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Natasha: My Dream machine + first build

post #1 of 11
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After years of waiting, I have finally got the cash together to build my dream machine. The parts are rolling in, but I will have to sit on some of them because the motherboard is going to take a while. My parts list is:

CPU Core i5 - 2500k

RAM Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Motherboard Gigabyte P67A-UD4 (won in a contest, waiting on Gigabyte to send it)

Video Card MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB

Primary Hard Drive Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB

Secondary Hard Drive SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM

Power Supply CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W

Case Corsair Obsidian 800D

CPU Cooler CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler

DVD/CD Drive Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98

Extra Fans 3x 120mm Yate Loon D12SL-12 Blue LED Case Fan - UV Clear (38.5 CFM, 25.4 dBA) and 140mm Yate Loon D14SM-12 Case Fan - Black (62 CFM, 29 dBA)

Update 1 3/15

Got my cooler, keyboard and mouse, and tool set today. Tomorrow is going to be a torrent of parts.





Update 2 3/16

The parts have arrived. It is Christmas in March. It was funny the look the front desk lady gave me when I had 5 packages lol. Newegg did a okay job with packaging my hard drive but Amazon did better with everything else. Now just waiting on the case, motherboard and SSD.
















Edited by frycicle - 3/16/11 at 2:54pm
Natasha
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Gigabyte P67-UD4 Asus Direct CU II 6950 Crossfire CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
PowerCase
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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Natasha
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i5-2500k Gigabyte P67-UD4 Asus Direct CU II 6950 Crossfire CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
PowerCase
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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post #2 of 11
Sounds like a sweet build! Why is the power supply listed as 750watts?
post #3 of 11
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Sounds like a sweet build! Why is the power supply listed as 750watts?
typo.
Natasha
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Gigabyte P67-UD4 Asus Direct CU II 6950 Crossfire CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
PowerCase
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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Natasha
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Gigabyte P67-UD4 Asus Direct CU II 6950 Crossfire CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
PowerCase
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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post #4 of 11
Nice build man, I am almost done with my dream build as well...its been taking me a month and a half though and the only thing holding me back is this motherboard. You plan to SLI that 560 in the future with that power supply?
MooCwzRck
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-2600K 4.6Ghz Maximus IV Extreme NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) Intel 510 SSD (2 x 120GB RAID 0) Western Digital Caviar Black (2 x 1TB RAID 1) Zalman CPNS 9900 NT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung 40" LED TV 6300 1080p Logitech K800 Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Cooler Master HAF X nVidia Edition Logitech M505 Monster Beats Pro's Creative External 5.1 Soundcard 
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Intel Core i7-2600K 4.6Ghz Maximus IV Extreme NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) Intel 510 SSD (2 x 120GB RAID 0) Western Digital Caviar Black (2 x 1TB RAID 1) Zalman CPNS 9900 NT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung 40" LED TV 6300 1080p Logitech K800 Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Cooler Master HAF X nVidia Edition Logitech M505 Monster Beats Pro's Creative External 5.1 Soundcard 
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post #5 of 11
Looks nice! I love that case. Want to see pics when done.
Petitmort
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i9-7900x Asus Rampage VI Extreme EVGA GTX 1080 TI FTW3 iCX Hydro Copper Samsung 960 Pro NVMe M.2 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
EK Water Loop Win 10 Dell 30" Atron 27" 
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Gateway 24" Razer Blackwidow X Chroma Seasonic 1000w Caselabs S8 
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Razer Naga Chroma I use 6 mousepads, lol 
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CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
EK Water Loop Win 10 Dell 30" Atron 27" 
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Gateway 24" Razer Blackwidow X Chroma Seasonic 1000w Caselabs S8 
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Razer Naga Chroma I use 6 mousepads, lol 
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post #6 of 11
isn't the UD4 the best P67 board?
Easy V3
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i7-4820k Asus Rampage IV BE evga 1080ti FE w/ hybrid kit 16 GB G.Skill Trident X 2400mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 120gb Samsung 840 EVO 1TB Samsung Blu-ray Corsair H110 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 10 Asus PG278Q Ducky Shine 3 - blue led - cherry mx browns Seasonic Platinum-1000 
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Dimastech Easy V3 Mionix NAOS 8200 Mionix Ensis 320 titanium HD  
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audio technica ATH-A900X 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 120gb Samsung 840 EVO 1TB Samsung Blu-ray Corsair H110 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 10 Asus PG278Q Ducky Shine 3 - blue led - cherry mx browns Seasonic Platinum-1000 
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Dimastech Easy V3 Mionix NAOS 8200 Mionix Ensis 320 titanium HD  
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post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MooCwzRck View Post
Nice build man, I am almost done with my dream build as well...its been taking me a month and a half though and the only thing holding me back is this motherboard. You plan to SLI that 560 in the future with that power supply?
Yeah. That's the plan. Should last another build too.
Natasha
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Gigabyte P67-UD4 Asus Direct CU II 6950 Crossfire CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
PowerCase
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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Natasha
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Gigabyte P67-UD4 Asus Direct CU II 6950 Crossfire CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
PowerCase
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post
isn't the UD4 the best P67 board?
One of the better ones.
Natasha
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Gigabyte P67-UD4 Asus Direct CU II 6950 Crossfire CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
PowerCase
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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Natasha
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Gigabyte P67-UD4 Asus Direct CU II 6950 Crossfire CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
PowerCase
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Update 2 3/16

The parts have arrived. It is Christmas in March. It was funny the look the front desk lady gave me when I had 5 packages lol. Newegg did a okay job with packaging my hard drive but Amazon did better with everything else. Now just waiting on the case, motherboard and SSD.















Natasha
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Gigabyte P67-UD4 Asus Direct CU II 6950 Crossfire CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
PowerCase
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
Natasha
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Gigabyte P67-UD4 Asus Direct CU II 6950 Crossfire CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
PowerCase
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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post #10 of 11
Ive got the same board and ram but my ram frequencies are only 1333Mhz but when I change them to 1600Mhz it says the system has become unstable from overclocking/voltage changing.... Little help here?
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