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September 7, 2010 11:34:05 PM

Hey Guys, Long time reader first time poster.

Building a new system for my wife/daughter to use when I deploy this winter and take the laptop. This will most be used for web surfing, youtube, e-mail, hulu, etc once I leave in November. While I'm here, I'll be playing a bit of Starcraft 2 on it. My main focus was energy efficiency since it will be powered on 24/7 and energy is expensive in Alaska, and VALUE. Newegg was out of the question because their "free" shipping is outrageous to Alaska.

Processor: Intel i3 540 (Got for $75 from Frys, father bought it(he owed me), shipped up here)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 (Dont care about the form factor, will fit) $105 from Amazon
RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB(2x2gb) PC3-16000 ($99 from Ebay)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB ($69 from Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 Juniper (Still waiting to purchase, ~150 hopefully)
Power SUpply: Antec Earthwatts 500 ($65 from Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite On 24X DVDRW ($25 from Ebay)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus ($30 from Amazon)
Case: Antec 300 Gaming Case ($60 from Amazon)
OS: Windows 7 Professional ($30 student)

Total invested so far is $484 without the video card. I do plan to overclock this a bit to take full advantage of the CPU. It look good?

Logan







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September 8, 2010 12:00:10 AM

Looks very good. Every part is a good brand and an has excellent $$$:p erformance ratio.

Your family will enjoy the new computer. Good luck overseas.
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September 8, 2010 1:35:07 AM

nice build, you just should have gotten different ram :p 
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September 8, 2010 4:26:44 AM

I've got OCZ in my current system and have been very pleased with it. Partial to the brand I guess.
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September 8, 2010 6:03:07 AM

The seasonic 520 is better and cheaper then the antec 500
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September 8, 2010 9:15:42 PM

I checked out the seasonic as well, but it was backordered. Still is, 2+ weeks to ship.
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September 15, 2010 2:54:07 PM

Best answer selected by rlf3911.
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