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09-04-2012, 05:18 AM,
I wanted to thank everybody on here for building up my confidence and answering my questions. I can proudly say i have built my first computer and I intend to never buy a pre-built computer again. The build went really smooth and took me only a few hours.

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail

Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ASUS VE278Q Black 27" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest

COOLER MASTER R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 Blade Master 120mm Case Fan

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2B1600C9

Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Upgrade Bundle Kit)

HIS IceQ X H787QN2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support

BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

I did up the CPU cooler with the extra fan in a push/pull configuration and the rear fan lines up perfectly for exhausting out the back of my case. CPU never goes above about 35 degrees. We'll see later when i try another first and try overclocking a little. I'll hang out on here and read about that and to build up some more confidence before attempting that.

Everything seems to be running perfectly she boots up super fast and runs diablo 3/starcraft 2 on highest setting with no problems what-so-eva. I'm thinking of picking up a first person shooter type game and try that out in the near future.

The monitor i picked up is insane, its huge and I love it. I also picked up a Logitech G500 mouse sometimes it seems a little big for my hands but I'm not unhappy with my choice. And a Logitech Gaming keyboard for the back lit keys and was a reasonable price compared to other gaming keyboards or even non gaming keyboards for that matter.

The case was a pleasure to work with and i think i did a great job of cable management. I'll post pics in a week or two as I'm away from home until then.

Anybody on the fence about building they're own computer take it from me its a great feeling when your done and your definitely getting a better product then what you would get buying it already assembled. Its also a lot easier then you would think as like i stated before this was my very first build and I assembled everything in a evening with only knowledge from these forums and i watched a newegg how to build your own computer video. Take the plunge you won't regret it!
09-04-2012, 01:54 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-04-2012, 02:36 PM by Brandonsr.)
Re: Complete
Congrats man on the successful build! But We need some pictures Big Grin

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Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
Samsung 840 120gb
Acer S231HLbid 23" Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder 3.5G Keyboard: Ducky DK9008G2 PRO MX Cherry Blue
09-04-2012, 03:44 PM,
RE: Complete
Congrats, enjoy the new PC!
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CPU: Intel i5 2500k Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68 Video Card: Sapphire Radeon 6870 Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8gb Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550w Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB Case: Antec 300 Illusion Monitor: ASUS 23" 5ms 1080p Mouse: Logitech G500

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