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Topic: First Time Building Gaming Rig - Need Feedback!   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, April 7, 2011 8:35:32 AM(UTC)



Decoded if you can't read it because of small font - Processor: 7.5; RAM: 7.5; Aero graphics: 7.8; Gaming graphics: 7.8; Primary hard disk: 5.9.  Not too darn shabby!


My friend helped me build this and he is also the one who took the building process pictures.  I took these once I had it up and running at my house, but here it is :D  Thanks everyone.


Topic: First Time Building Gaming Rig - Need Feedback!   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:51:06 PM(UTC)

rrplay wrote:

You can optimize you cooler 's performance by the application of the TIM so you may want to watch Marco in


Building a PC, HotHardware and This Old Nerd Style 


Might as well check out Marco's cable management tips along the way

Your confidence should be pretty good for building your rig after watching that video Smile



I clicked the link on several different occasions (to see if it was just the site being down or something), and every time it tells me the link isn't available.  Is there any other way to find that video?  I'd love to watch it. 

Topic: First Time Building Gaming Rig - Need Feedback!   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:01:47 PM(UTC)

rrplay wrote:

Looks like a real good solid rig that you are going to enjoy building and using.and you  have a Win 7 64 bit version coming as well?


Yes, since I work in my college's I.T department, all employees of the college have access to free Windows 7 Home Premium x32 and x64 versions, as well as a bunch of other goodies like Microsoft Office 2007 + 2010 [:D]


I do also plan on taking pictures of the building process, so I will post some of them on this thread when it's all finished!  Thanks for all the feedback, guys!  Always welcoming more for new viewers of this thread. 



Topic: First Time Building Gaming Rig - Need Feedback!   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:03:54 PM(UTC)

Hi there!  This is the first time I'm building my own gaming rig, and I already picked the parts and ordered them, all off of Newegg.com, of course.  I had extensive feedback via other people and forum-goers such as pcgamer.com, tech support forum, and a couple hardware-monkey buddies in my I.T department.  I just found this site from NVIDIA and thought it would be interesting to see what the people on here think of this gaming build I ended up with.  I can't change anything since it's already been charged to my account, but it should be fun, and it'd be helpful for the future to know what I could have done differently!  My initial budget was $1,200, but I ended up a bit over that because I got carried away =P  


The WiFi adapter is there because I live in a rural area that does not have a nearby connection point for cable internet, so wireless is the only internet we can get.  


Motherboard:  MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU/Processor:  Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Video Card:  MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC Video Card

Hard Drive:  Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

- (NewEgg had a promo code for this that made it the same price as my first choice.  I originally had a 64MB cache, 500GB WD Caviar black.  So I went with the +500GB HD space and -32MB cache.)

RAM:  G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

HeatsinkCOOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm sleeve CPU Cooler

Tower/Case:  Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window

PSU:  CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply

Optical Drive:  LITE-ON Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDP118-04

Monitor:  Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design

Sound System:  Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speakers

Keyboard:  Saitek Cyborg V5 Black Wired Keyboard

MouseGIGABYTE GM-M6800 Noble Black Wired Optical Dual Lens Gaming Mouse

WiFi Adapter:  D-Link DWA-556 PCI Express Xtreme Desktop Adapter



All feedback, comments, and/or thoughts are all appreciated and welcome!  Thanks!