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This club does need to liven up some. Maybe the club members could help me out a little.

So I have this kick@$$ little gamma sitting here with nothing in it. I'm looking for ideas. I've been toying with the idea of sticking an AMD system in as I've had nothing but Intel systems since a 1980's Apple and thought it might be fun to switch it up for a change. BUT I just can't make up my mind and have been thinking maybe an I3 530 system instead. Or maybe a used 775 system. Then the longer I spend thinking about it the more I'm tempted to wait until Sandy and Bulldozer come out and see how they change the landscape LOL.

I can't go too crazy on it as I blew all my dough on my sig rig The Gamma will pretty much play a back up role. It will be replacing my old Pentium D that is in that role now. As well as be a media center rig and something for my wife to surf the web on. Even at that though I would like too see some decent performance out of it and be able to view it as a nice upgrade from the Pentium D. Having a nice enough mobo to do a chip upgrade down the road and still be happy with everything else is something I'm strongly leaning towards. I will have to use some on hand parts, namely optical drives, hard drives and it will have to start out life using my old 9800 GT.

What I've been looking at for it so far.



[edit] just realized I left a cooler off those but I've been thinking about the CM TX3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-064-_-Product

So if you had an extra Gamma sitting in the corner what kind of system would you put in it ? Max budget for mobo, chip, RAM and cooler will be $500 but that is stretching it and less is better. As less will = sooner.


You can probably do better than that.

Here's what I came up with for $500.


Total Cost: $463

For the slightly more than the cost of the build you have come up with, you get a hexa core CPU, a much better CPU cooler, as well as a PSU with much, much more headroom whilst still offering good performance. This Rosewill PSU is a quality unit, and is amazing bang for buck value.
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post #422 of 1794
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I doubt the Ven-X would fit with side fans in place. Not sure about the S1.
Hmm... Well maybe i can just mount them on the outside of the case, is there something i could buy to cover the 2 fans, and make it look a little better/ stop some dust if i do have them on the outside?
    
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post #423 of 1794
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Do you guys know of a NZXT club for any NZXT case??
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post #424 of 1794
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Hmm... Well maybe i can just mount them on the outside of the case, is there something i could buy to cover the 2 fans, and make it look a little better/ stop some dust if i do have them on the outside?
panty hose mod?
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post #425 of 1794
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You can probably do better than that.

Here's what I came up with for $500.

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MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T CPU --- $270

A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) RAM --- $99

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W PSU --- $60 ($50 with $10 Promo Code)

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler --- $34

Total Cost: $463

For the slightly more than the cost of the build you have come up with, you get a hexa core CPU, a much better CPU cooler, as well as a PSU with much, much more headroom whilst still offering good performance. This Rosewill PSU is a quality unit, and is amazing bang for buck value.
Thank you for the input. I'm definately looking for ideas and am not set on anything at this point. I like the A-Data RAM it is what I have in my sig rig now and unless I can pick up the lower Cas PI in a fire sale like they had over Memorial weekend I'll probably go with the A-Data again.

On the cooler the Scythe looks like a nice option. I'll have to see how it compares in size. The Gamma is a narrow case and most 120mm coolers won't fit without loosing the use of the side fans which I'd like to keep.

The 1055T would be a nice chip to have. I have seen other combos priced simiarly as well. For my price range it doesn't look like I'm going to get my cake and eat it too. I was leaning toward going with a higher end mobo and less CPU. Maybe I should reconsider this. Going into a build already planning a future CPU upgrade does take some of the fun away.

I'll have to check into that Rosewill PSU. For this build having a solid worry free PSU is going to be more important to me than headroom. If I can get both in the same price range that would be awesome.

Thanks again for the help.
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post #426 of 1794
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Thank you for the input. I'm definately looking for ideas and am not set on anything at this point. I like the A-Data RAM it is what I have in my sig rig now and unless I can pick up the lower Cas PI in a fire sale like they had over Memorial weekend I'll probably go with the A-Data again.

On the cooler the Scythe looks like a nice option. I'll have to see how it compares in size. The Gamma is a narrow case and most 120mm coolers won't fit without loosing the use of the side fans which I'd like to keep.

The 1055T would be a nice chip to have. I have seen other combos priced simiarly as well. For my price range it doesn't look like I'm going to get my cake and eat it too. I was leaning toward going with a higher end mobo and less CPU. Maybe I should reconsider this. Going into a build already planning a future CPU upgrade does take some of the fun away.

I'll have to check into that Rosewill PSU. For this build having a solid worry free PSU is going to be more important to me than headroom. If I can get both in the same price range that would be awesome.

Thanks again for the help.


Here is a review of this particular Rosewill PSU.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/881

For the price, it's awesome. Also comes recommended in the OCN Power Supply Recommendation list.
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post #427 of 1794
I'm gonna be in this club in a few days. :D
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post #428 of 1794
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I'm gonna be in this club in a few days. :D
Same here, waiting for shipping confirmation from NCIX for my Gamma.
    
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post #429 of 1794
NZXT makes some pretty sweet looking cases!
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Yea! here is a picture of my M59. I just passed this one down to my daughter after building my new tempest evo.
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