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post #1 of 17
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My dads computer broke recently and instead of trying to fix the prehistoric POS, I just decided to put him together a cheap computer to suit his needs.

I bought most of this stuff when it was on sale during black friday weekend, so the prices are a little off now. Everything came out to be just under $300.
Specs:
Mobo - Foxconn A74MX-K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186151

CPU - 64X2 3800+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103067

CPU cooler - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

PSU - A-Top RHINO 400W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817184006

RAM - CORSAIR XMS2 (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

Tower - ATOP Decorative Steel ATX Mid Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811105004

Monitor - Acer X193Wb 19"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009151

HDD - 250G Seagate

Heres What arrived the other day from newegg!

Newegg even threw in a couple monitor cloth things
I thought that was pretty neat.

mobo in the case... The case was actually really nice for being free.

This wumbo Xigmatic was a hassle to get in the case seeing as how the case was too small! The size of it didn't even occur to me until the minute I hit the "purchase" button. Oh well, a little modding wont hurt.



It's a little sloppy.. but heyy, it works.




I put everything together the first time and I found out that the mobo was RMA. Me, being as impatient as I am, bought a brand new mobo and just returned the bad one instead of waiting for the RMA to process and all of that junk.

Come January I'm going to swap out the mobo in my sig rig along with the cpu and ram and put it in this one. I'm going to be gettin the Phenom II along with a new mobo and ram when it comes out
    
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post #2 of 17
Did you have a face palm moment when you found out the HSF didn't fit. All in all very nice
post #3 of 17
nice job wasting away, i had a 3800 chip in my dell pc that i had been using from dec 06 up until now. man it was slow as hell, i think that coupled with the ddr 400 ram i had and the fact i couldnt OC it didnt help lol! how come you didnt buy a intel E2180? could have got 3ghz out of that bad boy, for prob $60 or less in america!
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post #4 of 17
Personally, I love the 'case mod'. Way to roll with the punches!

A little bit of creativity will clean that right up, and make that side panel look perfect again.
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post #5 of 17
Hey it gives you an excuse for more future mods
post #6 of 17
haha smart thinking with the HSF modding :]
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by mlb07uk View Post
nice job wasting away, i had a 3800 chip in my dell pc that i had been using from dec 06 up until now. man it was slow as hell, i think that coupled with the ddr 400 ram i had and the fact i couldnt OC it didnt help lol! how come you didnt buy a intel E2180? could have got 3ghz out of that bad boy, for prob $60 or less in america!
I was going to buy an intel, but being sort of a "fan boy" and knowing that I was going to replace my sig cpu I just bought the cheapest AM2 cpu that I saw I was seriously considering an Intel though. I'm planning on OCing it soon too, I've heard these things can get up to 2.7 or somethin. Just messing around with it I got it to 2.2.
Edited by Wasting Away - 12/14/08 at 5:29pm
    
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500G WD Sony w7 Ultimate 22" Widescreen Acer 
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post #8 of 17
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Hey it gives you an excuse for more future mods
lol very true
I'm hoping on getting my hands on one of them Rocketfish cases and modding it to my likes. I saw one that an ocn member, By-Tor, had modded and I was thinkin about doing something along those lines.
    
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post #9 of 17


Your drilled through the panel for the heatsink.
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post #10 of 17
hardware wise, no offense, but sucks. You can build something even better possibly even cheaper.
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