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Finally building my own rig
08-25-2013, 03:22 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-25-2013, 03:23 PM by Phrosty.)
#1
Finally building my own rig
After years of having only laptops I am finally building my own desktop. I am sure you will notice that there are a few things missing like PSU and Mouse and SSD. That is because I already have that stuff Smile

Here is what I got.

Motherboard: $85 - ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 - I got this motherboard because it was listed as the alternative and because it has 4 ram slots instead of 2. I know not a great reason but meh. Tongue

CPU: $119 - Intel Core i3-3220 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 Ghz - I figured it was recommended I may as well get it. I was going to spring for the i5 and since I was at the top end of my budget anyways I figured it was not vital to have.

Ram: $38 - ADATA DDR3 1600Mhz 4GB Kit 2 x 2GB - Once again I got this because it was suggested and it fit my budget

Video Card: $235 - GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB - This is the purchase that I was most worried about. On the HR article it brings you to an amazon page, now the article price is like twenty bucks off the price. So I checked out newegg and found what I am hoping is the exact same thing. I bought it from newegg because it came with a free game and I swear at the time I bought it there was no mail in rebate and there is now. Oh well lol.Here is the amazon one for comparison

Case: $70 - Rosewill R5 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case - I got it because well it looks like a beast and I like it.

Keyboard: $13 Microsoft Wired Keyboard 200 - I saw it in the article and went super cheap because I knew I was pushing my budget and I needed one. Dodgy

So after everything is all said and done after taxes and shipping and what not it came out to around $575. Which is about 70 bucks over budget Confused. Oh well Angel


In case you are wondering what my psu is: NZXT Hale 82 750w Bronze
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08-25-2013, 03:28 PM,
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RE: Finally building my own rig
Congrats! I can't wait to see the final build. Smile
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
Storage:
Samsung 840 120gb
Monitor:
Acer S231HLbid 23" Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder 3.5G Keyboard: Ducky DK9008G2 PRO MX Cherry Blue
08-26-2013, 04:37 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-26-2013, 05:19 AM by Phrosty.)
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RE: Finally building my own rig
I do have another question though. My wife and I have 2 cats and a Chihuahua, that is a lot of animal air. I could have sworn that somebody at one point had said something about filters or something that can go on the case fans to try and keep that hair out. Am I just crazy or does such a wonderful thing exist?
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08-26-2013, 12:47 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-26-2013, 12:50 PM by PwnBroker.)
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RE: Finally building my own rig
yeah some cases have built in filter slots, depends on the case and there are some after market kits you can get that are fairly simple to install and you can make your own if you have some tools to do it with. ie, a vise to break sheet metal, sheet metal and a rivet gun.
08-26-2013, 01:16 PM,
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RE: Finally building my own rig
I believe the top and front of the R5 already has dust filters.

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Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
Storage:
Samsung 840 120gb
Monitor:
Acer S231HLbid 23" Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder 3.5G Keyboard: Ducky DK9008G2 PRO MX Cherry Blue
08-26-2013, 03:01 PM,
#6
RE: Finally building my own rig
Finally!
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
08-26-2013, 03:20 PM,
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RE: Finally building my own rig
I know I know it's about time. lol. My family sent me some money for my birthday and I worked a ton of overtime and figure #YOLO. -_-
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08-26-2013, 09:31 PM,
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Finally building my own rig
(08-26-2013, 04:37 AM)Phrosty Wrote: I do have another question though. My wife and I have 2 cats and a Chihuahua, that is a lot of animal air. I could have sworn that somebody at one point had said something about filters or something that can go on the case fans to try and keep that hair out. Am I just crazy or does such a wonderful thing exist?

We have five cats and I have to regularly clean the filters.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
08-27-2013, 02:10 PM,
#9
RE: Finally building my own rig
Yeah, that video card is the same as the one recommended in the article, no worries there.

Nothing wrong with wanting 4 RAM slots, that's one of the reasons why I recommend it as an alternative, as it allows you to add RAM in the future if you want to. 4GB is certainly adequate for most uses, as long as you don't have a ton of bloat.

As other members mentioned, you have dust filters (on the bottom and front from what I saw). They are removable (you should be able to download a .pdf manual from Rosewill website if you don't get one with the case.), so just clean every few months or as you deem necessary if dust accumulates quickly.

One thing that helps with dust is putting the tower on a desk, sled, basically anything that doesn't leave it directly on the floor. While it is not necessary to do so, it can certainly help reduce the amount of dust that your PC will accumulate.

If you see dust buildup in the case itself, use compressed air and LIGHTLY blow off the dust without touching the components preferably. Remember to keep yourself free of static electricity to avoid damaging components (just touch your plugged in, but turned off, power supply, before handling components. Or anything else that is grounded).

P.S. Pictures or it didn't happen Tongue
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
08-28-2013, 06:48 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-28-2013, 06:48 PM by Phrosty.)
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Re: Finally building my own rig
Well I got my case and motherboard and video card today. I noticed that the motherboard and video card came with cds. Is it absolutely a necessity to have a cd reader? Or can I just download the software needed from the company website?

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