As the title says, this is my first windows based machine.
I've been a long time mac user, so when my iMac **** itself and died I thought it might be a good time to invest some money into a good gaming/general use PC. I aim to use the PC for primarily gaming and internet use, with some video recording and graphical work/rendering when i need to.
I built the PC over the course of the past month and the process was mostly stress free. I had a little problem with windows installing on an SSD and so far I've been unable to put both SSD's into RAID 0, but i'm still trying (any help is appreciated). I plan to get a 2TB WD Red HDD when i get the money, but after i ordered the SSD's i was a little strapped for cash, but i'm definitely going to change the cpu cooler when i get a chance. But everything else was a great experience, the phantom case i got is so nice, I love the black interior and (i don't think i could have continued if the case was plain steel on the inside since I think it looks horrible) the inside of the case had so much room for cable management it was a dream.
The only thing i added that wasn't on the list was my keyboard and mouse (razer blackwidow and naga molten) and network card. The network card, unfortunately hasn't come yet and since I don't have a wired internet i can't use my PC until it comes.
But all in all I really enjoyed the experience of building the PC, and this site was a REALLY big help, thanks _^
P.S, sorry for the sideways pics, take with my phone -.- .
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$224.98||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155||$392.84||Amazon|
|Memory||Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866||$156.68||Amazon|
|Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866||$156.68||Amazon|
|Storage||Verbatim Verbatim SATA II 128GB 2.5" SSD|
|Verbatim Verbatim SATA II 128GB 2.5" SSD|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB|
|Case||NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower||$119.99||Amazon|
|Power Supply||Antec 620W ATX12V / EPS12V|
|Optical Drive||Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer||$39.47||Amazon|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$88.98||OutletPC|
|Monitor||Hannspree HL272HPB 27.0"|
|Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.8GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|