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Siri's PC Build - Core i5 2500k

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New i5 2500k build for mostly gaming, but will be used as my daily PC. Coming from a Mac Mini from mid 2010.

CPU:Core i5 2500k
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master 212 EVO
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE
Memory:Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 64GB
HDD: WD 1TB Caviar Black or Seagate Barracuda 1TB - Need to buy
Graphics: TBD
Case: Corsair 600T (White)
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800 Watts Semi-Modular Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On dvd burner w/lightscribe
OS: Buying Win 7 Home Premium tomorrow

I live 15 minutes from a Micro Center fortunately biggrin.gif (Will definitely be taking advantage of this for upgrades)
Thanks! thumb.gif

Cougar Case Fans 120mm Going to be buying some of those soon

got the necessary parts to get it up and running this morning.

Build only took me a couple hours and a small amount of blood rolleyes.gif

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That is everything except a graphics card. I will buy that next month. That HDD I am not using because the SMART status is messed up, I had that one for a while, thought I could get it to format but it didn't.

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That box was hilarious for me to carry out of Micro Center this morning, I'm about 5'5" rolleyes.gif The box is ridiculous.

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I will probably take more pics tomorrow.

I plan on changing the case fans asap because the stock ones are weak IMO. but before that I will install Windows 7 Home Premium tomorrow once I pick up the dvd from MC. thumb.gif

when I first started it my cpu fan threw an error, I haven't fixed it yet but I will get to that tomorrow. Not using it at the moment since there is no OS on it tongue.gif
Edited by Sakura Siri - 5/3/12 at 5:06pm
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Why didn't you get an IB?
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Originally Posted by succesfulvoid View Post

Why didn't you get an IB?

I dunno. I looked into it and the heat issue sort of made me stick with sandy bridge for now. I might upgrade to an i7 Ivy Bridge at some point. Sandy seemed like the safer choice as this is my first build biggrin.gif
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Oh well. I think your cooler could handle it, but SB is great. Congrats on first build.
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Thanks thumb.gif
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picked this up at micro center yesterday to hold me over until I get the blackwidow stealth. the box looked like it was opened so when I took it to the register to check out I asked them to open it to make sure everything was inside. which it was and they took $12 off for it being opened, instead of $55 biggrin.gif

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did not like the stock corsair front fan so I got one of the cooler master megaflows today and the blue led is actually brighter than the white led on the stock corsair fan. I also removed of of the hdd cages and moved the other one back. *not too concerned about cable management in the back because I should be getting the cougar fans and then some more zip ties to tidy up the back a bit more.

installing the cooler master fan was a bit of a pain because the mounting screws for the stock fan are blocked by some of the white plastic which resulted in me stripped 2 of the four screws. mad.gif

also trying out the built in fan controller since I didn't really care for the fan xpert 2. I may try it again at some point though.
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