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My first AMD Build in progress

post #1 of 13
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I figure ill show you my build as i go... i got pictures and everything.

This is my first AMD build... i buy the parts as i get the money and then im selling my old rig shown in the specs bellow to fund my new AMD gaming rig.

Here are my plans.

1) Cheap case.... No name... cool looking.. lower quality. ( i needed something cheap to start in, will move in the future) - $25 + SH Geeks.com
2) Asus A8n32-Sli Mobo - $192 Shipped Xpcgear.com
3) AMD 3700+ San Diego
4) Zalman 9500 HSF
5) Western Digital 250GB Caviar 16mb Cache - $91 Shipped zipzoomfly.com
6) eVGA 7600GT... step up to 7900GT when i get $$$
7) Blue LED case fans 120 MM exaust in back 80mm intak in side panel - $20 shipped newegg.com
8) OCZ PLatinum 2 GB Dual channel
9) DVD+RW.. floppy...Onboard audio for the time being (will upgrade to X-Fi base model card) - already have
10) Antec 500 Watt Smartpower 2.0 PSU - $75 shipped Newegg.com

So far i have the case and Powersupply in hand. And i ordered the Case fans, HD, and MOBO today. 2 of which shipped already.

Heres what i have so far.




- the PSU is already mounted inside, i didnt feel like taking the panel off since it screws on. The case quality is crap but i got it for 25$ plus SH so i didnt expect much.
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AMD Athlon II X2 240 Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H HD4200 onboard 2x2 Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
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post #2 of 13
That looks to be an awsome build, well done on your choises, if you need any help putting it together/hit a spot of trouble just ask
    
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
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Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 1080p PCBank PB2700 1440p IPS Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 550W PSU  Xigmatek Giggas 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
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Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 1080p PCBank PB2700 1440p IPS Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 550W PSU  Xigmatek Giggas 
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post #3 of 13
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great thanks.. i hope it all works out well.
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AMD Athlon II X2 240 Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H HD4200 onboard 2x2 Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
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AMD Athlon II X2 240 Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H HD4200 onboard 2x2 Gskill 
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1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
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post #4 of 13
Looks to me like you are going to have a very nice system to OC
    
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X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
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post #5 of 13
indeed thats almost exactly what im going to build AND OMG i just bought the case aswell! and the PSU soon to be. ill make my own thread soon with pics! my case looks sexy, yours is not bad for 25!. Gj man you will love the 3700 sandy and that 7600GT, ill love my 3700+ and my 7900GT when i get them.
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AMD Athlon 3700+ @ 2.6Ghz MSI nf4 Sapphire X1950PRO 1 GB DDR 
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500 GB WD Windows 7 64bit Sharp 32'' LCD Logitech G15 
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post #6 of 13
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yea im gna step up through eVGA to the 7900GT but in about a week since i wont have the cash up front.
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AMD Athlon II X2 240 Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H HD4200 onboard 2x2 Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
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AMD Athlon II X2 240 Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H HD4200 onboard 2x2 Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
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post #7 of 13
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Well the new AMD build is done.... everything is setup running and i succesfully OC to 2.7 5 hours stable on prime95. Im going to see if i can push it more.. but here are some pics. (the only problem with my system is that the 250GB HD reads as 127GB because its an older version of windows and i need to reinstall after SP2 to read right.
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AMD Athlon II X2 240 Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H HD4200 onboard 2x2 Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
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1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
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post #8 of 13
Looks sweet!!
    
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SAMUNG 840 EVO PRO 1TB DVD Burner Cool Master Windows 7 64bit ULT 
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SAMUNG 840 EVO PRO 1TB DVD Burner Cool Master Windows 7 64bit ULT 
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post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

-Some new goodies

-PS installed with 2 Case fans

- Processor with Stock HSF for now

-My eVGA 7600GT (soon to be 2 Sli)

-Internals... DVD+RW, 250GB HD...all wired up for now

-THe memory came in the mail along with 2 80mm front fans... looks sweet

-assembled and on....

-with the lights off.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X2 240 Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H HD4200 onboard 2x2 Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
CaseMouse
nMedia 6000b Logitech ps3 BT mediaboard 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X2 240 Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H HD4200 onboard 2x2 Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
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post #10 of 13
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i rewired the whole system.. the only wires that you see are the powersupply to Motherboard wire with a few small fan wires ziptied together and the IDE cable on the right.. its all together out of the way of airflow.. it looks real nice and runs around 38-39* C now...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X2 240 Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H HD4200 onboard 2x2 Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
CaseMouse
nMedia 6000b Logitech ps3 BT mediaboard 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X2 240 Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H HD4200 onboard 2x2 Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Blue+ 2x 2TB WD green + External backup Windows 7 RC x64 42" Panasonic Plasma 600W Thermaltake TR2 
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