Building My Own Computer
I’m not a computer science major, an IT professional, or a tech enthusiast, but the desktop system I am using now to complete the blog assignment for week 3 of CSIT-1110 is custom built. The only part I chose myself was the case and that was just because I wanted a really cool-looking case. In fact, the main reason that I have a custom built system is only because I wanted a really-cool looking case. A secondary reason is that at the time, I wanted to be more tech savvy, but all that ended up happening is that someone selected and ordered all the parts, and then provided very detailed instructions and close supervision of the building of my machine. I learned the importance of being grounded so that the internal components didn’t get fried, and I ended up with a really cool case that had lighted, multicolored fans, but other than that, I can’t really recall a lot as far as why we were using the parts that we used. And by the way, my case is an XCLIO gaming case, and I’ve received many compliments on it from various people that have visited my house who are accustomed to pre-assembled machines. What they don’t know is that while the XCLIO looks really cool, it houses an everyday, ordinary system (no, it’s not a super computer) and it has no special features. The fans are junk, and apparently, they’re no longer for sale through Newegg.
So, with all that being said, if I were building my own PC, by myself, without help, all my selections would be based around the case. Perhaps as I learn more, the reasoning behind my decisions will change, but for now, it’s all about the case (we all have to start somewhere).
Below is a list of parts that I would buy if I were building my own computer. As I was doing this assignment, I started to feel overwhelmed, so what we have below, is a list of parts that for the most part would be sold together, and this thing will probably work if I got it together. For me it’s all about the case, and the mechanical keyboard, which makes a lot of satisfying noise as you’re typing (I’m dying to take one to work to irritate my coworkers with). Basically, I need a few more days to do this assignment and help, so I’m just turning in what I could. I totally deserve a low grade on this one.
Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
This case, as the description would suggest, is for a person who is into gaming, which I am not. However, it does have blue lights and it doesn’t look like an ordinary computer case, (i.e. it looks really cool). It also boasts five fans, with room for the installation of additional fans. Keeping the inner workings of your system is of utmost importance from what I gather, so to my novice mind, the more fans, the better. Also, did I mention that is has blue lights? This case will set my home desktop system apart from the average, prepackaged Dell and HP systems, so no matter what I have going on inside the case, I know to other people like me, my computer system will look really awesome and a lot more impressive than it actually might be.
ASUS – P8Z77-V LK
It’s my understanding that the motherboard and processor must be compatible so my motherboard and processer selections chosen based on their compatibility.
Intel i5-3570k CPU
Kingston HyperX Black Series 8GB
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001
Rosewill Stallion Series Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Corsair Vengeance K95
Razer Naga – Green
ASUS VS Series VS197D-P Black 18.5″ 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50000000:1