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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

^^ that looks good the only thing is if could have got a good deal which has the 3870K or 3670K it will be easier for you he overclock it and get the "free" performance thumb.gif
something like THIS or THIS
or 3870K 140$ + ASRock A55 PRO3 75$ 215$
dont under estimate the Asrock motherboard it has shown a impressive performance at its price specially with the x8 CF capabilities its more future proof thumb.gif
Anyways congrats on the buy cheers.gif

I just didn't see the 3870 as worth it as he doesn't need it overclocked at all much less as high as we can get it. I'm intent on giving it a slight bclock bump just to bring it slightly above the 3870 specs and calling it good. PROVIDED the stock heat sink cools ok with the little bump. Otherwise, it'll stay stock.

I'm kinda bummed this isn't for me. It's going to be the first build I've done that's NOT for myself. Kinda digging the thought that someone is entrusting me to do this for them though.
   
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 950 Asus Rampage III Gene XFX Radeon 7970 Samsung Green DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
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Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
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Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 2TB  50" Phillips Plasma Logitech DiNovo Edge PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 400W 
Case
Fractal Design Node 304 
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Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
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Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
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Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
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Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
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AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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post #32 of 33
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Ok, setup has been ordered, and after discussion, he wanted the quad core AMD A8 3850 setup. We could have gone I5-2400K but it would have involved a 3 hour round trip to Microcenter and about an extra $70 on the build (processor at Microcenter was $180 and a $100-120 motherboard open box chance there too). He decided it wasn't worth it and to go AMD. So, without further adieu, here's what got ordered:
AMD A8-3850 and Asus F1A75-M Pro Motherboard, combo deal for $204.99 - $10 Mail in Rebate = $194.99
G.Skil Sniper 8GB 1866 memory -- $59.99 with a -$10 promo code = $49.99
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 60gb Sata III SSD -- $84.99
Corsair CX-430 PSU -- $44.99 - $8 promo code - -$20 Mail in Rebate = $16.99
Asus Bulk 24x DVD Burner - $20.99
TP Link USB Wireless Adapter -- $20.99 (last second add on his part)
Xigmatek Asgard Pro case -- $59.99
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit -- $99.99
Total before rebates is $602.93 with $30 in rebates coming. Not too shabby. I think he's going to be pretty pleased. I tried leaning him towards the I5-2400K and letting me turn it up on the OC, but he didn't feel the three hour round trip was worth it. Can't blame him I guess.
All parts are being delivered to me, and given New Egg, should show up on Saturday or Monday. I plan to install everything as cleanly as I can, and will probably be doing some white accent paracord sleeving on the inside just to set it off some. More to come!

Cool build, its going to look great and be way faster than he needs. thumb.gif

Looking forward to a build log. That asgard pro is a clean looking case, you should give her a window tho to show off the sleeve biggrin.gif
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 3/2/12 at 9:37am
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Apparently you can get a window with the Asgard Pro, according to Xigmatek, but I haven't found anyone selling it with the window. I wanted the window myself, but I don't think my father in law cares. If it was my own build, I'd have certainly done everything possible to get a window. My personal case, a NZXT H2 Classic, doesn't have a window and I'm working on having one custom made.......
   
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Intel I7 950 Asus Rampage III Gene XFX Radeon 7970 Samsung Green DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless OCZ ZX 850 NZXT H2 Classic Microsoft Blue Anywhere Laser wireless 
Other
Thermaltake Max-1562 5.25 bay six 2.5 drive bac... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
CaseMouseOther
Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 2TB  50" Phillips Plasma Logitech DiNovo Edge PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 400W 
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Intel I7 950 Asus Rampage III Gene XFX Radeon 7970 Samsung Green DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless OCZ ZX 850 NZXT H2 Classic Microsoft Blue Anywhere Laser wireless 
Other
Thermaltake Max-1562 5.25 bay six 2.5 drive bac... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
CaseMouseOther
Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 2TB  50" Phillips Plasma Logitech DiNovo Edge PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 400W 
Case
Fractal Design Node 304 
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