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Hey guys, this is my second post here. I lurk alot too, just never get around to posting. But once I get this rig, I will be more active here.
So I should be getting it within the next couple days, I will be trading my iPhone 4 for it. I would love to build my own, but can't get what I wanted for $500 I would've gotten from the iPhone. But I will probably take it all apart, and do it the way I want to.

So here's what I'm getting (These aren't my pics btw lol):
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Specs:
Antec TruePower 650w

1TB Western Digital

4GB Ram (Don't know specifics, but in the pics it looks like 2 different modules)

Cooler Master Storm Scout

MSI 870A-G46 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD

XFX ATI 6950 1GB

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.2GHz

When I get the money, I will be buying a new CPU Cooler which looks to be stock. I will be trying to sleeve the cables, but have no idea what I need to do it. Definitely some cable management right away, I hate those cables. If someone could help me with what I need to get for sleeving, or how I should sleeve them, that would be great!

I will be updating this, my iPad crashes on ios 5 and don't want to lose the whole post.
Edited by himynamesnoah - 6/20/11 at 8:42pm
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$500 you say? Not bad, but you skipped the fun part of building it yourself!!! That has to be worth a couple hundred dollars of premium
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Originally Posted by ZombieAttack27;13946301 
$500 you say? Not bad, but you skipped the fun part of building it yourself!!! That has to be worth a couple hundred dollars of premium tongue.gif

I know, always wanted to do it. But I'm 14 and jobless, so $500 would be all I could get for a while. But I will take it all apart, sleeve, get a new CPU cooler when I get the money. That way I get some of the fun biggrin.gif
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Not a bad deal, but the use of that motherboard with a Phenom II x6... ruh oh, up goes the red flag
Avoid overclocking and most especially do not swap the stock cooler which cools the VRMs, or you risk VRM complications.

Heck if you could switch motherboard, there are other choices that are significantly better for the price

See thread "About VRMs & MOSFETs" (link in sig) for more info. This motherboard actually ranks high when it comes to "failure-prone-ness".
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I know, always wanted to do it. But I'm 14 and jobless, so $500 would be all I could get for a while. But I will take it all apart, sleeve, get a new CPU cooler when I get the money. That way I get some of the fun
No excuse.... I'm 17 on an artist's salary and look at my sig rig!!!! Of course I don't have to pay for my own room and board for another five years
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Not a bad deal, but the use of that motherboard with a Phenom II x6... ruh oh, up goes the red flag
Avoid overclocking and most especially do not swap the stock cooler which cools the VRMs, or you risk VRM complications.

Heck if you could switch motherboard, there are other choices that are significantly better for the price

See thread "About VRMs & MOSFETs" (link in sig) for more info. This motherboard actually ranks high when it comes to "failure-prone-ness".

Do you think I should do it or not?
I mean, if I could sell it for $500, I think by Christmas time I could get another $300-$400 or so. I really want to build my own, and I might go that route.
post #7 of 9
It seems a fair option. But if you are going to want to run this combination safely, you are going to want to get a new motherboard as soon as possible. Or otherwise perhaps lock up/disable a couple of the cores to reduce power consumption and prevent tripping (I did this with my x6 1055T on a 785GM-US2H for benchmarking; the mobo is actually also among the known-for-failures if used with processors that consume lots of power, but I disabled 4/6 cores since the benchmarks were single threaded, and I could push the cores safely and benefit also from the northbridge overclocking ability of an x6)

Don't buy just to resell though. I sell my old parts and buy new ones when I find good deals for personal profit, but never (usually) buy to resell, there's just not enough guarantee most of the time and sometimes you end up wasting cash.
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Iv build my first PC at age of 11. I'm 16,5 and I have already job which is paid 40$ a day. Well working with dad as construction worker. He is chief .
Anyways you got nice deal, but I would avoid OCing on that mobo. About cable management you got lots of space in HDD area. Just zip tie them "cables you don't use" and put them there.
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Impressive at such a young age...


unlike some people..

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