Ensure you have the following before getting started
Setup a basic Windows 2012 Server no frills required.
Setup a basic SQL 2012 instance or SQL 2008 R2 SP1
Create a domain service account with DBcreator and SecurityAdmin rights on SQL 2012 Instance
Download SharePoint Server 2013 from MSDN
*Change IMG to ISO to mount using Hyper-V
Run the pre-requisites tool
Accept the terms and of the Licence Agreements and click Next
Server might need a restart, click Finish and the server will reboot.
After the server has rebooted you will be greeted with the above window which will continue the pre-requisite installation
Once this has completed successfully click Finish and Reboot
Go to your SharePoint Server 2013 server image location and run Setup as Administrator by right clicking on Setup.
If you have not yet rebooted after the Prerequisites installation you will need to reboot before the installation can complete
Accept the terms of the agreement
I have decided to install a complete solution onto a pre-existing SQL instance
The installation will begin and finish quickly -+3 minutes
After the installation a configuration is required. Click close to continue with the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard
Create a new server farm and click next
Add the Database server alias/instance
Add the SharePoint Config Database name
Add the Username provisioned earlier with the DBcreator and SecurityAdmin rights
Supply the password and click next
The next setup is to add a Farm Password
I like to specify a manual port number in order to access the Central Administration from any machine and 2723 is my signature deployment port. Click next to continue to the installation
This took -+ 10 minutes, I would recommend a drinks break at this point.
Once this has been click Finish
This should open up the following Central Administration view.