Gaming PC Build Log

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Re: Gaming PC Build Log

Post by Black Six » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:26 pm

Yeah I was probably going to velcro them somewhere out of the way. But I may be replacing them so I haven't done anything yet. It would have been really nice if there was a hole in the back they went in so you could access them without opening the case.
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Re: Gaming PC Build Log

Post by Black Six » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:41 pm

My last two orders came today! Hopefully this will be all I need to complete my rig. I was stuck at work for twelve hours so I didn't get to play with everything that arrived, but I did install the SSD with the new bracket (worked perfectly) and added the new fans.

Next up is putting in the CPU and fan, seating the RAM, and making a few last connections. Then I get to power her up and see if she works!

Two weeks until The Old Republic!
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Re: Gaming PC Build Log

Post by Black Six » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:50 pm

Installed the CPU and RAM today, checked all the hook ups, plugged in a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, and...

It worked!

I installed Windows 7 Professional and man does it boot up fast off the SSD.

So I'm downloading the TOR client and I have Steam on there. Any utilities or programs you guys recommend? What's a good benchmark tool to use to show off my rig? :P
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Re: Gaming PC Build Log

Post by Bush » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:03 pm

I think some variety of 3D Mark is pretty much the standard bench these days.

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Re: Gaming PC Build Log

Post by Black Six » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:24 pm

PCMark and 3DMark scores. I have no idea how good/bad they are. But now I want to overclock to make them higher. :P
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