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Old 04-02-2015, 05:51 PM   #1
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Decided to build my first computer

Always fancied building my own so finally took the plunge.

I study Aerospace engineering at Uni of Sheffield so I use Matlab and Solidworks all the time
I'll also be playing games such Battlefield 4, Titanfall, Project cars etc.


Specs are as follows:



Motherboard - Asus Maximus VII Ranger

Processor - Intel Core i7 4790k processor overclocked to 4.6 GHz

Graphics - Nvidia MSI Gaming series GTX970 Graphics card with 4GB GDDR5 memory

Memory - 16GB RAM - Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3

Power supply - Corsair RM750 750W Gold rated PSU

Memory Storage - Samsung 850evo 250Gb SSD with additional Samsung 500Gb external hard drive

CPU cooler - Corsair H100 water cooling system

Case - Corsair Vengeance C70 case in Military Green




The parts are arriving tomorrow which is perfect timing as my last exam is tomorrow so I can get stuck into building it Cant wait!

I'll take plenty of pics of the build for if anyone is interested
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:55 PM   #2
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Nice build, I used to build a lot of pcs and done quite a few custom cases even, played around with water cooling too..

I'd suggest a larger secondary hard drive, the WD 2TB Black is a very good quick and large drive..
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:43 PM   #3
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Ah well I've already ordered them now,
If I fill the external drive I'll buy another larger internal SSD at a later date, still reeling from the price of all this gear lol
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:06 PM   #4
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Just one point and sorry to be a downer ...but that graphics card is not supported by solidworks ...they only test the NVidia professional range.

Yes it will work, but you wont get any support from them.

Nice spec build
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:52 PM   #5
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Really? that's a bit of a bummer, although I don't get support from them now as its just a student license.
cant afford the $4000 they would want for the professional version anyway lol
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:07 AM   #6
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Let's put things in prospective, my laptop which is now over 10 years old only has Intel single core 1.6 Mhz processor with a massive 512 mb ram broken DVD drive and 60 gb hard drive rattling away.

It still can run ms paint and solitaire sweet.

Havn't built a computer in years, interesting to see how far things have moved on.

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Old 05-02-2015, 11:45 AM   #7
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I read that rwice before I clocked that it was 1.6 MHz and not GHz lol
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All the parts arrived today, nice and shiny


However I've decided to go back up to sunny Cumbria for the weekend so wont be getting stuck into the build till next week

Looking forward to it though
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