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    Building my first PC - Pics inside

    Hey Guys,

    As most of you will know I've been plaguing these forums for the last few weeks asking lots of questions to help get everything ready for my first time building a computer. Well, now that everything is ready and my parts have been ordered I thought I would upload everything here so people can see how I got on

    Enjoy!

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    Re: Building my first PC - Pics inside

    Stage 1,

    My parts from scan have arrived



    After unboxing the NZXT Phantom 410 and having a good play about with it I wasn't overly happy with the build quality of the front door so decided to return it for something a little simpler, all be it more expensive.



    Parts List:

    Case - Corsair Obsidian 650D

    Monitor - Dell UltraSharp U2412M

    CPU - i5 3570K

    MOB - ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Pro

    GPU - XFX 3GB 7970 Black with Ghost and Hydrocell

    RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz

    PSU - Corsair AX850

    CPU Cooler - Corsair H100

    Case Fans - CoolerMaster 120mm SickleFlow x 3 and CoolerMaster 200mm MegaFlow x 1

    Fan Controller – NZXT Sentry II

    Optical 1 – Pioneer Blu-ray writer

    Optical 2 – Pioneer DVD writer

    OS – Windows 7 Home

    SSD 1 – 64GB Crucial M4

    SSD 2 – 256GB Crucial M4

    HDD – Seagate 2TB Barracuda 7200rpm

    Extras – NZXT lighting kit, OZone Strike Keyboard, OZone XT Mouse Pad and Cyborg R.A.T 7 Mouse

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    Re: Building my first PC - Pics inside

    Stage 2,

    So, now that all my parts are here its time to start the build

    First off I got my tools together



    Then I thought it best to grab some protection, just in case!!



    During the build I forgot to take photos of things as I was going – If I ever hear the words “cable management” ever again in my life it will be too soon.... but after lots of blood, sweat, tears a trip to A&E for Sacred because I lost it and stuck a knife in him..... well ok, only joking although I was close! So almost 4 hours later my build was finally finished

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    Re: Building my first PC - Pics inside

    Stage 3,

    Well, thats it guys its all built & up and running so here are a few photos for you all to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who helped me with my questions over the last few weeks and you guys were right building my first own PC was way better then ordering that Alienware .

    Oh, and before I forget I do need to give the guys over at Scan some credit. They were fantastic and I will be using them again for all of my future builds and parts purchases








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    Re: Building my first PC - Pics inside

    Stage 4,

    LET IT GLOW!!









    Thanks again guys,
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    Re: Building my first PC - Pics inside

    Very nice! Made a good choice swapping the case imo.

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    Re: Building my first PC - Pics inside

    Very impressed great job on the wires makes the interior look clean and neat! Love the interior red lighting although I must admit it looks better in person than in your photos.

    Now to fire up some games and put it to good use!

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    Re: Building my first PC - Pics inside

    Nice

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    Very nice job.

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    Nice work. So much better than Alienware, and more satisfying.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Building my first PC - Pics inside

    Quote Originally Posted by RockGod117 View Post
    Very nice! Made a good choice swapping the case imo.
    Thanks for that - Yeah I can't pick fault with the 650D its perfect, build quality and just everything about it feels better and more worth the money over the NZXT Phantom 410. I'm really glad I made the swap now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sacred View Post
    Very impressed great job on the wires makes the interior look clean and neat! Love the interior red lighting although I must admit it looks better in person than in your photos.

    Now to fire up some games and put it to good use!
    I think I need to take some photos when its dark, the ones during the day don't seem to show it off as much. Well I've got Diablo III coming next week (although this won't push the system much), I've also been looking on Steam to see if they have any good deals on Crysis or the likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by doyll49 View Post
    Very nice job.
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Nice work. So much better than Alienware, and more satisfying.
    Thanks - Its strange, I keep looking down at it and think to myself “I built that” totally worth the time and effort and spec wise it knocks the socks off the Alienware

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    Re: Building my first PC - Pics inside

    What's the fan controller like? Just I read some people get a buzzing noise with some types of fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockGod117 View Post
    What's the fan controller like? Just I read some people get a buzzing noise with some types of fans.
    Seems fine to me, no funny noises from the controller or Fans at all. I've got 4 fans hooked up to it with a total of 9 fans inside (1x200mm Front, 1xPSU Fan, 2xGPU Fan, 4x120mm on my H100 and 1x120 Fan at the rear) and its almost silent even when running at 100%.

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    Re: Building my first PC - Pics inside

    I also have bee putting together a similar system & can confirm that the fan controller is fine. It's really quiet on lowest setting, especially as the PSU's fan of off until it's put under a load.

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    Re: Building my first PC - Pics inside

    This PC looks completely epic. Well done! I prefer it with the glow off though I must say

    those in case shots are just brilliant..
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    Re: Building my first PC - Pics inside

    OK thanks guys

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