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January 31, 2010 5:52:43 PM

So I was low on budget, couldn't go beyond 1500 dollars with everything, including keyboards, mice and even speakers.

This is what I currently I have, I will only list the case, because the other things are really irrelevant to me, except maybe the monitor.

Anyway, here we go

Case: got at 80 dollars
Antec Mini 300
This fits all my components nicely, and it has a mesh to filter out the smoke. Another nice thing about it is that the PSU falls in at the bottom of the case away from the other components.

CPU: got at 240 dollars, almost bran new.
i7 920 @ 3.8 Ghz

Ram: got at 160 dollars on sale
G.Skill pi series
1600 mhz PC3-12800
3x2 GB TC kit

MB: got at 170 dollars on sale
ASUS P6T

GPU: combined price ~ 400 dollars
2 X XFX GTX 260 (stock, might oc later)

PSU: got at 120 dollars on sale
Xion 1000W PSU

Hard-drive: got at 70 dollars
WD 500 GB Caviar Blue

DVD burner: got for free
LG x22

total: 1240

1/10 please, comments appreciated.

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January 31, 2010 6:14:35 PM

Actually looks like a pretty good build. You got the cpu used? The only thing that concerns me is the case. It's pretty small for something with this kind of power and that will be so hot. The first chance you get upgrade to an Antec 902 or HAF 922.
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January 31, 2010 8:17:22 PM

Hi.

Good build, my advices are:

1- Change the case for a HAF 922 or TT V9

2- You don't need 1000W PSU, with a good 700W PSU from a good brand like Coolermaster, Corsair, Thermaltake, PC power and cooling, Antec or OCZ is enough.

3- With the $400 of the 2xGTX260 you can get a 5870 or a 5850 and get a ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 mobo.

4- With the $70 you can get a spinpoint F3 500GB that is better that the WD

Cheers!
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January 31, 2010 8:24:38 PM

I agree with saint19, you will want to look at a better case, the TT V9 is good for the price, or at least a better CPU fan coz the stock intel one is average as, a friend of mine is having big overheating problems with his, and if you are going to be running windows 7 then definately consider an ATI 58xx for Dx11.
January 31, 2010 9:55:29 PM

I have a Noctua NH-U12P SE heat sink, so I dont think cooling is going to be a problem, and I really don't think the case will be an issue, but a bigger one is nicer I suppose.
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January 31, 2010 10:03:57 PM

Outlawed said:
I have a Noctua NH-U12P SE heat sink, so I dont think cooling is going to be a problem, and I really don't think the case will be an issue, but a bigger one is nicer I suppose.


Yea, but the Noctua also need space. Yourself says, a big case is better maybe in the future you can need extra space.
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