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post #1 of 6
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I decided to build a decent gaming rig after my graphics card went bad on my old Dell Pentium 4 system.

For the mean time, I'm just going to use my old Dell case to save a little money and have the "sleeper" effect.

Here are the parts I used:

DFI Lanparty JR P45
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Sapphire Ati Radeon HD4870 1GB GDDR5
WD Caviar 320GB 7200rpm
OCZ 700W Modular PSU
4GB Corsair DDR2 800

I downloaded Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit a little over a month ago, so I just used those as my OSes over two partitions.

Overall, the building process went pretty well. I did kind of struggle with the stock CPU cooler's interlocking mechanism though. After connecting everything, she booted right up with no problems whatsoever.

I do plan on upgrading some more as in a new case, SATA drives, and the CPU down the road, maybe.





Cable Management: I'd like to apologize to those who previously had perfect vision before seeing the pictures. Anyways, the Dell case isn't exactly suitable for any sort of cable management, so I tried to do what I could. I'm going to get a new case soon (I'm eying the Antec 300), so hopefully that will be more cable management friendly.

Old Dell specs:
Pentium 4HT 3.0GHZ
2GB DDR
Geforce 8500GT PCI
80GB HDD

Thanks for viewing.
Secunda
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AMD Phenom II x4 955BE ASUS M4A87TD EVGA GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 4GB G.SKILL DDR3 1333 
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64GB Crucial C300 SSD / WD Caviar 320GB ASUS 24x DVD Burner SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS 25.5" 
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64GB Crucial C300 SSD / WD Caviar 320GB ASUS 24x DVD Burner SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS 25.5" 
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Generic DELL PoS OCZ Modular 700W Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Logitech G500 
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post #2 of 6
Not bad...
Change the case though, good lord.
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post #3 of 6
It's nice, apart from the Dell case.
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750GB 7200RPM SpinPoint F1. Samsung SuperWriteMaster. Microsft Windows Vista Home Premium X86. Microsoft Reclusa. 
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post #4 of 6
Great build! SHould be able to play any game with that setup. Once you're ready to overclock, you'll want an aftermarket heatsink fan to cool the CPU. The Xigmatek S1283 is a great value, only $27 after mail-in rebate and far better than any other CPU heatsink fan in that price range.

And as the others have pointed out, you'll need a better case to keep lots of cool fresh air moving into the case. A great value is the Antec Three Hundred at Microcenter for $45.

Enjoy your new system! And good job ditching the Dell!
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250GB Samsung Evo Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 24" Samsung ToC T240 1920x1200 
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post #5 of 6
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Thanks for the nice comments and advice.

I do plan on upgrading the case and CPU cooler next. Right now I'm mainly looking at the Antec 300, Cooler Master 690, or even the Antec 900 if possible. Although, I do find the sleeper effect amusing.
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64GB Crucial C300 SSD / WD Caviar 320GB ASUS 24x DVD Burner SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS 25.5" 
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Generic DELL PoS OCZ Modular 700W Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Logitech G500 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64GB Crucial C300 SSD / WD Caviar 320GB ASUS 24x DVD Burner SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS 25.5" 
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Generic DELL PoS OCZ Modular 700W Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Logitech G500 
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post #6 of 6
DELL? aaahhhh, its too good to be a dell. i would paint it all and get rid of the dell badge somehow lol, or just buy a new case. then again, its one hell of a Rig and if you want dell, you can have dell. totally up to you, thats why they are called personal computer=pc
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Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
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