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This is a simple worklog for my parents' computer. In total, it cost me around $300 for everything. Luckily I made 90% of my return by selling their LGA 775 parts.

Processor: Intel Core i3 540 @ ???

Motherboard: Intel DP55WG

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB DDR3 1600 996782 (7-9-7-24)

Video Card: Nvidia 8400GS (OEM)

Storage: OCZ Agility 30GB / WD 250GB HDD

Case: Lian-Li Lancool PC-K62

PSU: Antec Eco 520C

CPU Cooling: OCZ Vendetta 2 w/ 1156 mount kit
 

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a i5 with the onboard gpu woulda been better I'd imagine
 

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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
a i5 with the onboard gpu woulda been better I'd imagine
Maybe, unless the CPU can do THIS:



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-Preliminary Testing-

Since the board was used and untested, I took a great leap of faith in hoping that everything would be compatible and/or working.



ZOMG! It works!



After updating the BIOS. Surprising, the earlier one supported my 875k.
 

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Had to bring my parts in my TV room since it has better lighting.

The board. Simple, yet how simple? Only time will tell when I get the OS installed.



After getting the HSF on, a little friend decided to come by and help me build.




Never underestimate the power of a SSD.



Or this guy.



Fighting the evil non-modular PSU. Those cables can be a menace!



Bigger size doesn't mean it's better.



Mushkin - Like a Boss.



 

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iron man made the diff

Didn't know intel could oc, let alone to 4.6
 

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Stripped down to the bare essentials. Makes it easy to clean and put in everything.



Power supply going in first. Need to get that 8-pin EPS12V cable in before I put the motherboard in.



Takes a bit of wiggling and cursing but it will get through the hole.



Motherboard in place, with the front connectors and main PSU power cables connected.



Sorry dude, you got to move.





Much better.



With the removable top and front put back into place.



Iron Man just doing his thing.





Final outside shot before I go install the OS.

 

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I dont like all that extra space, I prefeer a nice tight fit that is gripping ........ wait this is a case and not a woman

Nice pics
 

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Sorry about the quality, my camera can't take pictures very well in low light.





 
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