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build completed
12-16-2011, 12:13 AM,
#1
Wink  build completed
just wanted to share some quick pics of my new build. I actually finished the build over a week ago i think and have been meaning to make a post but playing bf3 and other games kept me busy (and also getting married) Wink
a lot of my build was purchased during the week of blackfriday and with the help of forum members, this site and the internet i was able to put together a really nice setup that was affordable.
My antec case, seasonic 620watt PSU and 1tb samsung spin point was purchased back at the end of summer as a upgrade to my old PC.
Then during the week of black Friday I purchased the following items: an Intel 2500k CPU, A70 CPU cooler, ASrock z68 gen3 extreme3 motherboard, 8 GIGS ripjaw ram, ATI 5870 GPU. My cd/dvd burner is reused from my prior PC. I also had an extra windows 7 key from a family pack of 3 that I had purchased awhile back. Any ways here are some quick pics. http://s1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd509/scottr025/

as you can see the 5870 has just enough room, I knew this card was really big when I ordered it but wow it just clears the HDD cage. I was able to overclock my CPU to 4.4 GHZ stable in the bios with the ASrock presets, the higher presets 4.6 wasn't stable and I didn't try 4.8, I think the actual motherboard is holding the CPU back for higher OC's but that's fine as I knew that when I ordered it. Amazing that the OC presets going that high are even an option, great and super easy for a newb like myself to use. Again I wanted to thank this site for helping me piece everything togetherBig Grin please add comments and tell me what you think!
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12-16-2011, 11:58 AM,
#2
RE: build completed
Very Niceeee
Build: CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V LX GPU: XFX Double D HD Radeon 6870 1GB RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) HDD: Barracuda 7200RPM 500 GB SATA 6GB SDD: SAMSUNG 120GB 830 Optical Drive: Asus SATA 24x DVD Burner PSU: KINGWIN Lazer Gold Series 700w Case: Cooler Master 922 Blue Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Monitor: (2) ASUS ML 249H Mouse: Logitech G500 Keyboard: Logitech G110 Speakers: Logitech Z623
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12-16-2011, 12:09 PM,
#3
build completed
Thanks buddy!
Future upgrades planned for the spring would be a 120gb SDD drive or until the prices drop a little lower.
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12-16-2011, 09:56 PM,
#4
RE: build completed
I like the little platform you got for it. If I put my computer on the carpet floor I wasn't sure if i should put a piece of cardboard under it or something, but you got a nice thing going there.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K OC to 4.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac AMP! SSD: Crucial M4 128GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 RAM: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 650W Seasonic 80+ Gold Sound Card: None (Integrated) Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6260 Gaming Mouse: Logitch Gaming G500 Monitor: Viewsonic 24" LED-vx2453
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12-17-2011, 01:17 PM,
#5
RE: build completed
Thanks, I think the little platform is actually a piece of my desk that the monitor is supposed to sit on top of. I just have my monitor sit on the desk itself and I figured i would use the extra piece to keep the PC itself higher off the ground, plus it looks cool.
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12-17-2011, 01:52 PM,
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RE: build completed
Yeah, that's perfectly fine. As long as you clean up the inside of the case every few months to take out the dust buildup, you'll be fine.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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12-17-2011, 03:20 PM,
#7
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Yeah, keeping your PC on the floor seems to attract more dust overall. I used to keep my old PC on my desk but this new mid tower case is to big for that, I think it looks a little goofy on the desk.
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12-17-2011, 06:54 PM,
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Anybody else have a similar setup and instal there A70 vertically also? I figured it was to tight of a fit going horizontal. I seem to have average temps with this cooler so I don't think I'm that concerned, 28C idle 71C full load with a quick 5 pass test on intel burn test OC at 4.4 1.3V on the bios auto turbo preset. And all my case fans were set on low. Just wanted to see people's opinions on the way I mounted it. A guy on YouTube mounted it the same way as me with the same setup. I just know I may be sucking in some heat from the GPU this way, thoughts?
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12-17-2011, 07:07 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-17-2011, 07:08 PM by MathieuB.)
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RE: build completed
Yeah, it's usually more efficient to mount it horizontally. It should fit. Those temps are average, I've seen worse and also better. Also make sure to not put too much thermal paste, you really want just a very thin layer.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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12-17-2011, 07:18 PM,
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Alrighty I guess I have another PC project for the upcoming week. Mathieu my concern was with the A70 fan exhaust not having clearance with the case exhaust fan, man if it fits there going to be kissing each other but I'll try it. Is there a simpler way of taking the cooler off and on? Or do I have to take the mother board out again? Sad
Man I love this website, but I'm sure my wife hates it lol
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