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Just finished my first build yesterday

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Last response: in Systems
March 4, 2012 5:53:57 AM

So the last part, the mobo, arrived before work yesterday, and i put it together afterward. I cannot wait to see how this thing will run some TRI studio shows, and how it does editing vids and auds. Not to mention play SWTOR :) 

Anyway for those interested here are some photos of the build process. I think i did well for being my first computer.

Last thing i need to do is clean up my damn desk :p 

If i wanted to add a second video card, do you think the psu would need to be upgraded, contemplating adding another one in a couple of months...

P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 PCI 3.0 mobo
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Creative Labs SB0886 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series Sound Card
Crucial 64 GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD
LG 10X Blu-Ray Reader & Writer
Cooler Master V8 CPU heat sink
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 600W Modular PSU
Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper

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a c 122 B Homebuilt system
March 4, 2012 7:53:51 AM

You have a pretty good power supply. I think it will power 2 560's, but you will not have much power in reserve.

I wouldn't power a couple of 560's with less than a 750 watt PSU.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 4, 2012 8:47:33 AM

How much thermal paste? two full tubes? :p 
how are your temps?
I'd also consider flipping the Psu so the fans at the bottom
Nice one on your first build though, once your happy, throw some pics into the members gallery :)