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Custom PC Build - With Pics!
 
Ho-Oh2224  posted on Mar 22, 2012 3:28:00 PM - Report post

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I just bought a bunch of parts to build a gaming PC. I know many of you here like that sort of thing, so I took pictures to document the build. As of now I'm about halfway done; I'll upload the rest here when I'm done if people are interested.

To start, my parts all stacked unopened: Link

Got some thermal paste applied! (Arctic Silver 5 if you were wondeing): Link

Dat cooler: Link

Finally got the motherboard mounted: Link

Parts list:

Intel i5-2500K
NVidia EVGA GTX 680 (It should be arriving in the next few days if I got lucky and am in the first shipment)
8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1866MHz RAM
ASRock Pro3 Gen3 Motherboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU Cooler
Corsair TX650 650W PSU
NZXT Full ATX Phantom (White with red trim)
Crossover 27Q 2560x1440 IPS Panel (On its way here. No idea of the delivery date.)


*I also apologize for the crappy pictures. They were all taken with my phone with flash on, so the white balance was all messed up. I fixed them a bit in Photoshop but nothing too serious.

[Edited by Ho-Oh2224, 3/22/2012 3:29:30 PM]

 
Shibby  posted on Mar 23, 2012 11:00:55 PM - Report post

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Oooo nice

Mine isn't quite as fancy but it was very fun getting the parts and (with a lot of help) putting it all together

 
Mirraluka  posted on Mar 30, 2012 6:03:57 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Ho-Oh2224

I just bought a bunch of parts to build a gaming PC. I know many of you here like that sort of thing, so I took pictures to document the build. As of now I'm about halfway done; I'll upload the rest here when I'm done if people are interested.

To start, my parts all stacked unopened: Link

Got some thermal paste applied! (Arctic Silver 5 if you were wondeing): Link

Dat cooler: Link

Finally got the motherboard mounted: Link

Parts list:

Intel i5-2500K
NVidia EVGA GTX 680 (It should be arriving in the next few days if I got lucky and am in the first shipment)
8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1866MHz RAM
ASRock Pro3 Gen3 Motherboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU Cooler
Corsair TX650 650W PSU
NZXT Full ATX Phantom (White with red trim)
Crossover 27Q 2560x1440 IPS Panel (On its way here. No idea of the delivery date.)


*I also apologize for the crappy pictures. They were all taken with my phone with flash on, so the white balance was all messed up. I fixed them a bit in Photoshop but nothing too serious.

[Edited by Ho-Oh2224, 3/22/2012 3:29:30 PM]

Thats AWESOME Good Luck when you play your first game on it,Fabuloso, and good on you.

 
AdmiralP  posted on Mar 30, 2012 6:26:08 AM - Report post

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I am concerned that you may need a larger power supply... just sayin'.
 
Mirraluka  posted on Mar 30, 2012 7:31:45 AM - Report post

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I am concerned that you may need a larger power supply... just sayin'.

How do you estimate or work out the size of the power-pack required for this kind of horsepower???.lol

 
AdmiralP  posted on Mar 30, 2012 10:20:41 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by The Admiral

I am concerned that you may need a larger power supply... just sayin'.

How do you estimate or work out the size of the power-pack required for this kind of horsepower???.lol

Link

Try this out. It is a PSU calculator. When I run my system I almost max out 650W.

Just so you have an idea here are my system stats:

Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 (OC'd at 3GHZ) - Stock Cooler
Saphire AMD 6950
8G OCZ PC-6400
MSI P45 Platinum (motherboard)
OCZ 750W Silencer PSU
Antec 300 - 1 120mm fan & 4 80mm fans
ACER S231HL - 1920 x 1080

The monitor and case do not really apply the PSU usage, but I just put up the same characteristics as were originally posted by Ho-oh. His is clearly a higher end, so I estimate that he may have greater need.

 
Skyheart  posted on Mar 30, 2012 10:36:40 AM - Report post

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I always buy an 800/850W PSU with any new machine. That pretty much guarantee's enough power for the current built, as well as any additional or replacement components I'll inevitably buy in the future.
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