Building my new PC today!

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by BMinkie, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. BMinkie
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    Most of my parts came in today now im just waiting for my case which is also coming today

    should I take a ton of pics?

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  2. Ethevion

    Ethevion Wannabe Artist

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    Nice! Have fun putting it together!
     
  3. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    If you felt like it, you could give a step by step picture guide to building a PC. For the noobs out there.
     
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  4. BMinkie
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    There are plenty of HOW TO videos on youtube that would be better then me lol
     
  5. PityOnU

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    Grats on the PC.

    May I point out that the forum is running a "how to" contest with tons of steam cash up for grabs.
     
  6. BMinkie
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    Im not good at doing how to's :-(
     
  7. alex_0706

    alex_0706 darknessblade

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    what kind of case do you have?
     
  8. BMinkie
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    Got everything up and running and windows installed fine!

    in one of the pics you can see Skyrim setting on ultra

    took me about 3 hours to build install windows and update stuff I have slow internet :-(

    all in all it was VERY smooth and VERY easy way easier then it was last time I built a PC over 5 years ago
     

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  10. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    The hard part is on cable management. :tpi:
     
  11. Celice

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    Glad it all worked out for you :)
     
  12. BMinkie
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    not going to even attempt it with a modular PSU lol
     
  13. alex_0706

    alex_0706 darknessblade

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    also if you have more fans add them for better cooling
     
  14. PityOnU

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    How much did this build end up costing?
     
  15. BMinkie
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    about 600 bucks
     
  16. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Dr. Wahwee's castle

    Not bad, you'll be glad you custom-built it, that's what I did and never looked back.
     
  17. BMinkie
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    loving it soo far
     
  18. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Addict

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    I was considering a build with that exact CPU, I am still considering it but I might also just dump the cash and go for an i7.

    How is it? 6 cores at 3.5Ghz can't be that bad... lol
     
  19. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Dr. Wahwee's castle

    Only get an i7 if you plan on editing videos and using heavy CPU-intensive programs. A nice i5 is plenty for gamers, and will run cooler.
     
  20. Celice

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    I would pocket the cash for a later upgrade.
     
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