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CoolerMaster 430 Elite Build Log

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So I finally got my friend into letting me build him a computer. This is actually only my 3rd build and 1st build for a customer and also 1st build log. I wish I would have taken the time and did a build log for my 800D but I was too excited to put all of the parts together.

Anyways here's the parts list below:

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus Formula*
CPU: Core 2 Duo E8400 E0*
Case: CoolerMaster Elite 430
Memory: G.Skill 4Gb DDR2 1066 5-5-5-15
Power Supply: OCZ 600w Mod X Stream-Pro
GPU: Haven't gotten one yet. I was thinking a 9800GT or something, he wont be gaming much so I am thinking around the $100 price range. Suggestions?
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500Gb
DVD Drive: ASUS DVD Drive
Fans: Rosewill 4 pack blue LED fans
Monitor: Haven't decided yet. I know he wants 1920x1080 resolution with HDMI, DVI, and VGA outputs around $200.

* The stars are for items I already had from my first build and I just reused them for his build since they worked perfectly fine and it also saved money.

I just put the build together to see how it all fit inside of the CM 430, and man there isn't any room to put cables behind the motherboard tray. Its amazing how much room the 800D has for cable management compared to some of these Mid Tower cases. But this was a good $800 build with a monitor.

Here are some pictures since I'm not done yet:



























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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 4.2Ghz HT ON 1.270v EVGA X58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 470 Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 64-bit ASUS VE248H LED Logitech G15 
PowerCase
Ultra Lifetime Series Pro 750w Cosiar Obisidian 800D 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 4.2Ghz HT ON 1.270v EVGA X58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 470 Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 64-bit ASUS VE248H LED Logitech G15 
PowerCase
Ultra Lifetime Series Pro 750w Cosiar Obisidian 800D 
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Looks good so far, but you should get an aftermarket cooler!! OC it a bit and get some more performance out of it for the $$

My suggestion on a $100 video card would be: AMD Radeon HD 5670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150467

It's only $80 AMIR, plus you get DX11 features and can put $20 towards a cooler
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
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Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
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Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 4.2Ghz HT ON 1.270v EVGA X58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 470 Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 64-bit ASUS VE248H LED Logitech G15 
PowerCase
Ultra Lifetime Series Pro 750w Cosiar Obisidian 800D 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 4.2Ghz HT ON 1.270v EVGA X58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 470 Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 64-bit ASUS VE248H LED Logitech G15 
PowerCase
Ultra Lifetime Series Pro 750w Cosiar Obisidian 800D 
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