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Singapore.
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I see what you mean about shipping, Almost woth going on a weekend shopping spree to Taiwan.

Keep in touch, let us know how you get on.
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I somehow managed to find and bought Antec 902 V3. Am still reading mobo manual.
Recommendation for 3rd party firewall?(preferably free)
When creating a drive image and emergency disks using windows built in tools, does it refer to something like this; https://windowssecre...maging-utility/
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Good, that is a really good case, you will not be disapointed.

Recommendation for 3rd party firewall?(preferably free)


I would recommend staying with the windows 7 firewall to begin with, get to know the system a litle then decide if you want to change. > http://www.techsuppo...ee-firewall.htm
You do need an Anti Virus program, I use Avast!, but read this article first. > http://www.techsuppo...ee-firewall.htm

When creating a drive image and emergency disks using windows built in tools, does it refer to something like this; https://windowssecre...maging-utility/


Yes. Use the windows tools to create the image and recovery disk. I perform this after Windows install/Motherboard drivers/video drivers/all updates, this is the clean install image. I then install the major software programs then create another drive image. NB, be cartefull where your second backup image is located if the same destination as the first image, that first image will be over written.

I believe you already have a HDD to reuse in the new build. If this has an OS installed on it. Please make sure this is disconnected before installing windows to your new blank Boot drive.

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Turns out i need to start buying the parts since im getting them separately. Realized prices as compared to the one listed at pcpartpicker varies differently especially CPU, MB and GPU. Unfortunately there is only Sim Lim so i have to look for international dealers.

Considering to buy the listed items below so far;

ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77
http://www.ebay.com....984.m1438.l2649
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 256GB
http://www.ebay.com....984.m1438.l2649
nMedia ZE-C668 5.25" Bay USB 3.0 Card Reader
http://www.ebay.com....984.m1438.l2649
Adesso API-811 2-Port FireWire 800 PCI
http://www.ebay.com....984.m1438.l2649

For MB still await reply from seller for cost of shipment.

Edited by xxmaxixx, 30 March 2013 - 08:35 PM.

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Gday.
Saw your post on RyanTzb's post. As you are both in Singapore, below, some info you may find useful. also look at the sites I listed his parts on. Sometimes I think it is better to buy locally, even if a little more expensive, much easer to get warranty or return an item that's DOA as against international shopping, and you have the shipping costs. See how he gets on with his purchasing and browse through the lists.

> http://vr-zone.com/p...atch/pricelists

Done some searches on the list of dealers in Lim Sin Squire. Do not use the following.
PC Themes Technology Pte Ltd
Video-Pro.com Pte LtdWhen
personal shopping, the general conclusion seems to be, "shop 4th floor and up", "dress smart", "be old" that might be a bit hard to comply with.
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Revised list
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/U0DS
Had to consider getting Corsair TX750 since no store at my place selling CX750 as supplier does not bring in. Not sure which psu similar to CX750. To confirm psu if possible by tomorrow.
As for the rest of parts I am left with the GPU, CPU, RAM and motherboard which I will be getting by this Friday.

Edited by xxmaxixx, 30 April 2013 - 05:59 AM.

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Hi.
Thanks for the update. Your parts list looks very good.
Just one thing to watch. The official rated speed of RAM for your build is DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800. You will be installing DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900. This is OK, will
work, but the BIOS will set the speed at the default of 1600, If you want the RAM to run at the higher speed, you will need to enter the BIOS and enable the XMP profile. I would do this after you have the system up and running.


Had to consider getting Corsair TX750 since no store at my place selling CX750


the CX 750 is the budget PSU. The TX 750 is the next step up, has better parts, more stable power output. The Corsair TX 750 PSU is the one to buy.
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Thanks for pointing it out. Once i set the speed to 1866, does that mean the pc will run overclock? To avoid overclocking, the other alternative is to get a different type of motherboard or 1600 ram?
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Thanks for pointing it out.
Your welcome.

Once i set the speed to 1866, does that mean the pc will run overclock?
Only the ram will be running faster. In the true sense of the word, not strictly over-clocked as the faster speed is the RAM default setting.

To avoid overclocking, the other alternative is to get a different type of motherboard or 1600 ram?
Changing the MB would make no difference as the Max native supported RAM speed on a Z77 board is 1600. No need to change the RAM, the BIOS will set it at 1600 and it will happily run OK. Should you decide for any reason to run at the higher speed it is there for you to use.


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I have acquired all the parts. Getting ready to assemble. Completed reading the manuals.
Antec 902 Case - $119
Samsung 256GB PRO SSD - $312
GPU, CPU, RAM, PSU and optical drive - $1470
Slight changes to ram and psu - Ares 2133MHz(2x 4GB), Corsair Enthusiast 80+ Bronze TX750M.
5.25" Bay USB 3.0 Card Reader - $61.53
Prices are in SGD.

Edited by xxmaxixx, 03 May 2013 - 04:27 AM.

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Hi.
Thanks for the update.
Just in case I have not posted this link before, Tutorial thanks to Troy and Artellos, > http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/

You have the various Manuals for reference, this is the order in which I build. . Please remember to turn of the power and take anti static measures when working on the computer
> If installed, remove and replace the I/O shield in the case with the one supplied in the MB box
> Alter/install fans if required.
> Install the PSU.
> Check carefully the stand-offs on the MB mounting plate inside the case, the number and pattern must match exactly the screw holes in the MB, no extra ones.
> Install a card reader or fan control in the top bay.
> Install the Optical Drive, (i prefer the second bay down.)
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> Place the MB on a clean piece of cardboard, a little larger than the board
> Install the CPU.
> Check there will be thermal interface material on the heat-sink plate (usually a pre applied pad/strips on stock cooler) or IF NOT PRESENT, APPLY YOUR OWN to the top of the CPU as per instruction that came with the TIM.
>Install the CPU heat-sink/fan.
> Connect the CPU fan plug to the CPU fan header on the MB.
> Install the RAM, refer MB Manual for the correct slots.
> Carefully lay the MB in the case checking screw holes and stand-offs are correct. Note the drive bay/s that are at the end of slot/s where the video card/s are to be installed, where possible leave them empty of HDD/s. Makes cable connection easer.
> Lift out the MB, put to one side.
> Install HDD/s,
> Install the MB. refer MB Manual.
> Connect the two power cables to the MB.
> Install the GPU/s. and connect the required PCI-E power cables. refer MB manual for correct slot/s and GPU manual for number of power cables,,
> Install any other add on cards. (check manuals, (some, very few, require software be installed first)
> Run and connect the rest of the wiring.
> If using, connect the mini internal system speaker, ensure the +/- on the plug matches the symbols on the header pins.
> Check over your wiring, OK??
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>Keyboard, Preferable use a PS/2 keyboard for first boot and software installation. otherwise connect a USB mouse and keyboard to USB 2.0.
> If using wired Internet, connect to the access point, (router/Modem)
> Connect signal cable first, then power to the monitor and switch on.
>IMPORTANT. If your PSU has a switch on the back for selection the voltage, ensure it is set correctly for your AC power.
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>you are ready to go.
> Plug in the PSU, switch on at the socket and the switch at the back of the unit.
> Press the Power On switch on he case.
>NB. Keep all packaging, receipts and any bits left over,
Should you have any additional questions, just ask. If you get stuck or are not sure of something, please stop and seek advice
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