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PostSubject: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Thu May 16, 2013 2:04 am

Well decided to dive into the unknown and build a PC, will take me a month or so to get everything together. I am trying to build the best PC I can with the budget I have. Most of the parts will be brand new except the case.


Plans:

Case - Corsair 600t white
Power Supply - 850w-1000w
Cpu - i7 3770k
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
Ram - 8GB Corsair Vengance
Hard Drive - 2TB  Barracuda
SSD - 128GB OCZ Vector

Graphics Card - My Old Card GTX 660ti sc 3gb
Optical Drive - DVD/Blu Ray Player
OS - Windows 7 64 Bit Pro
PSU - Corsair 800GS
Cpu water Cooler - Corsair H80i



After Build Plans
New Graphics Card
Add a corsair cpu water cooler
Overclock CPU to 4.4 -4.6ghz
Pimp out the inside of the case




First Purchase (The only case I wanted, Corsair 600t Midi Limited Edition White), I wanted only this case but as it is pretty expensive to buy brand new I have been keeping an eye out for a used mint condition example. Picked this up on ebay and an added bonus the guy was including a 850w power supply with it. I was so worried about getting it undamaged and if it was really as mint condition as he said, but it was delivered in one piece and its basically brand new condition.

The case comes with 2 x 200mm Fans Installed (One behind the lower front grill and the other in the roof of the case) both with blue LED's, So Im going with a white/blue colour scheme. The case also came with both a side window and a side mesh which you can change out, the mesh has attachments for more fans. I told my girlfriend the case was sexy, she was not impressed lol

Total Price £110 or $167 (£95 + £15 Postage) For the 600t case + an 850w bronze rated power supply)












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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Thu May 16, 2013 3:20 pm

nice! i'm a little jealous, tbh. i'm working on a new pc for myself as well, and the case i got is new but not as pretty as that one. gl as it goes Smile
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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Thu May 16, 2013 9:33 pm

awesome man! I'm probably just gonna buy a new pc soon. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Fri May 24, 2013 4:31 pm

Ordered the cpu and motherboard today, the cpu is brand new retail. The motherboard was an open box motherboard which usually retails for around 300GBP (overclockers selling it brand new for 350GBP), so could not pass up the 150GBP Saving. The motherboard is probably one of the best high end Z77 boards on the market right now, has a 32GB SSD built into the board for caching, thunderbolt, wireless and bluetooth, and a lot more great features. Was going to go with the sabertooth but this was slightly cheaper for an all round better board with more features.

Cpu - Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail @ 244.39GBP


Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard - B Grade @ 155.99GBP


Total 410GBP Inc Shipping or $618 USD


Total spend so far $785



You guys in the US get components much cheaper I have noticed
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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Tue May 28, 2013 10:31 pm

Getting Closer, more goodies Smile

The mobo despite being an open box looks perfect, sales guy said it was only reduced becuase the box was a bit scruffy, going by overclockers website I saved 200 quid on the board Smile




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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:07 pm

<< so jealous right now. lol XD my laptop is 7 years old now, and one of the RAM sticks failed so i'm at half strength till i finish my pc. sometime around november i think i'll have the dough for it. good luck with it aitchy, that pc is gonna be a beast!
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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:39 am

Got some more parts and started the build. Ordered DVD/Blu Ray Combo today, hopefully will come tomorrow. Then can more or less finish it, until I sell my old system and get a better GPU

Ram - 8Gb's Corsiar Vengance Blue @ 50GBP

SSD - OCZ 128GB Vector @ 120GBP

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7,200 RPM @ 60GBP

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM @ 60GBP


Build so far






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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:44 am

Stock intel cooler? Shame on you.
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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:57 am

NeRealais wrote:
Stock intel cooler? Shame on you.


Its temporary ^^

Its hideous I know
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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:05 am

Its alive!!

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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:47 am

Thats the Cpu water cooler installed, I am stable at 4.6ghz using 1.285 Volts, could probably get upto 4.8 but this will do I think

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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:12 am

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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:10 am

Well I got another ssd just for my games, so build is finished until I upgrade the graphics card.

Specs

CPU - Intel i7 3770k (Overclocked to 4.6Ghz)
CPU COOLER - Corsair H80i
MOBO - Asus P8Z77-V Premium
RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengance
GPU - GTX 660 Ti SC 3GB
SSD 1 - 128GB OCZ Vector
SSD 2 - 256GB OCZ Vector
HDD - 2TB Barracuda
CASE - Corsair 600T White
OPTICAL DRIVE - Asus Dvd/Blur Ray Combo
PSU - Corsair 800GS


Total Cost About 1,100 GBP including the windows 7 disc I had to buy
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PostSubject: Re: PC BUILD (My first build, will update as I go)   Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:45 am

Nice rig! Now dual boot that thing with some Linux and now where talkin!!!! Smile 
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