After scrimping, saving and selling sh*t on ebay, I've managed to buy my PC parts for a complete new build.
My old PC is well old and the graphic card was faulty and I couldn't play bugger all on it.
This will be my first PC build (going balls deep) and doing lots of research these are the parts I bought…
Case - Zalman Z9 U3
Cpu - Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40Ghz (ivy bridge)
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX
Ram - 16Gb (2*8Gb) Corsair Vengeance
Cpu Cooler - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Hdd - 2TB Seagate Sata
Ssd - 256Gb Crucial M4
Graphic Card - 3Gb Evga GTX 660ti Ftw
DVD - Samsung 24x Sata DVD writer
Power supply - Corsair CX 750w M
Os - MS Windows 7 Pro
Also added a headset, extra case fan and a connector for the front USB 3 ports of the case.
All in about £1000 with delivery charges.
Now I'm NO expert so with that in mind on to the build…..
First up fitting the Cpu to the motherboard.
Next the Cpu Cooler, which was very easy. Oh there was thermal compound added to the top of the Cpu.
Added the Ram and plugged in the cooler.
Fitting the motherboard to the case. The case fans are pre-installed.
Add Power supply.
The SSD is tinny.
In with the DVD writer.
Next up was the Graphic card and other Hdd on the right. I had to remove the GPU during the wiring stage.
There are two Sata connections under it for the hard drives, which I couldn't see.
That's all the parts fitted, then came the wiring which did take longer, you need to refer to the motherboard Manuel.
But taking my time one wire at a time it was pretty straight forward.
Then trying to tidy up the wires, was well, take a look. Not pretty.
Well that was it, it booted up, loaded in Windows 7 and drivers which was fast, but then Windows update toke ages with my internet.
But all went well.
I need to thank Original John for backing up my Steam games from his silly fast work internet. Cheers man.
So I'm on Steam as SirSamuelVimes, so add me and lets get game on.
Would like to see anyone's gaming rig, slap your photos on.