Finally started my new build based around that sweet MSI 580 gtx I won from around Christmas. Thanks again to HH and MSI.
Here are the parts I'm using for this stage:
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM
AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX455WFGMBOX
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
The cpu is really sort of a place holder for now until AMD's FX line matures a bit, we'll see what happens with Piledriver. Anyways, the fourth core unlocked no problem, so I got a quad core for $80. Plus I picked up a DVD burner. The case is temp also until I save up some $ for stage two. Btw I added case fans after these pics were taken, in case you were wondering.
Approved by Inspector #5 (aka Bella)
If Bella likes it, then who are we to disapprove?
it's a cool little PC and that MSI card is friggin' awesome.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
HEHE yup don't mess with the pup! lol
Yeah I'm loving that card too! Wonder if I could get one of those riser cards from that Alienware X51. Would be cool if I could figure out how to mount it vertically, and show it off better.
It's looking good so far CDeeter! What case are you thinking about getting?
PCAudioLabs Rok Box MC 7xs - Intel Core i7-2600K - Cooling: PCAL Quiet Operation - Gigabyte Z68 Motherboard - 16GB DDR3-1333 - AMD Radeon HD 5450 - Power Supply: 600 Watts - SRT Drive: Intel 311 SSD (20GB) - Primary Drive: 500GB, 7200RPM, 16MB cache - Audio Drive: 1TB, 7200RPM, 32MB cache - Sample Drive: 2TB, 7200RPM, 64MB cache - OS: Windows 7 Professional x64
Phantom 410 in white.
This is a nice build you have going on; it may not be extravagant but it gets the job done and the cabling is nice. Great job!
Again, congratulations on your win!
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Very nice build, soild windows scores as well.
"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."
Z77 GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER
G.Skill Ripjaws X 16gb PC2133
Asus Blu-ray burner
Seasonic X650 PSU
Patriot Pyro 128gb SSD
Thanks Taylor and Der Miester! I tried to do a good job with the cabling, especially after seeing all the examples of how it should be done on this site. No way was I going to post pics of a rats nest. lol
Nice work @CDeeter, can't wait to see everything in the phantom 410!
Now you're just mashing it!
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