Hey everyone! Happy Cyber Monday! Seeing as it is CyberPower Monday on their website, I've decided to take a stab at building a computer. Let me know what you guys think and if I should change anything.
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case
Noise Reduction Technology: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
Cooling Fan: Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler (Designed for Over-Clocker King)(CLP0575) SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Motherboard: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 TH Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 2x Thunderbolt, Ultra Durable 5, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, HDMI, 3x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)
Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance [Free upgrade from 1600MHz Major Brand])
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Power Supply Upgrade: 750 Watts - Corsair Professional Series CMPSU-AX750 Gold 80 Plus Power Supply
Hard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional (64-bit Edition)
You need a Phillips head screwdriver and (if you want) an anti-static wrist strap. I don't use the strap on my personal builds, but when I do them for other people, I tend to use the strap to be careful.
Its pretty exciting building your own. Its an awesome sense of accomplishment when it works.
You just have to be careful though. Some tips:
-Do not build on carpet
-Make sure if you are not wearing a wrist strap to ground yourself before touching anything (pretty much anything). You can do this by touching the metal of the case.
-The parts are more sturdy than you think. They are just prone to static. The least sturdy parts are the HDD's. Don't drop them.