpm SED Stock, AC MX-4 
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Windows 7 Professional 64 1600x900 Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4.5 GHz Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H EVGA 980 Ti Classified G Skill ripjaws x 16 GB 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 RPM Crucial MX 100 Corsair H80i GT Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus ROG Swift PG279Q Dell P170S KBP V80 TKL Seasonic X-750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Logitech G502 Razer Goliathus Speed M Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium 
AudioOther
AKG K7XX NZXT Mesh 5 Channel Fan Cantroller 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveCooling
Intel Core i7 2620M AMD Radeon HD 6470M Hitachi 320 GB 7200 rpm SED Stock, AC MX-4 
OSMonitorMouseMouse Pad
Windows 7 Professional 64 1600x900 Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus 
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post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MME1122 View Post

AS 5 has a pretty high burn in time, so keep that in mind when you're looking at temps. I wanna say it's something like 200 hours, so it takes a few days for it to reach it's maximum cooling potential. Also I see you have an SSD, but do you have a hard disk as well? That 128 GB will fill up quickly.
As for a certain way of building, I'd put the psu in and route some cables first. I'd put the CPU and possibly RAM into the motherboard, then install it in the case. Then I would install the cooler and then pci cards. You can install drives first or last, whatever is easier. It's fairly straight forward, it's actually harder working on OEM type computers because nothing is standard.


So the temp's will be higher for the first few days until the AS5 settles in properly? Should I leave the OC'ing until that time?

Yeah I'll have an HDD also, the SSD will just be for the OS to load up on etc.

Thanks for the info r.e building, will certainly help alot!

James
post #7 of 24
I would have gotten Shin Etsu Thermal Paste. It has a much lower burn-in time.
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
I'll be honest, I didn't even know about burn-in times! I just bought the Arctic Silver 5 as I read it was one of the better Thermal Pastes out there!
post #9 of 24
There is zero difference between the Shin Etsu and AS5 in temps. Shin etsu is many times cheaper.
post #10 of 24
I just read an article on pcworld about ivy bridge processors and how they are dangerously hot when overclocked will post the link.
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