First build is a success!

I wanted to let you know that my first build was a success and very satisfying. Thank you all for the help you have given me here. :)
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  1. congrats on your first build :)

    How much did it cost to build it, I'm hesitant to build anything over $600. lol. Too much money you know?:p can't bare the thought breaking something not like a dumb bimbo type of thing but like holding the CPU on its back on accident and breaking or damaging. But anyways yeah have fun gaming! :)
  2. Feels great doesn't it? Was it easier or harder than you thought?
  3. Thanks. It feels better than GREAT.
    It was much easier than I expected but I have been doing my homework since last November deciding what I wanted... and why. I researched each component, researched how each worked and how to install them. Read this site's forums and asked questions. The Newegg three part series on pc building was a big help... I watched them over and over... even had one playing on another pc as I was building.

    I took my time and was very, very careful. It only took a day to assemble.

    Price was $1401.18 after rebates and also included WIN7 Home, Logitec 305 mouse, CMaster Hyper 212 PLUS cooler, Logitech G110 keyboard, Samsung 22x DVD burner, Rosewill im5002 card reader and two 2311x HP 23" monitors.

    I have two 1TB WD Blacks and two Samsung 2TB drives that are existing storage drives that I will add to it.

    My wife still asks me why I need two monitors. I am the lone techie in our house. As long as all the computers work and the wireless network is up, the wife and kids are happy. :)
  4. Nicely done, the HDD I picked out is only 500gb yours is huge :D
  5. Congratulations.
  6. pcdad said:
    My wife still asks me why I need two monitors. I am the lone techie in our house. As long as all the computers work and the wireless network is up, the wife and kids are happy. :)


    That is what I want! I have two of them at work. Once you have two it is really hard to go back to just one. :D
  7. Agreed. I have two at work too.
    My WIN index scores are 7.5/7.8/7.4/7.4/7.9
    Don't know if it really matters but the new pc is sweet.
  8. wow you've a high WEI index how did you get it that high?? how much did your build cost with 1 monitor and all; do you've a SSD? I heard you couldn't get that high with out it
  9. Glad to hear your first build went well.
    Hope you enjoy it!
  10. shell shocke said:
    wow you've a high WEI index how did you get it that high?? how much did your build cost with 1 monitor and all; do you've a SSD? I heard you couldn't get that high with out it


    Yes, I am running a Crucial M4 SSD. See earlier in the thread for my costs.... and that's with two monitors.
  11. Enjoy your gaming rig! ~:)~
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