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SLAG 02-12-2010 12:43 AM

My Computer Build
Since everyone else has posted their builds I figure its my turn.

Intel Core i7 920 - 2.66 GHZ

Foxconn Flaming Blade X58

6GB Triple Channel DDR3-1600mhz

WD Blue 500GB SATA

Video Card:
PNY GeForce GT 220 -week i know but its good enough for now

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition

CoolerMaster 500W Extreme Power Plus

Windows 7 Pro X64
(will be dual-booting with Linux)
TOTAL: $753 Before Tax

Monitor that I bought for X-mas:
Hannspree 25.1" with HDMI

$953 w/ Monitor

I think I did pretty good - I plan to upgrade the Graphics card eventually and Overclock at some point - but I'm leaving it stock for now

Windows 7 is all setup but now its time to setup LinuxMint 8

SLAG 02-12-2010 12:47 AM

a few pix:

TrickyNicky 02-12-2010 01:08 AM

Windows 7 Pro x64 was that cheap? Or was it an upgrade?

SLAG 02-12-2010 01:10 AM


Originally Posted by TrickyNicky (Post 6526539)
Windows 7 Pro x64 was that cheap? Or was it an upgrade?

It was the Upgrade version

SLAG 02-12-2010 01:10 AM

Linux is already installed


BigRedChief 02-12-2010 07:51 AM

Sounds like a heluuva deal.:thumb:

tymania 02-12-2010 10:22 AM

Looks friggin sweet!

SLAG 02-12-2010 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by tymania (Post 6527034)
Looks friggin sweet!


Check out the Bios boot screen

BigRedChief 02-12-2010 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by SLAG (Post 6527313)

Check out the Bios boot screen

you are such a geek LMAO

But on the other hand this weekend I'll spend a lot of my weekend installing Windows 2008 R2 server on a box and then putting VMware's Vsphere 4.0 on it then installing a bunch of linux OS flavors in the VM's. My Linux skills suck and I need to improve that part of my skill set.

RippedmyFlesh 02-12-2010 01:47 PM

sweet rig
under a grand with 25" nice job

SLAG 02-13-2010 09:30 AM

Thanks guys.

I haven't had/build me a top of the line machine since 1998 when Pentium II MMX were the bad ass thing :D

My desktop had been a Pentium 4 2ghz with 1gb ram and onboard video that is now retiring to be my ampache / torrentflux server
so needless to say i was over due for an upgrade esp. since I am a huge nerd.

I added 3 more case fans with blue LEDs just for shits and giggles and i'm not sure what to do next.


let me know if you have any linux questions id do my best to help ya out if you needed it.

BigRedChief 02-13-2010 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by SLAG (Post 6528951)

let me know if you have any linux questions id do my best to help ya out if you needed it.

Decided to go with a SUSE and Ubuntu builds to start with. Join a domain, set up a webserver, patching, mount some "stuff" etc on each.

SLAG 02-15-2012 01:28 AM

Well my $50 Video card crapped out on me

Last 2 years so I guess I got my Money worth

Ordered an XFX Double D Radeon 6790

1GB GDDR5 - all the bells and whistles etc

Should last for a while

SLAG 02-17-2012 01:51 AM

Well the new 6790 - brought out the pure suck that is my current PSU
The Coolermaster 500W was a dud... thats what I get for cheeping out to start with

I did it right this time -
Ordered a Corsair Professional Series 650HX - 650W Modular Powersupply.. - 106 shipped with the sale and promo code - and there is a $10 rebate on it too

durtyrute 01-30-2013 08:45 AM

Hey guys, I don't know much how building a computer and I am trying to change that. I want to build it mainly for photoshop and aftereffects. Is this a good start? Does everything match up? Any help will be much appreciated

Processor---Intel Core i3 3220 Dual-Core + Hyper-Threading 3.3GHz- 119---Amazon

Motherboard---ASRock B75M-DGS LGA1155 SATA 6Gb/s USB3 Micro-ATX – 63---Newegg

Memory--- Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BA1339– 49 Newegg

Video Card--- ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card -170 Newegg

Hard Drive--- Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive – 82---Newegg

DVD Burner--- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM – 21---Newegg

Power Supply--- CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply – 46 ---Newegg

Case---Rosewill R5 3x120mm USB 3.0 Fan Controller – 80---Newegg

Fan---Included with Processor

Monitor-- Asus Vs247 HP 24" – 180- Walmart

Printer-- HP Deskjet 3526 Smartphone and Tablet Wireless All-in-One Printer w/ Bonus 4GB USB Flash Drive Value Bundle –60---Walmart

Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate -11—Newegg

Windows 7 –

Total $881.00 plus tax

Edit: I have a mouse and keyboard already

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