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From iMac to my own Creation.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well I will start off by telling you all that this is nothing fancy.

 

   i5 4670k

   MSI Z87-G43

   Sapphire Radeon HD 7950

   Kingston SSDNow 120GB

   Seagate Barracuda 1TB

   G. Skill Ripjaw X Series 8GB

   Seasonic 620W 80 Plus Bronze

   Some Cougar case fans

   TP-Link WN881ND (have to replace it with a 5GHz one in a couple days)

   Asus PB238Q

   Cooler Master Storm Scout 2

   Some crappy Lightscribe from a computer I had someone make me 5 years ago.

 

 

I already had the Steelseries Sensei, Ducky DK9087, Qck Heavy, and the crappy speakers you will see also :)

 

Case is ready to go (this was while I was waiting for my parts to arrive that day :) )

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It lives!

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A really bad picture with a better one after it of the motherboard installed in my case. (I later moved the Ram to Dimms 2 & 4 as the installation guide said :P )

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Cable management wasn't a big deal yet...

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Now it is...

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At least it looks pretty out here still (besides the red sata cable I had to scrounge around for, probably getting rid of the cd/dvd drive soon)

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Close up of RAM

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Graphics Card installed

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SSD/HD

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Installing windows 8 oh boy!

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Setup for the time being

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Better shot of peripherals

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Shot of the window

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Sorry about the quality of the photos, stupid iPhone 4. But, like I said, it's nothing special but it's still mine :D


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Good to see you upgraded from an iMac :P


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Good to see you have a Ducky.

I watched Grubby use one for too long to not get one myself. I'm just sad I didn't get the green one because that sold out within a half hour of the online store as soon as they came in stock.

 

 

Good to see you upgraded from an iMac :P

About time right? :D

 

 

How has the transition from Mac OSX to windows been? 

Also the sytem looks great

Thanks! It's taking a little getting used to again, but I'll make it :)


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If there's any features you miss on a Mac (personally I still use a macbook pro for university), there are many programs created to basically do what mac did, for example, I used an app on mac called Alfred, and when I use my PC I missed having its functionality, so I looked for a replacement and found an open source program called Launchy :)


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If there's any features you miss on a Mac (personally I still use a macbook pro for university), there are many programs created to basically do what mac did, for example, I used an app on mac called Alfred, and when I use my PC I missed having its functionality, so I looked for a replacement and found an open source program called Launchy :)

As a person who also uses mac os, I miss the terminal and unix's permission system in windows.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

If there's any features you miss on a Mac (personally I still use a macbook pro for university), there are many programs created to basically do what mac did, for example, I used an app on mac called Alfred, and when I use my PC I missed having its functionality, so I looked for a replacement and found an open source program called Launchy :)

 

There weren't any major apps I can think of that I used. Most trouble I'm having right now is probably the SSD/HD issue but I think I've beat it :D

Also I still hit CMD + _ ...gotta get used to hitting control more :D


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I'm definitely going modular next time lol

You don't need a modular PSU to have good cable management. Just some tie wraps and patience ;)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

That brown pcb :unsure:

 

I know :( I wish it was black...

 

 

Great choice on the keyboard and the monitor.  seeing others with those make me happy. 

I really wanted a ducky and finally bought one a couple months ago. I freaking love this keyboard.

 

 

 

You don't need a modular PSU to have good cable management. Just some tie wraps and patience ;)

I did have patience but my father didn't, I had to hurry up at that point and get out of the garage because there was a garage sale the next day :O  It would have been easier though if I had less cables. My case barely shuts on that side...although not properly.

 

 


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Well I will start off by telling you all that this is nothing fancy.

 

Every pc is beatifull in it's own way  ^_^

 

and why the G43 ? the G45 looks waay better and the GD55 hasn't the brown pcb  :mellow:


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Posted · Original PosterOP

The outside of the antistatic bag is not antistatic and yeah dont place your new and shiny motherboard or whatever on top of the outside of it!

Oh...I've seen many people do that before on youtube O.o

 

 

Every pc is beatifull in it's own way  ^_^

 

and why the G43 ? the G45 looks waay better and the GD55 hasn't the brown pcb  :mellow:

I just checked and the GD55 has brown pcb...also I kinda liked the blue theme I had but I didn't need many of the features of more expensive mobos, I just wanted a relatively cheap one since I probably won't even SLI/Crossfire.


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PB238Q | Steelseries Sensei | Ducky DK9087 | Qck Heavy

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Welcome to the world of PC but i would suggest using some zip ties on the back and tighten some one those runs on them wires 


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Yay!! Finally.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Welcome to the world of PC but i would suggest using some zip ties on the back and tighten some one those runs on them wires 

 

I may when I'm feeling a bit bored. I had to kind of rushing that part :/

 

 

Nice first build 

 

Thanks!

 

 

Yay!! Finally.

 

I know right? :D


i5 4670k | Sapphire 7950 | Kingston 120GB SSD | Seagate 1TB | G.Skill Ripjaw X Series 8GB

PB238Q | Steelseries Sensei | Ducky DK9087 | Qck Heavy

Build Log: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/44902-from-imac-to-my-own-creation/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Just a little update, I pulled out the cd/dvd drive and tidied up my cables a bit better so I could actually close that side of the case properly.

 

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i5 4670k | Sapphire 7950 | Kingston 120GB SSD | Seagate 1TB | G.Skill Ripjaw X Series 8GB

PB238Q | Steelseries Sensei | Ducky DK9087 | Qck Heavy

Build Log: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/44902-from-imac-to-my-own-creation/

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