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$700 Budget/My First Rig

post #1 of 9
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Ok so right now I have a 5 year old Dell XPS M140, which is basically garbage to compared towhat I just ordered off Newegg 2 days ago.
Its coming in 2 packages, one with the case and then the rest of it, both arriving on Tuesday the 23rd.

I simply cannot contain my excitement, and need Tuesday... NOW PLEASE!!!


Current Location:
6/18 3:47pm - Baldwin Park, CA
6/18 10:03pm - Ontario, CA
6/20 5:00pm - Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
6/21 8:41pm - Philadelphia, PA
6/23 4:12am - Richmond, VA
6/23 5:44am - Out for Delivery

Now, I did get some help from the Afterdawn fellas, so let me know if they led me astray:
  • ODD - LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS50
  • FREEBIE - CPU Mag Gift - 6 free issues of CPU Magazine
  • WIRELESS - Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI
  • HDD - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
  • RAM - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
  • CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8400
  • PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
  • GFX - XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
  • MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • CASE - NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

And now for PICS!
Before:

My Set Up


A Closer Look


You know what that is...



After:


To be continued...
Edited by bigmac375 - 6/23/09 at 7:05am
Darth Vader
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Core 2 Quad Q8400 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R XFX-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW Black SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Laser Keyboard 7000 CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Logitech G9 
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Darth Vader
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Core 2 Quad Q8400 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R XFX-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW Black SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Laser Keyboard 7000 CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Logitech G9 
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Microsoft Ergonomic Mousepad Black 
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post #2 of 9
nice set up, should have lots of fun with it
Need Modded
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Lite-on Blu-ray Ubuntu, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro SOYO 24" 1920X1200, Hanns-G 19" 1200X1024 
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B50 at 3.8Ghz Waiting for new MB 5770 Crossfire(HIS and SAPPHIRE) Kingston DDR2 800MHz 3x2GB 
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Lite-on Blu-ray Ubuntu, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro SOYO 24" 1920X1200, Hanns-G 19" 1200X1024 
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post #3 of 9
Aw man, you should have come to us with your budget and you would have been whistling along happily with a Phenom II X3 720 and a 4890 on the way to your house.

That case sucks.
Quo vadis
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X3 720 @ 3.7/1.55 790XT-UD4P XFX 4890 4GB 1333/8-7-8-22, 2.6GHz NB 
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640GB AALS Win7 Pro VX550 CM690 
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X3 720 @ 3.7/1.55 790XT-UD4P XFX 4890 4GB 1333/8-7-8-22, 2.6GHz NB 
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post #4 of 9
Should of went for a CM 690
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i5 2500k Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB (OC Edition) Corsair Vengenace 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) 
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Cooler Master QuickFire Pro (MX Brown) Rosewill HIVE-550W Cooler Master 690 Logitech MX518 
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i5 2500k Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB (OC Edition) Corsair Vengenace 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) 
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Cooler Master QuickFire Pro (MX Brown) Rosewill HIVE-550W Cooler Master 690 Logitech MX518 
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post #5 of 9
Should have gone tri core with AMD/a 790FX or 790GX motherboard.
Case isn't bad, but there are better out there
My System
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Ryzen 5 1600 Asrock B350 Fatal1ty ITX Asus GTX1060 G.Skill 8gb 3000mhz 
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250gb Samsung 850 Pro SATA LG DVD Burner Windows 10 Pro X64 23" Asus 144hz 
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My System
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Ryzen 5 1600 Asrock B350 Fatal1ty ITX Asus GTX1060 G.Skill 8gb 3000mhz 
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250gb Samsung 850 Pro SATA LG DVD Burner Windows 10 Pro X64 23" Asus 144hz 
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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
whats the difference between my case and that one?
Darth Vader
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Core 2 Quad Q8400 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R XFX-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW Black SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Laser Keyboard 7000 CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Logitech G9 
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Microsoft Ergonomic Mousepad Black 
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Darth Vader
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Core 2 Quad Q8400 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R XFX-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW Black SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Laser Keyboard 7000 CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Logitech G9 
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Microsoft Ergonomic Mousepad Black 
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post #7 of 9
Don't listen to them, the case is purely subjective with the build you have there....

You aren't rocking super-hardcore system specs, so the cooling doesn't have to be epic. If you like the way the case looks and it keeps your parts reasonably cool and intact, you're good to go..
The Overmind
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i7 920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 EVGA GTX 280 SLI G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1600MHz 
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Maxtor 500GB SATA, Seagate 1TB, 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 Generic Asus Multiformat Windows 7 RC1 Dell 3007WFP-HC 
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Saitek Eclipse Silverstone Decathalon 1000 Watt Antec 900 Microsoft Sidewinder 
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Maxtor 500GB SATA, Seagate 1TB, 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 Generic Asus Multiformat Windows 7 RC1 Dell 3007WFP-HC 
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Saitek Eclipse Silverstone Decathalon 1000 Watt Antec 900 Microsoft Sidewinder 
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post #8 of 9
you have a 400 watt psu? :|
that gona cut it? i dont think so....
    
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Intel Q9300 Gigabyte EP-45 DS3L Palit Radeon HD 4850 Sonic OCZ Reaper 4 x 1 GB 1066mhz 
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WD 640GB AAKS, Seagate 500GB, 320GB Samsung SH-182M (RPC2) Windows 7 Pro X64 LG W2242TQ-BF - 22" + DCLCD 20" 
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Logitech G110 Antec TP3 650W Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Razer DeathAdder 
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Intel Q9300 Gigabyte EP-45 DS3L Palit Radeon HD 4850 Sonic OCZ Reaper 4 x 1 GB 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB AAKS, Seagate 500GB, 320GB Samsung SH-182M (RPC2) Windows 7 Pro X64 LG W2242TQ-BF - 22" + DCLCD 20" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Antec TP3 650W Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Razer DeathAdder 
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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
the PSU has +3.3V@20A,+5V@20A,+12V@30A
Darth Vader
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q8400 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R XFX-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW Black SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Laser Keyboard 7000 CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Logitech G9 
Mouse Pad
Microsoft Ergonomic Mousepad Black 
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Darth Vader
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q8400 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R XFX-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW Black SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Laser Keyboard 7000 CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Logitech G9 
Mouse Pad
Microsoft Ergonomic Mousepad Black 
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