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My first build...

post #1 of 6
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Woo hoo, I finished my first build this evening. I am so glad that things came together fairly well. Its nothing special, just something for my wife to play WoW on.

Intel DG35EC motherboard
Intel E2200 Dual core
LG DVD/CD RW
Cooler Master 650 watt PSU
Corsiar 667 DDR2 1GB x2
Cooler Master CPU cooler (cant remember model)
GeForce 8600 GTS
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Logitech wireless keyboard/ mouse combo

the total build was about 450.00 usd. Not too bad if I do say so myself. It runs WoW at 60.1 fps at 1280x1024 stretched across 2 screens, so the Mrs. is happy. Much better than the 25 fps at 1024x768 on 1 screen that she was used to.

I will snap some pics later on this weekend when I am not filling out applications for employment and going to interviews. Thanks to everyone for posting the great topics on the forum. Your posts answered so many of my questions and helped me make the best decisions when it came to performance vs. budget. I really appreciate all the information and I hope that I am able to return the favor to anyone who has questions.

Thanks again, and pics to follow.
The Brick
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium 4 630 Hewlett Packard 09E8h Intel m900 1536 mbytes DDR2 
OS
Windows XP Pro 
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The Brick
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Intel Pentium 4 630 Hewlett Packard 09E8h Intel m900 1536 mbytes DDR2 
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Windows XP Pro 
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post #2 of 6
grats and enjoy the happy wife!
current rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E5200 @ 3.75Ghz gigabyte p45-ud3p 2 diamond 4890's in CF 4x1gb ocz reapers9200(i know they cant oc crap) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5Tb vista ultimate X64 SyncMaster 2443bw 19x12+Benq@1680x1050 multimedia keyboard(M$) 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX750W haf 932 gm-m6880(gigabyte) 
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current rig
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E5200 @ 3.75Ghz gigabyte p45-ud3p 2 diamond 4890's in CF 4x1gb ocz reapers9200(i know they cant oc crap) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1.5Tb vista ultimate X64 SyncMaster 2443bw 19x12+Benq@1680x1050 multimedia keyboard(M$) 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX750W haf 932 gm-m6880(gigabyte) 
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post #3 of 6
Bravo! Very nice build for the price!
six|speed
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five|speed
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automatic.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Gryphon Z97 Asus GTX760 OC 16GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
2x 256GB Crucial MX100 H60 Windows 8.1 Pro OS X Yosemite 
MonitorPowerCase
2x Dell U2414H Seasonic X650 Legacy U3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 760 | 4GHz | 1.275v Gigabyte P55A-UD3 MSI NX7600GT  8GB G.Skill ECO 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 LG 22X DVD±R Corsair H50 OSX 10.7.3 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
LG 23" Corsair HX620 Antec Nine-Hundred MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Thermaltake 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X3 710 CACZC | 3.7GHz DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS ATI Radeon HD 3300 4GB OCZ XTC @ 800MHz 2.08v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 6400AAKS LG 22X DVD±R Xigmatek S1283 7 Professional 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
20" Acer AL2017 Logitech Media Corsair CX430 Thermaltake Soprano 
Mouse
Logitech G5 
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six|speed
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five|speed
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automatic.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Gryphon Z97 Asus GTX760 OC 16GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
2x 256GB Crucial MX100 H60 Windows 8.1 Pro OS X Yosemite 
MonitorPowerCase
2x Dell U2414H Seasonic X650 Legacy U3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 760 | 4GHz | 1.275v Gigabyte P55A-UD3 MSI NX7600GT  8GB G.Skill ECO 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 LG 22X DVD±R Corsair H50 OSX 10.7.3 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
LG 23" Corsair HX620 Antec Nine-Hundred MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Thermaltake 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X3 710 CACZC | 3.7GHz DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS ATI Radeon HD 3300 4GB OCZ XTC @ 800MHz 2.08v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 6400AAKS LG 22X DVD±R Xigmatek S1283 7 Professional 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
20" Acer AL2017 Logitech Media Corsair CX430 Thermaltake Soprano 
Mouse
Logitech G5 
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post #4 of 6
Looks very good for that money. Good luck with it.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X4 955  Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 6950 Sapphire HD 6950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G-Skill Mushkin Callisto Deluxe WD Black LG Supermulti 
CoolingOSKeyboardPower
Rasa Black CPU water block. Rasa X20 pump/res c... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Deck Legend Fire mechanical with Cherry Black s... Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W modular PSU. 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Storm Scout Logitech MX-518 Logitech Wireless headset for gaming and 100w M... 
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My System
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AMD Phenom II X4 955  Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 6950 Sapphire HD 6950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G-Skill Mushkin Callisto Deluxe WD Black LG Supermulti 
CoolingOSKeyboardPower
Rasa Black CPU water block. Rasa X20 pump/res c... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Deck Legend Fire mechanical with Cherry Black s... Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W modular PSU. 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Storm Scout Logitech MX-518 Logitech Wireless headset for gaming and 100w M... 
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post #5 of 6
Nice Performancerice ratio. Amazing. Lets see some pics
Mellisa 3.0
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Asus P5Q Deluxe eVGA GTX 280 FTW Edition G.Skill 4GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB LG GH22LP20 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Samsung T240 24'' 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 V2 Antec TruePower Quattro 850W Antec P182 Razer DeathAdder 
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Mellisa 3.0
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Asus P5Q Deluxe eVGA GTX 280 FTW Edition G.Skill 4GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB LG GH22LP20 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Samsung T240 24'' 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 V2 Antec TruePower Quattro 850W Antec P182 Razer DeathAdder 
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post #6 of 6
enjoy

good that your wife is happy
Herschel
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
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Herschel
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
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