[Build Complete] Thanks for the help!


Sep 29, 2011
Hey guys!

Today, I was able to build my very first PC, thanks to a lot of help from Tom's Hardware and awesome forum-goers like you!

I just wanted to show off a bit, as I am proud to have had it work out so well. I took my time, and it booted up the very first time I hit the power button. :)

Here are a few pictures, as well as the specs.

EDIT: The Scythe Mugen 3 came damaged, so I had to RMA it and will install it as soon as I get the new one.



PLEASE ignore the crazy cable mess on the desk. We are moving next week, so I didn't bother with outside cable management

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Scythe SCMG-3000 74.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($168.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($191.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($569.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($569.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 950W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($21.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer GD235HZbid 23.6" Monitor ($330.34 @ CompUSA)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) ($191.49 @ Mwave)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Wired Gaming Keyboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer RZ01-00120400-R3U1 Wireless Laser Mouse ($127.55 @ Newegg)
Total: $2982.75
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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