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The Virginator: My first ever build!

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Hey everyone! I'm finally building my first computer! :-)

Don't expect much modding, I might paint my case down the road, we'll see.

This is my build list.

Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-UD3R (got it!)
CPU: Intel Core i7 (in the mail)
Graphics card: XFX Geforce 9800GT (got it!)
RAM: Corsair Dominator 6GB Kit - 2GBx3 (got it!!)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (in the mail)
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 700 watt Modular PSU (in the mail)
HDD: Western Digital 5400 rpm 250GB drive (had it laying around)
Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD/CD Writer Black SATA LightScribe Support (in the mail)

I plan on modding a window on the 922 and painting the inside black. Pics soon!

Next post will serve as table of contents.
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Table O' Contents.
post #3 of 27
Good luck on the build. I think that's a pretty crappy card. You should get a better and better drive also.
 
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i7 950 4GHz 1.28v ASUS Rampage III Formula ASUS 5870 2GB Eyefinity 6 G.Skill RipJaws 6GB (3x2GB) 
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Corsair Force Series GT 240GB SSD 300GB VelociRaptor Western Digital 640GB AAKS Samsung F3 1TB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorMonitor
2x Sony Optiarc - 24X DVD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 24" P2450 Samsung 24" P2450 
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Dell 1905 - 19" Das Keyboard Pro Model M Corsair 1000HX HAF X 
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Corsair Force Series GT 240GB SSD 300GB VelociRaptor Western Digital 640GB AAKS Samsung F3 1TB 
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2x Sony Optiarc - 24X DVD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 24" P2450 Samsung 24" P2450 
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Dell 1905 - 19" Das Keyboard Pro Model M Corsair 1000HX HAF X 
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Looking nice, altough you may want a 7200 RPM HDD.
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Intel E8200 ASUS 650i EVGA 8800 GTS 512MB 8GB Corsair 
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Assorted HDDs None Stock Server 2008 R2 
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Dell 19" corsair 400w Old OEM case 
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Which i7 is that? Definitely get a better HDD.
Good luck with it all
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7200 rpm hdd is a MUST at this point...
The video card is a decent for a budget build... but with an i7 your gonna want nothing less than like a GTX260 216 or better...
    
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samsung 950 pro 512gb NVMe M.2 ssd ek everything win 10 xl2430t / u2515h (x2) / u2913wm 
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cm novatouch w/ pbt caps. evga 1200 p2 lian li pc-9f nixeus revel 
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samsung 950 pro 512gb NVMe M.2 ssd ek everything win 10 xl2430t / u2515h (x2) / u2913wm 
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cm novatouch w/ pbt caps. evga 1200 p2 lian li pc-9f nixeus revel 
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Originally Posted by rmp459 View Post
7200 rpm hdd is a MUST at this point...
The video card is a decent for a budget build... but with an i7 your gonna want nothing less than like a GTX260 216 or better...
Agreed. I'm already overclocking my gtx260 so i can run crysis warhead in whatever the setting is before max and 16x aa. Enthusiast or something.
    
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3x Caviar Black 640GB, 2TB, HM160HI, 7200.7 etc. old 52x CD-R I found x64 Windows 7 Ultimate RTM HP w2207h 22" LCD 
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3x Caviar Black 640GB, 2TB, HM160HI, 7200.7 etc. old 52x CD-R I found x64 Windows 7 Ultimate RTM HP w2207h 22" LCD 
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You could also get away with a smaller PSU, but no harm in having overhead.
    
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64gb Crucial M4 SSD 3x 250gb WD2500JD - RAID0 1tb WD1001FALS 1tb WD10EARS 
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64gb Crucial M4 SSD 3x 250gb WD2500JD - RAID0 1tb WD1001FALS 1tb WD10EARS 
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Pioneer DLDVD/CDRW Arctic Freezer Pro 64 Win 7 64bit Ultimate E2305 LG 23" LED 
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post #9 of 27
Telling him what to get is pointless if he's already ordered everything (sans the HDD).

Good luck with your first build man, you will feel so much more rewarded knowing you did it yourself!
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Rep+ for the awesome name!
    
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