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#1 Hyrule

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:42 AM

My trusty desktop of 5 years, died a horrible death last week Thursday. Made a terrible wheezing sound and refused to power on. Motherboard and psu replacement didn't solve the issue and it was about 4-5 cpu generations behind so I gave it a proper burial and took the opportunity to build a new upto date one.

 

My trust old Bitfenix Colossus, old specs:

Intel i7-920 Quad Core -2.66ghz, 6gb ram, 128gb SSD, Gigabyte X-58 UD3R MB, Gigabyte Geforce GTX 460 SOC GPU, 650w PSU. After my bad experience with this gigabyte motherboard I definitely wouldn't be buying anything gigabyte again.

 

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:47 AM

What are you going for with the new one? Should be able to carry a lot of it across if you wanted to.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

And the new components arrived yesterday and I spent most of the evening putting bits together:

 

New Specs:

NZXT Phantom 820 Full Tower Case

i7-4790k 4ghz Devil's Canyon & NXZT Kraken X60 AIO Water CPU Cooler

250 GB Samsung SSD (for OS & Programs), 250GB Samsung SSD (for Games)

Asus Maximus VII Hero Intel Z97 MB

24gb Ram

EVGA Geforce GTX 790Ti SOC AXC 3GB GPU

1000W Corsair PSU

Using my other storage HD's from the old PC for a total of 10terabytes of storage.

 

Only installed Windows 7 so far, few more tweaks and will hopefully play around with it some more this evening.

Can't wait to play Watchdogs.

 

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Side by side old and new:

 

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More pics of it fully setup to follow



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:53 AM

Wow nice build.

 

Don't get your hopes up too much with WD though, it runs like utter crap on the PC at the moment. I have had it since launch and am still waiting for them to fix it. :(



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:08 AM

Wow nice build.

 

Don't get your hopes up too much with WD though, it runs like utter crap on the PC at the moment. I have had it since launch and am still waiting for them to fix it. :(

 

hehe it came free with the GPU, will see. Guess I could always get for PS or maybe Wii U if it ever comes out. 



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:14 PM

looking very nice indeed! 10 terabytes of space, I am surprised your not renting your hard drives for storage, could make a mint and a half!



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:42 PM

i know naff all about building computers, but it sounds cool.  wow 10 terabytes of storage, god the ammount of !Removed! i could store on that..........lol



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:40 PM

What a beast. I need to start thinking about building a new one. I built the current one about 4 years ago. Got all the parts from Novatech last time but will do some research on parts and specs before I go ahead.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

where did you buy that lot from? looking to maybe replace my GPU or CPU soon ( got the mod bug) let us all know how you get on with it



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:57 PM

Building a PC is easy when your in practice, sadly I am not, but never the less its an awesome spec machine!

 

The best thing about building your own is the fact you can get maseratti specs for a scratty corsa's price :D



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:02 PM

i was a bit dubious about building my own PC at first, but after seeing the price difference compared to pre-built and once i found some really good guides online, i decided to take the plunge and ordered the parts, made sure i had a whole day to myself and slowly built it up, nothing major went wrong and in the end i did rather enjoy the whole process and now i wouldnt touch a pre-built now i understand the basics

I'd say if your happy enough to tinker with your motor, then building a PC is easy :D


Glad to hear though im not the only one not happy with gigabyte im on my 3rd RMA'd Motherboard. 



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:23 AM

Ive always said if I ever got a desktop pc id rather a custom built one instead of.prebuilt. id just have to ask a geek friend to help with what to get lol.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:02 AM

I'm always happy to help if you want to know what to get, how to build or if you get stuck.

I've made a career out of it.... Damn guess that makes me a geek then :P

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:08 AM

Haha thankyou but ive not got the room for a desktop and it would mean I cabt lie in bed on laptop haha :-)

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:10 AM

Htpcs and cubes are all the rage these days, couple it with a wireless keyboard and mouse then you can use your tv.

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