Thursday, August 18, 2011

Desktop PC Assembly

This will be my first time to assemble a PC from ground up so kind of excited and scared at the same time LOL

Ordered: August 19, 10:45am Friday
Received shipment notification: August 22, 1:00pm Monday
Delivered: August 23, 8:30am Tuesday

Parts (batch 1):

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K, $319.00
Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler, $33.00
Motherboard: AsRock z68 Extreme4, $215.00
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 1280MB Overclocked V2, $369.00
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3, $69.00
SSD: Crucial M4 SSD 64GB, $145.00
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB WD10EALX, $65.00
ODD: LG CH10LS20 10X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive, $75.00
Card Reader: Scythe Kama Reader 2, $29.00
PSU: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W, $169.00
Case: CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer, $99.00
Keyboard: Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510, $75.00
Mouse: Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700, $69.00

Shipping: $101.00
Sub-Total: $1,832.00

Parts (batch 2):

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM, $105.00
Extra Case Fan: CoolerMaster MegaFlow 200, $35.00

Shipping: $12.00
Sub-total: $155.04

Grand Total: $1,987.04

Existing equipment/peripherals:

Wheel: G27 Racing Wheel, $499.00
Controller: Logitech RumblePad 2, $--
Headphone: Sennheiser HD 448, $149.00
NAS: Synology DiskStation DS211j (2TB atm), $400.00
Laptop: Asus K40IN, $--

Future upgrades:

HDD: additional 2TB for NAS
RAM: additional 8GB for PC
GPU: additional card to have SLI operation

August 24 update: now up and running!

August 26 update:

3Dmark06 result: 24836 (stock CPU/GPU/RAM speeds)

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Merrell Intercept Sport

Got this and is now my best-looking and most-comfortable pair of shoes! Before, it was was Nike Shox O'Leven (best-looking) and Nike Zoom Soldier IV (most-comfortable).

Tuesday, August 02, 2011 (Part 3)

Placed 3rd order with but all items are for missus & daughter ;-)

Start: Aug. 2, Tuesday 11:30pm
Delivered: Aug. 5, Friday 4:30pm
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