Hey all, another "user" here seeking advice/suggestions from people who know more than I do about building a new system I've been slowly piecing together over the last year. I'm at the home stretch now, most everything listed below is already sitting in my basement. Now I need to know what I might be missing or would be advised to add to what I already have before I start putting it together. I think I'm going to be on my own doing it, which scares me to death. The last time I did this I was 18 years old and we were still in the 1900's, lol.
2 things I am very "iffy" on right now are my SSD and whether I need to buy extra fans or cooling devices. I am planning on buying an extra hard drive soon because the one I have is so small - wasn't sure if I should go for a disc drive or another SSD? Are SSD reliable... or better yet, is the one I have reliable enough to use as my main drive?
Anyways, please check out my stuff if you have some time to kill and I'll appreciate any/all feedback I get! =)
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Galaxy 67NPH6DV5ZVX GeForce GTX 670 GC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe (70SB135000000) 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Dual 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans, USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMD16GX3M4A1866C9
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply
EDIT: I would also appreciate any tips on what precautions to take when building it. All my floors are hardwood, so static shouldn't be too much of an issue - I know to ground myself by touching something metal first too (right?). Also could use any suggestions on what order I should put things in.
Edited, Apr 2nd 2013 12:51pm by scorleone
Edited, Sep 23rd 2013 10:00pm by Kaolian Lock Thread: spammer keeps bumping it.