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Originally Posted by viperwolf View Post

what is the actual price range? what can be salvaged out of the old computer? psu,odd etc.....
for just simple things like that(searching the net and youtube), retail versions do fine to be honest. buying a new copy of the OS can be a 1/4 of your cost on a cheap build. which im sure you already know this tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by unimatrixzero View Post

This is what I would go with .. The APU has a HD6550 D Video card and a quad core all in one CPU. The FM-1 one is the Silent hero for cheap builds with Great Performance. This Quad Core has the Ability to take Cheap DDR3 1333 Memory all the way to DDR3-1866
If you are building a cheap Machine with the Newest Technology The FM - 1 is the way to go. Best Buy for the Buck.

ASUS F1A75-M LE FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $84.99
225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131769
AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNGXBOX $129.99
225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103942
AMD Entertainment Edition 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AE34G1609U2 $21.99
225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820103002

They have an older gateway computer and i was thinking of reusing the hard drives and optical drives becuase they are working fine and it already had vista on it plus all their files. I was going to upgrade to a cheap and more upgrade-friendly chassis than what they have and give them a new Mobo, CPU, and RAM. Here is what i was thinking so far:

Chassis:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144265

what i liked about this was the price and the fact that it came with a 450W power supply. The place they have their tower now it is also beneficial to have the external ports and power switch on the top, Plus the trooper in the name didn't hurt my decision either. rolleyes.gif

Motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131781

CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116399

When looking up budget CPU/MOBO pairs i did come across the FM1 socket but had never in my inexperience heard of it so i didnt know if it was an older one soon to be obsolete and leaned this way. What would be better, this 1155 set or the FM1 that ultimate suggested and what about it makes it the better choice?

RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178265

This is some cheaper 1600 i found and ive not had bad experience with PNY on my flash drives, any concerns about their RAM?

Currently Mom and Dad are running a system with an intel cpu clocked around 1.8Mhz and 2Gb of memory. This would about double that and give room to grow without being very expensive. Any thoughts overall?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doomas View Post

Build HTPC for them wink.gif

What is HTPC mean?

Thanks everyone
post #1622 of 12482
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Originally Posted by galbrecht71 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by viperwolf View Post

what is the actual price range? what can be salvaged out of the old computer? psu,odd etc.....
for just simple things like that(searching the net and youtube), retail versions do fine to be honest. buying a new copy of the OS can be a 1/4 of your cost on a cheap build. which im sure you already know this tongue.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by unimatrixzero View Post

This is what I would go with .. The APU has a HD6550 D Video card and a quad core all in one CPU. The FM-1 one is the Silent hero for cheap builds with Great Performance. This Quad Core has the Ability to take Cheap DDR3 1333 Memory all the way to DDR3-1866
If you are building a cheap Machine with the Newest Technology The FM - 1 is the way to go. Best Buy for the Buck.

ASUS F1A75-M LE FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $84.99
225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131769
AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNGXBOX $129.99
225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103942
AMD Entertainment Edition 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AE34G1609U2 $21.99
225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820103002

They have an older gateway computer and i was thinking of reusing the hard drives and optical drives becuase they are working fine and it already had vista on it plus all their files. I was going to upgrade to a cheap and more upgrade-friendly chassis than what they have and give them a new Mobo, CPU, and RAM. Here is what i was thinking so far:

Chassis:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144265

what i liked about this was the price and the fact that it came with a 450W power supply. The place they have their tower now it is also beneficial to have the external ports and power switch on the top, Plus the trooper in the name didn't hurt my decision either. rolleyes.gif

Motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131781

CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116399

When looking up budget CPU/MOBO pairs i did come across the FM1 socket but had never in my inexperience heard of it so i didnt know if it was an older one soon to be obsolete and leaned this way. What would be better, this 1155 set or the FM1 that ultimate suggested and what about it makes it the better choice?

RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178265

This is some cheaper 1600 i found and ive not had bad experience with PNY on my flash drives, any concerns about their RAM?

Currently Mom and Dad are running a system with an intel cpu clocked around 1.8Mhz and 2Gb of memory. This would about double that and give room to grow without being very expensive. Any thoughts overall?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doomas View Post

Build HTPC for them wink.gif

What is HTPC mean?

Thanks everyone

Home Theater PC=HTPC

Sounds like this will be a good read for you plus I would look at MATX boards, they are cheaper and work just as good if you don't plan on OC'ing.
Processors with Integrated Graphics: AMD Fusion vs. Intel Core i3 and Intel Pentium
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post #1623 of 12482
Thread Starter 
You could try the new handle mod.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
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post #1624 of 12482
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You could try the new handle mod.

i did that back when we first talked about it lol(when we were throwing around ideas). i had other plans for the top.
post #1625 of 12482
Thread Starter 
Wow.. Really nice intel i3 build and room to upgrade on that too... it looks great Galbrecht71



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Goodink.... Great report on the Intel Vs AMD internal GPU. I liked the Gaming Numbers on the AMD but the Intel kicked in all the Rest of the Tests.. Nice Reading.

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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post #1626 of 12482
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by viperwolf View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by unimatrixzero View Post

You could try the new handle mod.

i did that back when we first talked about it lol(when we were throwing around ideas). i had other plans for the top.

Wow.. Nice .. Then you will have a no problems and I love mine on top now that I have a good push pull. thumb.gif
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
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post #1627 of 12482
Hi all,

New to the forums. Have just purchased a Storm Trooper, delivery date is Friday biggrin.gif

I've read through various pages in the forums and most of my questions have already been asked in one form or another, but I would appreciate any additional input regarding my config.

Components:-
  • Phenom 1090T
  • Antec Kuhlér 620 H2O (2x 120mm Push Pull)
  • 2x MSI R6850 OC Edition in Crossfire (annoyingly they exhaust hot air into the case due to the heatsink and fan fitment..)
  • 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM
  • 3x 500GB 3.5" Drives
  • 1x OCZ Synapse Cache (64GB) SSD

1.I am intending on using the 2 side and 2 bottom 120mm optional fans. Antec recommend using the 620 in an intake setup for the radiator but looking at the diagram on the Coolmaster site this is against the recommended setup.
What is everyone's experience with using a front, side and bottom intake with a rear & top exhaust setup?

2. I have also watched reviews that mounting the fans to cool the HDD on the side is not as efficient as mounting them on the front, is this true?

3. Is the 200mm top fan noisy? If so is it better to replace it with another quieter 200m top fan (recommendations please) or 2x 140mm fans?

4. Can you get wheels for the Stormtrooper like you can with the HAF X? The case will be on a carpet that has a thick pile, so I am trying to generate some ground clearance for the bottom fans & PSU. It would also make it easier to move around biggrin.gif

Many thanks for any input.
Chris.
post #1628 of 12482
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Originally Posted by Chrisoldinho View Post

Hi all,
.................
2. I have also watched reviews that mounting the fans to cool the HDD on the side is not as efficient as mounting them on the front, is this true?
3. Is the 200mm top fan noisy? If so is it better to replace it with another quieter 200m top fan (recommendations please) or 2x 140mm fans?
4. Can you get wheels for the Stormtrooper like you can with the HAF X? The case will be on a carpet that has a thick pile, so I am trying to generate some ground clearance for the bottom fans & PSU. It would also make it easier to move around biggrin.gif
Many thanks for any input.
Chris.

Hi Chris
- after several trials ,mounting the HDD fans on the front gives better air flow & lower temp inside the case
- the top 200mm fan is not noisy at all if it's used as exhaust fan , but gets little bit noisy if you using it as intake fan
- Wheels ! , i already did that , i can not imagine using that monster case without them
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post #1629 of 12482
Thread Starter 
Wow.. I found this and had to share.. Soo Cool. A girl started etching this Window when the BF3 Game was released. She Finished it this week. Awesome Work.

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Also Thanks for answering the Question bdr33733. I love the Wheels on your TROOPER 4x4 SUPER COOL



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Edited by unimatrixzero - 3/5/12 at 10:09am
Section 31
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3820 ASRock X79 Extreme 9 Sapphire 5770 X 2 In Crossfire 16GB Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
Audio
Creative Core Recon 3Di 
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Section 31
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3820 ASRock X79 Extreme 9 Sapphire 5770 X 2 In Crossfire 16GB Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
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Creative Core Recon 3Di 
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Thread Starter 



DOES SHE EVER GET TIRED ??????

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Edited by unimatrixzero - 3/5/12 at 11:13am
Section 31
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3820 ASRock X79 Extreme 9 Sapphire 5770 X 2 In Crossfire 16GB Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
Audio
Creative Core Recon 3Di 
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Section 31
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3820 ASRock X79 Extreme 9 Sapphire 5770 X 2 In Crossfire 16GB Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
Audio
Creative Core Recon 3Di 
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