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First time building a gaming PC.


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derek1024

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Hey guys,

I know it's been a while since I last posted in this thread. I want to thank everyone for their great suggestions. I successfully put it together about a month ago and so far, it's been working flawlessly.



As to a final question (if you guys don't mind me asking, that is), how often should I clean out my hardware (like the fans)?

I hear factors are important so I listed some of them:

- I have a dog we keep indoors and she's always around the computer.
- The rig is on top of a table
- I use my PC all the time :)
- The room that we keep the computer in has wooden floors
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Hi.

Thanks for the update. Great to hear the build went well.

As to a final question (if you guys don't mind me asking, that is), how often should I clean out my hardware (like the fans)?


Always happy to answer questions.

Same factors here but PC under the desk.

I have set my temps thresholds, fairly low, for an alarm to go off.

I look at the filters about every six weeks and clean if nec.

I do a thorough clean every 3 months on my main PC.
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derek1024

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Oh okay thanks for all your help. :)
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I Suggest For You The Best Is:-

Processor Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge-based 3.3 GHz CPU
Cooling system Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler
Cooling system 2 x Kingwin CF-012LB 120 mm Case Fan
Cooling system 2 x Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120 mm
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD LGA 1155 Motherboard w/ 20 GB SSD
RAM G.Skill Ripjaws 8 GB DDR3-1333 Kit (2 x 4 GB)
Graphics Card 2 x Galaxy 58NLH5HS3PXZ GeForce GTX 580 1.5 GB
Hard Drive OCZ Agility 3 120 GB
Free Duplicate File Finder Would Also Be Good For You.
Hard Drive Samsung SpinPoint F4 HD204UI 2 TB 7200 RPM 3.5" Hard Drive
Case Rosewill Future Mid-Tower
Power Supply Corsair TX950 950 W Power Supply
DVD Burner LG 12x WH12LS30 Blu-ray Burner
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:welcome: popeye8

Thank you for your suggested list of components as they may help someone else with a new build, this topic however was concluded by the OP 24 August 2011 - 04:40 PM <_<

For others who may also read this topic some information regarding using an aftermarket CPU cooler as suggested by popeye8;

You do not need the additional heatsink and CPU fan and if you did use it you would void your CPU warranty, Intel are clear on this, see below;

damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing;


Full article available @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm

AMD also have a very similar policy but as not relevant to the last reply to this thread the specific details have not been quoted.
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