Overclock.net › Forums › Overclock.net Forum › New Members › Hello from Texas.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hello from Texas.

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi there everyone. After coming to this site numerous times to lurk and search for answers about all things computer-related, I decided finally to sign up and become a part of the community. Around February last year I began my first PC build. I had been using a laptop with a 2.1GHz Turion x2 for the longest time for everything (even including games) and I just decided it was time to upgrade. Unfortunately though money was very limited for me due to the combination of rent and a low-paying job. So, I ended up buying a barebones system and adding in my own goodies.



A couple weeks ago, I began replacing some of those budget parts with better stuff. Here's how the project is going today. This project ended up turning into the most expensive thing I've ever owned (yes, even more than my car) and also probably the one thing I'm most passionate about. smile.gif



Unfortunately due to some recent research I've discovered it was probably a mistake to upgrade to another AMD motherboard for my current processor (and as originally intended, the Bulldozer, or the Steamroller). I could probably benefit from just hanging onto the M5A99FX board and Phenom II I use now and sticking them in my old case with some parts I have laying around and make a secondary machine for side work, or even sell it as a completed machine.

With that said, here are my further plans for upgrading.
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro motherboard
Ivy bridge i5 3570K processor
EVGA GTX 660ti graphics card

May buy
Aftermarket CPU cooler
750W+ Modular power supply.
A different wireless networking card, since this one has been causing random bluescreens but mainly whenever I'm overclocked ~

I've got my machine set up in the rig builder, both the first and second version of them for you to C&C. Hope to have a nice stay here!

PS - Disregard the pink walls! When I moved in I had the option to paint them but I was more interested in computer upgrades. lol
Edited by DunkinFresh - 9/25/12 at 10:35pm
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T M4A88T-M USB 3.0 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Corsair XMS 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair XMS Seagate ST1500DL 5900rpm HDD Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro USB 3.0 / Sata ext... LG x16 write speed CD/DVD-RW combo drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Stock CPU Cooler Apevia 80mm Apevia 80mm Apevia 80mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Rosewill 120mm Blue Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Insignia 22" LCD TV - HDMI Microsoft Arc 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair CX600 Thermaltake v2 Logitech G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K ASRock Pro3 EVGA GTX 680 Corsair Vengeance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance Intel 320 Series SSD Seagate Barracuda Seagate ST1500DL 5900rpm HDD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro USB 3.0 / Sata ext... LG x16 write speed CD/DVD-RW combo drive Cooler Master TX3 Bgears b-blaster 120 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler master red Megaflow 200mm Rosewill Blue 120mm Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Insignia 22" LCD TV - HDMi 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 Corsair CX600 CM Storm Enforcer Logitech G500 
AudioAudioOther
Asus Xonar DG Razer Carcharias Headset Logitech C510 Webcam 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T M4A88T-M USB 3.0 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Corsair XMS 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair XMS Seagate ST1500DL 5900rpm HDD Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro USB 3.0 / Sata ext... LG x16 write speed CD/DVD-RW combo drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Stock CPU Cooler Apevia 80mm Apevia 80mm Apevia 80mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Rosewill 120mm Blue Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Insignia 22" LCD TV - HDMI Microsoft Arc 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair CX600 Thermaltake v2 Logitech G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K ASRock Pro3 EVGA GTX 680 Corsair Vengeance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance Intel 320 Series SSD Seagate Barracuda Seagate ST1500DL 5900rpm HDD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro USB 3.0 / Sata ext... LG x16 write speed CD/DVD-RW combo drive Cooler Master TX3 Bgears b-blaster 120 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler master red Megaflow 200mm Rosewill Blue 120mm Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Insignia 22" LCD TV - HDMi 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 Corsair CX600 CM Storm Enforcer Logitech G500 
AudioAudioOther
Asus Xonar DG Razer Carcharias Headset Logitech C510 Webcam 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
Welcome and looks like you are off to a great start. I started lurking for YEARS until I finally became a member - wish I did that forever ago.

What part of Texas?
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
I'm living in Katy (West Houston) right now.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T M4A88T-M USB 3.0 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Corsair XMS 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair XMS Seagate ST1500DL 5900rpm HDD Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro USB 3.0 / Sata ext... LG x16 write speed CD/DVD-RW combo drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Stock CPU Cooler Apevia 80mm Apevia 80mm Apevia 80mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Rosewill 120mm Blue Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Insignia 22" LCD TV - HDMI Microsoft Arc 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair CX600 Thermaltake v2 Logitech G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K ASRock Pro3 EVGA GTX 680 Corsair Vengeance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance Intel 320 Series SSD Seagate Barracuda Seagate ST1500DL 5900rpm HDD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro USB 3.0 / Sata ext... LG x16 write speed CD/DVD-RW combo drive Cooler Master TX3 Bgears b-blaster 120 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler master red Megaflow 200mm Rosewill Blue 120mm Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Insignia 22" LCD TV - HDMi 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 Corsair CX600 CM Storm Enforcer Logitech G500 
AudioAudioOther
Asus Xonar DG Razer Carcharias Headset Logitech C510 Webcam 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T M4A88T-M USB 3.0 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Corsair XMS 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair XMS Seagate ST1500DL 5900rpm HDD Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro USB 3.0 / Sata ext... LG x16 write speed CD/DVD-RW combo drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Stock CPU Cooler Apevia 80mm Apevia 80mm Apevia 80mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Rosewill 120mm Blue Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Insignia 22" LCD TV - HDMI Microsoft Arc 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair CX600 Thermaltake v2 Logitech G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K ASRock Pro3 EVGA GTX 680 Corsair Vengeance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance Intel 320 Series SSD Seagate Barracuda Seagate ST1500DL 5900rpm HDD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro USB 3.0 / Sata ext... LG x16 write speed CD/DVD-RW combo drive Cooler Master TX3 Bgears b-blaster 120 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler master red Megaflow 200mm Rosewill Blue 120mm Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Insignia 22" LCD TV - HDMi 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 Corsair CX600 CM Storm Enforcer Logitech G500 
AudioAudioOther
Asus Xonar DG Razer Carcharias Headset Logitech C510 Webcam 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5

Welcome To OCN!

Main Rig
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1800x ASUS Prime 370 Pro RX 480 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro  None Windows 10 Pro HP w19e: 1440x900 | Sony KDL40S-5100 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CMStorm Quick Fire. CM 1050w  Cooler Master Cosmos II Roccat Kone XTD (Optical) 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1800x ASUS Prime 370 Pro RX 480 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro  None Windows 10 Pro HP w19e: 1440x900 | Sony KDL40S-5100 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CMStorm Quick Fire. CM 1050w  Cooler Master Cosmos II Roccat Kone XTD (Optical) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Welcome to OCN from south Houston thumb.gif
As-Is rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HD... EVGA GTX 460 1gb 6gb patriot ddr3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
320gb  cheapo artic 92mm cooler Win 7 64bit Asus 23.5" 
PowerCase
ocz modstream 600w bitfenix prodigy 
  hide details  
Reply
As-Is rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HD... EVGA GTX 460 1gb 6gb patriot ddr3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
320gb  cheapo artic 92mm cooler Win 7 64bit Asus 23.5" 
PowerCase
ocz modstream 600w bitfenix prodigy 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Members
Overclock.net › Forums › Overclock.net Forum › New Members › Hello from Texas.