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Hey guys,

I decided to build a mini lan center in my garage. I spent a day looking for the most cost effective gaming SFF build. I think I have found it. I ordered 2 systems with the following specs and another two with a GTX 580, GTX 560. II X4 965 Cpu's. What do you think about the core 1000 case and this build under the $450 budget. What could I have stretched or gotten for better price/performance value? I think I maxed it out, tell me what you think?

Fractal Design Core 1000 $45 shipped

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W $45 Shipped

PowerColor AX6870 $159

AMD Phenom II X2 560
BIOSTAR A880G+
Combo-$138

4GBx1 G.Skill Memory - sure everyone has bought this! 4GB in each system $15

Super-Multi Drive $17

500GB refurb barracuda HDD's which I bought for $20 each. I have 24 of them!!!!

Total per system w/ shipping excluding tax = $439



Core 1000 Looks so sexy:

Photos courtesy of ekg84/badmau5's beastly inspiring rig: http://www.overclock.net/u/130256/ekg84

450

w/PSU/CAGE Shield
398
Edited by six70 - 12/12/11 at 9:58am
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post #2 of 10
again, I'll start of with the question: Where do you live?

if you can get to a microcenter, take a look at this page. The Gigabyte AM3+ is probably the best candidate.
if you're bent on getting your motherboard off of newegg, that combo is a decent choice.

I would also recommend buying a graphics card from one of our reputable members over at the OCN marketplace.
Cards from all different price ranges can be had for copious discounts, at times, even up to 90$ off.
post #3 of 10
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Thank you for that microcenter link. I live in CA and will be stopping by one soon!
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post #4 of 10
If you can, pick up a second stick of the RAM... 8gb really makes a huge difference especially if you plan on gaming with current games.
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Intel Core i7-3770K @ 5Ghz 24/7 ASRock Z77 Extreme4 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME Gaming Premium... G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 10CAS 
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Intel Core i7-3770K @ 5Ghz 24/7 ASRock Z77 Extreme4 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME Gaming Premium... G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 10CAS 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache S... OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Western Digital My Book 5TB USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG DVD Burner Corsair H110 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit PLANAR PX2710MW 27" 2ms 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS VE248Q Black 24" 2ms LED QNIX QX2710 Evolution ll 27" 1440p 120Hz Corsair K70 MX Red switches Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Edition SteelSeries QcK+ DOTA 2 Edition (x2) FiiO E6 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
FiiO E09k Beyerdynamic DT 990 250 Ohm Audio Technica A700 Sennheiser HD 280 
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Sennheiser HD 201 Grado 60i M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Speakers Creative Sound Blaster Z  
OtherOtherOtherOther
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1850 Asus Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wi... NZXT Hue LED strip controller Lamptron FC5 v3 fan controller 
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One of my cases came jacked up today so I could only build 3 :| I just assembled but didnt do anything else except for my own one biggrin.gif

I have no idea how I fit the GTX 580 in there tongue.gif

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post #7 of 10
Looks nice! I'm intrigued by the case, and am looking for an excuse to use one.

Tell us where you live so we can swing by to game with you. biggrin.gif
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Thread Starter 
Im in fresno. If anyone wants to language, send me a pm!!

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post #9 of 10
Wow, Fractal Design Core 1000 mATX Case is very sexy! I wanted one.. LOL
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3TB | 2TB | HW NB-500GB  ASHURA-HSF | 2X14CM | PnP Win8 64bit |  
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Originally Posted by six70 View Post

Im in fresno. If anyone wants to language, send me a pm!!

(img) threeCore1000'sOnTopOfEachOther (img)

holy crap... what.

P.S. Did microcenter let you buy four of the combo deals? XD
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