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*completed* $340 gaming rig

post #1 of 58
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tell me what you think of it biggrin.gif
Im really happy with the performance, especially for the price.
heres the vid:
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-5oDYGTlE4&feature=channel_video_title[/ame]

Video has final build, components used and gameplay so check it out biggrin.gif
My first build ever, and so far im loving it.

A big thank you to overclock.net for helping out a lot smile.gif
Edited by andrewmd - 3/19/11 at 9:28pm
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Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
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post #2 of 58
I'd have probably gone with an Athlon x4 and spent the extra cash on the GPU.

But not bad at all, did you enjoy building it?

Comps
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wow nice build considering only with $340 spent. I got the same vid card because it was $47 after MIR smile.gif

edit: that psu seems very good without overclocking, but it wouldn't be a good idea to oc' on it imo. 430w isn't enough since hd4850 requires at least 450w
Edited by robwadeson - 3/19/11 at 8:23pm
    
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i5-2410M @ 2.9ghz Nvidia GT 540M 1GB DDR3 4GB DDR3 1333mhz 500GB 5400rpm 
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post #4 of 58
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well i got a cpu+mobo bundle at microcenter so I didnt really have that much of a choice :/
and the 840 is basically an athlon anyways.

I absolutely enjoyed building it.
It was really fun, and I'm definitely looking forward to building more in the future.
There were some things that were kind of stressful though, like how *hard* I had to press on the cpu cooler to get it on and how I was scared i broke something.
But I feel a lot more confident now, especially since everything worked out perfectly and now I know what to expect smile.gif
first build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
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WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
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WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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post #5 of 58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by robwadeson;12796404 
wow nice build considering only with $340 spent. I got the same vid card because it was $47 after MIR smile.gif

haha, thanks smile.gif
Yeah, I probably got that same exact deal.
Gotta love slickdeals
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Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
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Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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post #6 of 58
Fill out your sig rig! I would have watched the video anyway, but I was hoping to see it at a quick glance. smile.gif
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A-Data SP600 256gb SSD (C:) Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD (D:) Seagate 2TB Hybrid Drive (E:) LITE-ON 24x DVDRW 
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A-Data SP600 256gb SSD (C:) Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD (D:) Seagate 2TB Hybrid Drive (E:) LITE-ON 24x DVDRW 
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post #7 of 58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BinaryDemon;12796483 
Fill out your sig rig! I would have watched the video anyway, but I was hoping to see it at a quick glance. smile.gif

Thanks for reminding me, I'll go do that right now.

This is so nice. Its a HUGE upgrade over my old hand-me-down computer with a athlon 64 3200+, 7800GS and 1GB or ram. Its also nice how quiet and cool it is biggrin.gif
first build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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post #8 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by robwadeson;12796404 
wow nice build considering only with $340 spent. I got the same vid card because it was $47 after MIR smile.gif

edit: that psu seems very good without overclocking, but it wouldn't be a good idea to oc' on it imo. 430w isn't enough since hd4850 requires at least 450w

my HD4650 said i needed a 450w too but it ran fine with a 250w HP psu
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i7 4790K - 4.8GHz MSI Z97 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX1080 STRIX OC Corsair Dominator DDR3-2400 
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SanDisk SSD LG Super Blue BD Drive H100i v2 Windows 10 Pro x64 
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LG 4K IPS 27" Corsair K65 RGB OCZ Game X Stream 600w Corsair Carbide Air 540 
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SanDisk SSD LG Super Blue BD Drive H100i v2 Windows 10 Pro x64 
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LG 4K IPS 27" Corsair K65 RGB OCZ Game X Stream 600w Corsair Carbide Air 540 
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post #9 of 58
What's the 1st song called?

And nice build. smile.gif
idk
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samsung eco samsung f3 1tb corsair h100i windows 7 
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asus vh238h cooler master quickfire tk rosewill capstone 650 fractal design define r4 
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sapphire hd 7950 flex sapphire hd 7950 flex corsair vengeance 8gb 1866 samsung 840 120gb 
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asus vh238h cooler master quickfire tk rosewill capstone 650 fractal design define r4 
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post #10 of 58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gtsteviiee;12796545 
What's the 1st song called?

And nice build. smile.gif

Donald Trump by Mac Miller
You should check him out, hes getting pretty famous and has a lot of good stuff.
and thanks biggrin.gif
first build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 840 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 4 GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB Win 7 x64 Corsair CX430 nzxt Alpha 
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