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A new build.
12-16-2010, 01:56 AM,
#1
A new build.
My mother has been using a Pentium 4 Dell laptop and it's just painfully outdated. She seems to be using it more and more these days as she's gotten into facebook and actually plays a couple games. For Christmas I figured I'd build her a decent machine since newegg had an awesome deal on on OEM Phenom II x3.

AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition Heka 3.0GHz - $68.99
COOLER MASTER DK9 cpu Cooler - $10.99
Foxconn A74ML-K 3.0 AM3 AMD 740G Micro ATX - $44.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $49.99
PowerColor Radeon HD 3450 512MB - $24.99
LITE-ON DVD Writer - $19.99
Seagate Barracuda 500GB - $39.99
SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze - $39.99
LIAN LI PC-V351A Silver Aluminum - $89.99

It's tough to work inside the case. Doing the cable management was a pain.
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Beast Mode Engaged! CPU: Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.62Ghz 1.25v Heatsink: CM Hyper 212+ Mobo: Asus Rampage III Formula Ram: 12GB Corsair XMS3 @ 1574Mhz GPU: 2x XFX Radeon HD 6870 in Crossfire PSU: Corsair TX950W Optical: Lite-On DVDrw HDD: 2x Samsung F3 500GB in Raid 0 Case: CM HAF 932 See it here!
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12-16-2010, 03:07 AM,
#2
RE: A new build.
Sharp build!!! Great job in a confined case!
Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz O/C to 4.20GHz ~ ASUS P7P55D-E Pro MoBo ~ G.SKILL Sniper 16GB (4 x 4GB) ~ CM HAF 922 Case ~ 2X Radeon HD 6850 1GB in Crossfire ~ Sandisk 256GB SATA 3.0 SSD ~ Sandisk 120GB SATA 3.0 SSD ~ A-DATA 64GB SATA II SSD ~ 2X Western Digital 3 TB ~ 2X Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint ~ Corsair 750W Power Supply ~ CM Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler ~ 2x Acer H243H 24" 2ms 24" LCD >>>> 7.7 Windows Score <<<< Highest Stable O/C Score
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12-16-2010, 04:48 PM,
#3
RE: A new build.
Awesome job, nice and compact.

And good job on the wires. A few days ago I pryed open the case on my current computer and facepalmed at how bad the wires were organized, gotta get in there some time and reorganize them cause I want to keep this machine alive until it finally kicks the bucket.
Still Caught in a Mosh
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12-17-2010, 12:41 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-17-2010, 12:41 AM by Hogrock.)
#4
RE: A new build.
I'm in awe of how quiet this little thing is. 3 case fans + the cpu and psu fans and it's almost silent. I call my HAF 932 "quiet" but I think I might just have toned out jet engine computer fans over a lifetime of sitting next to them.
I got a manly 30FPS out of Half-Life 2 which is more gaming power than this thing will ever need. As long as it can run Bejewled I think my mother will be content.
Beast Mode Engaged! CPU: Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.62Ghz 1.25v Heatsink: CM Hyper 212+ Mobo: Asus Rampage III Formula Ram: 12GB Corsair XMS3 @ 1574Mhz GPU: 2x XFX Radeon HD 6870 in Crossfire PSU: Corsair TX950W Optical: Lite-On DVDrw HDD: 2x Samsung F3 500GB in Raid 0 Case: CM HAF 932 See it here!
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12-17-2010, 09:37 AM,
#5
RE: A new build.
(12-17-2010, 12:41 AM)Hogrock Wrote: As long as it can run Bejewled I think my mother will be content.

Probbly could put it on highest graphics settings too! Big Grin
AMD Phenom ii X6 1090T ($230)
Asus Crosshair IV Formula ($140)
G. Skill 4X4GB 1600mhz ($200)
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 ($250)
G. Skill 60GB SSD boot drive ($130)
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W ($100)
Cooler Master Storm Scout case ($40)
Asus DVD drive ($18)
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