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Custom PC Build - With Pics!
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    Ho-Oh2224 posted on Mar 22, 2012 3:28:00 PM - Report post
     
    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]
    CHUMitu - 31,854 GS

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

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

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    AdmiralP posted on Mar 30, 2012 6:26:08 AM - Report post
     
    I am concerned that you may need a larger power supply... just sayin'.
    That is the smartest thing I have ever heard anyone say about anything.
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    Mirraluka posted on Mar 30, 2012 7:31:45 AM - Report post
     
    quote:
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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

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    AdmiralP posted on Mar 30, 2012 10:20:41 AM - Report post
     
    quote:
    originally posted by Mirraluka

    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.

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