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This is my first PC build, a gaming rig that should be able to handle anything I throw at it. Everything is ordered and most of it has arrived, save for a few components. I'm hoping to put it together over the next week or so. With some pics, my experience as a first-time builder will be shared here...

The components...

Intel i5-2500K Sandy Bridge processor
ASUS Sabertooth P67 TUF motherboard
HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB video card
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus cooler
8 (4GB x2) G. Skill Ripjaw X RAM
WD Caviar Black 640GB HD
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB HD
ASUS DVD-writer
Kingwin LZ-1000 Lazer 1000-watt power supply
Cooler Master HAF X case
Windows Home Premium 64-bit

I realize the power supply is overkill but it was in a combo with the case so it was a good deal. It won't support Crossfire, so I may upgrade (downgrade?) to a better and smaller PSU later.

I have an old monitor that will suffice for the moment, but dual ASUS 23" LCDs are the intent before long.

Hope to get some component pics up within a day or two.
Edited by Bigpapa42 - 3/15/11 at 3:16pm
    
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post #2 of 17
Looks like a solid build but Please do get rid of the kingwin PSU and get some nice quality Corsair or Silverstone PSU's

AND DEFINATELY POST PICTURES!!!! Or a kitten will die for every hour you dont post pics
post #3 of 17
Actually that PSU is rather decent.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=168

you say you wont crossfire now, but just wait.
 
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Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
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post #4 of 17
Anything that has UBER LED'ZZZZZ i dont really trust tbh.

just go with the tried and tested
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Its actually the one aspect of the build that I'm most leery about, in terms of trusting the quality of the product. I found it in a combo with the CM case I wanted, so it ended up being about $80. I did some reading and it looked like a decent unit. Not great, obviously, but not a complete liability.
    
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WD Caviar Black 640 GB ASUS DVD Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS 23.6" LCD 
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Kingwin Lazer-1000 Cooler Master HAF X 
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WD Caviar Black 640 GB ASUS DVD Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS 23.6" LCD 
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post #6 of 17
I hope to see Red and Orange LEDs in this build.. or tis not a hammer.
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post #7 of 17
Yeah, definitely change your PSU to Corsair HX-AX series, Seasonic X, Silverstone Strider
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Bigpapa42 View Post
This is my first PC build, a gaming rig that should be able to handle anything I throw at it. Everything is ordered and most of it has arrived, save for a few components. I'm hoping to put it together over the next week or so. With some pics, my experience as a first-time builder will be shared here...

The components...

Intel i5-2500K Sandy Bridge processor
ASUS Sabertooth P67 TUF motherboard
HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB video card
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus cooler
8 (4GB x2) G. Skill Ripjaw X RAM
WD Caviar Black 640GB HD
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB HD
ASUS DVD-writer
Kingwin LZ-1000 Lazer 1000-watt power supply
Cooler Master HAF X case
Windows Home Premium 64-bit

I realize the power supply is overkill but it was in a combo with the case so it was a good deal. It won't support Crossfire, so I may upgrade (downgrade?) to a better and smaller PSU later.

I have an old monitor that will suffice for the moment, but dual ASUS 23" LCDs are the intent before long.

Hope to get some component pics up within a day or two.
You and I are building very similar rigs. I picked up my 2600K today at Microcenter for $279. A lot of my components came today but there was nobody home to sign for them. Someone will be here tomorrow though and I can probably get started tomorrow night. Hoping to have it all done over the weekend.
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post #9 of 17
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Some pics.. I am not particularly with a camera, so apologies...










Edited by Bigpapa42 - 3/15/11 at 10:55pm
    
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PowerCase
Kingwin Lazer-1000 Cooler Master HAF X 
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i5-2500K ASUS Sabertooth P67 HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB 8GB G. Skill Ripjaw X 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 640 GB ASUS DVD Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS 23.6" LCD 
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post #10 of 17
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Had two buddies come over tonight (one who had built a rig before and one who hasn't). We jumped in and two hours later, I was booting up the system. Everything came together shockingly well. It ended up being much cleaner than I expected. Posted on the first try. Got Windows installed. I'm installing all the drives and such and getting things rolling. I'm still waiting for something to go wrong... but nothing so far. Runs smooth and fast.

Took a fair number of pics so I'll try to get some more posted.
    
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i5-2500K ASUS Sabertooth P67 HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB 8GB G. Skill Ripjaw X 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 640 GB ASUS DVD Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS 23.6" LCD 
PowerCase
Kingwin Lazer-1000 Cooler Master HAF X 
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i5-2500K ASUS Sabertooth P67 HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB 8GB G. Skill Ripjaw X 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 640 GB ASUS DVD Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS 23.6" LCD 
PowerCase
Kingwin Lazer-1000 Cooler Master HAF X 
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