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Old 11-27-2010, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a bit of a journal made to document my first ever computer build.

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Components:
Case:Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Mobo:Newegg.com - ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

PSU:Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Operating system: Windows 7 Home premium OEM

GPU:Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

HDD:Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical drive: just a normal bulk one from samsung, nothing special

RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-3GBNQ

Toltal price 1230
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Now lets move on to the building aspect... Sadly I gotta wait up to a week for all the components to arrive...
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just a bit of a journal made to document my first ever computer build.

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Now lets move on to the building aspect... Sadly I gotta wait up to a week for all the components to arrive...
thats the hardest part of building a computer haha
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thats the hardest part of building a computer haha
I agree!

I have to wait till Christmas!
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I agree!

I have to wait till Christmas!
I totally agree with you too...it took me several months of looking for great deals before I had all the components for my new builds....but it was totally worth the wait!

Be patient and enjoy the journey as you move toward your goal!

Nice system specs you have there!

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It makes it suck more when you have a project at school to do. My current computer wont run the printer so Im going to have to go to the library which my gram owes money to so thats $30 out the window because it wont be shipped till monday =(. I really would of liked to get a game with that money. Oh well I can do with Minecraft and Runescape for a month =)
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That feeling is multiplied by a hundred when you actully order it isnt it?

EDIT: Sadly I wasnt able to make the quote work right.

EDIT#2: The parts have been shipped, when I woke up today I thought there was zero chance it would of been.
The only thing not shipped was the Sapphire 6870 I got from tiger directs Ebay that should ship monday though. And besides Ill still be able to run the comp and get my project done, I can wait a week for the GPU.

Edit #3: Anyone know any free software for fan controlling purposes?
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the motherboard has a fan controller built into it, but you have to controll them through the bios, and the fans have to be a 4 pin pwm connectors plugged into the motherboard.
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Well what would you recommend for a fan controller? I liked the look of the nzxt sentry lx but people have been telling me it is not very good.
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shenangianz, any NZXT fan controller is boss
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That feeling is multiplied by a hundred when you actully order it isnt it?
I didn't plan on the build at all so when I got to order the parts and it came together I got super stoked and anxious. I'm sadly only going to get to play with it a little before it gets wrapped. :P I want to get the bios flashed so I don't have to worry about it on Christmas day when it gets built.
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Well what would you recommend for a fan controller? I liked the look of the nzxt sentry lx but people have been telling me it is not very good.
Newegg.com - Scythe KQ01-BK-3.5 "KAZE Q" Fan Controller

i have that and it works great. it's simple and to the point, controlling 7 fans with it right now.
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