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October 1, 2010 6:59:21 AM

So I received a piece of junk from ibp[Spent $1000+ :( (((] and decided to just return instead of let them "fix" it. I decided instead of chancing breaking problems with shipping (which was their thought) I'd just do it myself.

Anyways here are the components I've picked out. Any advice would be great especially looking to make sure everything is compatible. I'm pretty sure it all is, but wouldn't mind a second opinion. Thanks.

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October 1, 2010 7:12:41 AM

shopping cart seems to be empty =p
a b B Homebuilt system
October 1, 2010 7:16:50 AM

You don't have a processor or motherboard.

The psu is only 150W, but the good news is you can't fit anything else in that 2.7" x 10" x 12" case lol.

Add an i5 540 and the Gigabyte itx mobo, and you'll have a pretty good non-gaming system that you can actually attach to the back of a monitor.

I built one for my wife, with an SSD and a small 2.5" HD, though a 3.5" would easily fit. Its quick, quiet, and runs very cool as we use it standing on its side.
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October 1, 2010 7:27:02 AM

hmm i guess that link only works for the home computer that made it. => copy => paste

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case

also i plan on getting a 2nd video card to xfire with at somepoint
a b B Homebuilt system
October 1, 2010 7:39:47 AM

ROFL - much different system.
October 1, 2010 7:44:45 AM

twoboxer i think it showed what you had in your cart lol =p

ontopic: Modular power supplies save headache and cable management issues, if it's within your budget you could find a modular psu for not that much more

btw for $10 more you can get a 500watt psu with that case. might be worth purchasing and selling to a friend/2nd build/craigslist
a b B Homebuilt system
October 1, 2010 7:55:21 AM

jason gran said:
twoboxer i think it showed what you had in your cart lol =p
Shhhhh! :) 

That didn't occur to me until I posted and saw the other guy got an empty CART lol.