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YAY!!! I MADE ENOUGH $$$ FOR AN AWESOME GAMING RIG! THIS IS HOW:

One man's trash is another man's treasure:

I GOT A 'BROKEN' MACINTOSH ALL IN ONE PC, TV THATS VERY OLD. THE TV TUNER DIDNT WORK, AND IT COULDN'T RECOGNIZE ANY HARD DRIVES. OUR COMPUTER CLUB AT SCHOOL COULDNT FIGURE IT OUT, SO WE THREW IT AWAY. I PLAYED AROUND WITH SOFTWARE GOT IT TO BOOT FROM A CD THEN INSTALLED A HD RECOGNIZING SOFTWARE PATCH FOR 7.1....HD RECOGNIZED. I BOUGHT A REMOTE FROM IT AND REPLACED THE INFRARED PANEL...TV WORKED. I LISTD IT ON EBAY AS I KNEW IT WAS VERY RARE....I GOT $500 FOR IT!!!! w00t!!!! so now i have $600 for a gaming rig (had $100 from selling PIIs and AMD K6)
Im keeping my very decent rig and ADDING this one (suggestions are welcome, havent ordered parts yet):

CASE: 13-Bay ATX Full Tower Server Case No Power Supply (Beige) $16.50 + S&H
PSU:
LOGISYS Computer PS550ABK 550Watts Power Supply With SATA and 20/24 Pin connectors. - Retail $19.99 + $6.99
MOBO:
REFURBISHED: DFI nF4-DAGF ATX AMD Motherboard - OEM $54.40
CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3700+* 939pin, OEM$181.28 + S&H (w00t!)
RAM:
Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory - Retail$186.99 - $55.00 = $131.99 = $4.81
THIS RAM IS NOT the SIGNATURE CRAP IT IS 2-2-3-5 @ up to 225 and 2.5-3-3-6 @ 245, i know my friend has it
GRAPHICS CARD:
XFX GeForce 7600 GT XXX (590MHz) 256MB PV-T73G-UDD3 Video Card - Retail$199.00 - $30.00 = $169.00 + $4.69 590/1600 stock, 12 pipes
HD 160G and DVDRW I got black friday for $19 and $19 after rebate, jus sitting there waiting for my upgrade
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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post #2 of 10
is your caps lock broken?
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allendale e6400 gigabyte ds3 palit 9600gt sonic 2x1gig g skill ddr 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
37 raptor and 250 gig xp pro 22" lcd logitech cordless 
PowerCaseMouse
ocz gamextream 700w antec p182 g7 
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allendale e6400 gigabyte ds3 palit 9600gt sonic 2x1gig g skill ddr 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
37 raptor and 250 gig xp pro 22" lcd logitech cordless 
PowerCaseMouse
ocz gamextream 700w antec p182 g7 
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post #3 of 10
good job, thats real ingenuity in making money
The Move
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Son's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750  Gigabyte P55 UD4P rev 1.0 HIS 6850 / SLI GTX 460 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (2x4gb) 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
Mouse
Logitech  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 7750 BE @ 3.2 Asus M3N72-D 9600 GSO G94 512 2x2 PNY XLR8 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 200 SATA2 Pioneer Lightscribe Thermaltake R1 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' Logitech Antec 500W Antec 300 Illusion 
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Logitech 
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i5 750  Gigabyte P55 UD4P rev 1.0 HIS 6850 / SLI GTX 460 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (2x4gb) 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
Mouse
Logitech  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 7750 BE @ 3.2 Asus M3N72-D 9600 GSO G94 512 2x2 PNY XLR8 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 200 SATA2 Pioneer Lightscribe Thermaltake R1 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' Logitech Antec 500W Antec 300 Illusion 
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Logitech 
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post #4 of 10
whats up witht he crappy case and psu
post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by uTunes
whats up witht he crappy case and psu
Same thing I was thinking. The case isnt really a problem, however another good reliable PSU would be beneficial for him.
Daily
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AMD FX-8350 Vishera ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Raptor Western Digital Western Digital Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional Dell 20" E207WFP  Saitek Eclipse II Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
AOpen Nouveau Razer DeathAdder REVOLtec Gampad Precision Advanced Creative Sound Blaster Audigy  
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AMD FX-8350 Vishera ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Raptor Western Digital Western Digital Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional Dell 20" E207WFP  Saitek Eclipse II Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
AOpen Nouveau Razer DeathAdder REVOLtec Gampad Precision Advanced Creative Sound Blaster Audigy  
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post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
what PSU do you recommend?

oh and what OC do you get on the 2nd rig with the ecs 755-a2. i have that one, cant change multi, im at 250*10 on scythe ninja with 120mmfan
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by slydog64
is your caps lock broken?
lol yes i have to use shift now i pressed it too hard
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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post #8 of 10
I would also recommend staying away from refurbished and OEM CPU's. Just my opinion but with OEM CPU's you will not get the 3 year warrienty. and same with the refurbished board. Also I would recommend buying everything from the same site. Preferable Newegg.com because alot of times when you buy from the same site and get everything shipped at once you will get small breaks in shipping costs.
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Intel i5-6600k Gigabyte GA=Z170X MSI 980ti G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
240GB SSD 1TB WD Black HDD 128mb cache LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3011 Dell 30 inch 1600p Logitech 920 Illuminated EVGA SuperNOVA 850W 80 Plua Platinum Certified... Thermaltake Chaser Series Chaser MK-I 
Mouse
Logitech Performance MX 
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Intel i5-6600k Gigabyte GA=Z170X MSI 980ti G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
240GB SSD 1TB WD Black HDD 128mb cache LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3011 Dell 30 inch 1600p Logitech 920 Illuminated EVGA SuperNOVA 850W 80 Plua Platinum Certified... Thermaltake Chaser Series Chaser MK-I 
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Logitech Performance MX 
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yea, i found one of those rare macs at a market, somewhere under 100 dollars
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Intel MSI neo2-v Win XP pro dell 
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logitech some brand 300w Aspire logitech 
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Intel MSI neo2-v Win XP pro dell 
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logitech some brand 300w Aspire logitech 
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post #10 of 10
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k so i got the parts (w00t!)
theyre in my sig, its official now, im gMing like hell and not studying for my 4 AP exams very much coming up in 2 weeks (bio chem comsci and physics.... maybe i shoulda waited to build this)
the BT is awesome, and the cheap case is perfect for modding, just like a blank canvas for a painter.

the 3700+ is a ca5ae, i dunno if thats a lucky stepping but since it was oem at the cheapest place (eWiz) its an older stepping so thats good. i have it at 2.7 stable, dont wanna loosen timings by going any higher (neither do i want a divider)
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
Mouse Pad
"ALGOR" POS 
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