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Thread Starter 
March 2011
My old workhorse died so I decided to build a new rig as the old one was AM2.

It was a tight budget to start so I bought these,some parts leaving room for upgrades.

CPU : AMD II Phenom 555 B.E
Ram: 4GB G.Skill Ripjaw 1333MHz
Motherboard :Asus M4A88T-M AMD 880G
CPU Cooler :Titan Fenrir EVO
Power Supply :OcUK Battle 850W Modular
Hard Drive : 500GB 7200RPM Internal HDD -From Old Rig
Optical/CD/DVD Drives :3x DVD Drives-From Old Rig
Graphics Card : ATI HD4650-From Old Rig
Case : Antec Dark Fleet Series DF30
2x22" screens
And some Artic Silver Thermal Paste for good measure

Didn't get pictures of everything unfortunately

Case
Picture15.jpg
CPU
240
Motherboard
240
PSU
240
Screens
450

I was attending a wedding that day but I decided to throw it together to make sure everything was working ok. Unfortunately it meant this was the end result
240

240

In the meantime I ordered myself a new mouse and keyboard
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
400

Microsoft X8 Sidewinder
352

I had another unsuccessful hour at wire management,so I gave up until I could free up a few hours.This is the only flaw in the DF30 but can be rectified.
450

I then bought a Sapphire 6870 off here so fitted it and finally got a chance to sort out the wiring.
700

450

450

700

Splashed out again and bought these two,the ASUS Crosshair Formula IV and the Phenom II 1090T
450

Fitted,more cable management and custom floor.
700

LowerElevationInsidePCPic.jpg

GoodOutsidePCPc-1.jpg

A few weeks later I spent a bit more of my money:)
Bought a Corsair TX750 PSU and another Sapphire HD6870
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Fitted
700

450

700

Then a few weeks ago I bought one of these
60GB OCZ Agility SSD
437

Thats it for now.
Next on the list is a GPU upgrade as I think the 1GB vram of the 6870's is holding me back

Dan
Asus-enom
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 1090T ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6870 1GB Crossfire 4GB 1333MHz G.Skill RipJaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate 500gb Sata HD  1TB HDD OCZ 60GB Agility 3 SSD SATA DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Titan Fenrir Pro Evo CPU Cooler Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 2x 22" Wisdescreen / 24" Widescreen Logitech Illuminated Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX v2 750w Antec Dark Fleet DF30 Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Illuminated with USB and SD card ports 
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Asus-enom
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 1090T ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6870 1GB Crossfire 4GB 1333MHz G.Skill RipJaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate 500gb Sata HD  1TB HDD OCZ 60GB Agility 3 SSD SATA DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Titan Fenrir Pro Evo CPU Cooler Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 2x 22" Wisdescreen / 24" Widescreen Logitech Illuminated Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX v2 750w Antec Dark Fleet DF30 Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Illuminated with USB and SD card ports 
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post #2 of 4
i would think those 2 6870s in crossfire should net you very good performance.
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 4TB crucial mx300 m2 Asus dvd rw corsair h100i 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
corsair af120 corsair af 120 windows 10 pro 64 bit asus vw 246h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
aoc 2236vw corsair k40 corsair rm750x corsair graphite 760t arctic white 
MouseMouse PadAudio
corsair sabre rgb razer vespula altec lansing ocatne 7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo g72gx-rbbx05 gtx 260m Nanya PC2-6400 
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G Skill 64 GB SSD Western Digital Scorpio Black HL-DVD-RW Windows 7 Home Premium 
MouseAudio
Razer Lachesis 4000 DPI Onboard Altec Lansing 
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Ryzen 7 1700x Gigabyte Auros ax370 gaming 5 gigabyte geforce gtx 1080 ti gaming Crucial Ballistix Tactical ddr4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 4TB crucial mx300 m2 Asus dvd rw corsair h100i 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
corsair af120 corsair af 120 windows 10 pro 64 bit asus vw 246h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
aoc 2236vw corsair k40 corsair rm750x corsair graphite 760t arctic white 
MouseMouse PadAudio
corsair sabre rgb razer vespula altec lansing ocatne 7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo g72gx-rbbx05 gtx 260m Nanya PC2-6400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
G Skill 64 GB SSD Western Digital Scorpio Black HL-DVD-RW Windows 7 Home Premium 
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
They do in most games,but in the likes of BF3 vram usage goes above 1GB on the higher settings.
Asus-enom
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 1090T ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6870 1GB Crossfire 4GB 1333MHz G.Skill RipJaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate 500gb Sata HD  1TB HDD OCZ 60GB Agility 3 SSD SATA DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Titan Fenrir Pro Evo CPU Cooler Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 2x 22" Wisdescreen / 24" Widescreen Logitech Illuminated Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX v2 750w Antec Dark Fleet DF30 Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Illuminated with USB and SD card ports 
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Asus-enom
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 1090T ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6870 1GB Crossfire 4GB 1333MHz G.Skill RipJaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate 500gb Sata HD  1TB HDD OCZ 60GB Agility 3 SSD SATA DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Titan Fenrir Pro Evo CPU Cooler Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 2x 22" Wisdescreen / 24" Widescreen Logitech Illuminated Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX v2 750w Antec Dark Fleet DF30 Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Illuminated with USB and SD card ports 
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hmmmmm how much vram does skyrim use do you think?
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700x Gigabyte Auros ax370 gaming 5 gigabyte geforce gtx 1080 ti gaming Crucial Ballistix Tactical ddr4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 4TB crucial mx300 m2 Asus dvd rw corsair h100i 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
corsair af120 corsair af 120 windows 10 pro 64 bit asus vw 246h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
aoc 2236vw corsair k40 corsair rm750x corsair graphite 760t arctic white 
MouseMouse PadAudio
corsair sabre rgb razer vespula altec lansing ocatne 7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo g72gx-rbbx05 gtx 260m Nanya PC2-6400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
G Skill 64 GB SSD Western Digital Scorpio Black HL-DVD-RW Windows 7 Home Premium 
MouseAudio
Razer Lachesis 4000 DPI Onboard Altec Lansing 
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Beautiful HoRyzen
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700x Gigabyte Auros ax370 gaming 5 gigabyte geforce gtx 1080 ti gaming Crucial Ballistix Tactical ddr4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 4TB crucial mx300 m2 Asus dvd rw corsair h100i 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
corsair af120 corsair af 120 windows 10 pro 64 bit asus vw 246h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
aoc 2236vw corsair k40 corsair rm750x corsair graphite 760t arctic white 
MouseMouse PadAudio
corsair sabre rgb razer vespula altec lansing ocatne 7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo g72gx-rbbx05 gtx 260m Nanya PC2-6400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
G Skill 64 GB SSD Western Digital Scorpio Black HL-DVD-RW Windows 7 Home Premium 
MouseAudio
Razer Lachesis 4000 DPI Onboard Altec Lansing 
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