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post #1 of 14
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Well, with the guidance of overclock.net, my first build is ready to go. My goal was a powerful gaming system that kept the budget low, while having OC ability. Without further ado, my first build!

Case: NZXT Gamma - $35
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 3.2GHz BE - $95
Mobo: ASUS M4A79XTD Evo - $75
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD5830 - $110
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4) 1600 MHz DDR3 - $85
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60
PSU: OCZ ModXStream 600w - $45
CD/DVD: ASUS 24x Burner - $15

Tower Total: $520

*Monitor: Acer 24" - $120

Case from Amazon, processor and PSU are from eBay. Mobo/monitor were newegg open box, while the gpu, DVD drive, and RAM were newegg retail and HD is from microcenter.

(Cooling: Hyper 212; $25 + 2x Xigmatek XSF125's; $20 = $45) All cooling from micro center.

FINAL TOTAL: $685

So, thanks for the help, OCN. I'll get pics up later this week!

*edit: Added item sources and individual prices.


Mobo is mounted.


Everything else save the PSU, dvd drive, and RAM. (Haven't arrived yet.)
Edited by Intricate09 - 5/31/11 at 8:10am
post #2 of 14
very nice!
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post #3 of 14
did you purchase these from newegg? how much was the 5830 for?
    
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post #4 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aChao View Post
did you purchase these from newegg? how much was the 5830 for?
Added prices and sources.

To answer the question though, the 5830 is indeed from newegg at $110.
post #5 of 14
nice not bad me myself i would of went for the msi 790fx gd70 me i love the msi gd70 mobos very reliable and are overkill powerfull with wicked room for expansion did i say very overclocker friendly and take it like a champ as long as you change the factory thermal paste on the mobos which i do every mobo i get period old habit that will never die i dont like or trust oem sticky pad thermal paste and so far have only toasted one mobo and it was over a skimpy psu issue i went for bare basics ended up toasting my ram mobo and graphics card lol
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M.2 Toshiba OCZ RD400 512gb ASUS DVD rw  liquid cooled cpu and gpu's windows 10 pro 64bit 
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3 x 32lcd/led 2560x1600 wolfking timberwolf EVGA supernova 1300w G2  Thermaltake core X9 
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steel series wow cataclysm 14button programable  wolfking sniper Intel PRO PT dual port PCIe server NIC 
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Intel I7 5820k 4.6ghz core 4.3ghz CPU cache 1.345v asus sabertooth X99 sold R9 290x's am currently running a R9 280A X... 16gb of ddr4 corsair vengeance LPX 3200mhz 1t 1... 
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M.2 Toshiba OCZ RD400 512gb ASUS DVD rw  liquid cooled cpu and gpu's windows 10 pro 64bit 
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3 x 32lcd/led 2560x1600 wolfking timberwolf EVGA supernova 1300w G2  Thermaltake core X9 
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post #6 of 14
but the 5 series cards have so far been solid the 6 series on other hand i have seen to many nightmares to walk that road till they fix the issues
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Intel I7 5820k 4.6ghz core 4.3ghz CPU cache 1.345v asus sabertooth X99 sold R9 290x's am currently running a R9 280A X... 16gb of ddr4 corsair vengeance LPX 3200mhz 1t 1... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
M.2 Toshiba OCZ RD400 512gb ASUS DVD rw  liquid cooled cpu and gpu's windows 10 pro 64bit 
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3 x 32lcd/led 2560x1600 wolfking timberwolf EVGA supernova 1300w G2  Thermaltake core X9 
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steel series wow cataclysm 14button programable  wolfking sniper Intel PRO PT dual port PCIe server NIC 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 5820k 4.6ghz core 4.3ghz CPU cache 1.345v asus sabertooth X99 sold R9 290x's am currently running a R9 280A X... 16gb of ddr4 corsair vengeance LPX 3200mhz 1t 1... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
M.2 Toshiba OCZ RD400 512gb ASUS DVD rw  liquid cooled cpu and gpu's windows 10 pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3 x 32lcd/led 2560x1600 wolfking timberwolf EVGA supernova 1300w G2  Thermaltake core X9 
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steel series wow cataclysm 14button programable  wolfking sniper Intel PRO PT dual port PCIe server NIC 
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Intricate09 View Post
PSU: Apex 500W - $35
Was impressed by the system until I saw that. Bad choice...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...reid=65]Source


Even this PSU would have been worth spending more on:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...osewill%20530w
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1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
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1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
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post #8 of 14
ok i will post a few benches i just redone lastnight on my old rig with single ati 4890 955be to prove that you can do it on air and fact that can get some very good overclocks out of it on stock voltage http://3dmark.com/3dmv/3195560 http://3dmark.com/pcm7/59570 and http://3dmark.com/3dm06/15751517 and that is on the so called bad batch of eco xfx 4890 card so it is no slug the 955 which is very capable of doing 3.7ghz on stock air cooler which on them is overkill my temps stay way down just a few higher over stock but you need a good airflow case or the temps will go alot higher
Edited by rickcooperjr - 5/27/11 at 5:06am
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Intel I7 5820k 4.6ghz core 4.3ghz CPU cache 1.345v asus sabertooth X99 sold R9 290x's am currently running a R9 280A X... 16gb of ddr4 corsair vengeance LPX 3200mhz 1t 1... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
M.2 Toshiba OCZ RD400 512gb ASUS DVD rw  liquid cooled cpu and gpu's windows 10 pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3 x 32lcd/led 2560x1600 wolfking timberwolf EVGA supernova 1300w G2  Thermaltake core X9 
MouseMouse PadOther
steel series wow cataclysm 14button programable  wolfking sniper Intel PRO PT dual port PCIe server NIC 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 5820k 4.6ghz core 4.3ghz CPU cache 1.345v asus sabertooth X99 sold R9 290x's am currently running a R9 280A X... 16gb of ddr4 corsair vengeance LPX 3200mhz 1t 1... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
M.2 Toshiba OCZ RD400 512gb ASUS DVD rw  liquid cooled cpu and gpu's windows 10 pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3 x 32lcd/led 2560x1600 wolfking timberwolf EVGA supernova 1300w G2  Thermaltake core X9 
MouseMouse PadOther
steel series wow cataclysm 14button programable  wolfking sniper Intel PRO PT dual port PCIe server NIC 
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Intricate09 View Post
Mobo: ASUS M4A79XTD Evo - $75
RAM: GSkills 2x2GB DDR3 1600 MHz - $30

Mobo was newegg open box. Ram was a fellow OCNer from the for sale, and HD is from microcenter.
What accessories did the mb include, or not include? And are those NQ sticks of RAM?
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
The mobo included everything advertised in the retail version. Literally everything!

As for the RAM, I'm not sure what NQ is?

On an unrelated note, that sale fell through so I'll update the OP to reflect the actual RAM. I also returned the PSU per that johnnyguru review and nabbed a higher quality model.
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