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Building First PC - Need Tips and Advice

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July 14, 2011 7:28:23 PM

Here are the Specs: (all parts already bought)

HD: Seagate 1TB Serial ATA HD 7200/32MB/SATA-6G
SSD: Corsair V128 Nova 128GB Solid State Drive
PSU: Corsair TX750W 750W Power Supply
CD/DVD: Lite ON 24X DVDRW SATA OEM
Cooling: Corsair Hydro H50 CPU Liquid Cooler
RAM: Corsair XMS 8GB PC10666 DDR3 1333MHz Kit (2x4GB)
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4Ghz Unlocked LGA1155 CPU
GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe
MB: ASUS P8P67-M Pro REV 3 Intel P67 LGA1155 MB
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case
Monitor: Asus VE247H 24" Wide 1920x1080 HD LED Monitor

I've never built a computer before only switched out PSUs, put ram in and graphic cards. Any tips? Actually a little nervous. Especially when it comes to the MB and CPU. Is it a decent build? Anything else I'll need for sure? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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July 14, 2011 7:41:40 PM

Test everything you built on top of a motherboard box first then take everything off and put it in the pc case just do it to test out or u wont know if it came broken or not so test it out first out of the pc case when u finish building it. Also ground your self after every component you put on or just get and anti static wrist band good luck :D 
July 14, 2011 7:58:58 PM

pre-test it outside yoru case... and then take some time to think the build thru... primarily about cable management. Spend all that money on something you're going to use for the next few years, take your time and hide / neatly run all the cables and use zipties!
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July 14, 2011 8:13:58 PM

JonDavis0 said:
Here are the Specs: (all parts already bought)

HD: Seagate 1TB Serial ATA HD 7200/32MB/SATA-6G
SSD: Corsair V128 Nova 128GB Solid State Drive
PSU: Corsair TX750W 750W Power Supply
CD/DVD: Lite ON 24X DVDRW SATA OEM
Cooling: Corsair Hydro H50 CPU Liquid Cooler
RAM: Corsair XMS 8GB PC10666 DDR3 1333MHz Kit (2x4GB)
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4Ghz Unlocked LGA1155 CPU
GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe
MB: ASUS P8P67-M Pro REV 3 Intel P67 LGA1155 MB
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case
Monitor: Asus VE247H 24" Wide 1920x1080 HD LED Monitor

I've never built a computer before only switched out PSUs, put ram in and graphic cards. Any tips? Actually a little nervous. Especially when it comes to the MB and CPU. Is it a decent build? Anything else I'll need for sure? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

You want an 850w psu to run two of those cards.
July 14, 2011 8:48:53 PM

Why_Me said:
You want an 850w psu to run two of those cards.


Yeah, I was on a budget and didn't plan on upgrading psu/adding another graphics for sli for a few months.
July 14, 2011 9:02:53 PM

Well... I just got all the parts delivered.... Now I know the size of a full tower case lol
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