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Built my first PC today!

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Hello,

Been using a sony vaio laptop to game and stream on. Finally got to build a PC!
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a laptop what is that??? lol. what is it, details...

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its not that hard right? my buddy in AZ was scared out of his mind to do it himself, i sent him a few links for tips and what not and helped him along the way with a few minor things and he was good to go in no time, now hes currently on a better PC than me D:
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Hello,

Been using a sony vaio laptop to game and stream on. Finally got to build a PC!


Give us the specs on it. I just built my third Ryzen rig this week for the house.
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Yeah I agree it is easier than I first thought.

The only thing that gave me trouble was which cords to plug in where.

The manual for my PSU didn't think I'd be putting in a 1080ti with 2 8-pin power cables so that had me confused for a long time.

But once I plugged everything in it booted up and POSTed right away!
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a laptop what is that??? lol. what is it, details...

give us the specs InTheSpaghetti

So far:

GPU: Non-founders GTX 1080Ti
PSU: Has manual and at least 2x 8-pin pcie connectors.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon x5660 P6X58D-E XFX AMD Radeon R9 280X Corsair Vengeance 24 GB Triple Chanel 6x4GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua DH-14 CPU Cooler Windows 7 Pro x64 Samsung 24" LED 1080p 5ms DVI (S23A300B) 
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Thermaltake Toughpower 750W Gold Corsair M95 Onboard :S 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon x5660 P6X58D-E XFX AMD Radeon R9 280X Corsair Vengeance 24 GB Triple Chanel 6x4GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua DH-14 CPU Cooler Windows 7 Pro x64 Samsung 24" LED 1080p 5ms DVI (S23A300B) 
PowerMouseAudio
Thermaltake Toughpower 750W Gold Corsair M95 Onboard :S 
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Here is the build

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/InTheSpaghetti/saved/#view=PGmLD3

I couldn't think of an easier way to share it.

The "Remaining" shows which things I haven't gotten yet.

Priority is on the UPS and will get 2 more monitors as sales/funds allow.
I want to do a 3 monitor setup with same size monitors so I might not get the ones listed if cheaper more sensible options are found. Will game on the one I have, other two would be for productivity stuff and showing stream preview, chat, and things like that so they don't need to be as amazing as the main monitor.

The aftermarket fans can wait, debating on getting those RGBs or just the Noctua NF14s.
IDK if I'll get get an optical drive, currently have an external one I took from my laptop to replace with a HDD bay. It plays BluRays so that should be fine.



I plan on getting another GPU to do SLI and might double the RAM when I get the funds, though I don't do anything that needs more than 16GB at the moment.

Was able to get Win 7 installed with the 8700k after tweaking the install files on my USB stick. Will install 10 on another SSD once it arrives to see if I can stand it yet.



Now I have to learn BIOS setup and then learn how to overclock the CPU and GPU. First though I have to get my Ram to run at 3333Hz instead of the stock 2130Hz my system is setting it to.





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that is sweet! man. I love the white and the coffee lake just the way i like my women, black....with no cream. :cheers: EVGA - SuperNOVA 1000, why not go with something smaller? like with a 750 or a 850? i have a small one and it dose fine for me, my 
PSU i mean.:thumb:

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Hahaha,

I went with the 1000W so I don't have to upgrade when adding a second GPU. I could have gotten away with a 750W or 850W I think but with the ECO mode on the 1000W I can get away with the fan not spinning and having a quieter machine.

The idea was it's my first PC and I want to go all out and get my dream machine without compromising so the added expense wasn't much of a factor.
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Once I've got it OC'd and everything is running the way I want it I'll figure out how to turn off the mobo information LEDs. But until then I'll keep then on in case I need to diagnose any issues.
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