DUN DUN DUN! Harder than a sciencefair project, more frustrating than techsupport, its the Dreded Machine! Well maybe its not that bad but considering I’ve only seen the inside of a computer maybe two or three times in my life I am quite happy with myself (even if it is late). In fact I might just take take it on as a personal project this summer.
CPU:Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspxItem=N82E16819115213 I went on to tom’s hardware and compared CPU’s I originaly chose the sandybridge but I couldn’t find a whole lot of parts to go with it then I went on to new egg and looked for similar CPU’s and this one looked superfly, had good ratings, and fast is good. And so the first part was chosen…
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H55M-S2V LGA 1156 Intel H55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128457&cm_re=1156_motherboard-_-13-128-457-_-Product Not much to say good ratings, fit the CPU, was pritty and blue…
Memory: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416&cm_re=8gb_240-pin_ddr3-_-20-231-416-_-Product WHOO HOO!!! Finaly found some meomory I have no idea why I couldn’t find it before but I have it now and its nice.
Hard Disk: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-136-218&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2
Well… I don’t realy know I was tired and tired of looking. The ratings look good and its simple.
Video Card: GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspxItem=N82E16814125353Case I don’t game often but when I do they are usually big games so I wanted something that could handle that and then some and this seemed to be compatabel and work well
Case: NZXT Apollo BLUE NP Blue SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146026 Dosen’t that just look like it could fly!!! And the motherboard fits and everything!
Power Supply:Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC”Compatible with Core i7, i5″ Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspxItem=N82E16817182188 Its campatible with my CPU and motherboard, and it has a light… uaha a blue light… can I say awesome.
DVD: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner – Bulk – OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=27-135-204&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo I am not actually sure how to tell if this part fits so I just went by the ratings…
Time to put it together! First I’ll start with the mother board and the CPU, open the pin and place the CPU then close the pin, the most importaint part is also the easiest to install. Must not forget the fan (speeking from personal expereance overheating is BAD) so I’m just going to use the fan that came with the CPU. Place the heat pad side down on the cpu and clip it in and plug it into the mother board or it won’t have any power. Next up the memory, make sure not to touch the gold parts cause their special, place each stick in the corect slot in the corect order and push it down and clip it in. Open up the case by unscrewing the side pannel and push in the usb and port cover (don’t know the technical name for it) line up the ports on the motherboard with the port slots and the screw holes and screw it down. Now this next part confuses me a little because my case says “screwless” but this is how it worked in the newegg video so I assume this is how this case works. When you push your hard disk and DVD in the rack instead of lineing the screw holes and screwing them in all you have to do is push a little button on the side to slide it in and push it again to lock it in. Power the force that drives the machine, line it up and screw it down. Then the video card slides in to the motherboard and also uses a screw to hold it into place. Finaly conect all the wires and TADA!! You have a computer.
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