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post #1 of 27
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This is a build I did for one of my dads friends. Had a strict 600$ budget, didn't think I did that bad. For times sake we will just call him Customer #1.

Few things Customer #1 Wanted:
1: 8GB RAM
2: Powerful GPU for CAD work
3: Under 600$
4: Decent CPU

Case:
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Xigmatek ASGARD II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 Black / Black 0.8 mm SECC / Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case



Had decent reviews, looks good. One great thing about this case - Absolutely the easiest cable management/ running spots. All black interior.

PSU:
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Rosewill Green Series RG430-S12 430W









(Straight off of Phaedrus' Recommended list. Has a Seasonic S12 Inside.)

Motherboard:
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MSI 880GM-E41 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard






10CH Audio, AM3 Support, DDR3, Onboard VGA, 4 RAM slots AND 6 SATA ports for 74.99$? Yes please.

HDD:
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


What can I say. It's an awesome drive.

RAM:
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(2x)G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)(Cas9)


Fit the budget, pretty decent RAM.

CPU:
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AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor




Possible unlock to Quad with L3 cache and all.. not bad for 72$.

GPU:
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SPARKLE SXS4501024D5SNM GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card










Excellent deal for 110$ when they were on sale.

The OS has yet to get here, another day or two and it should be done.

All put together:


Sorry for the terrible Camera Phone pictures. Turns on, goes into BIOS, all is recognized. Thanks for looking Please comment guys
Edited by MR KROGOTH - 3/19/11 at 8:29am
    
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post #2 of 27
Why generic RAM whhhyyyyy, there are 100% better choices out there for a lower price
Looks nice inside the case though since it all matches
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Why generic RAM whhhyyyyy, there are 100% better choices out there for a lower price
Looks nice inside the case though since it all matches
? That was the cheapest 2x2GB set out there.
    
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i would do better
Diablo 3 24/7
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Intel Core Pentium G850 GIGABYTE Z68A-D3H-B3 Sapphire HD 6770 4x2GB KVR1333D3N9/2G 
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Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 Samsung SH-S223B Zalman CNPS5X Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC E2243FW LED 21.5'' 5ms  Razer Arctosa Black Seasonic SS-600ET Sharkoon T9 Value Black  
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Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Roccat Sota Granular Razer Electra Essential 
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Diablo 3 24/7
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Intel Core Pentium G850 GIGABYTE Z68A-D3H-B3 Sapphire HD 6770 4x2GB KVR1333D3N9/2G 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 Samsung SH-S223B Zalman CNPS5X Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC E2243FW LED 21.5'' 5ms  Razer Arctosa Black Seasonic SS-600ET Sharkoon T9 Value Black  
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Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Roccat Sota Granular Razer Electra Essential 
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Bro. Thats 50$. Where did you learn your arithmetic? The ram sets I got were 40$...
    
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post #7 of 27
MIR+ Instant $5 off code. I think xd_1771 knows what he's taking about.

Nice build though!
    
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Crucial M4 128gig/Samsung F3 Raid 1 Recycled Corsair H100 32" LCD TV & Acer S231HLbid 
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post #8 of 27
34.99 after MIR
Ex-Kentsfield rig
(20 items)
 
Q6600 RIG :D
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k MSI Z97M Gaming 780 Ti SLi Corsair Vengeance pro 2x8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate NAS 240GB m500s RAID 0 MCP 350 w/ res top >> MCP655 >> Heatkiller full... Windows 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3X QNIX 2560x1440 @ 110Hz G910 EVGA Supernova 1000 G2 Stacker 830 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
G402 / Deathadder 2K13 League of legends one, cloth ODAC >> O2 >> HD800 / K702s Samson mediaone 5as 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Samson GoMic Asus wireless AC Logitech G27 Logitech C920 Webcam 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5Q-E 8800GTX Crucial Ballistix Tracers 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
320GB Samsung spintpoint T166 Xigmatek Dark Knight 7 Chieftec 390W :p 
Case
Some generic chieftec one for now 
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Ex-Kentsfield rig
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Q6600 RIG :D
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k MSI Z97M Gaming 780 Ti SLi Corsair Vengeance pro 2x8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate NAS 240GB m500s RAID 0 MCP 350 w/ res top >> MCP655 >> Heatkiller full... Windows 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3X QNIX 2560x1440 @ 110Hz G910 EVGA Supernova 1000 G2 Stacker 830 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
G402 / Deathadder 2K13 League of legends one, cloth ODAC >> O2 >> HD800 / K702s Samson mediaone 5as 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Samson GoMic Asus wireless AC Logitech G27 Logitech C920 Webcam 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus P5Q-E 8800GTX Crucial Ballistix Tracers 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
320GB Samsung spintpoint T166 Xigmatek Dark Knight 7 Chieftec 390W :p 
Case
Some generic chieftec one for now 
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post #9 of 27
2 rebates/person valid too. Which means after rebates you would've only paid $65.
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
2 rebates/person valid too. Which means after rebates you would've only paid $65.
I dont do MIR.

Anyways, it's already said and done and it works great.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon w3680 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R GTX 295 Engineering Samples 2X Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisk SSD Seagate Corsair H50 W7 Ult 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
Viewsonic VA1912wb Viewsonic VA912b K350 CM HAF 
Mouse
Logitech M570 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon w3680 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R GTX 295 Engineering Samples 2X Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisk SSD Seagate Corsair H50 W7 Ult 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
Viewsonic VA1912wb Viewsonic VA912b K350 CM HAF 
Mouse
Logitech M570 
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