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My First Build works, all thanks to Toms Hardware's help.

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May 30, 2012 7:08:56 AM

Thank you Tom's Hardware!

I just wanted to say thank you to Toms Hardware for all the help on the forums and reviews. I started reading up and saving about 2 years ago. I went from the guy that just randomly buys a part to the guy who checks to make sure the part will work with the system first. I actually spent about 7 hours putting everything together, but it was also my first time so don't laugh too hard. I got everything working and running correctly and I was really shocked because I thought it would fail on first boot (thank god it didn't).


Parts:
Computer Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper
CPU: Intel i7-3770K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
MotherBoard: Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe
RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill RipSaws Z 2133 (F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH)
Graphics Cards: 2x Asus GTX 680 DirectCu 2 OC Edition
SSD: Samsung 830 512GB
HDD: WD RE4 1TB
PSU: SeaSonic 860W Platinum
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion
BD Burner: Asus BW-12B1ST
BD Player: Asus BC-12B1ST
Extra 120mm Fans: 4x Cougar Vortex PWM
Replacement 140mm Fan: XigmaTek F1451


Video Links
Part 1 - Internals (3:46)
Part 2 - Benchmarks (16:45)
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May 30, 2012 7:21:51 AM

Nothing wrong with taking your time :)  Everything works so your method was obviously bang on!

No doubt you'll be back soon seeking upgrades ;) 
!