Stage One of New Build

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CDeeter Posted: Tue, Feb 21 2012 10:20 AM

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:

 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.Wink

Approved by Inspector #5 (aka Bella)

 

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realneil replied on Tue, Feb 21 2012 11:17 AM

If Bella likes it, then who are we to disapprove?

it's a cool little PC and that MSI card is friggin' awesome.

 

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CDeeter replied on Tue, Feb 21 2012 4:49 PM

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.

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Manduh replied on Tue, Feb 21 2012 6:57 PM

It's looking good so far CDeeter! What case are you thinking about getting?

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CDeeter replied on Tue, Feb 21 2012 7:09 PM

Phantom 410 in white.Smile

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Feb 21 2012 9:03 PM

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. 

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CDeeter replied on Tue, Feb 21 2012 10:51 PM

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

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Nice work @CDeeter, can't wait to see everything in the phantom 410!

Now you're just mashing it!

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