The purpose of this computer was left open, so I used it to build my dream computer. I love to play World Of Warcraft, and one of the problems I have is the lag while in certain cities and while doing 25 man dungeons. I picked these particular components for my computer because they are the top of the line (for the time being) for what I would be using this computer for. I picked the solid-state hard drive to run my operating system and my World of Warcraft from, to cut down on the latency. I already have 5 other computers that do a multitude of things ranging from homework, movies, portability, and many other things. The one thing I don’t have is an awesome gaming computer. Sure, sure I can play W.O.W now on my computer in the living room, but I want more. My graphics are not the best and I have to turn down the setting in games, I lag when major damage is going on (AOE), and I get hiccups sometimes. (Not me, the game!) So, Basically I built this computer as my dream gaming machine.
Total Price for My Computer $4067.10
How to put the parts together. (Making sure I am on a static rug or stay in contact with a metal table, to prevent static discharge and fried components.)
- Install CPU to the motherboard, carefully making sure not to bend any pins.
- Install the CPU cooler over the CPU, might need to use a little force with this one but not too much. One side hooks in and the other side latches in. Then plug it in.
- Install the memory into the ram slots.
- Take the back plate and install it in proper place, if you can’t get it to snap in right use a screwdriver.
- Take the motherboard and insert it into the Chassis, lining up the screw holes and the back plate.
- Next I will install the hard drives. There will be a few screws to remove, and a front plate to take off the tower. I will remove the drive cage, insert the solid state hard drive first thought the back of the cage. Line the holes on the sides with the screw holes of the cage then screw in. Next insert the storage drive (2tb HD) into the top part of the cage with the same process as the solid-state drive. Then take cage and slide back into front of chassis, and screw the cage into place.
- Same process for the Optical drives. Remove the 2 plates on front of chassis, and slide drives into the front of chassis, align the holes, secure with screws.
- This next step is to connect all the connectors to motherboard…ei…. power switch, reset and lights.
- Connect all my connectors that come out of the front of case to the motherboard. They should be keyed for easy installation, and should all be labeled, making sure I don’t plug your usb ports into your firewire and vise versa.
- Slide my power supply into appropriate slot; figure out which way fan is blowing. Plug in my cables to appropriate slots from your power supply.
- Align and install my graphics card into the PCI express slot, snap into place, screw the card onto the chassis.
- Install sound card.
- Plug my power connectors in.
- Plug my video card connectors in.
- Plug my Optical Drives in.
- Plug my hard drives in.
- Plug my fans in.
- Ziptye my cables together so they look all nice and neat.
- When I boot it up I need to go into the bios system and tell it to boot from CD, then I need to install windows 7. Once Windows 7 is in, I will install all my drivers for all my stuff. Then install World of Warcraft…and see what my new toy can do!!!
Motherboard – EVGA X58 SLI Classified Motherboard – $419.99 http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=141-BL-E760-A1&family=Motherboard%20Family&series=Intel%20X58%20Series%20Family
Computer Case – ZALMAN CHASSIS GS1000 ATX FULL TOWER – $155.00
CPU -Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU BX80601920 – $289.99
CPU Cooler – Asus Triton 81 (I could only find it for sale in mexico) – $85.30
Power Supply – XION Power Real 1000W ATX Power Supply – $99.99
Graphics – GeForce GTX 295 CO-OP FTW – $599.99
Optic drive – Pioneer BDR-205 Internal Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer – 50GB Write Speed, SATA Interface, BD-R, DVD-R, CD-R, Black – $199.99
Plextor PX-B320SA Blu Ray Player – DVD and CD Burner, DVD+R 16X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, SATA, Lightscribe – $134.99
Hitachi Deskstar HD32000 IDK/7K Internal Hard Drive – 2TB, 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA-3G – $169.99
OCZ Solid Series Solid State Drive – 250GB, 2.5″ SATA – $714.99
Memory – Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM – Tri Channel, 1600MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048MB), DHX (I will order 2 of these for 12gb of ram) – $400.00
Keyboard and mouse
Logitech Bluetooth Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution – Keyboard & Mouse – $174.99
Samsung SyncMaster 305T – LCD display – TFT – 30″ – $159.93
Operating System – Windows 7 Ultimate Full Version – $319.99
3000 Watt 5.1 Dolby Digital DTS True Surround Sound Computer Speakers – $82.98
Sound card – $53.99
Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme
Lee Grell – My Boyfriend helped with wording and grammar.
Will Smith from the video link on the assignment is where I got the steps