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My New PC Build

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Specs for New Machine:

 

CPU: Intel i7 4930K

Motherboard: Asus x79 Deluxe

RAM: 16 GB 1866 DDR3 (Latency 9-9-9-27) Crucial, Corsair or G.Skill

Video: Nvidia GTX 780 x2

Hard drives: 256 GB 6 GB/s SSD, Western Digital Velociraptor 1 TB, 10,000 rpm

Case: Lian Li PC-7H

Cooling: Haven't decided between air and liquid CPU cooling yet.

 

New Specs:

 

Intel i7 4930K Processor
ASUS X79 Deluxe Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866Mhz 16GB Memory Kit
ASUS Radeon R9 290X Graphic Card (2)
Corsair AX1200i Power Supply
Samsung 840 EVO SSD - 250 GB
Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
Roccat Kone Pure Mouse (me) NOT RECOMMENDED. Had to replace after 2 1/2 years.

Razor DeathAdder Mouse (Jimi)
Western Digital 1TB 10,000 rpm

Lian Li PC-7H Enclosure (me)

Lian Li PC-V1110 Enclosure (Jimi)

 


 

It's my turn! This will take a while since I can't afford all the components yet, but I did order the case since Lian Li cases are hard to get and sometimes take months to arrive. So imagine my surprise when my vendor said it would arrive in a week! Unfortunately the courier decided to use it as a battering ram:

 

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Apparently the damage was done by the courier. Anyway I'll get a replacement - no problem. The reason I deal with this guy is because I get excellent service and don't have to worry about returns and stuff like that.

 

The case is a Lian LI PC-7H and as I expected, it looks like an excellent case. Those are huge fans on the front, with filters on them, that should provide excellent cooling. The case is ready for liquid cooling and is also equipped with the mounting points for an external radiator. You can see the access holes for the hoses in the picture of the back of the case, above. There are ports on the top of the case as well.

 

So I'll give a plug to my vendor: DirectDial Canada, Mike Hay. I'll be ordering all the components from him.

 

Edit: Replacement case arrived and it's all intact. They told me I can keep the damaged case, so I'm going to see if I can straighten it out enough to use it. We've got lots of old machines, so I can use a beat up case, if I can straighten it out enough to be usable.

 

This thread will be a guide to building PC's. I'll explain how to get started and how to go about choosing components in the posts that follow.

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That is incredibly damaged!  :shock: My build is now over 3 years old but seems to be keeping pace with game developments etc.  I updated my graphics card around 18 months ago - it had just run out of warranty when it failed, but it's fair to say they get hammered.  It had already been returned and repaired, so I made certain my upgrade was a decent one. I used this company:

 

http://www.chillblast.com/

 

and they've been very good.  I would specify a build with this company again - building one myself isn't my forte!

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That looks like a good one for our members from GB - thanks for the tip, Sue.My guys (DirectDial) service Canada and the US. The link in my OP works for Canada and the US - just switch the currency.

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Just turned off images to read the thread. :pWhile we'reon the subject of cases, I'm going to tell everyone to avoid the 900D from Corsair. Their cases see usually top notch but the 900 has a fatal flaw: the screws used for the PCI brackets are placent behind a wall that extends out too far for you to get to them with large components. The case was designed with large components in mind, ironically. It's not getting a design change even though Corsair admitted it was stupid.Anyways, I guess we should all prepare a memorial service for the case. Who's bringing the aluminum flowers?

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If I get to keep the case, I'll post up pics of my attempt to resurrect it. Aluminum is very brittle, so I may not be able to hammer out the dents. The aluminum would probably fracture, but I'll have nothing to lose in trying.DS, why don't you post some pics if you manage to drill some holes in the side to access the card retention screws?I'm wondering if we should set up a hardware forum under tutorials?

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I got the replacement case yesterday and it's fine - no damage. I've already taken it apart and Lian Li still makes quality cases. The little details they include make these the best cases on the market, in my opinion. For example, they line the power supply mounting brackets and SSD mounting brackets with rubber to reduce vibration. The thumbscrews that hold the sides on also have a rubber gasket as do the mounting screws for the SSD drives. Lots of little details that make these cases a pleasure to work with.

 

I've added the rest of the specs to the OP. I'll be providing a guide to building your own PC in this thread, as well as news of my progress.

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I made a few changes to my selections and the order went in this morning. I should start receiving everything tomorrow. We also decided to build two machines: one for my husband and one for myself. We're going to reuse Jimi's old case or use the Lian Li case that got damaged in the OP. I was able to get most of the dents out. New specs:Intel i7 4930K ProcessorASUS X79 Deluxe MotherboardCorsair 16GB Memory KitASUS Radeon R9 290X Graphic Card (2)Corsair AX1200i Power SupplySamsung 840 EVO SSD - 250 GBCorsair H100i CPU CoolerRoccat Kone Pure Mouse (me)

Razor DeathAdder Mouse (Jimi)Western Digital 1TB 10,000 rpm

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All looks good - should be fast and efficient.  Looked the Roccat Kone mouse up - very interesting button configuration, plus light and neat for a gaming mouse.

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All looks good - should be fast and efficient.  Looked the Roccat Kone mouse up - very interesting button configuration, plus light and neat for a gaming mouse.

It's supposed to be ideal for people with small hands. Jimi has the Razor DeathAdder and it's huge! Way too big for my hands.I let you guys know how well it fits my hand. My hands are 6" long and that's my glove size.

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My hands are the same size as yours and I find many a mouse too big.  For the past 5 years I've used a Logitech Verbatim wireless nano mouse which is fab but only comes with 2 buttons and a wheel, so the Roccat Kone looks to be a big improvement on this for a small handed gamer. :D

 

p.s. you're not also 5' 3" with size 4 feet - are you? :blink:

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My hands are the same size as yours and I find many a mouse too big.  For the past 5 years I've used a Logitech Verbatim wireless nano mouse which is fab but only comes with 2 buttons and a wheel, so the Roccat Kone looks to be a big improvement on this for a small handed gamer. :D

 

p.s. you're not also 5' 3" with size 4 feet - are you? :blink:

 

I am 5'3" with size 8 feet! :rofl: That's 38 in European. I think UK sizes are different from what we use in Canada.

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Oh man that's close.  In UK sizes you'd be a 5. 

 

Back on topic...... let me know how you find your new mouse once it arrives  :D

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It just arrived. I haven't hooked it up yet, but it fits very well in my hand. I'm not too keen with the default button assignments, but you can change them with the drivers.

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Remember the case damaged in transit? The pics are in the first post. Well here's that same case today:

 

Fixed case2

Fixed case1

 
I was able to get the dents out! Lots of hammering with a rubber mallet and blocks of wood. I even put the case on the floor and used my heel (bare foot) to remove the last of the dent. I would up using this case for Jimi's machine, which is now complete. Very fast and quiet. :D I'll start a new thread explaining how to build your own PC, right from the start when you select the chipset and CPU to the finished build. I'll include some pics of the process when I build my machine. It even includes a case mod.

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So this case is sort of a reward of your work at the same time you got another case to compensate the damage the case had when you first opened it or am I mistaken.  Anyway good for you.  :) 

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Sue, I promised an update on the mouse I'm using. It's the Roccat Kone Pure and it's very nice. It fits my hand really well and it's really light. I bought a new gaming mouse pad as well and it just flies across the pad, which I really like.

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Oooh! I wonder if they do a cordless version.... I 'll have to go and check.

 

Thanks for the update!  What game/s have you tried it out on?  :)

 

The Pure also comes cordless and looks to be a good option for me.  I've sent the details to Rob for when the pennies are right!

 

:celebration:

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I haven't had time to play any games! :(

 

I did bump Oblivion up to ultra high settings and gave it a test run. Very nice and smooth and my mouse button settings worked just fine.

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Ok, one warning with this mouse: it will award you trophies as you do stuff with it and will proudly proclaim your new trophy with "Congratulations, you've won a trophy!" in a gravelly voice. It will scare the fucking crap out of you! I have sent a note to tech support asking how to disable this annoying feature.

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