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Project completed!





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Hi everyone,

So I'm building my GF a computer out of some spare parts + some new parts and trying to get it done as close to V-day as possible (although it will get delayed for sure). Computer is mostly for photoshop (she's in fashion school) but also for light gaming and web surfing.

What I already have around:


Motherboard: Asus Striker Extreme 680i
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
CPU cooler: Zerotherm BTF90 (the butterfly one )
Ram: 2x2GB Mushkin DDR2 800
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7,200RPM drive

What I bought:

Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 ($44.99 shipped from Newegg) to be painted hot pink with hearts
Optical: LiteOn 22x DVD/RW ($22.99 shipped from Newegg)
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500w ($45 shipped from OCN for sale section)
GPU: BFG 7900GS ($36 shippped from OCN for sale section)

Total: $148.98... so just a tad over budget but not too bad.

What I need:

Nothing anymore! Work will begin as soon as parts come in.
Edited by NoodleGTS - 4/5/09 at 9:44am
post #2 of 86
For a case check out these 2. They come in every color you could imagine.

http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/gmc_r2.php

http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/gmc_r3.php

Any of these cards should play WOW or whatever at low res.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121243

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130378

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500017

Good luck
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wow those are some innovative little cases, i might have to recommend one of them to the next person that wants a PC building.
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Don't really like those cases since you can't get a DVD/RW and cooling is terrible..
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Don't really like those cases since you can't get a DVD/RW and cooling is terrible..
If you dont oc then the cooling is ok. I think it uses a regular dvd drive just mounted different.
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Antec 900 
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Don't really like those cases since you can't get a DVD/RW.
Look harder.

cg
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G.Skill | Sniper | 4*4 Crucial | C300 | 128GB WD | Black | 500GB LG | Bluray 
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Xigmatek Gaia | Push/Pull W7 | Professional | 64bit LG | IPS | 23" | E2370V-BF Dell | LED | 23" | 1080p 
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post #7 of 86
For a GPU for that price range only a 9500GT or a 3650 would work. But you say light gaming, what games? Easily accomplished with say a 9400GT?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162018

Or for the larger games would you be forced to a 9500GT?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139036

The only real factor for the GPU is what she plays and how demanding her programs are visually.
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For a GPU for that price range only a 9500GT or a 3650 would work. But you say light gaming, what games? Easily accomplished with say a 9400GT?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162018

Or for the larger games would you be forced to a 9500GT?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139036

The only real factor for the GPU is what she plays and how demanding her programs are visually.
Well no problems with getting a used GPU.. saw a couple on ebay going for $35 ish. Trying to get something that uses DDR3 as DDR2 is fail. Otherwise everything should do really, 4650,8600,7900.. just something cheap and ddr3.
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Look harder.

cg
Hey, do you mean those are available with DVD/RW or do you mean I should look harder to find a case?
post #10 of 86
That DVD drive is IDE.
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