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November 17, 2011 4:21:36 PM

Hi, I noticed that my Hard drive was a bare drive. I am thinking I need one Sata II cable and a power cable for it.
I was also thinking, will my SSD card come with cables and brackets (I think it will I don't see bare drive anywhere in the description)?
Is there anything else in this group of components that I will need to get my computer running that is missing?
I'm also open to any comments, Suggestions, or critiques you have about my build.


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Final Computer Build "Ol'noname
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CPU:
$214.99 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
$149.99.99 GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Harddrive:
$159.99 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
$189.99 OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:
$244.99 MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:
$44.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
$69.99 Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Extra Fan:
16.99 Antec 761345-75024-0 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive:
$20.99 LG CD/DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heat Sink:
33.99 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
89.99 Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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Total:1236.89
W464
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Display:
$179.99 ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wall Mount:
$199.00 200 Series Wall Mount Arm, 2 Extensions
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WL6YY8/ref=sc_pgp_...

Keyboard:
$39.99 Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse:
$59.99 Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Total:478.97
======================================================================
Total:1715.86
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-300 (Sold Laptop)
=
Total:
1415.86
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
November 17, 2011 6:18:42 PM

There will be SATA cables included with the MB . Usually two , sometimes more.

If there are only two then use one to connect the SSD and the other to install the DVD drive . You will be able to install windows and get running . Later you can add the other disk
a b B Homebuilt system
November 17, 2011 7:02:32 PM

Sata cables are pretty much universal. Some actually state that they are rated for 1.5gbs 3gbs or 6gbs. Some have metal lock clips, or 90 degree connectors, but any cable should work.

If you need more I would order them on line because you can get any length and color you want for like 2 bucks, vs a department store where they are 10 -20, and you only get 1 option.
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November 17, 2011 7:34:14 PM

If you think you will need another SATA data cable just add one to your order, they are ~$5. You won't need a power cable, that's on the PSU.
You might consider a case which has some cable management Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 free shipping. I have an Antec 300 case and there is simply nowhere to put the excess cables except push them into the lower HDD bay where the front fan is or bundle them as tight as you can with wire ties as close to the PSU as possible. And trust me, you will have a TON of unused cables on that power supply. I just got my Antec 750 W Antec HC Gamer an hour ago and the thing is a Beast!
That Thermaltake will be similar.
Maybe none of my business but why would you need a wall mount for that monitor. by the looks of it I saw on your link I'm not sure it would even be suitable for a computer monitor. I have the exact same monitor on a 20" by 40" desk along with the keyboard and mouse and it is fine for my use. It has a stable base.
Mice and keyboards are a subjective thing, they have to feel right but the best mouse I have is a $30 Logitech cordless optical mouse with a USB wired transmitter which sits under my monitor and it's great for me. You might consider a wireless. Drawback, they use a battery and use USB port. Just thought I'd mention that. I hate that mouse cable.
Cheers!
November 17, 2011 8:13:38 PM

Course it's your business this a forum.
I'll order one SATA cable then thanks.
Yeah I might go to a store and try different mice out but I'm not too picky I just want it to be good at whatever it was meant to do. Except that keyboard I picked looks awesome.

This is what my specs look like now. (I MIGHT change to the Blackhawk but it is so daunting. I do like the Anuses though. Micheal Gambons or something.)




============================================================
Final Computer Build "Ol'noname
==================================================================

CPU:
$214.99 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
$149.99.99 GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Harddrive:
$159.99 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
$209.99 Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:
$359.99 EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:
$44.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
$59.99 Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, front mounted dual USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Extra Fan:
(16.99x2=33.98)Antec 761345-75024-0 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive:
$20.99 LG CD/DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heat Sink:
33.99 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fan Controller:
$21.99 NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen fan controller
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
89.99 Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total:1393.88
W726(max OC)
W565(Stock)
===================================================================
Display:
$179.99 ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wall Mount:
$134.99 atdec SD-AT-DW-BK Spacedec Acrobat Articulated Wall Arm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard:
$39.99 Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse:
$59.99 Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Total:414.96
======================================================================
Total:1808.84
------------------------------------------------------------------
-300 (Sold Laptop)
=
Total:
1508.84
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