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Hello all, welcome to my (first) thread on OCN. My first thread in this case is an in-depth build log for my new PC. I wasn't planning to make a build log, but I was inspired to do so by OolerTheInventor's build log.

My father's PC is getting (super) old. He's complained a few times that his rendering is taking AGES (on his Sempron LE-1250, and an AGP nVidia 5200FX, with RAM from the stoneage) I decided I'd give my PC to him, and I've done enough saving to build an (almost) identical system since I was in love with that PC, and I have had good experiences with ASRock boards (believe it or not).

First thing that I thought about was actually whether I should try Intel for once, but after days of thinking, I've decided that I won't, because I'd rather have a more value build, and also because of the fact that Intel switches socket much more frequently than AMD. For the GPU, I was thinking of a 6970, but then after surfing on a price comparison site, there was a 6950 1GB on sale, so I immediately went for it, and I might even be crossfiring this soon.
I was thinking of getting the HAF X, even though I HATED the looks on that thing, but then I found the 600T. I love the design on that baby.
For the PSU I decided to go with the AX 750 from Corsair, becase of the 80+ gold efficiency and the modularity of it. Below I have listed the stuff that I will use. I'll keep my old monitor and peripherals etc, so that's not a problem for me. Below is a little list of all the parts that I'll be getting. If you haven't noticed yet, I'm a big fan of Corsair .

Corsair Graphite 600T - 120
Corsair AX750 - 142
ASRock 890GX Extreme3 - 101
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - 138
Corsair XMS CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 - 46
XFX HD 6950 1GB - 232 HIS HD 6970 - 170
Corsair A50 - 27
TOTAL: 806 Euro

808 Euros? Perfect for my budget. I went on and sold my old Wii (that no one uses. It was only touched once, and we got it for free, too)
Once that was sold, I had collected more than enough to order everything. So far I have my ASRock 890GX Extreme3, which came today. I still need to wait for the other parts, though!



(Unboxing video coming soon, being rendered at the moment )

The rest of my parts should be coming by the following two weeks. I hope you guys will follow along with my second build. Thank you for reading, and if you have any questions or suggestions please leave a post. What you will see in the following few weeks is an in-depth build log, and I'll try to get as much stuff out there.

Also, if you read all of that, you deserve a medal. Thank you for reading!
Edited by DestinyPlan - 3/10/11 at 12:33pm
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post #2 of 10
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Day two: Yay, my 600T and my PSU came
The 600T is great looking, but the protective bag around it zapped me like crazy, that thing was full of static.
As for the PSU, that thing sure is heavy. The packaging was crazily secure and I surely was not dissapointed.



My RAM and my A50 should be coming either on Thursday or on Friday
Until then I'll keep you posted, and many thanks for the quick replies, I'm very glad you guys are curious
Edited by DestinyPlan - 3/1/11 at 8:32am
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WD Blue 1TB 6gbps LG DVR DL 22X SATA Win7 x64 HP x23LED 
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WD Blue 1TB 6gbps LG DVR DL 22X SATA Win7 x64 HP x23LED 
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WD Blue 1TB 6gbps LG DVR DL 22X SATA Win7 x64 HP x23LED 
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WD Blue 1TB 6gbps LG DVR DL 22X SATA Win7 x64 HP x23LED 
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WD Blue 1TB 6gbps LG DVR DL 22X SATA Win7 x64 HP x23LED 
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post #5 of 10
Will be looking at your build in anticipation.. (suscribed)


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post #6 of 10
Yep I'm currently curious too as you're from UE too.
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i3 2100 MSI P67-GD65 Gigabyte HD 5830 6gb 
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Samsung F3 500gb Samsung 830 64gb WD Green 3tb Coolermaster 412s 
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post #7 of 10
+rep and subbed!

Glad I could inspire people to share what they find enjoyable about our community.
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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post #8 of 10
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Thanks for the feedback Sir
Currently I'm waiting for the rest of my parts :S
Life seems to take so much longer now, I have half term holidays (only just a high school student), and haven't got much to do until then.
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WD Blue 1TB 6gbps LG DVR DL 22X SATA Win7 x64 HP x23LED 
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WD Blue 1TB 6gbps LG DVR DL 22X SATA Win7 x64 HP x23LED 
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post #9 of 10
oh I believe you on life taking so much longer. I remember what it was like when I was waiting for my tax refund to come in after I had all my hardware picked out and all that was left was to buy the stuff. Hang in there buddy! haha. cant wait to see the build.
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FX 8350 Asus Crosshair V Formula EVGA GTX 770 SC ACX 8Gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866 
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Plextor M5S 128Gb(OS) Plextor M5S 256Gb(RAID0) Plextor M5S 256Gb(RAID0) Western Digital Cavair Green 2Tb 
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Plextor M5S 128Gb(OS) Plextor M5S 256Gb(RAID0) Plextor M5S 256Gb(RAID0) Western Digital Cavair Green 2Tb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS 24x DVD RW Corsair H80i Windows 7 64-bit LG 24MP56HQ-P IPS 
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post #10 of 10
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Hi guys,

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I just called the shop where I bought my 6950, and I asked what's up what it. They said they ran out of stuck, and after a bit of explaining they offered me to get a HIS 6870 that can directly be sent (with the remaining money sent back as well). I agreed to this, so my parts should be coming at least by Tuesday with my CPU and HDD.
Oh, and during the past week I got my Corsair A50 and my XMS3 RAM modules. The XMS3 looks nothing like in the pictures, it looks amazing
I'll get some pics uploaded when it's daytime.

Also, I don't have a change to build my PC until Sunday or so because she is visiting home and I'd rather give her more attention than my PC
Stay tuned guys !
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WD Blue 1TB 6gbps LG DVR DL 22X SATA Win7 x64 HP x23LED 
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