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How to Build a Intel Core i7 System from Start to Finish

More on parts here: http://bit.ly/cISTCL Build a system to last the test of time. In this demonstration, I show you how to install an Intel Core i7 on a Gigabyte GA-X58-A UD5 (Socket LGA1366) with 8GB DDR3 RAM using a CoolerMaster Centurion 534, CoolerMaster 600W Power Supply (PSU), and Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120MM Heatpipe Cooler (RR-B10-212P-G1). For video graphics, we install a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2 x 16 video card. We use a 128GB Crucial SSD to get us started with plenty of expansion room for future drives. OCZ Gold DDR3 1066 is used for the install. With a world class processor, motherboard, memory, hard drive and video graphics card, once you know how to install he mounting brackets for the cooler (heatsink/fan), the installation is literally a breeze, and you will be extending the life of your future proof desktop for a long time to come. The end result: A quiet PC that idles at 30C and passes Prime95 burn-in flawlessly. It's important to note that newer motherboards like the Gigabyte UD7 include built-in eSATA, USB3 ports, and SATA3 slots which can be a big consideration if you are looking to do it yourself (DIY) and build your own system today. With more memory and additional hard drives, this system could easily be commissioned as a high-powered server as well.

Mike, Aug 3, 2013
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