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Just under $500, thank you NewEgg

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Just finished ordering everything for my budget gaming/htpc rig. Got tired of using my netbook while I wait for revised SB mobos, and I've wanted a permanent living room computer for a while now so I figured why not.

Antec 300
Phenom II X4 955
ASRock 870 Extreme3
PNY GTX 465 (Hopefully soon to be 470)
G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 7-8-7 1.5v


A spare HDD/PSU/DVD-ROM I had laying around, will post pics when the goodies come in!
 
Media Center
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 4ghz ASRock 970 Extreme 3 EVGA GTX 570 G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600mhz 7-7-7 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 2 120GB SSD WD Blue 500GB HDD Win7-64bit Samsung 70" TV 
PowerCase
RaidMax 730W CM 912 
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Phenom II X4 955 @ 4ghz ASRock 970 Extreme 3 EVGA GTX 570 G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600mhz 7-7-7 
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OCZ Agility 2 120GB SSD WD Blue 500GB HDD Win7-64bit Samsung 70" TV 
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RaidMax 730W CM 912 
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Nice! its always fun to build toys like that, I got bored and had some spare parts laying around so I built a Intel Celeron dual core E3400, CM 212+, 2GB memory, Thermaltake V3 case, Gigabyte board, 500gb hd, 500W PSU, and 5870 that I got off newegg.com shell shocker ($200!) for only a couple $$. I always love putting together a case and overclocking the crap out of it, E3400 runs at a nice steady 4.1Ghz, and now I'm just waiting for the 5870 to come in... (have a spare 9800gt in right now)
The Laptop
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Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
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Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
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Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Nice! its always fun to build toys like that, I got bored and had some spare parts laying around so I built a Intel Celeron dual core E3400, CM 212+, 2GB memory, Thermaltake V3 case, Gigabyte board, 500gb hd, 500W PSU, and 5870 that I got off newegg.com shell shocker ($200!) for only a couple $$. I always love putting together a case and overclocking the crap out of it, E3400 runs at a nice steady 4.1Ghz, and now I'm just waiting for the 5870 to come in... (have a spare 9800gt in right now)
I'm considering a 5870 as well to replace a 9800gtx+.
My last build was an athlon64 x2 2.6 ghz it overclocked at 3.5 and then *bzeewn* went the psu.

by the way, fortress of solitude...epic name. i commend you for that name. itsdeserving.
Biostar T-Series
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AMD Athlon II X3 435 2.9GHz T-Series with 870 GeForce 9800 GTX+ 4GB Ripjaws 1333 DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Spinpoint (waiting on WD refund) DVD +/- RW Linux Mint 10 (Julia) Pawnshop LCD 20" Gateway 
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ps/2 Xion RealPower 850 Watt Thermaltake Armor (old one) wheel 
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AMD Athlon II X3 435 2.9GHz T-Series with 870 GeForce 9800 GTX+ 4GB Ripjaws 1333 DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Spinpoint (waiting on WD refund) DVD +/- RW Linux Mint 10 (Julia) Pawnshop LCD 20" Gateway 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
ps/2 Xion RealPower 850 Watt Thermaltake Armor (old one) wheel 
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none 
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Interesting build, though buying an Antec 300 new for anything more than $40 shipped before rebates would be just sad, plenty of better cases for the price that actually have proper cable management and PSU airflow....
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With a dremel and some patience the Antec 300 can be a decent case. Just rebuilt my old rig to sell and I remembered why I purchased it. One really bad thing, if you forego cleaning it often it becomes a dust breeding ground. I got on the kick of planning my new build and forgot to clean it out. So a simple dust cleanout turned into a rebuild and major cleaning.
Corsair Heaven
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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Corsair Graphite Series 600T Gigabyte GM-M6580 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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Corsair Graphite Series 600T Gigabyte GM-M6580 
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