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Old 09-24-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default Phase2: Receiving, Building, & Overclocking New Gaming Rig

This thread will be to follow the progress (with pictures!) of my new build, from this thread.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
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And everybody else who helped me with my decisions.

Final Specs:
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ~ $140
PSU: CORSAIR TX850 V2 850W PSU ~ $135
CPU: Intel core i5-3750k Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz LGA 1155 ~ $230
CPU COOLER: CORSAIR H100 ~ $115
MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 ~ $210
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GTX 680 2GB ~ $500
MEMORY: 8GB (2 x 4GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series ~ $70
HARD DRIVE: MUSHKIN Chronos Deluxe 240GB SSD ~ $190
HARD DRIVE 2: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM ~$110
OPTICAL DRIVE: LITE-ON CD-R/DVD-R DRIVE ~ $20
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ~ $100

TOTAL: ~ $1820 + tax/shipping
Grand Total: $1,959.64

Prices altered a bit due to some promo codes I found, so slightly lower than that, I'll update final cost after I receive last invoice.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Phase2: Receiving, Building, & Overclocking New Gaming Rig

First shipment received! I'm at work right now so I can't start building yet, but I have everything except: RAM, SSD, GTX680, H100. The RAM and SSD come tomorrow, GTX680 and H100 yet to be ordered, I will once I've paid my bills for the month.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: Phase2: Receiving, Building, & Overclocking New Gaming Rig

Thanks for the kind words up top.

We'll be looking forward to the photos.

I've attached an ATTO run on my Mushkin SSD, which is identical to yours. It will give you a basis for comparison.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: Phase2: Receiving, Building, & Overclocking New Gaming Rig

So far, so good. Power supply mounted (bottom of course). Hopefully used the right screws!
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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CPU installed (w/ stock HSF for now)
MOBO installed... then removed... then reinstalled with backplate on XD
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
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Sorry that the picture quality is a bit low, using my phone as a camera because I can't find my USB -> Mini-USB adapter for my digital camera. Anyway that's all the building I'm able to do today. Will add RAM and a SSD tomorrow and boot her up (hopefully she'll work!).
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Borrow a camera, we demand better photos!

Why did you bother to install the stock cpu HSF, when you have an H100 coming?
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Default Re: Phase2: Receiving, Building, & Overclocking New Gaming Rig

Lookin' good so far! But OMG, is that a stock HSF I see in there
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.... But OMG, is that a stock HSF I see in there

I hope he doesn't get banned for that!
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Borrow a camera, we demand better photos!

Why did you bother to install the stock cpu HSF, when you have an H100 coming?
H100 isn't coming for like 2 weeks. Same with the GTX 680. I want to test all the other parts before then.
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