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#1 BlackSpyder

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:00 PM

Ever notice your PC gives out when you have no money? Yeah, that's me right now and the laptop is giving out fast. So I'm going to reuse as much as possible from the old Desktop.

Parts to be reused:
(2) IDE 7200 Hard Drives (To be replaced later, with SATA's)
(1) IDE DVD/CD Multi Writer (Eventually i'll get a Blu-ray)
(1) 450W PSU
(1) Nvidea 7600GT Video Card (PCI-e) (For now)
(1) Sound Blaster Sound Card (PCI) (Mobo has onboard but better safe then sorry)

New Parts:
Case- Black Antec 300
Motherboard- BioStar A770E3
CPU- AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1 GHz
RAM- Mushkin DDR3 1333 4GB (2)

Thermaltake and Newegg both suggest 350 -450W PSU's so I assume mine will work

The question is are these new parts good to hold up for another 6 years, Ihaven't delt with Biostar in a long time and I've never heard of Mushkin RAM, BTW this build came in under budget of $300

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:46 AM

Nowadays most motherboards has one IDE slot and you need 2 slot for those devices. Biostar makes some wonky motherboards based on reviews and feedbacks.
A single 4GB of ram should be sufficient. What are the amps and rails for the 450W power supply? If you are gaming on it, then it would be a good idea to use the 7600GT but if you are not gonna do gaming on it then the onboard graphics would do.

Motherboard: MSI GF615M-P33 - $50

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 06:45 AM

I would use this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144 saves money and is a good case and from experience all 3 fanse it comes with are actually really good fans like u wont have to replace them , which is rare for fans that come standard and is $5 cheaper

I would use this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231310&cm_re=ddr3_1333_4gb-_-20-231-310-_-Product 1 4gig stick is better for furutre upgrades, same price as the mushkin and i trust gskill wayyyy more than mushkin as a brand choice

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:01 AM

There seems to cable management problems with that case.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:24 AM

Solid motherboard, I used one with a dual core Athlon II for my dedicated "download rig". I would not be comfortable running any 125 watt AMD CPU in that board eventhough it is rated for it. Not the most robust power/VRM section. 65-95 watt should run fine (just an opinion). It has been flawless over the last 4 months.

In all deference to killerx525, no way in hell would I spend money on an NVidia chipset motherboard, and not on an MSI for a budget board.

RAM- either get a 2X2gig, or a 2X4gig setup.

PSU- make sure you have a 24 pin ATX connector on your current PSU.

Except for the RAM, can't really pick apart the current budget build.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:27 AM

Nvidia chipset isn't that bad in my opinion.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:08 PM

dpunisher: that's good to hear, the reviews were a mixed bag (although a better percentage of 3-5 eggs then the MSI)

The Rosewill case is a negative, the case is set in stone the Antec 300 has air filters, much needed in my enviroment

The G-Skill RAM is the same price with similar ratings but this G Skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) kit is $20 off and $20 less then the 8GB I was looking at buying.

Nvidia makes good chipsets, but MSI has not been kind to me, personal preference there current desktop Mobo is MSI the sound went out, then video, now it has a burnt out capacitor. All this damage was done with less then 3 years of age on the board, its 6 years old now. Also the MSI Killerx listed only has 2 RAM Slots and maxes out at 8 GB, I need a little more Upgrade room then that.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:38 PM

Pulled the triger, with the GSkill Sniper RAM, and Win7 Home premium

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 01:23 AM

GIGABYTE GA-MA78LMT-S2

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:53 AM

I like Video that has dedicated, fast RAM. However, your video card is a bit outdated. A new rig with a good MB, fast onboard video (with an option for add-on video later), would probably work much nicer than trying to narrow down your options in order to reuse your old video card.

A lot more boards are eliminating IDE and Floppy controllers. Make sure the one you are getting has the right controllers before you order.

I would recommend reviewing NewEGG.com's site for what you want/need and then (if you have to) purchase it from Amazon. You might find that you will get a better price on NewEGG.

New EGG is also providing free 2-day shipping with Shoprunner. If you order a lot of stuff through them (I use it for Newegg and Dominoes), its something to consider.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:33 AM

hi


check out this case its cheaper and pretty good...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:35 PM

If his not gonna do gaming then it is not required for him to buy a new graphics card.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:40 PM

Just a quick update. Rig is together and running great with a few adjusted components.

I broke down and got a SATA hard drive (WD Blue, 500GB) and SATA DVD Drive (Same thing I had just SATA not IDE and had updated firmware)

The HDD was on sale for less then newegg had it for locally, and my DVD drive was incompatible with Windows7 (a firmware update fixed that issue, but only after I was able to install Win7 could I update the firmware)

I will be upgrading my Video card. Just with my laptop dying off I needed something soon. Build has been rock solid thus far, thanks guys!

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:30 AM

So you did really buy that motherboard i suggested you :)

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:24 AM

Nah killer went with the biostar. Mobo won't be in it 12months before I upgrade to an am3+ mobo. I'll start a new thread on the videocard upgrade when I get around to it. Seems I have plenty of time before diablo3 comes out. :lol:

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